“While I didn’t get hit by a high-speed train of love the moment I saw Lima Bean, every day my heart swells a bit more. It’s as if the puzzle pieces that composed me before having a kid are now being rearranged to make a new puzzle, a more complex and beautiful one.”
At last, words to express what I felt after Evan was born. I thought I was broken when he didn’t arrive and immediately consume me in an all-encompassing love. I loved him, but for the first little bit I focused on logistics – when to eat, when to change, when to sleep – and let the love grow slowly.
Lauren Fleshman and I also had a very similar labor experience, although I didn’t have her pro-athlete pelvic floor.