Mar 3, 2012

2 Minutes

This is one of my favorite memories.  

The stork had dropped the screaming baby-bomb two minutes prior.  She wailed, cold and shaking as the nurses measured and de-gooped.  I walked up to the weighing table to meet my daughter for the first time.  She'd been crying continuously for a couple minutes now. 

As soon as Pigtails heard my voice, she stopped crying.   

She knew me before she was born.




-Beard


12 comments:

  1. There is nothing quite like that moment.

    And this cheered me up today. :)

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    1. This one made Pigtails and me smile, we hadn't watched it for a few years.

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  2. Cute :) thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, and welcome to B&P.

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  3. Anonymous3/04/2012

    <3

    SuziQ

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  4. Anonymous3/04/2012

    Ah, the moment when Pigtails hatched from her egg! :)

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    1. Nearly 10 years ago, like paper in the wind.

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  5. Nothing more amazing than the first cries of your child! Memories and events often slip our minds, but those first sounds always stay sharp! I have 3 year old twins and I remember their first cries as if it was yesterday. :)

    New reader to your blog... really enjoying it!

    Blessings,

    ~Kari

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    1. Jumped over to your blog, lucky with twins, thanks for reading!

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  6. So awesome, love these first moments. Every birth I photograph, I ask the Dad to talk to their baby, and every time they instantly hush. It's magic.

    New to your blog, I enjoy your sense of humor! And, love that you call her Pigtails

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    1. I read most of the "What to expect" book before Pigtails arrived, but I still had no idea the extent to which my daughter would recognize my voice the instant she popped out. It was one of those experiences I'll never forget!

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  7. I love this - sweetest birth story I have ever heard (besides my own girls - of course)!

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