Did You Cry When Your Children Were Born?

Carla Blog

When I heard my first baby inhale for the first time, I cried. Perhaps it was the sheer exhaustion. (I had no idea what exhaustion was at that point.) Was it relief? The triumph of actually doing what my body had been preparing to do for 41 weeks. Or perhaps the visceral realization that with that first breath, I was finally and absolutely a mother?