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A magical moment with my baby

A big thanks to Disney Baby for sponsoring this post and the Disney Baby “Little Character” Contest.

I’ve been thinking a lot about my relationship with Calvin this week. And the more I talk about it and think about it, the more I know deep in my heart that we are just fine, and we are only getting better. We have definitely had our moments, but when I think about a magic moment, I think of the following picture.

This was the very first time I held my sweet baby, but he was 3.5 hours old at the time. I have written about my birth complications with him before and while I still have a lot of personal healing to do, I remember this moment so clearly. Both of my boys were born via c-section and I do remember holding them both for the first time. But with Oscar, the memory is somewhat hazy. I was still very much under the haze of anesthesia so while I have a fuzzy memory of those first moments, I rely on pictures to really bring the memories home.

But with Calvin, I was in surgery for 3 hours after he was whisked away to the nursery. I was waiting and yearning to hold him. The first person I saw in the recovery room was my husband. We wept together releasing all of the fear and stress of the hours before and then the nurse came in with Calvin. I was able to hold him to my skin and talk to him. I looked into his eyes and he studied me hard. We studied each other. We communicated as I nursed him for the very first time.

I will never forget that moment. It truly was nothing less than magical.

Enter to win with Disney Baby

Do you have a magical moment to share? From May 15th through June 18, 2012, Disney Baby will be selecting one winner each week in their Disney Baby ‘Little Character’ Contest who will get an awesome prize packages including Huggies diapers.

A total of 5 weekly winners will be chosen and at the end of the contest, America will vote for their favorite to win the Grand Prize! And it is a huge prize which (among other things) includes a years’ supply of Huggies AND a $10,000 scholarship!

To enter, head on over to the Disney Baby ‘Little Character’ Contest. For a full list of the many ways you can win, check out the prize descriptions here!

This post was sponsored by Disney Baby. All opinions are my own. Thanks for reading!




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Carolyn Savage

Monday 10th of September 2012

So true. And so well written. Glad I found your blog. I'll be back for more...


Monday 10th of September 2012

Thanks so much for following me on Twitter! I have really been enjoying your blog as well.

julie/just precious

Monday 11th of June 2012

omg. how DARLING is that little tiny baby?!?!?

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