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The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

October 27, 2011

Just after the birth (photo by DTH Williams)

Dear Aled

This is a photo of the moment we first came face to face.

We’re neither of us looking at our best. I’m looking somewhat tired because I’d been in labour for 4 days and had very little sleep or sustenance. And you’re looking a bit worse for wear because you’d got stuck on the way down the traditional route and had to be hoicked back up again and out through my stomach.

But it was all worth it and I was so pleased to finally meet you. We made eye contact and just gazed at each other for hours.


Mummy xxx

First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

The first time ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and stars were the gifts you gave
To the dark and the empty skies, my love,
To the dark and the empty skies.

Lyrics by Ewan MacColl

Linking up with The Photo Gallery – Faces

and Flashback Friday

20 Comments leave one →
  1. October 27, 2011 4:19 pm

    You made him. Happens every day, but will never stop being awesome.

    Wishing you both a long and happy life together.

  2. October 27, 2011 4:33 pm

    What a beautiful post! Labour for 4 days !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. October 27, 2011 4:42 pm

    That is beautiful. I particularly love the way that little hand is on your face.

  4. October 27, 2011 9:52 pm

    two faces and deep motherly love. a perfect photo and post – thank you for sharing

  5. Jenny Paulin permalink
    October 28, 2011 9:31 am

    Awww that’s so beautiful . You can’t beat that first time you look into your baby’s eyes and take him or her all in. It’s just over whelming and amazing x

  6. October 28, 2011 10:14 am

    Lovely post and words,I remember gazing into my daughters eyes for days I was in shock of finally getting a girl after 3 boys 🙂

  7. October 28, 2011 2:25 pm

    How beautiful! Brings back memories of how I felt. Thanks for following me, by the way. Much appreciated x

  8. October 28, 2011 3:17 pm

    You do look tired, but so happy… There is nothing that beats seeing your child for the very first time. xx

  9. October 28, 2011 8:15 pm

    4 days! wow! It’s all amazingly worth it though isn’t it?! The first time you clap eyes on your new baby is truly a moment you’ll never forget.

  10. October 29, 2011 10:05 am

    Gorgeous…I didn’t get one of those shots with Ella (in much the same circumstances) but will try to get one with Bebe. Such a wonderful memory you’re sharing with us…and I adore that song as well! 😉

    Thanks for linking up for Flashback Friday! 😉


    • November 2, 2011 4:12 pm

      Your photo of Ella is beautiful, even if it is the only one you have.

      Frankly we’re not quite sure how we managed to get such a good photo of Aled and me just after my c-section. I think our midwife reminded H to bring a camera into theatre, and then one of theatre staff reminded H to take the photo. But it was all a bit of a blur.

      Hope all goes well with Bebe’s birth and you manage to get an early photo.


  11. December 1, 2011 3:35 pm

    congratulations and well done you! I thought 24 hours was a long time!! enjoy this beautiful time and ignore the housework!

    • December 1, 2011 4:48 pm

      Thanks Lynne!
      I think your blog has a great title and I look forward to seeing how it evolves.
      Ignoring the housework is good advice! (although I don’t have the excuse of a young baby anymore because Aled is 3 now, this blogpost was a ‘Flashback Friday’ post, remembering back to when he was born)

  12. January 17, 2012 1:47 pm

    Just beautiful, thanks for sharing this with me 🙂

    • January 17, 2012 4:21 pm

      I really enjoyed your blogpost with your beautiful post-c-section photos. That’s why I thought you might be interested in seeing ours. 🙂

      We only remembered to take one because the midwife reminded us to.


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