I apologize for the skin and piece of brazier showing, but these pictures were just too precious not to share!
This is my first delivery where not only did I not get to have my little one placed on my chest after birth, but I didn't even get to get a glimpse of him until midnight. 5 and 1/2 long hours after his delivery!
I have gotten to hold little Canaan 2 times, but this time was special. It was a skin to skin hold. We took a 45 minute nap together that was pure heaven! When I get home I am going to do a little research with my children on how God designed our bodies to work. I was able to pump TWICE as much milk after this hold and Canaan, who was screaming as his nurse was getting him ready immediately quieted when she placed him on me.
Then the neatest thing happened...he began trying to suckle! Moving his head all around trying to find his destination ;) I didn't get to nurse him...that will be a little further down the road, but the thought that even at 33 weeks since conception,
he already knows what to do!