Faces of Postpartum
Faces of Postpartum
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Lisa, Stafford VA (2/4)

“For our second son’s birth, my husband did the whole thing. The nurses were like ‘Daddy, we’re going to use you ‘cause you’re a paramedic’ and they put both my legs on top of his shoulders! The first time you give birth, you think, ‘Don’t look! I don’t want you to see this!’ But this time I kept yelling ‘Look down there! Do you see the head?!’ He wasn’t ready for this! But he did great. No one else helped me but him that day. When the baby came, he had the biggest paws and the largest feet. We couldn’t believe how big he was. He didn’t get pushed out, he walked out! His big brother couldn’t see him for two days because it was flu season. He was only two years old at the time and we weren’t sure if he really understood what was going on. But when we came back home from the hospital, he flew in screaming ‘My baby brother! My baby brother!’ He grabbed him, snuggling and kissing him, and didn’t want to leave his side for a second. And the baby just soaked it all up.”