“The skin-to-skin time is one of life’s most simple and beautiful pleasures.
“Even though other things need my attention, I would just hold her and soak her up all day if I could. It’s easy to get caught up in just the feeding, changing, rocking and soothing, but then there are moments when I slow down and just take in the wonder of this little being, knowing that she was the same one tapping on my belly from the inside a few weeks ago, patting her back and tracing her fingers with mine, breathing in that precious baby scent.
“Every time I do, I get a dose of oxytocin surging through my body and feel love and happiness. On one of the early days, my husband was sick in bed and the house was quiet and I started to feel a little sad. The baby was asleep in her bed, but I picked her up and held her close and all the bluesy feelings left – instant joy.”
from Agape Birth Doula Services http://ift.tt/2jO6QbF