No. For the simple fact that I was soo overwhelmed that I didn't instantly connect with my son (first child). I kind of was like "Okay, that's done, now you take him". I loved him, I wanted him, but I just was overwhelmed with emotion, possibly fear, and I was soo exhausted that I just wasn't in the right state of mind to bond. It didn't take long for that to change and now he's my best buddy, but at first I was like "Yea okay, so he's here." Sounds cold, but it's the truth.
With my daughter I was prepared and I knew what to expect. I knew how to handle the situation and so when she was born I knew how to take her in and bond with her. She's a daddy's girl, so bonding with her was a little bit like trying to give a cat a bath. Haha But she's my little girl still the same. My son is a mommy's boy, so he and I are buddies. - We'll see what happens with the third child. Hopefully we'll know soon.
at 10:58 PM on Jan. 8, 2011