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My Captured Moment – our darling daughter

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This is my fourth week joining in with the gorgeous Heledd over at Running in Lavender and her linky, My Captured Moment. The idea is simply to share photographs that have captured a special moment in my life. A moment that I want to remember forever.

My Captured Moment – our darling daughter

darling daughter

I may have shed the odd tear looking at this photograph. This is the first picture of me with our darling daughter.

Little Miss H and I had a rough time when was she was born. I had a very short labour but during that time Little Miss got into distress and I had to be whisked to the Delivery Suite.

Eventually, she was delivered naturally and she was briefly placed on me whilst the cord was cut. She was soon taken away to be looked at by the doctors and midwives as she was very dopey and not responding as quickly as they would have liked.

After a while, I was given Little Miss H again and we did some skin-to-skin cuddling to help bring on the third stage of labour. But for me the third stage of labour was to prove to be the hardest.

It was almost an hour after Little Miss H was born when the contractions started again. Contractions that were more excruciating than anything I had experienced in labour. Contractions that made me writhe around screaming in agony.  Contractions that meant I had to be held down by midwives as the spasms of pain coursed through my body.

As I was wheeled into surgery I had no idea what was happening. I was trapped in a fog of pain.

I could hear the anaesthetist telling me about all the possible side effects of the spinal block. His voice sounded muffled, as though he were speaking to me from a great distance. He had to repeatedly stop as I was gripped by another contraction and was once again lost inside my own body.

At last, I was given the spinal and the pain disappeared. The numbness that swept through my body was a blessed relief.

Many times over the next 2 hours I forgot why I was there. It seemed alien that I would be lying on an operating table. Why was this the case?

Then I would remember that I had just given birth to our darling daughter. But although she was a few hours old, I had spent less than 10 minutes holding her.

Once I was in the recovery room, Mr H brought Little Miss to see me. She was laid on my chest and as feeling returned to my body I was able to give her a proper cuddle and breathe in the beauty of our darling daughter. It was a moment in time which I wish could have lasted forever.

Hugs

Mrs H

xxxx

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40 Comments

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    Daniella
    February 25, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Sounds awful !! But what a special captured moment you caught! Nothing like the first photo! My first photo with Jasper I’m laid totally starkers (not one for the family album) ha!
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      Mrs H
      February 26, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment Daniella. I guess you won’t be posting that picture on your blog then?! Ha ha! It wasn’t a brilliant experience. But I really didn’t care at all. I had my beautiful Little Miss H in my arms and that is what mattered. Thanks for stopping by. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Kat | Beau Twins
    February 5, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    You gorgeous lady! I am so sorry you had to experience this.
    Beautiful and cherished moment here, the good outweighed the not so good. Love you missy! xxx
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      Mrs H
      March 5, 2015 at 8:59 am

      Hi darling lady. Thank you for the gorgeous comment. The good definitely outweighed the not so good. And as soon as i was properly able to hold her then nothing else mattered. I love this picture for that reason. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Katie
    February 4, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    Giving birth isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be is it Lucy? I’m sorry you had such a hard time, but it truly was for one of the best reasons in the world! You look beautiful, exhausted and in pain, but beautiful none the less. Thanks for linking up to #SundayStars xxx
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      Mrs H
      February 5, 2015 at 7:08 am

      Thanks lovely. This brought a tear to my eye. It was all worth it and is truly for one of the best reasons in the world. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Caro | The Twinkles Momma
    February 3, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Aaah what a beautiful photo — just gorgeous. I’m sorry you had such a torrid time; lovely that you had some time to hold her and get some skin-to-skin contact though. The whole birth thing is totally surreal isn’t it? There’s certainly not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ experience, that’s for sure! X
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      Mrs H
      March 5, 2015 at 9:01 am

      Hey lovely. Thanks for commenting. You are completely right. The whole labour and birth deal is completely surreal. And you can never predict what is going to happen. But it is good to be prepared. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    February 2, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    I am so sorry it was so traumatic for you. My labour was awful too! Such a beautiful picture huni xxx
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      Mrs H
      March 5, 2015 at 9:02 am

      Oh darling. I am so sorry that your labour was awful. I shouldn’t moan really as mine was only about 4 hours long. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    mummyofboygirltwins
    February 2, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    How scary and worrying! However beautiful moment and you look so happy. Love this – it brought a little tear to my eye xxxxxx

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      Mrs H
      March 5, 2015 at 9:03 am

      wwww, thanks for your gorgeous comment. I know it sounds bad but strangely I wouldn’t change it for all the world. I have such special memories of that time. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Rachel
    February 1, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    What an awful thing to go through – at least all that is over and your a mummy now x

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      Mrs H
      March 5, 2015 at 9:04 am

      Hello. Thanks for your comment. Indeed, I am a mummy now and that it all that matters. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Mini Travellers
    February 1, 2015 at 8:10 am

    Lovely special moment darling but I had the same as you with the babies taken away afterwards. xxx
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      Mrs H
      March 5, 2015 at 9:05 am

      Awww, you poor thing. It is horrible having them taken away. I knew that she was with Mr H and was okay. But I still wish that I had been able to hold her for longer and spend time as a family. Thanks for commenting. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Kirsty Hijacked By Twins
    January 31, 2015 at 11:40 am

    Oh huni what a hard time after the birth of little miss H. Being able to hold the twins after they were born and have the skin to skin contact with them is something I missed due to the being born 5 weeks premature. I only have a couple of pictures of me with Isabella after I she had been born a couple of hours as they wheeled my bed from recovery to nicu to see her but I don’t have any of little Taylor as he went straight into an incubator. I sometimes feel that I missed out but when I look at them and how the hospital helped them I am just so thankful that I can cuddle them now. Lovely, emotional post and a picture to treasure always xx #mycapturedmoment
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      Mrs H
      March 5, 2015 at 9:07 am

      Thank you for your beautiful words. You are so brave and lovely. That must have been so hard not being able to hold Taylor after he was born. 5 weeks early must have been quite stressful. thank God they are both healthy and happy now and you can enjoy lots of cuddles. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Lucy
    January 31, 2015 at 12:07 am

    A beautiful picture and story to go with it. I love looking back at pictures they are so special and capture a moment in time Lucy

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      Mrs H
      March 5, 2015 at 9:08 am

      Thanks for your lovely comment. I love looking back at pictures from the past too. This one is filled with emotion for me. It makes me so happy and a little sad all at the time. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Everything Mummy
    January 30, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    oh god that sounds awful lucy! but a beautiful picture of your just proper cuddle! x
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      Mrs H
      March 5, 2015 at 9:13 am

      Hello darling. And thanks for your comment. I remember this first proper cuddle so well and I love the fact that it is captured in a picture. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Hayley (@hayleyfromhome)
    January 30, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Beautiful photo Lucy and one to really treasure. Must have been so hard having to let her go to be checked but at least you got that first cuddle xx
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      Mrs H
      March 5, 2015 at 9:14 am

      Hey lovely. Thank you for your kind comment. It was hard to let her go but I wasn’t in a fit state so I didn’t have much choice. It was also a lovely bonding time between her and her daddy. Plus, I got a proper cuddle eventually and it was wonderful. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Jenna
    January 30, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Beautiful photo.

    Must have been so terrifying to have been torn apart so soon after giving birth.

    #MyCapturedMoment

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

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      Mrs H
      March 5, 2015 at 9:15 am

      Hi gorgeous. Thanks for your comment. It was horrible being torn apart but I was very lucky that she was with Mr H and he looked after her amazingly well. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Julia @ rainbeaubelle
    January 30, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    What a special moment, the first cuddle really is the most special, and very well deserved! X #mycapturedmoment
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      Mrs H
      March 5, 2015 at 9:16 am

      Thanks for your lovely comment. This first proper cuddle was one of the most special moments of my life and I will never forget it. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    teacuptoria
    January 30, 2015 at 7:34 am

    What a gorgeous photo to share. I had problems with the third stage of labour too. I held my little boy for about 5 minutes and then had to be whisked away to theatre. I guess labour is never the rose tinted experience we imagine its going to be however when our bundle of joy arrives, we just don’t care.
    xxx
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      Mrs H
      March 5, 2015 at 9:18 am

      Thanks for your comment lovely. I feel our pain about the third stage and having to be whisked into surgery. You’re right we can never predict how labour is going to be. And really I was very fortunate. Plus, in the end I got lots of lovely cuddles with my little girl and that made everything else fade away. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Beth Twinderelmo
    January 29, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    What a rather eventful third stage eh? I’ve never had a natural birth so never experienced the after pains but I bet those cuddles after all of that We’re even more special. Lovely photo xx
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      Mrs H
      March 5, 2015 at 9:24 am

      Thank you for your kind comment. I guess every birth is different and no labour is text book. But in the end once you have you baby or babies in your arms it really doesn’t matter. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Sarah Christie
    January 29, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Ah Lucy what a special and beautiful moment x
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      Mrs H
      March 5, 2015 at 9:24 am

      Thank you for your kind comment Sarah. It is a moment that I will remember for the rest of my life. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Heledd
    January 29, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Oh Lucy, that sounds like a very traumatic labour!! Although it bought you your beautiful daughter so I’m sure it was worth every agonising second! This has to be one of the most special moments to capture in your life. I love it! I’m a sucker for labour stories and picture of mum and baby.

    Thanks so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment xxx
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      Mrs H
      March 5, 2015 at 9:26 am

      Thanks for your gorgeous comment, darling Heledd. It did seem very traumatic at the time. But now when I look back I don’t care at all. I got my beautiful baby girl who has totally changed my life. And that is all that matters. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Katy {What Katy Said}
    January 29, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Oh what a terrible thing to happen! So glad you got to hold her first before all that happened. x

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      Mrs H
      March 5, 2015 at 9:29 am

      Thanks for your comment darling. I enjoyed my brief cuddle before I was whicked into surgery. But this cuddle when i was in the recovery room is the one I remember the most. I will treasure that memory forever. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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    Potty Mouthed Mummy
    January 29, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    beautiful photo and moment! I think all us mums have the same expression of being knackered, full of joy and pride! x

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      Mrs H
      March 5, 2015 at 9:31 am

      Ha ha! You are so right. That is quite a common first cuddle look. I know I don’t look at my best in this photo but I would nevery shy away from showing it to anyone. I look the way I do because of the amazing thing I have just done. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

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