With you asleep on my chest there is no better feeling. Your tiny lungs breathing in the outside air which only days ago you had never known. In and out...in and out and speeding up slightly as you dream. You let out a small squeaky sigh of contentment. At this moment my womb aches...my heart feels as though it may burst and I beg for time to stand still. For in these moments we are still one.
My body feels sore and bruised, the sheer exhaustion from bringing you into the world but all masked by the utter joy of getting to hold you in my arms. A tear pricks my eye and rolls slowly down my cheek as I think about the big wide world and how you are no longer safe inside me. Instead I must try my best to protect you, guide you and let you blossom into the beautiful person I know you will be.
For now though we are one, in this moment nothing else matters. I kiss your head and as that intoxicating newborn scent hits my nose I know this is the place I am meant to be.