For many expectant moms, the first time holding their infant is typically the most exciting—or the only—part of giving birth.
The first time you hold your newborn is a moment that will forever change your life.
It’s also funny to look at the baby and see if they look like you and see if they have your nose.
They managed to get a hold of your partner’s lips. Future parents dream of this time, yet occasionally something unforeseen occurs.
Judith underwent two rounds of IVF to get pregnant, so she was thrilled to learn she was having twins.
Throughout her pregnancy, Judith constantly spoke to her twins and wished them well.
When one of Judy’s babies stopped growing at 37 weeks, she immediately went into labor.
Kachi, her daughter, was born weighing only 3.5 pounds, while Kamsi, her son, was delivered through cesarean section weighing 6.1 pounds.
She was also unique in other ways besides simply that. She said in an essay for Love What Matters, “When I first saw the nurse, I wasn’t sure if she was bringing me my kid or someone else’s.
I waited for a moment for someone to point out the error, but the nurse only offered me praise for how gorgeous she was.
Judith, a Black woman, had never considered the notion of having a white child, but it was obvious that her daughter was white when she was born.
She wrote, “I was really amazed by how white she was. Just several days after the birth of the twins, doctors notified the mother that Kachi had albinism.
She was first concerned about the health problems that albinism might occasionally cause, but she soon realized how lovely her tiny baby is.
She stated, “I continually remind her how beautiful she is, because she really is.” She is perfect for me in every way, so I wouldn’t trade her current state for a million dollars.
Albinism may present challenges, but I’m teaching her to be resilient and get beyond any challenges that may come along.
I frequently photograph her and her twin brother to highlight the beauty of albinism.
She may not be aware of it now, but she will, and it is my responsibility to let her know about it and to teach her the importance of loving oneself no matter what.
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