Ladies, are you aware of the personal transformation that occurred after giving birth? All five of your senses are heightened: Smell, sight, taste, touch and hearing. Yes, you´ve more sensual now. Isn´t it wonderful?
Your sense of smell is magnified a hundred times. You´re mesmerized by the slightest smell: your baby´s skin, the milk from your breast, fresh cut grass, or a bouquet of flowers. Sounds are also intensified, as you tune into the cries and giggles of your baby. Certain sounds “turn you on” and give you chills or goose bumps, tickling your body like a cool evening breeze. Isn´t that the craziest thing?
Another plus is that you´re intuitive. You intuitively sense something is wrong (or right,) even when you are doing other things, like washing dishes or watching TV. You intuitively know and sense things about your baby, as you decipher all nonverbal cues.
Never before have you been so tuned in to another person. Funny how your baby isn´t saying a word, but you´re intimately aware of their needs. Yes, this is intimacy like you´ve never known it before. On a soul level, you understand this little creature. Everything in you wants to love and care for them. Your baby is all your hopes and dreams, in one little package.
Your sense of taste also skyrockets. Never before have fresh fruit and raw vegetables tasted this good. Something simple, like a glass of cold water, tastes like you´re drinking from a fresh mountain stream.
Your sense of touch is also intensified. When you hold your baby, you feel their breath, heartbeat, and skin temperature. These feelings resonate through your body like beautiful music. You´re in synch with your baby. You feel this spiritual connection deep within your soul. You and baby are one.
A mother´s connection to their baby transcends understanding. This love pushes you out of your comfort zone and energizes you to go the extra mile. You get up in the middle of the night, soothe your baby´s cries, feed them and change their soiled diapers. Of course, your baby may tinkle on you, spit up, or even vomit. None of these things matter, do they? That´s because you love your baby. This love is so passionate. No matter what your baby does, they´re the most beautiful thing you´ve ever seen. Your heart aches for your baby. Isn´t this extraordinary? The feelings of motherhood are so strong and intense. These feelings transform your heart and mind, and enable you to be a caretaker, provider and parent.
Someday, we will look back on this time, and it will seem like an eternity has passed. Our sons and daughters will grow up, but something from our love connection will remain.
Consider your child´s bellybutton. It is a reminder of the physical, mental and spiritual connection you now have. It is a souvenir of the birth experience. When our babies were in the womb, they ate and breathed via their umbilical cord. After exiting the womb, the cord was cut, and baby learned to breathe and eat on its own. Let´s never forget the oneness we feel with our children. And may their bellybuttons always remind us of the bond we share.
Writer Nicky VanValkenburgh lives in South Carolina with her husband and two children. She is the author of “Train Your Brain, Transform Your Life: Conquer ADHD In 60 Days, Without Ritalin.” Check out her website at www.Train Your Brain Transform Your Life.com