This Mother’s Day, let us celebrate the love and light that you have within you. Let us celebrate you.
To do that, we asked all mummies to share their “beautiful first” moments with us. We are grateful for the five mummies who allowed us to captured their “beautiful first” moments for this Mother’s Day campaign.
Let's celebrate the joys and wonders of motherhood and relive these “beautiful first” moments with one another.
My baby was conceived by IVF after 3 miscarriages. It was hard to enjoy my pregnancy due to anxiety and fear that I would lose her again. The most memorable moment was when I felt that this was all real when I carried her in my arms for the first time.
My first beautiful moment was when I realized that I was made to be a mother sitting with my son, forgetting the mess around us, just soaking in the laughs, cuddles, and amazing baby smells.
Motherhood and its many beautiful moments are always so heart-warming to share.
We were glad to receive the “beautiful first” moments from a lot of mummies. With their permission, we are sharing their moments.
"The most beautiful first moment was when I latched onto my baby for the first time. Never thought breastfeeding could be so challenging but so connected with your child."
“There are a lot of beautiful-first moments for me. The most memorable one would be hearing my baby’s heartbeat for the first time during ultrasound!”
“Baby calling me “mama”. ”
“My first "Beautiful-First" moment with my baby was when I was able to breastfeed him a day after he was born (I had gone through a C-sect). Just being able to provide for him and feeling him against me sparked a feeling and emotion I have never felt before.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding my little ones. Teaching my elder son and breastfeeding my younger son at the same time.”
"Having my 2 older kids meet my newborn for the first time. The love they have for their baby brother is so heart-warming and beautiful!"
“The first time I heard her heartbeat.. I knew she’ll have the biggest part of my heart.”
“When I hear my baby cry for the first time in the delivery suite”
“When my 8 year old dog suddenly took the initiative to lie on my tummy and the baby decided to kick and said hello. My dog fell asleep on my tummy subsequently even if baby's kicks get stronger.”
“When I realise I’m pregnant after 5 years of trying and feeling my baby girl’s kicks for the first time when I sayang her.”
“I would say that my first Beautiful-First moment is when I finally embraced talking to my baby when she was in my belly. I was someone who was very insecure and was paranoid that people would judge me so it took me a while to get used to talking to her in public. But eventually, I didn't care what people thought anymore because my Baby deserves the company that I can provide 24/7 when she is in my womb!”
“Realising I’m pregnant and announcing to all our immediate family members”
“The first time I held my baby after 3 days of no contact as he was in NICU”
“The beautiful moment when I introduced my baby to my eldest. The sisterly instinct kicked in and she was amazed to find another tiny human being lying beside me. She was filled with gentleness and happiness. I know she'll be a great sister!”
“When I saw how my elder boy kissed my newborn on the cheek and stroked his head gently... Aww!! I still remember it vividly ~ it was such a sweet moment I never thought I'd see from a 20 month old boy!”
“Seeing baby for the first time during ultrasound”
“There are many beautiful and memorable moments throughout my pregnancy and motherhood journey but if I must pick one - it would one of the feeding sessions on the first night in my ward, my husband was asleep, so it was like a private/exclusive 1-1 session with my son, the feeling was indescribable and magical (like wow I just delivered this cute little baby, he's my son and I'm a mother now). I still remember the feeling whenever I look at the photo I took.”
“When I first carry my baby in my arms immediately after I give birth in the labour room. The feeling is amazing.”
“The first time my baby latched. Had a c-sect and the baby was brought out first while gynae stitched me up so I did not have a good look at her. Despite being exhausted, I was so happy to finally meet my little girl and she latched beautifully.”
“My “Beautiful First” moments are when my 1st baby boy reached home & my baby girl finally met my 1st born 3 years later.”
“When my mom and me saw the scan together for the first time and the little baby was wiggling around”
“His first latch in the hospital, it was beautiful and uniquely our moment, my heart was bursting. Both holding this tiny human and officially a status upgrade to be a mother. The maternal instinct flowed in so naturally.”
“The first time my baby smiled at me was when she was 2 weeks old. I was exhausted from childbirth and woke up every 2 hours to feed her. At something like 3am, as I cradled her in my arms and she was about to latch on, we made eye contact and she gave me the sweetest, most genuine smile. It was as if she was thanking me for not forgetting about her. In that moment, any self-pity and negative feelings I had about night feedings dissipated. I felt really close to her for the first time.”
“My “beautiful first” moment was when I introduced my new baby to my literal Beautiful First[born] back in February this year. My elder child was so sweet and could not stop cooing over her little brother. She kept wanting to pat him and kiss him. She loves him very much and talks to him everyday. She is always excited to see him when she gets home from school. The first time they met (in the hospital) was a very precious moment for me, because I know that it was the start of a beautiful sibling relationship. It also put aside my fears of sibling jealousy. The way that my firstborn responded to her brother made me love her even more (though I didn’t know that was possible!)”
“When my baby James started smiling at me, wide eyed with wonder, eyes filled with love. He was rather stoic in his first month, always serious and calm, and I thought he wasn’t going to be like his sister who is cheeky, animated and full of life. Once he discovered his smile (and his love for his mama and papa’s face), he never stopped! And what a beautiful, tender, precious smile he has. I hope he will always see us this way, as his first love.”
“After trying for 3 years and finally succeeding on our 4th IVF cycle, the most beautiful moment about realising that I was going to be a mother sank in when I felt my baby’s first kick. It was a little nudge in the early morning when I was tossing and turning trying to sleep, and it brought the widest grin to my face. I just felt so indescribably happy and touched sharing that private quiet moment with my baby. Needless to say, I didn’t manage to sleep for the next few hours because I spent it prodding my stomach with my fingers trying to interact with her. The other memorable moment was having her placed on me after 11 hours of labour which almost turned into an emergency c-sec. The minute her bawls filled the room, my tears just streamed down my face because we have waited years and months for her and she was truly worth the wait.”
“The first time I heard 2 heartbeats was during the ultrasound at week 9. The first time I found out I was expecting 2 girls. The first time I held my babies. And the first time when my twins came home after their stay at the NICU.”
“I was separated from my first born due to covid. I was away with my newborn for 2 weeks in the hospital. When I got home, my first born was no longer a tiny toddler. He grew up so much in those 2 weeks and coming home and looking and touching his features realising they are no longer small was such an awakening for me. Even though it wasn't the first time looking at my boy, it was a beautiful first time relooking at my boy and seeing how much he had grown when I was away.”
“My Beautiful-First moment was when I held my daughter in my arms and breastfed her for the very first time. She took to it like a pro and my breastfeeding journey has been such a breeze and so wonderful so far. To date I’m still breastfeeding and we both very much enjoy this very special moment.”
“Both of us were elated when we found out what we were expecting. The flutters and the growing bump were fascinating to experience. A beautiful first for me and my husband was witnessing and feeling the moving belly while our little one did his first somersault. It felt surreal, yet real at the same time that he has grown and that we'll be meeting the little human soon.”
“After more than a year of trying. when I saw that super faint second line.. I remember breaking down in the toilet alone.. like how it's always been when I got that dreaded period. But this time it was tears of joy. My period wasn't even due but i still take the test”
“The moment I carried my baby and had skin to skin contact with her. That moment was so magical yet surreal. I couldn't believe that she is our baby!”
“My most “Beautiful-First” moments will be the very first time the doctor handed to baby over to me. That’s the first time seeing my baby after growing her for nine months in my belly. All my curiosity about how my baby will look are answered and worries about her safety are reduced significantly after being able to hold her in my hand. It’s just magical.”
Here’s to the beautiful moments that make up our motherhood journeys! Happy Mother's Day to all of you.