The first time a mother feels her kid outside the womb is a remarkable experience, even though to some it may seem trivial and obvious. It is more than just a meeting of the eyes; it is first and foremost a sensation of the skin, an unbreakable embrace that transcends the realm we had previously experienced. When a mother cuddles her premature baby more than 60 hours after giving birth, this emotion may be heightened.
When it happens that the mother, for whatever reason, gives birth earlier than expected, perhaps with ᴀɴ ᴇᴍᴇʀɢᴇɴᴄʏ ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ, life seems to fall on you and overwhelm you in a thousand pieces. We feel helpless, ᴠɪᴄᴛɪᴍs of an unavoidable fate, and we begin to ꜰᴇᴀʀ for our child’s life more than for our own, which we have already mortgaged in the name of the love of this new life on the way. Moments of ᴀɴɢᴜɪsʜ, of ꜰᴇᴀʀ, of hope and of prayer may follow. The awakening of the mother, if she gave birth with a ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ, is like awakening from a nightmare, when we are looking for holds to reality to slow down the beating of our heart. The reality, however, in some cases, is that your baby is far from you, taken care of, perhaps in the best way, but you cannot see him, reassure him or feel his breath, warming him with your warmth.
When a mother hugs her child for the first time it is a unique moment, unforgettable for everyone. But when you can’t do it right away, it becomes like taking off oxygen after a mad rush, almost unbearable.
This is why the video of a mother hugging her son Hugo, 60 hours after giving birth, is a succession of images that make the lump rise to the point of emotion. The belief and the love of a hug in which the mother puts all of herself into feeling, heart to heart, of her son holding on to her. An embrace that never ends, touches the souls and enters the deepest essence.
The objective duration of the video is only 30 seconds but that embrace is worth a lifetime and does not end in a humanly measurable time. The video has been viewed nearly 8 million times since it was uploaded to the Facebook page Love What Matters with the title “The first time she fell completely in love with him”.
Hugo was born 10 weeks in advance of the expected date, 3 days before Christmas, as an unexpected gift, and the embrace of his mother Jessica was captured by his father’s video camera that immortalized in this way an image of infinite love. The moving sigh of the mother who holds herself in the embrace is worth a thousand other words.
Jessica was only able to see her son for a few short seconds and she only managed to hug him after two and a half days. These are the words that accompany it:
“I made this video hoping to capture the exact moment when Mom falls in love with her son, the bond between Mom and Son is concretized and solidified. I hope this video can prove that Love is the most important thing in everyone’s life. Without it we could only exist, while the goal is to live. “
Parents have received thousands of emotional and moving comments, many people have shared similar experiences or have supported the little Hugo who has finally returned home and has just made two months of life