Hold Me Mummy
(a poem by your newborn)
Hold me Mummy, hold me skin to skin
I need to feel you in the brightness and din
of this enormous new world I’m suddenly in.
We’ll fall in love on a wave of oxytocin,
so hold me Mummy, hold me skin to skin.
Hold me Mummy with my head on your chest
where I’ll feel you, smell you and calmly rest
in your arms. I’m safe. You’re my world, my nest.
I need only your love and milk from your breast,
so hold me Mummy with my head on your chest.
Hold me Mummy with your skin touching mine
and when I’m hungry I’ll give you a sign.
I’ll squirm or wriggle. Grasping hands mean it’s time.
Constant feeding is normal, you’re doing just fine,
so hold me Mummy with your skin touching mine.
Hold me Mummy, place my ear on your heart.
Let its rhythm sync mine, still one though apart.
Connection through touch is the perfect start
to our journey together we’ll learn this art,
so hold me Mummy, place my ear on your heart.
Hold me Mummy and kiss my soft head.
I know you are tired and for my life you’ve bled.
I promise I’m worth every stitch and tear shed
and I know you love me, it doesn’t need said
when you hold me Mummy and kiss my soft head.