Re: At what point did you feel a strong connection with LO?
It sounds awful to say but it was probably when I took her home the first night. She was all mine to care for on my own. My ex and I laid on our bed with her in between us talking about the day before and the birth of our daughter. I felt really connected to her in that moment. I had a very tough time breastfeeding and finally getting her to breastfeed was another huge moment in our bond.
I felt very disconnected throughout my pregnancy I have battled depression since my teenage years. I used to spend hours soaking in the tub watching my DD toss in turn in my belly. It was surreal feeling.