The Big Exhale.
This is the moment that I feel most parents are eager for. Most pregnant women get to a point where they just feel "done" with pregnancy. They desire to just hold their baby and start their new life as a family.
All of the anticipation, excitement, fear, and anxiety of what it takes to deliver a baby has washed away. The intensity, pain, and fatigue of labor has subsided. The commotion of caregivers assessing mom and baby have reached a long enough lull to just feel the moment. The moment of pure joy and contentment. The moment of a new beginning.