The saddest tears

One thing I learnt as a new mum is that most babies don't develop tears until weeks or even months after birth. For weeks, Alexander has just been crying without shedding a single tear...
Then a couple of weeks ago, when I was out at the shopping centre, Alexander got really cranky and really angry. For the first time ever, he cried with hot tears streaming down his face. They really were the saddest tears I had ever seen and that, combined with his red, angry, screaming little face, absolutely broke my heart.

I scooped him up as fast as I could and at that moment, wished that nothing bad would ever happen to make him sad again. The image of his first tears is still freshly imprinted in my mind. And though I know I can't protect him forever, I sure will try.

Do you remember when your baby shed his/her first tears? Did it break your heart too?

25 Responses to The saddest tears

Ice Pandora said...

I don't have a kid yet but I
can imagine how you've must
felt! Don't feel unhappy and
encouraged really c: Xx

Bri said...

I know what you mean! you just want to protect them from bad everything that could ever happen to them right?

little t said...

Aw, so sweet. It must be such a strong urge to protect from anything bad in this world.

Marlen said...

awww poor little guy! i don't have a babe of my own yet, but i can only imagine how your heart squeezes every time they're upset. you sound like an awesome momma :)

xo marlen
Messages on a Napkin

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

I had no idea it took awhile for babies to have tears! I hope you don't see your babe's tears often~

always, koru kate

Linda said...

Yes...I do ♥
Love the Fox Onesie!!

Cheers!
Linda :o)

greenthumb said...

It still breaks my heart.

Punctuation Mark said...

that baby is adorable... i didn't know that either... so nice to be there when they change!

Tina Bradley said...

How very touching! Yes, as a Mom, there's nothing more heart wrenching than our little ones' tears. That urge to make it all better--to take their sorrow and pain away never goes away. My boys are grown men--and the feelings are just as strong. Lovely post! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Owwww poor little poppet. I dont have kids myself but I have babysat little ones and those little red faces streaming with tears is the hardest thing to look at. And the world seems so quiet and still and ok as soon as they stop!

My Garden Diaries said...

Such a touching post friend! And yes I remember when their tears came in and feeling that I needed to protect them...it never goes away! I think that is the hardest part about being a mom. He is beautiful!

Anouka K said...

I didn't know this interesting fact. I'm learning quite a lot through your posts!

Hannapat said...

It's so horrible when this happens. Oh and how it broker heart that my little man didn't stop crying full blown heart sobs from birth till 5 months as he was unwell and in so much pain. Doesn't it make you feel so helpless?? Lolxxx

Latrina M. said...

Aw, wow. You are just the sweetest mother. I could not imagine how you must've felt... baby tears are just the saddest. :(

Have you seen the video cycling through the internet of the baby who tears up when hearing his mother sing? It's such a beautiful moment, you must watch! Maybe you two can share in some happy tears sometime soon. <3

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

Dear Trishie, the picture of baby Alexander is pulling at my heart strings - give him a big fat hug from me, please! I can certainly realte to your feelings, there will be many tears and many hugs needed...
Love,
Andrea

Niken said...

i'm not a mom yet, but my youngest brother is 13 years younger than me, so i think i know how that feels. i wish i could protect him from everything bad in the world.

Liv Lundelius said...

Wow, I didn't know this. That's so interesting! I hope he will be mostly happy and not make use of this brand new tears often! x

Sam said...

Awwww poor dear. I had no idea about the tears thing, really interesting.Thanks for stopping by sweetheart :)

Joyce Olson said...

Oh my I do remember - even after all of this time! I love his little onsie:)!
Jemma

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Aw poor little guy! I didn't even know that about babies!

Amy @ Elephant Eats said...

I never knew that babies couldn't cry tears when they're first born! Aw, I bet that was so sad for you to see those tears streaming, but I bet no one can comfort him like his mommy :)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I never knew this! Oh I bet those were some sad tears to witness. Poor little guy! But I'm sure with the comfort of your hug it calmed him down :)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I did not know that...

cleartheway said...

How sweet! Thanks for sharing this tender moment with us here. =]

Kate from Clear the Way

burntfeather said...

wow I didn't even know that! I'm learning a lot :)