A baby should know from the beginning of life, that they are loved. That they are wanted. That they are the most miraculous thing to ever grace the planet.
A baby should be paid attention to. Every need met. Every cry answered.
A baby should be held. Wrapped in loving arms and held tight against warm skin. A baby should feel safe and protected.
A baby should know the sound of humming and your heartbeat. The sound of lullabies and fairy tales.
A baby should know the feeling of soft blankets, kind hands and gentle kisses. There should never be enough kisses.
A baby should be whispered to. A baby should be told how amazing they are. How beautiful they are. How one day, they are going to change the world. How they have already made the world a better place.
A baby should change your life.
...and if it doesn't...it breaks my heart.