90 First Born Quotes About Your Spectacular Bundle Of Joy

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If you’re like most new moms your first pregnancy is a mix of excitement and uncertainty. But there’s no denying that your firstborn is special and that you want to share that special feeling you have with the world.

We’ve compiled a collection of first born quotes will help you express the excitement and thrill of having your first child.

90 Firstborn Quotes

The following are quotes about firstborn that will make you reminisce about your experience:

“A baby arrives, and just like that everything changes. The world gets bigger, heart grows fuller, and life means more.” – Unknown

“A baby is born with a need to be loved—and never outgrows it.” – Frank A. Clark

“A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.” – Carl Sandburg

“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past is forgotten and the future worth living for.” – Unknown

“A happy baby has shining eyes. It walks open-hearted into the world and spreads magic.” – Sigrid Leo

“A mother continues to labor long after the baby is born.” – Lisa Jo Baker

“A new baby is like the beginning of all things-wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” – Eda J. Le Shan

“A woman becomes a mother when her first child is born. That child is always special, always the most beloved one.” – Unknown

“After having your first child, it’s a massive shock to the system. I work in an industry where people judge you and the way you look, and you always want to put your best foot forward when you can.” – Louise Nurding

“All those cliches, those things you hear about having a baby and motherhood –– all of them are true.” – Penelope Cruz

“Among all my firsts in life, being a first time dad is my favorite.” — Unknown

“Babies are bits of stardust, blown from the hand of God.” – Larry Barretto

“Be patient with yourself. You and your baby are both learning new things each day.” – Unknown

“Before I had my first child, I thought women had to decide between being a mom and a fulfilling, successful professional life. I was wrong. Very wrong.” – Rachel Campos-Duffy

“Before my first child was born, I had nothing going on professionally really, and it’s been a very blessed period of creativity for me since he arrived. It’s very surreal. It’s almost as if the babies are out there pulling strings somewhere, deciding what kind of life they want to be born into.” –Seth Gabel

“Before you were conceived, I wanted you. Before you were born, I loved you. Before you were here, I would die for you. This is the miracle of Mother’s love.” – Maureen Hawkins

“Being a mother is the most rewarding blessing in the world, just knowing you can love someone so much, and get that same love in return is wonderful.” – Unknown

“Being a parent is not for the faint of heart. I may joke about knowing fear, but the fact is, the first time I ever knew real fear was the day Charlotte, my first child, was born. Suddenly there is someone in the world you care about more than anything.” – Harlan Coben

“Children bring us a piece of heaven on Earth.” – Roland Leonhardt

“Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever-fresh and radiant possibility.” – Kate Douglas Wiggin

“Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“Everything grows rounder and wider and weirder, and I sit here in the middle of it all and wonder who in the world you will turn out to be.” – Carrie Fisher

“Firstborn can instill joy, fear, triumph, uncertainty, and delight all at the same time. The moment your first child is born your life changes completely and irrevocably, for good.” – Unknown

“Firstborns are dominating little things. They can even vie with their parents for control.” –Unknown

“Firstborns are usually the mature ones. They are familiar with nuances of expressions and feelings from a young age.” – Unknown

“Firstborns set the example. Their upbringing, good or bad, also reflects on your other children.” – Unknown

“For having a baby’s sweet face so close to your own, for so long a time as it takes to nurse ’em, is a great tonic for a sad soul.” – Erica Eisdorfer

“For me, this baby was the most precious thing I had ever had. He was my treasure, my joy, my world, my everything now.” – Preeti Shenoy

“Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom.” – Harriette Hartigan

“Giving birth to your first child is the closest you can ever come to magic.” – Unknown

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“Having a child, particularly your first child, is such a life-changing moment. Nothing can really prepare you for that.” – Kate Middleton

“Having a first child is like swallowing an intoxicating drink made of equal parts, joy and terror, chased with a bucketful of transitions nobody ever tells you about.” – John Medina

“Having your first child feels like smelling the lilies from the spiritual garden.” – Unknown

“I love you like I haven’t loved anything before.” – Unknown

“I still cherish the moment when I laid my eyes upon my firstborn.” – Unknown

“I thought film was more important than life itself for many years. But I was naïve to the world until my first child was born in 1985.” – Steven Spielberg

“I was angry and frustrated until I started my own family and my first child was born. Until then I didn’t really appreciate life the way I should have, but fortunately I woke up.” – Johnny Depp

“I was like a balloon flying around in the air. And as soon as our first child was born, boom – my feet came right to the ground.” – John Prine

“I was lucky enough to meet someone when I was about 46 and had my first child when I was 48, so I got started late, but I also got all that other stuff out of the way and was at a point where I could be a consistent presence at home.” – Lindsey Buckingham

“I was pregnant with my first child and so gloriously happy. I felt fecund and powerful.” – Dervla Kirwan

“I’ve never had more appreciation for anyone in my entire life until I became a mom.” – Chrissy Teigen

“I’d long wanted to write about that moment when a woman steps off the career track to have her first child. For me, that was a scary time.” – Hallie Ephron

“If I had my life to live over, instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I’d have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.” – Erma Bombeck

“It is a smile of a baby that makes life worth living.” – Debasish Mridha

“It was super stressful at first because it is my first child. The first minute I saw her and the first minute I heard her cry is really when things kicked in. You just become a mom and you roll with it.” – Maryse Mizanin

“It’s hard to feel like much is wrong in the world when you’re looking into the eyes of a happy baby.” – Lisa Wingate

“Join them in their world when they’re little so you’ll be welcome in their world when they get big.” – L.R. Knost

“Just as there is no warning for childbirth, there is no preparation for the sight of a first child. There should be a song for women to sing at this moment, or a prayer to recite. But perhaps there is none because there are no words strong enough to name that moment.” – Anita Diamant

“Just when you think you know love, something little comes along and reminds you just how big it is.” – Unknown

“Many babies might follow the first one, but none of them will take the firstborn’s place.” –Unknown

“Miracle: any outcome outside of the realm of what you believe is probable for you.” – Hal Elrod

“My daughter introduced me to myself.” – Beyoncé Knowles

“My first child is going to be the oldest sibling to the next kid, and that may change with each and every year. I’m looking forward to how one baby influences the other” – Blake Lively

“My first child, I think I was completely shell-shocked. I was in awe that I had actually done what millions of other women had done, given birth, and now an added responsibility of ‘mommy’ in my life ahead!” – Kylie Bax

“My life’s not the same anymore. It is more beautiful, meaningful, and colorful.” – Unknown

“Never is a man more of a man than when he is the father of a newborn.” – Matthew McConaughey

“Nothing can compare to the joy that your firstborn brings you.” — Unknown

“Nothing compares to becoming aware of the massive face of the universe hidden in a newborn’s stare.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

“Only your first born baby can teach you how resilient your spirit can be” – Unknown

“Seeing your child for the first time is rarest of occasions. You see glimpses of yourself from the past. The potential of a brand new life happening right before your eyes. And most importantly, that life begins again.” – J.R. Rim

“Someone once told me that children are like heroin. You always want more. Yet first-borns are special because you’ll never have your first child again.” – Sarah Jessica Parker

“Still the most magical day of my life was the day I became a mom.” – Linda Becker

“That first pregnancy is a long sea journey to a country where you don’t know the language, where land is in sight for such a long time that after a while it’s just the horizon – and then one day birds wheel over that dark shape and it’s suddenly close, and all you can do is hope like hell that you’ve had the right shots.” – Emily Perkins

“The baby will talk when he talks, relax. It ain’t like he knows the cure for cancer and just ain’t spitting it out.” – Justin Halpern

“The best way of training the young is to train yourself at the same time; not to admonish them, but to be seen never doing that of which you would admonish them.” – Plato

“The biggest surprise, which is also the best, is that I didn’t know I would love motherhood as much as I do.” — Deborah Norville

“The child must know that he is a miracle. That since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world, there will not be another child like him.” – Pablo Casals

“The first-born children are privileged in many ways. The time they spent with their parents is theirs, the toys they own are theirs, and the house is theirs to command. Later-borns always have to share.” – Unknown

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“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” – Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

“The moment that changed me forever was the moment my first child was born. I was happy, filled with hope, and thought, ‘Now I understand the whole point of work, of life, of love.’” – Paul Theroux

“There are no words that can describe the euphoria you feel when your baby recognizes you for the first time and smiles.” – Jared Padalecki

“There are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.” – Anne Lamott

“There are words in the soul of a newborn baby, wanting and waiting to be written.” – Toba Beta

“There is no greater privilege in living than bringing a tiny new human being into the world and then trying to raise him or her properly during the next eighteen years.” – James C. Dobson

“There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it” – Chinese Proverb

“Think of stretch marks as pregnancy service stripes.” – Joyce Armor

“We were amateurs when we had you, but you trained us quickly, and you trained us well.” –Unknown

“When his first-born was put into his arms, he could see that the boy had inherited his own eyes, as they once were – large, brilliant, and black.” – Charlotte Bronte

“When I had my first child, I started to try and make fresh food for him daily, and I became frustrated with the amount of work – and time – involved in making baby food at home.” – Camila Alves

“When I had my first child, I was too embarrassed to tell a single soul that I wasn’t the over-the-moon, picture-perfect new mother I was supposed to be.” – Stephanie Ruhle

“When life gets hard and you feel alone, remember, you mean the world to somebody and that somebody calls you mom.” – Unknown

“When the baby is born, all that pain (that was endured) vanishes in an instant. Love for that tiny baby makes one forget the pain, the fear.” – Hope Bradford

“When your first baby drops her pacifier, you sterilize it. When your second baby drops her pacifier, you tell the dog:” ˜Fetch!’.” – Bruce Lansky

“You are my sun, my moon, and all of my stars.” – E.E. Cummings

“You can only have one first born child. You may love all your children deeply and with passion, but there is something unique about the first born.” – Raymond E Feist

“You have to keep your parenting game strong with the first child because later on, he will have a major influence on your younger kids. If he is brought up the wholesome way, others will follow suit.” – Unknown

“You may hate being pregnant, but the minute the baby is born, she is God’s precious child, given to you as a gift.” – Sandra Dallas

“You’re my first born child, and the person who first showed me the miracle of this love a mother has for her child.” – Elizabeth Noble

“Your firstborn baby may hold your hand for only a little while, but it will hold your heart for the rest of your life” – Unknown

“Your whole life is changed with that first child. Your social behaviors are all turned upside down, you’re sleep deprived, but eight months in, my son had this seizure, and it just woke me up to the idea that, oh, no, this can end. And it can end in a way that will destroy you forever.” – Jeff Nichols


Hopefully you found the collection inspiring and a quote that helps you express how you feel about your firstborn. If there was a particular quote that struck you, feel free to share it with us in the comments below.

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