75+ Heartwarming (& All Too True) First Child Quotes

The first child, the one who makes you a parent… there is something special about them! Of course, there are also many struggles that come along with being a first-time parent too. I remember being so excited, so nervous, and so in love all at the same time. So, here are some first child quotes to help you put that feeling into words!

75 Quotes About Your First Child

Our Favorite Sweet First Child Quotes

1: “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

2: “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

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

4: “One girl is worth more than twenty boys.” – Peter Pan

5: “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” -Winnie the Pooh

6: “You’re the best thing I never knew I needed.” – The Princess and the Frog

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

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

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

10: “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” – Victor Hugo

Quotes About First Born Sons

11: “The most important mark I leave on this world is my son.” – Sarah Shahi

12: “If I have a monument in this world, it is my son.” – Maya Angelou

13: “A baby boy has a special way of bringing out the man in his father and the little boy in his grandfather.” – Tanya Masse

14: “Little boys should never be sent to bed. They always wake up a day older.” – J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

15: “You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.” – Walter M. Schirra Sr.

16: “A boy needs a father to show him how to be in the world. He needs to be given swagger, taught how to read a map so that he can recognize the roads that lead to life and the paths that lead to death, how to know what love requires, and where to find steel in the heart when life makes demands on us that are greater than we think we can endure.” – Ian Morgan Cron

17: “Sons are the anchors of a mother’s life.” – Sophocles

18: “I live for my sons. I would be lost without them.” – Princess Diana

19: “And she loved a little boy very, very much even more than she loved herself.” – Shel Silverstein

20: “I have a son, who is my heart. A wonderful young man, daring and loving and strong and kind.” – Maya Angelou

Quotes About First Born Daughters

21: “Though she be but little, she is fierce.” – William Shakespeare

22: “Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move mountains.” – Napoleon

23: “To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.” – Euripides

24: “Every day is Father’s Day to me when I’m with her: when I’ll be able to hold my daughter and see her grow and see her smile. That’s Father’s Day to me every day.” – Saquon Barkley

25: “Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters, there is something which there are no words to express.” – Joseph Addison

26: “A daughter is a bundle of firsts that excite and delight, giggles that come from deep inside and are always contagious, everything wonderful and precious and your love for her knows no bounds.” – Barbara Cage

27: “Absolutely, I don’t believe in rules. As I tell my daughter when she is mischievous, ‘Well-behaved women rarely make history’” – Nia Vardalos

28: “Who can describe the transports of a beam truly parental on beholding a daughter shoot up like some fair and modest flower, and acquire, day after day, fresh beauty and growing sweetness, so as to fill every eye with pleasure and every heart with admiration?” – George Fordyce

29: “Our daughters are the most precious of our treasures, the dearest possessions of our homes and the objects of our most watchful love.” – Margaret E. Sangster

30: “My daughter is the biggest gift; I’ve said it so many times and it sounds like a cliche, but the thing about being a parent is when you think you’ve cracked it, and you’re on top of your game, they change again and you have to catch up and adjust. I feel such a responsibility to instill good values in her, to be polite, to have discipline.” – Geri Halliwell

First Born Quotes for Dads

I remember how sweet it was to see my husband with our first child. You could see this big goofball fall in love with our little guy instantly. My husband once said that he had absolutely no clue what he was doing with the baby, but did not want to let me down so he would just find a way to figure it out. (I really wish he would have asked instead). Here are some great dad and first child quotes. 

31: “Some dads liken the impending birth of a child to the beginning of a great journey.” – Marcus Jacob Goldman

32: “The nature of impending fatherhood is that you are doing something that you’re unqualified to do, and then you become qualified while doing it.” – John Green

33: “That is the thankless position of the father in the family ‘the provider for all, and the enemy of all.’” – J. August Strindberg

34: “Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.” – Charles Kettering

35: “My father didn’t tell me how to live. He lived and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland

36: “I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” – Sigmund Freud

37: “Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it.” – Mike Myers

38: “It is a wise father that knows his own child.” – William Shakespeare

39: “I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” – Umberto Eco

40: “[Man adopts] a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life.” – Tom Wolfe

Sweet Baby Quotes About Your First Born

41: “A baby is as pure as an angel and as fresh as a blooming flower.” – Debasish Mridha

42: “Babies are such a nice way to start people.” – Don Herold

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

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

45: “Babies are always more trouble than you thought and more wonderful.” – Charles Osgood

46: “Make no mistake about why these babies are here, they are here to replace us.” – Jerry Seinfeld

47: “Ah, babies! They’re more than just adorable little creatures on whom you can blame your farts.” – Tina Fey

48: “People who say, they sleep like a baby, usually don’t have one.” – Leo Burke

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

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

Quotes About Parenting Your First Child

51: “Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” – Elizabeth Stone

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

53: “It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into.” – Terri Guillemets

54: “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” – Milton Berle

55: “Always kiss your children goodnight, even if they’re already asleep.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr

56: “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

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

58: “The amazing thing about becoming a parent is that you will never again be your own first priority.” – Olivia Wilde

59: “As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen.” – Winnie the Pooh

60: “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

Quotes All About Mothering Your First Child

61: “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

62: “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

63: “A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin.” – Amy Tan

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

65: “A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart till the day you die.” – Mary Mason

66: “Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws.” – Barbara Kingsolver

67: “To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” – Maya Angelou

68: “I believe the choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” – Oprah

69: “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” – Sophia Loren

70: “We have a secret in our culture, and it’s not that birth is painful. It’s that women are strong.” – Laura Stavoe Harm

Quotes About Miracle First Children

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

72: “Sometimes we are in the middle of the miracle, we just don’t know it yet.” – Jonathan Ray

73: “Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.” – Augustine of Hippo

74: “Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” – Henry David Thoreau

75: “Miracles happen every day. Not just in remote country villages or at holy sites halfway across the globe, but here, in our own lives.” – Deepak Chopra

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a quote about the first born?

Here are some quotes about the first born:
“As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen.” – Winnie the Pooh
“The amazing thing about becoming a parent is that you will never again be your own first priority.” – Olivia Wilde
“You are my sun, my moon, and all of my stars.” – E.E. Cummings

What does your first born teach you?

In the wise words of Winnie the Pooh, “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” That’s the most important lesson my first born taught me.

What are some good baby quotes?

Here are some good baby quotes:
“As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen.” – Winnie the Pooh
“Ah, babies! They’re more than just adorable little creatures on whom you can blame your farts.” – Tina Fey
“Join them in their world when they’re little so you’ll be welcome in their world when they get big.” – L.R. Knost

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