10 'Breaking Dawn' Quotes That Mushy Human Moms Will Love


Bella Edward Breaking Dawn pregnantWhether you're a Twilight-loving mom or not, there are many beautiful, must-read quotes about new motherhood in the fourth Twilight Saga book Breaking Dawn. While the fact that Bella (Kristen Stewart) finds herself pregnant by her vampire husband Edward (Robert Pattinson) -- stay with me here -- is a little, well, shall we say, less than typical, the book's passages on new motherhood will make any mother swoon and recollect on her own sweetest first feelings. Written by author Stephenie Meyer who's a mom herself, Bella's experience during and after the birth of her daughter Renesmee feels so right on, specifically in regard to those intense, first feelings of pregnancy and brand new motherhood.

Let's take a look at the 10 sweetest quotes about motherhood from Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer.

We still don't know how far the The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 movie will go into the motherhood storyline, but let's read some of the best mom moments from Bella in the Breaking Dawn book. This is the best kind of mushy mom stuff!

1. "From that first little touch, the whole world had shifted. Where before there was just one thing I could not live without, now there were two. There was no division -- my love was not split between them now; it wasn’t like that. It was more like my heart had grown, swollen up to twice its size in that moment. All that extra space, already filled. The increase was almost dizzying."

2. "This child, Edward’s child, was a whole different story. I wanted him like I wanted air to breathe. Not a choice -- a necessity."

3. "I was desperate for the precious one I guarded ..."

4. "My old mind hadn’t been capable of holding this much love. My old heart had not been strong enough to bear it."

5. "Her tiny face was so absolutely perfect that it stunned me. She was even more beautiful than her father. Unbelievable. Impossible."

6. "I had done it. Against the odds, I had been strong enough to survive Renesmee, to hold on to her until she was strong enough to live without me."

7. "Renesmee was real and I knew her. She was the same one I’d fought for from the beginning. My little nudger, the one who loved me from the inside, too. Half Edward, perfect and lovely. And half me -- which, surprisingly, made her better rather than detracting. I’d been right all along. She was worth the fight."

8. "Renesmee smelled good in a very non-food way."

9. "For the first time, I understood how Edward had been able to watch me sleep night after boring night, just to hear me talk in my sleep. I could watch Renesmee dream forever."

10. "The days were not long enough for me to get my fill of adoring my daughter."

Oh alright, and one quote from Edward and new fatherhood:

-- "I am purely full of joy, because I am missing nothing. No one has more than I do now."

Awww, this makes me remember those sweet first days after each of our two sons was born. Motherhood is hard some days, for sure, but it's equally as sweet.

Did your first days of motherhood feel this intense? What do you remember most?


Image via Summit Entertainment

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Momma... Momma2blessed

Not really... The first few days were such a blur... I was mostly in shock that I was a mom and had this little being depending on me for everything.

The intense feeling of being protective was instantaneous but the love grew every day since that first touch. It grows more everyday even 2 years later... every laugh, hug, smile just fills your heart and makes all the challenges and sacrifices of motherhood worth it!

Bertha21 Bertha21

My first days were horrible, I was soooo depressed but this is exactly how I felt after I was on my anti-depressants!!! It was so amazing and I had more love for my son than I could ever even dream of!

nonmember avatar Hannah

Renesmee????Is that a baby's name? Eek. I'm not a twilight fan. Read the books, well a couple of them, the main femle irritated the hell out of me. Sorry and all that.

eberk... eberkshire

Lol I love #8...baby smells are the best :)

kryst... krystaldawn_21

My favorite part was when out kids were first born and hearing that first cry. I cried everytime.

Photo... Photomom89

These are not THAT good. Meyer is really not a very good writer. I'm fairly certain a 14 year old could have written that dribble. Plus I'm pretty sure I remember wanting to kill myself in the first few days. Fortunately I got help and things improved but it was pretty bad. I'm not saying I'm the best writer ever but I know good writing when I see it and some of those quotes make me cringe. 

Starla Bucchi

Photomom89 so glad to know that you know everything and that millions of fans of all ages are wrong. Somehow I don't think Mrs. Meyer is hurt by your thoughts of her work. At least not while shes counting her millions. Sorry that motherhood was so tramatic for you, it seems to have made you jaded.

Beans... BeansMomma12

I remember looking at this little man that was just inside of me a few hours, days, weeks ago and thinking he was the most fascinating thing that has ever existed. And tears would fall down my cheeks because i was so happy he was all mine. The unimaginable pain that comes after labor (which no one told me about) didn't matter every time i looked at him. For my son, i would have done it a million times over.

HisB0107 HisB0107

I just finished that book for the second time a couple days ago. I really hope that the movie shows as much about how much of a change that motherhood was for Bella as the book portrade. I truly loved the books. 

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