I had four babies....only two while awake (#2 & #3). I know those two did immediately. #1 lived 5 months with barely any functioning as she sustained brain damage. Never cried during her life. I do not know about #4 but he didn't cry much as a baby either. He was ALWAYS happy. :)
No. She was a healthy color and breathing, but she just opened one little eye and looked at me, seemed content and looked like she was ready to snuggle in. But then the nurses took her immediately for "routine procedure". She didn't start crying until they put her in the bassist and started harassing her. I have a birth plan specifically for the baby this time, which involves the nurses leaving us alone for the golden hour.
My first daughter was born blue and rushed away before I could even hold her. She had breathed in meconium during birth and wasn't breathing. They rushed her to a plane and flew her to Denver. I didn't hear her cry until the next day when I drove there to be with her.
My second baby didn't cry either, but not for the same reason. She just came out all serious, strictly business. lol she was just looking around, checking everything out.
The doctor had her. She let out an angry kind of yell/grunts.
Then he placed her on my chest on she made little noises that reminded me of a puppy. When they took her too clean her up she stayed with the angry yell/grunt again. She didn't acutely cry until later that night.
She was too busy trying to look around.