Amazing Photos of Moms Meeting Their Babies for the First Time

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Image via Sabrina Banks

If I could travel back in time and relive one (OK, maybe three) moments of my life, it would be the first moment I locked eyes with my brand new baby.

In 2009, 2011, and 2013, my life changed in an instant, and it was an amazing experience. Sadly, I don't even have photos of the first time I met Xander or Noah, so I arranged to have a birth photographer at Ryker's labor and delivery. Unfortunately, timing didn't work out, but at least my husband took photos with our DSLR.

If I had to describe what I felt that very moment my third son was placed on my chest, I would describe it as incredible. I asked moms to share with me the first moment they met their child and one word to describe the experience. I am a birth junkie, so these photos make me so happy!

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Image via Candice McDaniel

One word to describe the experience:

Finally!

Candice McDaniel, mommy in the midwest

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Image via Jessica Lacey Photography

One word to describe the experience:

Surreal

Jessica Carbone, Caterpillar Family

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Image via Sarah Evans It's a Vol

One word to describe the experience:

Confusion

Sarah Evans, mom of two girls, Vol Family Life

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Image via Candice McDaniel

One word to describe the experience:

Complete

Candice McDaniel, boy mom of two

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Image via Cheryl Jenkins

One word to describe the experience:

Overwhelmed

Cheryl Jenkins, mom of two boys and creator/owner of the Cozywoggle

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Image via Sarah Evans

One word to describe the experience:

Butterflies

Sarah Evans, mom of two

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Image via Amber Hostiles

One word to describe the experience:

Relief

Amber Hostiles, mom of two girls

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Image via Kaley Poag

One word to describe the experience:

Relief

Kaley Poag, mom of three boys and blogger at Rogue Poags

Sabrina Banks
Image via Sabrina Banks

The one word that describes the experience:

Transforming

Sabrina Banks

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Amazing Photos of Moms Meeting Their Babies for the First Time

Mindi is a working mom with three boys ages 4, 2, and an infant (born June 2013). She spent her first 8 years of her career in Speech-Language Pathology at a Children's Hospital. She currently works with adults and children in home health. The real fun for her happens when she is at home with her boys, chasing them around and pretending to be a super hero. She blogs about life as a working mom at Simply Stavish. Her weekly feature, Words in the Sand, teaches parents how to grow their child's s ... More

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  1. Profile photo of Stephanie Stephanie says:

    One word to describe my first meeting with my daughter: perfection

  2. Profile photo of verochka31 verochka31 says:

    beautiful moment! not the same as natural delivery but just as meaningful and memorable

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