20 Moms And Their First Photos With Their Babies



That first time a mother holds their child is confusing, breathtaking, and awe-inspiring. It can also be funny, beautiful, and feel completely surreal. Below is a list that hopefully encapsulates all of those feelings within each photo, and gives a better understanding as to what moms are like. Not all moms are the same. Some are goofy, some are sensitive or shy, some are energetic and excited, but one thing is for sure – all of these moms love their babies. Enjoy the following photos, as well as the quotes from the mothers within each picture!

Beautiful Moment

“There you are after all this time. Like I’ve known you forever.”

Unprepared Love

“We weren’t ready for you, but we are willing to do anything to make you happy for the rest of our lives.”

Ready For This

“Sh*t just got real!”

Mom’s Little Buddy

“We didn’t find out if we were having a boy or girl, so my thoughts were, ‘It’s a boy! And he’s perfect. And he’s here.’ Then I said to him, ‘Hey buddy.'”

Perfect Baby

“I thought to myself how much I unnecessarily worried because of your prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis when you were meant to be exactly who you are-PERFECT!”

Three’s Company

“Oh My God three babies just came out of my belly!!!!!”

Meaning of Life

“I stared at this little being; a being that is part of my husband and part of myself and I realized I would never love anything more in the world than this precious boy. The birth was a blur, but when he was laid against my skin, it was as if the world stopped. My life and it’s meaning crystal clear.”

Best Day

“For once in my life, nothing was going through my mind. I was completely present in a moment in a way I never had been before. If there was noise, I didn’t hear it. If someone was talking, I didn’t notice. I was just …. There. With him.”

Bittersweet Moments

“I was just so overcome with emotion, all I could do was cry. I was so happy to finally hold her, but also sad to know that I wouldn’t feel her little kicks from the inside.”

So Lucky

“The first time I was able to see my 28 weeker born at 1 pound 11 oz. I was able to see him 9 hours after birth. My first thought were how tiny he was and if he was honestly going to live. I’ll never forget it. But now he’s a happy one year old.”

Maneuvering For Photos

“So THIS is how I can hold both twins for a photo.”

Love For Everything

“Relief, triumph, and awe. No words could describe that moment. The love for my baby, my body, and my husband were overwhelming.”

Fallen In Love

“… And then we were 3! Amazing how you can fall in love with someone so little so fast.. A long 3rd trimester in and out of the hospital but we finally got to meet our baby girl right on the day she was supposed to arrive. We love our beautiful princess!”

Three Generations

“This is my first baby and my sweet Mama who caught him. She passed away when he was only 3 years old, so I treasure this picture. My son was delivered by the same midwife who delivered me, a full circle moment. I was thinking I was so proud of myself for doing it!”

Mama’s Girl

“She came out screaming and as soon as they held her to my face and I spoke to her she stopped crying. My thought was ‘she knows my voice, and she needs me.'”

Love At First Sight

“This is the true meaning of love at first sight…”

Tiny Little Fighter

“I had my son at 25 weeks. He was 1 lb 12 oz and 12 inches long. I got to hold him 72 hours after his birth. My first thought was to not cry until after the picture!! My heart was so full of emotion and I was in such awe of my tiny little fighter.”

Excited Mom

“I couldn’t wait to see what she looked like! In this moment, I wanted to protect her, guide her, and be her cheerleader for ever through anything.”

Waited For Her

“I was told it was a slim chance of getting pregnant, and if I did, I could miscarry — so I was nervous my entire pregnancy trying to keep positive yet still prepared for the inevitable. And then when I held her everything became real. It was a truly memorable and beautiful feeling.”

Like Mother, Like Daughter

“Yeah. She’s mine.”