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That Very First Photo (Third Edition)

By Monica Bielanko |

This photo is stunning.

I am so pleased that so many of you keep sending me photos of that very first moment after childbirth when you met your baby.

I can never see enough of these awesome moments. Seriously, you guys, these photos take my breath away.

Whether it’s a vaginal birth, a c-section, a water birth, epidural or not, a surrogate birth — WHATEVER — the expression of joy and pure love on a new parent’s face is simply heart-stopping. As you’re about to see, I’m not exaggerating.

Again, I’d like to invite you to send me your first photos to monicabielanko at yahoo dot com with the subject “First Photo” and a short description of the birth. Also, I’d like to specifically request photos you have of dads holding their babies for the very first time as I’d like to do a special dad edition.

Here then is a new set of first photos from readers.

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That Very First Photo (Third Edition)


Here is what Arle has to say about meeting Milla. "I feel like I look awful... especially with what I like to call my "boxer eyes" that are sooo swollen from 2 hours of pushing... wheew! lol! But it is honestly also THEE most amazing photo ever taken of me. The exact moment my heart left my body to reside inside her. The moment i discovered what true, unconditional love is.. and trust me, I'm not the cheesy-mushy type! But its all totally true."

Click here to view:  That Very First Photo (Second Edition)

Click here to view:  That Very First Photo (First Edition)

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About Monica Bielanko


Monica Bielanko

Monica Bielanko was raised on the wild frontier of late 1970's Utah. She is a recovering Mormon who married the guitar player of an unknown band. She's been married to her Babble Voices writing partner, Serge Bielanko, for the past nine years. Her personal blog, The Girl Who was in the top ten of last year's Top 50 list. Read bio and latest posts → Read Monica's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “That Very First Photo (Third Edition)

  1. Nicole says:

    My first, my son, is due in three weeks. By the 5th picture in I had tears streaming down my face (at work!). Beautiful photos!

  2. Nadia says:

    What beautiful photos! Birth is such an amazing thing. Looking at these pictures is getting me super excited to meet my little one!

  3. Stephanie says:

    I absolutely love this series you have produced! What a special time. I wish now that I hadn’t been so camera shy after mine were born. A big thanks to all the families who have shared their day for us to see. So beautiful!

  4. gina says:

    aw…these were precious pics every one of them. I hope you continue with this series!

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