First Look

So here is the culmination of that strange trip. I awoke to a healthy baby seemingly staring in my direction, maybe she smelled me? When I first looked at her, my stomach contracted in the start of a hard cry and it hurt because if the surgery so I actually had to look away from her to get composed. Useless really as I just started crying when my husband brought her over to me to hold. I was still groggy from the anesthesia so my husband had to cradle us both because I was afraid I might drop her.

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Anonymous said... December 10, 2008 at 8:37 AM  

Oh FF. I loooooove that photo. I'm so glad you shared it. What a sight...the two of you 'meeting' each other.

Anonymous said... December 10, 2008 at 9:53 AM  

I have a sad shriveled black heart. But I am CRYING, that picture was so beautiful! Seriously, I gotta go get a kleenex.

Spatula said... December 10, 2008 at 2:42 PM  

Wow. So sweet. Incredible moment! And a huge-looking baby :-D

A Free Man said... December 10, 2008 at 4:02 PM  

What a wonderful photo, Chris!

Anonymous said... December 11, 2008 at 1:56 AM  

Great photo!

Anonymous said... December 12, 2008 at 5:48 AM  

That is a great photo, didnt realise it was actually you and your daughter, that is amazing. You both look in collusion, as though you are understanding what each other went through, and both look quite vulnerable and young. Beautiful pic.

MJ said... December 12, 2008 at 12:42 PM  

What a beautiful picture.

Anonymous said... December 13, 2008 at 11:32 AM  

Oh this made me cry too! Beautiful.

Bluestreak said... January 6, 2009 at 8:04 AM  

absolutely stunning photo

Sarah said... April 19, 2009 at 6:22 PM  

That is by far the most moving photo I have seen in a long time.

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