Friday, March 13, 2009

Daddy's First Hold

This post comes with a short back story. When Kit and I first started dating nearly 5 years ago, he told me that he had never held a baby. This wasn't because he had any sort of aversion to have kids - in fact, he really wanted to be a daddy at some point - he just hadn't really ever been around small babies much and never felt the need to hold one.

Right then and there I said I thought he should wait to have his own first child be the first baby he ever held. If he made it 25 years without ever holding a baby, there was no need to not save that special experience. His sister had her first baby almost two years ago, and Kit waited to hold her until she was a few months old.

That said, last night was one of the most beautiful moments in the history of our relationship. Although Kit was super apprehensive (can you say, "deer in headlights?"), we convinced him (quite easily) to hold his beautiful baby girl. Here's the special moment captured on video and in pictures.

From March 12, 2009 Video

Click on the picture above or the link below the picture to watch the video.

Nervously getting ready.

Tense as can be, not wanting to move a muscle.

What an amazing moment.

Sleeping safely in her daddy's arms. She was smitten immediately and completely peaceful. The whole time.

Proud daddy.

Despite Elise only weighing 2 pounds, 5.6 ounces, Kit's arm cramped when they put her back in the crib and was hurting quite badly. Typical first baby holding experience, especially for first time dad's...adorable.


Our growing family said...

that is so so so so sweet! love that last pic!

CMC said...

Aww! That is so cool that he waited to hold a newborn for his first baby. Aaron has never changed a diaper before and even though he had the opportunity to "practice" on his nephew recently, we decided to wait to make his first diaper change be our little girl :) I'm with Tarena, I love that last picture!

Unknown said...

YEE-HAW!! Way to go Kit!! CUTE CUTE CUTE:):) I can't believe you went from the kid who wouldn't change his underwear at camp for a week to a proud dad who looks marvelous holding his little girl! I LOVE IT!!!

PS. This comment wont get published will it? All because of one camp incident...that's a shame:):)

Katie said...

So precious. What a proud papa! :-)