Whoever said love at first sight doesn’t exist never experienced parenthood, and Sam and I fell in love before we even saw him- it was love at first sound for us. I’ll never forget the moment we heard his first cries. We never planned on being rushed in to have him via emergency C-Section. After hours of labor and some fearful moments Sam suited up and we headed into a white surgery suite. Our hearts were full of fear and the stress we had floating around us was palpable. But behind that blue curtain, as Sam held my hand tightly, our little son cried out as he entered this world. I gasped and Sam and I quickly turned to one another with shock in our eyes. I knew he felt it too, that jarring amazement and instant love that rocked us both to the core. Tears streamed down our faces as our long time friend (who just happened to work out at the hospital) handed us our son for the first time. I cried as Sam held him before me and said through his own emotion, “He’s absolutely beautiful, Brittany. You did so good. I love you so much.” It was by far the greatest moment of both our lives.
Now he is safe in our arms at home as we all get settled into being a family of three. Sookie, our little pom, has fallen just as in love with him, it would seem. She guards him constantly and cries when he cries. I didn’t realize the recovery from a c-section would be so hard, or that I would cry as much as the baby in the first weeks at home. It’s all worth it… Every last tear and painful day of recovery is nothing compared to how lucky and blessed we both feel. Maybe one day my mama bear senses will calm and I may let other people besides his dad and me snuggle him too. Merry Christmas everyone! Enjoy some pictures from his first moments to his first newborn Santa shoot. May your holidays be as amazing as ours have already been.