There’s a very simple reason why Father’s day is so widely celebrated, and that’s because dads are awesome. Check out these professional pictures of dads in the delivery room to see what we mean. They’ll make you laugh and cry at the same time.
“This baby’s mom had just handed her to her father for some skin-to-skin … and this sweet girl was clearly absolutely smitten! At less than two hours old, she was raising her head to look straight into his eyes.”
“Just before a gestational surrogate gave birth to their son in Kingston, Ontario, a midwife screamed “shirts off” so new dads Frank Nelson and BJ Barone would be ready to hold their baby against their bare chests for skin-to-skin bonding.”
“This couple had really, really wanted a baby for several years. While I was waiting for the baby’s father to come out from the OR, his sister said, ‘I can hear him crying from here!’ One minute later, we saw him — covered in happy tears and holding his baby girl.”
“I adore this image of my sweet husband. In the midst of pushing I told him (strongly) “Do not move!” His head was the perfect resting spot for my foot. Throughout my entire pregnancy and birth he told me: I know you can do this. You’re going to be absolutely amazing. He’s been my rock again and again.”
“As the pushing phase progressed, this first-time dad grew more and more excited to meet his daughter. As her head started to emerge, he repeatedly covered his face in wonderment and awe. Her first breath certainly took his breath away!”