That first time a mother holds their child is confusing, breathtaking, and awe-inspiring. It can also be funny, beautiful, and feel completely surreal. Below is a list that hopefully encapsulates all of those feelings within each photo, and gives a better understanding as to what moms are like. Not all moms are the same. Some are goofy, some are sensitive or shy, some are energetic and excited, but one thing is for sure – all of these moms love their babies. Enjoy the following photos, as well as the quotes from the mothers within each picture!

Beautiful Moment

“There you are after all this time. Like I’ve known you forever.”

Unprepared Love

“We weren’t ready for you, but we are willing to do anything to make you happy for the rest of our lives.”

Ready For This

“Sh*t just got real!”

Mom’s Little Buddy

“We didn’t find out if we were having a boy or girl, so my thoughts were, ‘It’s a boy! And he’s perfect. And he’s here.’ Then I said to him, ‘Hey buddy.'”

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