The first time a mother holds her newborn baby will always go down as one of the best moments in her life. It’s no surprise why a new mom holding her newborn son for the first time is going viral – the breathtaking photos and video captures the exact moment this mother fell completely in love. Jessica’s baby boy was sent to the NICU for evaluation after he was born 10 weeks early. During this difficult time, the new mother was only able to glimpse her baby for a few moments.
Hugo weighed 2 pounds, 1 ounce at birth, according to his parents. He was immediately taken to the hospital’s NICU and then, 12 hours later, was transferred to a local children’s hospital.
“I remember the moment very clearly,” Jessica said. “I’ll never forget it, regardless of the video.”
“It was just a feeling of peace and calm that came over me right away,” she continued. “It wasn’t the ideal meeting that every mom hopes for but it was probably even more profound because we had to wait and because of everything we went through.”
“Never did I anticipate seeing the exact moment that she fell completely in love with him. The bond between Mother and Son immediately solidified.”
In the video, Jessica is seen breaking down into tears – clearly overwhelmed at the beauty and love of meeting her son. There may not be words to express how Jessica felt, so this video of her finally touching Hugo to her chest will suffice – and delicately using a finger to stroke his tiny back – shows the undeniable power of a mother’s love.