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Baby Reaches Out During Delivery to Hold Doctor's Hand (PHOTO)

by Jeanne Sager on January 2, 2013 at 12:52 PM

baby grabbing doctor's fingerI've always believed that you can tell a lot about a child's personality from the get-go. Even little babies show us hints of who they are going to be when they grow up. And when new dad Randy Atkins captured a now viral photo of his baby girl reaching out of her mom's womb to grab the doctor's finger right in the middle of her C-section, he got photographic evidence of her little personality.

Little Nevaeh Atkins is parents' Alicia and Randy's third child, and she's already tugged fingers and heartstrings alike ... all thanks to Dad's quick finger on that shutter.

The photo is magical, breathtaking, but I looked and I had to laugh. Is she going to be a handful or what? Yes, the pun is very much intended. I apologize. But something tells me Neveah -- whose mom is a professional photographer by the way, although Dad snapped the viral photo -- is going to be a kid who isn't afraid to let people know how she feels.

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As the mother of a spunky kid myself, I can't say that we got the heads up quite THAT early. Although, come to think of it, I had to be induced more than week after my due date ... signs of her seriously German stubborn streak, perhaps? But we were certainly clued in during the first week when she was already flipping over on her stomach (so much for "back to sleep") and showed very definite ideas on how she wanted to eat!

Congratulations to the Atkins family on their amazing little girl. She's bound to be a lot of fun!

How about your baby? When did they first start showing "personality"? Was it as early as this little sweetie?


Image via A Classic Pin-Up/Facebook

Filed Under: baby first year


  • kaerae
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    January 2, 2013 at 1:36 PM
    That's a reflex, not a personality.
  • Kit
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    January 2, 2013 at 2:03 PM
    Right picture, wrong story.
  • unkno...


    January 2, 2013 at 2:07 PM

     kaerae.. i agree... this is a old story... how about something new!!!

  • Stacey
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    January 2, 2013 at 2:16 PM
    This picture isn't what it seems. It has been debunked quite a while ago. Please research things before posting them.
  • Mommy...


    January 2, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    @unknownstar- This isn't old, it happened just a month or so ago. I think you are thinking of the life saving inutero surgery photo. Not this one. 

  • hello...


    January 2, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Awh this is sweet!

  • Reepi...


    January 2, 2013 at 2:30 PM
    All of my children reached out to grab fingers or anything else after they were born. I hardly think that this reflects personality.
    Btw, the idea that a late baby is stubborn is so over played. My latest baby is also my most laid baby child. He just wasnt ready to come yet and still had growing to do.
  • Mommy...


    January 2, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    Maybe THIS  is what you guys are thinking of?

  • Angie...


    January 2, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Really awesome picture!

  • abra819


    January 2, 2013 at 5:00 PM

    leave it to women to have an you guys are hilarious!

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