Mom Holds Her Preemie Baby for First Time 60 Hours After He's Born (VIDEO)

Touching viral video of a new mom finally holding her preemie baby

No matter the pregnancy journey, all new mothers have one thing in common: the desire to hold their precious child. Sadly, not all get the opportunity immediately after they deliver -- and Jessica happens to be one who didn't. After delivering her son 10 weeks early, Jessica wasn't able to touch her boy for almost three days. This video, of Mom holding her preemie for the first time, will touch you to the core.


I am ... at a loss for words.

The pure emotion of this mother, and her connection to her baby boy Hugo, is raw and extremely touching.

"The Exact Moment She Fell Completely In Love With Him

"This is a video of the first time Jessica held her 10 week premature baby, Hugo. After being delivered by c-section he was quickly whisked away to the NICU to be evaluated. Jessica was only briefly able to see him as she needed to recover as well. It wasn't until almost 60 hours later that Jessica was finally able to hold her baby boy for the first time.I took this video hoping to catch a moment, never did I anticipate seeing the exact moment that she fell completely in love with him. The bond between Mother and Son immediately solidified. I hope that this video can show people that Love is the most important thing in anyone's life. Without it we will simply exist, when the goal is to live." <3 A Love What Matters Original Video#LoveWhatMatters

Posted by Love What Matters on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

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Wow, oh, wow ... where to start.

I'm so thankful to Love What Matters for sharing this video. We need to see this. It's incredibly easy to forget the struggles and complications mothers can experience, while it's all too easy to pass judgment on how and where a mom delivered.

Thinking back to my own pregnancies, I know I would've been a complete and total wreck if I hadn't been able to hold my sons right after their births. But guess what? There are many mothers, like Jessica, who aren't able -- sometimes waiting a month or more to have their first embrace.

This video is an eye-opener to the joys a child brings to a mother's life.

Oh, this is going to stick with me for a while.

Definitely need some more Kleenex.



Image via Love What Matters/Facebook

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