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26 Emotional First Photos Of Dads And Their Kids

Awww.

When a parent meets their child for the first time, so many emotions can take over -- happiness, excitement, worry, relief, and many more. In honor of Father's Day, we asked the HuffPost Parents community to share the first photos taken of dads and their babies, and the results were amazing. Check them out below, and add your first photos to the comments.

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Tina Schumacher Gess
My husband was a tad emotional about the whole thing. I think it's because I went into labor out of town and it was an urgent C-section, so we didn't have much time to prepare to meet him. It was truly an intense and happy moment after years of battling fertility issues.
2
Kelly Evans
Daddy and Bo, minutes after his arrival. We did not find out the gender of our baby, so this is daddy looking at his firstborn, a son.
3
David Hewes
My sweet little buddy! Best Valentine's Day gift ever!!!
4
Roxanne Buckman
Our son was about 1 hour old in this picture. We had some medical issues with me after the birth, so we didn't start taking pictures until everything settled down. He snuggled with daddy for most of the first hour of his life.
5
Kat Peterson
My husband with our daughter while they stitched me up.
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Amber-Lyn Long
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Jared Tatum
Daddy and Zora hours after she was born, he was giving her some good ole skin to skin contact.
8
Brandi Wright Pergament
At the hospital -- mirror selfie with Baby Aria and big bro Ian!
9
Chantel Kasriel
7/27/15 the birth of our identical twin boys. They were less than an hour old in this picture. Best day of our lives!
10
Elizabeth Sosbee Webber
With our firstborn daughter.
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Bryan Verte Solano
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Jordan Beasley
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Anndrea Hamby
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Kaysha Duffy
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Tasha Nicole Smith
Even has a hairnet for his beard, lol!
16
Keara Stein
Finally getting to hold both of them at the same time!
17
Jennifer Winter
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Nicole Danielle
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Cassandra Tronoski Maloney
The day our 4th was born. 4 kids, 5 and under.
20
Michelle Cass
I was told I could never have a baby. By a miracle, our baby girl was born. This is after my emergency C-section. My baby was blue and oxygen was given to her. Thankfully she lived. This is a very proud daddy and we couldn't ask for a better one. She was conceived naturally and we are forever grateful for our baby miracle.
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Whitney Finney
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Tara Smith
Daddy and Mackenzie-Raye in the NICU. She was born March 27, 2016 at 35 weeks and 1 day. My two loves.
23
Amy Green
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Meri Zeiff Cherry
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Samantha Jill
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Margaret Chetwynd
When we welcomed our 3rd.
27
Christina Anderson
Daddy and Son.
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