That Feeling You Get When You Hold Your Baby for the First Time (w/ video)

In family friends by Michael Michelini8 Comments

2014-06-19 09.01.01
This is what makes life living for. I promise it is one of the last “baby update” blogs for a while and I’ll get back on track. But really, this blog has always been titled “Happiness in Pursuit” and right now, this is a major milestone.

After 26 days since my first born son, Miles, was born, I finally got to hold him in my arms. The photo in today’s post is literally the first minute after I held him for the first time….the feeling – words cannot describe. This is my new life’s journey. He needs me and my support for the next 18 years! I need to take care of him, I never want to feel so helpless again like I have felt in the past 3 weeks waiting for him. It was a living nightmare.

I have also recorded a video here – to really capture how this went down. Originally I was recording it for fun, then when we had to go into the ambulance I recorded it for evidence in case something horrible happened, and then I started to think I should make this a video for my friends and family back home and around the world. The youtube link is: or watch it embedded below:

Life is really precious, amazing – so fragile, and we need to appreciate every day we are on this earth.

Oh ya, and I need to earn more money – so that my child never has to go into such a horrible hospital situation again – and not in China – hopefully never again. Hong Kong is the target from now on!

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  1. Great to see that all has turned out so well for you guys. Great looking kid! Make sure you keep the styling hat, great keepsake when he turns 35. Don’t know where you got the 18 stuff, more like for the rest of your life. Congratulations.

  2. You can always leave and pretend it never happened.

  3. Hi Mike, I watched the whole video 3 times, it’s hard for me to imagine such a situation, but I’m glad the baby is strong and he made it. I literally had tears in my eyes when I watched this video, it’s such a beautiful thing and he’s so precious, your wife is really brave and she’s also very lucky to have you there. Congratulations on the newborn, and congratulations on being a father, not every man will take such a big responsibility to become a father, it takes a fool with a d*ck to make a baby, but it takes a man to raise the baby and be a father. I hope everything will be fine, I wish the best for the baby and I hope maybe one day Miles and my baby girl(still 20 weeks away) could play together!!

    1. thanks Mockingbird – glad you were so moved by the video. It has made us so much more appreciative.

      would be awesome if your newborn girl could play with Miles – when and where! 🙂

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