Nine years ago today, I was walking around a hospital with a “New Dad” cap on.
Then… emergency c-section. APGAR score at 1-minute was something ridiculous like 2. First 7-8 hours of his life spent in the NICU. I went with him while his mom recovered. He weighed 7 lbs 7.7 oz — the scale looked like a slot machine that hit a jackpot.
I guess I did hit a jackpot with him. I never knew love like that until he was born.