Husband Tells Photographer The Real Reason He Cried After The Birth Of His Son

September 3, 2018

Kirstie Perez of Kirstie Perez Photography in Dallas, Texas had told a new father that she captured him crying seeing his son for the first time. But that's not why he was crying.

dad crying seeing wife smile first time in 10 months
Credit: Kirstie Perez Photography

This is what Kirstie Perez wrote:

"He helplessly watched his wife vomit profusely for 285+ days. He witnessed her lose 30 pounds in pregnancy not being able to nourish herself due to Hyperemesis Gravidarum & preeclampsia.

She was hospitalized 4 times for dehydration throughout her pregnancy. Ate more dinners on the front steps of their home than he could count because any scent literally made her ill.

After months of simply being there for her as much as possible, he supported her during birth.

I told him I captured him crying seeing his son and he said, 'That's not why I was crying.'

Puzzled, I asked what he meant.

He teared up again and said,

'This is the first time I have seen her smile in 10 months'."

dad cries seeing wife smile after birth
Credit: Kirstie Perez Photography

"Men, please understand how powerful your empathy can be.

To all of the mothers who have traumatic pregnancies and still find a way to smile...thank you for sacrificing yourself and enduring to bring your precious child into the world. That is no easy feat."

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