Parents of baby featured in viral C-section photo: 'It was such an amazing moment...'

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by Catherine Holland

GMAZ interview by Kaley O'Kelley

Posted on January 2, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 9 at 6:39 AM

PHOENIX -- Alicia and Randy Atkins knew their baby girl would be photogenic before she was even born.

Randy captured an amazing shot of this soon-to-be-born daughter, Nevaeh, poking her tiny hand out of her mother's womb and tightly grasping the finger of the doctor helping to bring her into the world.

“The doctor called me over and said, ‘Hey, she's grabbing my finger.’  So I ran over there and just grabbed the shot and I was just in awe looking at it.  It was such an amazing picture,” Randy told 3TV's Jason Volentine, adding that he was nervous about missing the precious and fleeting moment as he hurried to snap a picture.

Unsure how people might react, the couple posted their very special photo on Facebook the day after Christmas, nearly three months after Nevaeh was born.

"Truly amazing. I am in awe of this photo," Alicia wrote on the page.

She's not alone. With more than 1,200 likes (as of this posting) and 270 shares, the photo is a Facebook hit. 

“We didn't think we were going to get such positive feedback," Alicia told Voluntine. "We thought we would get more negative ‘that's disgusting …. [Instead] everybody just thought it was the best thing in the world."

 

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