Before the dawn of instant updates on social media, news and pictures of newborn babies took hours, if not days. Maybe Dad took pictures at the hospital, but he had to wait until he got home from the hospital before he could e-mail them to family, friends, and coworkers.
Now, dads are capturing pictures of their newborns (because moms are kind of too busy for that) and post them to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter minutes after baby’s birth. You might even find photos taken SECONDS afterward, but that’s typical of parents who invite a few others to witness the birth of their new bundle of joy.
Here are 12 photos we found on Instagram of newborns we find incredibly cute, touching, and all-around adorable.