My dear friend Anna sent me this email the other day, and it really resonated with me as I just held my very first baby a few weeks ago. Yes I realize that it is strange that I have gone 23 years without a little baby nugget in my arms, but I was holding out for a real stunner, and I think my favorite little Charlie Man was about as good as it gets in terms of cuddly baby.
Anyway, if there are any other nervous baby holders out there, I hope you find this tutorial helpful:
Step 1: First, uh, find a baby
Step 2: Make sure the object you found is indeed a baby by employing classic sniffing techniques
Step 3: Next you will need to flatten the baby before beginning the Hugging process
Step 4: The “Paw Slide”, simply slide paws around baby and prepare for potential close up
Step 5: Finally, this is your moment, Hug, Smile, and Lean, CHEESE!