‘Gut-wrenching mix of joy… and heartbreak at letting your “baby” go’: A mom hugging her daughter goodbye before giving birth to another child is the photo every parent will relate to


There is a photograph that is going viral this week, which pretty much sums up this moment so familiar to nearly every second-, third-, or fourth-time mom. In the image, taken by Portland, Oregon photographer Laura Paulescu, mom Nikki Colquitt — wife of Broncos punter Britton Colquitt — gives her daughter a hug before delivering their third child.

The caption to the image reads: ‘Pure sweetness. Last hugs before saying goodbye to momma [sic] & the last time she would sit on that big round belly with her sister still inside.’

The image is making the Internet rounds again and was featured on Love What Matters — garnering over 16k likes.