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Dad holds son for the first time on Father's Day

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

When you have a child, the first thing you want to do is hold him or her.

For an eastern Iowa man, it's been a long wait, but he finally gets the chance to hold his son.

Darrel Wanzer-Serrano says it was one of the most wonderful experiences in his life. 

He was able to hold his 5-week-old son for the first time on Father's Day. 

The dad posted a picture on Facebook, saying best Father's Day ever.

His little boy, named C.J., was born on May 15th. 

That's almost four months before his due date on September 1st. 

C.J. weighed less than one pound when he was born.

C.J.'s been under intensive care at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. 

But because of the progress he's made, C.J. was able to be picked up by his dad. 

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