The birth of a baby is an extremely special time. People gather to welcome the new life and to congratulate the proud parents. Most of the time, both parents are able to be there to bring their little one into the world, but unfortunately, sometimes it just doesn't work out that way. This soldier was getting ready to be deployed for nine months, when he got a call that stopped everyone in their tracks.
You see, her husband, Brooks, is in the military and the only way he could come home to witness the birth of his child is if there's some sort of emergency. At first, it seemed like there was no hope for the couple to be together because Haley's doctor said that everything was fine. Until she received a phone call later that day.
"She told me to be at the hospital in an hour and they would go ahead and induce," wrote Haley. "I called Brooks frantic and he was so excited! I then went on to call Red Cross and let them know it was indeed an emergency and they simply just needed clarification from my doctor," she continued.
The Red Cross confirmed Haley's condition and instructed her to tell Brooks to get a flight home for the next morning. Haley's water broke at 7 am the next day and the pitocin was started. Unfortunately, Brooks' flight was delayed three hours and he would be stuck in Dallas.
Haley's mother-in-law was in the delivery room with her and decided to FaceTime Brooks! She hid the phone in her shirt as she watched Haley push.
**"When I began to push, the doctor asked what she was doing, and she showed my doctor Brooks’ face on the screen and she realized what was going on," wrote Haley.** "My doctor told her to pull the phone out and show him what was going on. Brooks was telling me it was okay, and I was doing so good and I heard him wincing and saying ‘wow!’ through my pushes."
"I could hear people in the airport talking and cheering! Brooks then went on to say that they were making him board and needed to get off as soon as she finally started to crown and all I remember was my Doctor screaming ‘Don’t let him board the flight! She’s here! She’s here!’"
As soon as the baby was born, Brooks boarded the plane and flew to meet his beautiful baby daughter, Millie. "When he walked in at 7:20 it was just Millie and me," Haley said. "He picked her up and held her for five minutes and kept saying 'wow I can’t believe we just had a baby.'"