Airport Erupts in Cheers as Brooks Lindsey Becomes a Dad
There was one small bit of good news in the fact that Haley Lindsey‘s delivery was expected to be a challenging one. Due to Army regulations, a risky birth meant that her husband Brooks, a soldier, was going to be able to fly home and be with her at the hospital.
Things didn’t quite go as planned, however. The soon-to-be-Dad was in an airport on a layover as delivery began.
His mother-in-law, however, just couldn’t bear to let the father to be miss such an important event. Determined, she snuck her phone into the delivery room and began to FaceTime with Brooks. The secret was out pretty quickly however and as Haley explained to Love What Matters, “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.”
Thankfully, the connection was allowed. Meanwhile, a passenger in the terminal also figured out what was happening. She filmed the nervous soldier as he began to watch the birth process.
Despite his shocked face, Brooks offered words of encouragement to his wife. As Haley described it, “Brooks was telling me it was okay, and I was doing so good and I heard him wincing and saying ‘wow!’ through my pushes.”
And Brooks wasn’t the only one! “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!’ So, the airport personnel let him sit there and watch till it was over!”
Here’s the FaceTime screenshot taken as the soldier saw his new daughter Millie for the first time. LOVE it!
The new Dad then quickly hopped aboard the connecting flight home to Jackson, MS.
“Once it was over he turned off his phone, got on his plane and landed in Jackson airport at 7 pm and Millie was born at 5:23 pm (7 pounds 6 ounces 21 inches long 2 weeks early) when Brooks got to the hospital I asked all 17 people to leave the room.”
Technology. As much as sometimes we curse it? Other times it’s a darn good thing.