A 12-year-old girl in Jackson, Mississippi just had the experience of a lifetime after doctors let her deliver her baby brother. Photos of the beautiful moment would soon go viral on social media, gaining praise from many netizens.
“I started crying because I thought I wasn’t going to get to see him be born, because I was too short,” said Jacee Dellapena.
According to Jacee’s mom, Dede Carraway, Jacee had been very excited about her upcoming baby brother. Some years ago, when her other brother was born, she had wanted to witness the event in the delivery room but her parents thought she was too young for it.
This year, Dede and her husband decided this would be their last child; thus, they wanted Jacee to be in the delivery room just as she had wished for those past years.
When they told the doctors about their wish, they were surprised when one asked the girl if she wanted to be the one to deliver her brother.
“Doctor Wolf said, ‘Why don’t you just let her suit up and deliver the baby?’ And I said ‘What? No!’” revealed Dede. But she later relented after the doctors assured her they will be there every step of the way.
The young girl stood in front of the doctor and was fully suited up for the procedure. Then, she was even allowed to be the one to pull the baby out! She was even the one who cut the umbilical cord.
When 7-pound, 6-ounce Cayson Carraway came out, Jacee was crying. The emotional moment was captured on camera, warming hearts all across the world.
The young girl excitedly said, “I actually, like delivered him, like, he let me actually push down and pull the baby out….I was like, wow, like I’ve played fake doctor before, but this is, like, the real thing, this is the real deal. I was really nervous.”
She plans on becoming a veterinarian but we wouldn’t be surprised if she’d consider becoming an OB-GYNE from now on…
What’s a Veterinarian?
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