Jacee Dellapena really wanted to be there when her brother was born, but she didn’t quite expect she’d be this close.
The 12-year-old Mississippi resident was worried she would be too short to see the baby’s birth on Tuesday.
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But her mother’s doctor had an idea: why not let Jacee deliver the baby herself?
“I was like, what? No,” Dede Carraway, Dellapena’s mom, told Mississippi News Now.
But eventually she approved the idea. So Jacee, with the help of the doctor, put on scrubs and was the first member of her family to hold the baby when he entered the world.
Cayson Carraway was born at seven pounds, six ounces. Jacee’s emotion at delivering her brother was on full display in a series of photos that were shared on Facebook over 180,000 times as of Friday night.
Dede experienced a painful birth, as the epidural didn’t work.
But it was all worth it when …
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