Soldier cries as he watches wife give birth over FaceTime in airport


A soldier delayed at an airport watched his wife give birth to their daughter over FaceTime.

Brooks Lindsey sat slumped in a corner as he watched his wife Haley give birth in Brandon, Mississippi to a baby girl named Millie Fritz Anne Lindsey on Friday.

A woman travelling with him from El Paso, Texas filmed the doting father's concerned reactions to the birth, his eyes glued to the screen as he nervously took deep breaths and cried when his daughter was born.

The little girl named Millie Fritz Anne Lindsey was born at 5:23pm.


Her father arrived to the airport two hours after she was born 

Doting dad: His wife Haley said on meeting Millie for the first time 'He picked her up and held her for five minutes and kept saying "wow I can't believe we just had a baby"'

Millie was born at seven pounds, six ounces on May 5 and she was two weeks early


Love birds; Haley and Brooks pictured above, tied the knot in November 2017

'He called me as soon as that flight landed in Dallas at 2:38 central time and I was 5 centimeters dilated. He was scheduled to take off at 3:55 but LUCKILY his flight was delayed to 5:45. Without that delay Brooks would have been in the air and unable to FaceTime!' she said.

She then asked her step mother and mother-in-law to stay in the room as she went into labor at 5pm. 

It was her mother-in-law who secretly FaceTimed Brooks. 

'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!" So, the airport personnel let him sit there and watch till it was over!' she added.

The father then cried when he saw his little girl on the screen. 

She was born two weeks early on Friday May 5 at 5:23pm at seven pounds, six ounces. 

'Then he hurried off onto his flight and landed in Jackson, Mississippi at 7pm. 

'When he walked in at 7:20 it was just Millie and me. He picked her up and held her for five minutes and kept saying "wow I can't believe we just had a baby" but the entire time I was already dreading him leaving four days later,' she said. 

The post of Brooks watching the FaceTime birth has gone viral with more than 99,000 shares. His wife's video of his reactions to the birth have already racked up more than 56,000 views.