The pregnant woman thought she'd have to deliver her baby alone but was in for a beautiful surprise.
Cara Rahming was in for a heck of a surprise from her husband last month. Harold Leroy Rahming, U.S. Army National Guard officer came home early from his deployment in Iraq with the U.S. Army National Guard. He made it just in time so that he could be there for the big moment of welcoming their first child together. Cara was worried that she'd have this baby without her husband by her side, but Harold made sure he wouldn't miss this beautiful moment with his wife.
“There were times that I didn't think I was gonna make it,” Harold Rahming confessed to Good Morning America. The U.S. Army captain and physician had been stationed in Iraq for three months. “I figured I probably could make September 22, that was kind of the plan, to be in the hospital by the time the baby was discharged.”
"Harold had been planning for weeks to surprise his wife by returning sooner than his original mid-October homecoming," Advocate Health Care wrote in a post on Facebook. A routine doctor's visit turned into an induction just four days before Cara's due date, they said. Just when Cara thought she'd have to give birth without her husband by her side "with the help of family, friends, and Cara's care team at [Advocate Christ Medical Center], Harold made it just in time to surprise his wife in her hospital room." they said, adding "The couple and their new addition, Harold Leroy Rahming II, are happy and healthy at home, and grateful to be together! Congratulations!
Cara recalled the moment of seeing her husband for the first time in three months. Moments before she had no idea why everyone was filming her. "I saw multiple nurses with their phones out," she recalled. "And I was like, 'Wait, why are they recording me coming out of the restroom?' Then I see him to the left in his full military uniform. And there's like no words to express that," Cara shared "Because I didn't know he was coming home. I just knew I was in the hospital, I was being induced and there was a baby coming soon. And there was a lot of emotions to process, but I know the definite emotion I felt once I saw him was joy." The next day, Cara gave birth to her son Harold Leroy Rahming II, who is doing well. "He has a really, really sweet spirit. You can see like, just the softness in his spirit and the gentleness," Cara told GMA. "You'll see him smiling and wanting to play with you."
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