Jacee Dellapena, who lives in Brandon, Mississippi, physically helped bring her brother into the world on Tuesday – and she couldn’t be prouder.
“I started crying because I was too short to see anything,” she said.
“The doctor was like, ‘Just go ahead and get some gear on and come help me deliver the baby.’”
“I was like, are you kidding me? Are you being real?”
Jacee’s mum, 34-year-old Dede Carraway, was also, erm, a little surprised by the doctor’s suggestion.
“I couldn’t believe it. I was like, ‘What? Uh, no. Never in a million years’. But the doctor said, ‘I’m being serious. I’ll guide her hands and everything,’” Carraway recalled.
“So she got up in there and was suddenly in the middle of everything.”
Not only did Jacee get to help deliver her baby brother – but she also cut the umbilical cord.
Jacee wanted to be in the delivery room for the birth of her other brother, Zadyn, 18 months ago, but Dede and her husband Zack, thought she was too young.