Navy wife surprises husband with newborn girl during airport reunion: 'It was magic in his eyes'

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A military wife precocious amazed her hubby pinch their week-old babe aft his footwear campy training kept him hundreds of miles away.

Ashleigh Rodriguez Paez, of Pensacola, Florida, told Fox News Digital that she gave commencement to her daughter, Lyla Hadassah, connected Feb. 1. 

At nan time, her hubby was going done Navy footwear campy training successful Great Lakes, Illinois. 

Her husband, Roger Rodriguez Paez, who hails from Venezuela, officially became a U.S. national connected nan nonstop time that their small Lyla was born. 

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He besides graduated from footwear campy this past Thursday. 

Talk astir awesome life milestones: Roger Rodriguez Paez became a father, a U.S. national and a Navy sailor each successful a week's time.

Ashleigh Rodriguez Paez explained that some she and her hubby were hoping for a babe girl. 

The mates decided to do things nan old-fashioned measurement — and waited to find retired nan gender of nan babe until nan large day.

"We didn't cognize if it was going to beryllium a boy aliases a girl, but we some really wanted a girl," she said.

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The first-time mom had a difficult delivery, but yet delivered a patient babe girl. First checking successful pinch aesculapian professionals, Ashleigh Rodriguez Paez — who useful arsenic a labour and transportation caregiver — decided to make nan trek to spot her husband.

She said she ran it by nan baby's pediatrician and different doctor, and they some approved of nan trip. 

"They some were like, 'Yeah, that's fine. Just support her covered. Don't fto group travel and touch her,'" she said.

On nan time that Roger Rodriguez Paez graduated, nan mates met astatine an airdrome successful Chicago. 

Heartwarming video showed nan mates embracing earlier nan caller dada held his daughter for nan first time.

"When he saw us, he was moving done nan airport, and he gave maine a hug," Ashleigh Rodriguez Paez said. "And past I gave him Lyla … It was magic successful his eyes."

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"I conjecture that's ace cheesy, but he was conscionable truthful blown away," she said.

The caller mom was told that she would emotion her spouse moreover much erstwhile she saw him arsenic a parent. Speaking to Fox News Digital, she said she tin corroborate that, for her, nan thought does so ringing true.

"That was for illustration a infinitesimal for me, watching him pinch her for nan first time… because it benignant of felt for illustration I was a azygous parent, successful a sense," she said.

"So it was very overmuch reassuring erstwhile I yet sewage them together, and he yet sewage to meet her, and past we could person moments together arsenic a family."

She emphasized that her husband's absence from her transportation was conscionable arsenic difficult for him arsenic it was for her.

"This is simply a immense sacrifice for him, for him to spell away," she said. 

"He's not alone. You know, there's different men successful his section erstwhile he was graduating, going done nan aforesaid thing… It's conscionable astonishing what these Navy sailors and different subject group do for their families."

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Roger Rodriguez Paez will now spell done tech schoolhouse astatine Great Lakes. The mates plans to move pinch their small woman to San Diego from there, Ashleigh Rodriguez Paez told Fox News Digital. 

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