York, Penn. – U.S. Army Soldier Joseph Kunkel gave his wife Jena the ultimate gift when he surprised her at the hospital before she gave birth to their baby girl, according to a report from WTVR.com via WPMT.
Jena had no idea her husband was waiting in the wings.
“I actually had told them that I needed to see the anesthesiologist again because the pain was just completely unbearable at that point,” Jena recalled.
That’s when nurses sent Joseph, posing as a doctor, into the hospital room. He wore a mask and scrubs that covered his military uniform.
According to the report, it took a few seconds for Jena to recognize her husband. Three hours later, little Ryleigh Mae was born.
“I fell in love with my baby as soon as I saw her,” Joseph said. “She was just waiting extra long; I swear she knew that her daddy was coming.”