Baby Born to Mother in a Coma

Melissa Carleton, 39, carried her baby to full term despite being hospitalized with a benign brain tumor.
1:06 | 05/23/14

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At 10:36 Thursday morning during a standard C section a baby was born to a woman who wasn't able to fully experience the joy of becoming a mother. Despite this she gave birth in the intensive care unit to little west Nathaniel -- he weighs five pounds and nine ounces. The doting dad says he tried to make the -- extra special even though Melissa is in a coma and was also -- dated. He went racing horses just. Was it will lay on her chest. She was obviously still under anesthesia. He got -- smell her first and feel her skin first and then came to me. The baby is the first grandchild for John and want to Ferrell and -- -- couldn't be happier to have the baby born healthy. And carried to full term. He held my little finger for awhile today and that was wonderful. Almost as amazing as the birth were the moments before the delivery. Brian says when he arrived at the hospital Thursday he experienced the most heartfelt moments with Melissa -- she slipped away. This morning she. Salem open up her eyes sends. Hold my hand and move my -- -- her belly where the baby was taking. And then she's able to reach out and touch my face. -- -- -- -- The baby's name was picked out last year -- parents combine their top picks to create a first and middle name. Once we found out about -- this tumor. We worried that we might not get another chance of having anti. And so we decided to use books both of our. Favorite first names with west. -- -- says the baby is just perfect. Is -- beautiful -- and we have a lot of anticipation for -- man whose parents are marvelous people. We anticipate that he will be an expensive beautiful -- mother.

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