• Thu, Feb 27 - 8:00 am ET

Typical Man Interrupts Woman’s Labor And Delivery Just To Marry Her

Screen Shot 2014-02-27 at 5.40.06 AMI don’t know about you guys but the last thing I wanted to do when I was going through labor was marry some guy, but that’s exactly what happened to Brandi Anderson of Texas when she was trying to get a baby out of her. The woman was going through labor when suddenly her partner left her to go do some last minute ring shopping. According to The Daily Mail: Ashleigh Campbell, a nurse, said ’The dad came out and told us that he wanted to get married. At first, we didn’t think he meant now.’

The nurses all sprung into action and draped white sheets over the windows and Campbell called in her own father, who is a minister, to perform the ceremony. The ceremony began as Brandi’s water broke. The wedding was also attended by the couple’s six-year-old son, who acted as ring bearer and got to meet his new baby sister 30 minutes into the “honeymoon.” The newlyweds named their new baby girl Janelle.

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Brandi handled this so much better than I would have. I would have been “by wedding do you mean the wedding between me and a bunch of epidurals so I can finish having this baby?” Pretty damn cute story. I hope the couple gets time to eventually take a proper honeymoon but I’m sure that won’t be happening for a long while with a newborn around.

This all just adds to the romance to Janelle’s birth story, because if your kids are anything like my kids they all love hearing about the day they were born. Can you imagine getting to add “Oh and your dad also went out to buy a wedding ring and then I had some more contractions” to that? It’s one of the best birth stories ever. I just hope the couple received better gifts than piles of diapers.

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  • Kay_Sue

    I don’t think any minister would have been kosher with the amount of swearing that happened in my delivery room…

    More power to Brandi for her restraint. ;)

  • keelhaulrose

    I don’t think any ethical minister would let me marry under the influence of whatever they had me on. I would have agreed to marry Chris Brown, I was that out of it.
    And looking at the pictures of that day I’m glad those weren’t my wedding pictures, with all the tubes and crappy hair and all that.
    But, to each their own. Congratulations to them.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      I’m so very happy you did not marry Chris Brown. http://alfa.gifs-planet.com/new/779.gif

    • Kay_Sue

      He looks psychotic in this GIF…scary.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      when does he NOT?

    • Kay_Sue

      This is true. The GIF is particularly psychotic looking though…

    • echo7341

      He was cute back before.. ya know, he started abusing Rihanna. I think he did a Wrigley’s Doublemint gum commercial.

      What really irks me about him is his “sorry I’m not sorry” attitude.

  • gothicgaelicgirl

    LOL that is the best thing ever.
    Though I’d probably kill my fella with stink-eye. Timing would be a little off for me…

  • Alex Lee

    I’m hoping he got the application for the marriage license out of the way. It’d be a shame if this were overlooked.

    “Don’t wait until the last minute to apply for your marriage license. We recommend that you get your marriage license about a month before your scheduled wedding date.”

    “After your wedding, it is the responsibility of the person who performed
    your wedding ceremony to make sure the license is recorded with the
    county where you were married.”

    From: http://marriage.about.com/od/marriagelicenses/qt/licensebasics.htm

    …typical man.

    • Romylove

      Texas has a 3 day waiting period unless you complete an 8 hour course about marriage. So they must have already had the license and been planning to get married in a few weeks.

  • LiteBrite

    On the one hand, I think this is kind of sweet. It certainly is a conversation starter. (“Tell me about your wedding.” “Well….I was in labor and…..”)

    But if this was me, my reaction would be “Are you [major expletive deleted] kidding me?!”

  • ChopChick

    Oh hell no. I’ve never even had a baby but I can assure you someone would get punched.

  • Fondue

    Wait–they already have a six-year-old son and he decides during the birth of the second kid that he needs to marry her NOW? Like rightthisveryminute?

  • Crusty Socks

    You hypocritical moms! You’re always complaining there are so many bastards in the world. This man just prevented one!

  • Guest

    I’m sorry but I would have been like eff off I’m trying to push this kid out my vag. There is NO need to be doing that at that very moment. He was probably trying to avoid paying for a lavish wedding by thinking this would be uber romantic. No. Fail sir.

  • SA

    I spent a good part of my labor sitting on the toilet convinced the baby was coming out of my ass. That would have made for some cute wedding footage.

    Water breaking makes for a much better wedding processional than “Here comes the Bride”.