Posted: Sep 14, 2012 10:52 AM
I have heard lots of birthing stories where Dad 'just barely makes' it to the birth, but this story is pretty amazing! Army Spc. Tomek Boley was 7,000 miles away when his wife went into labor. He is serving a tour in Kuwait when his son was born this week, but he didn't have to miss his little boy's entrance to the world. He got to watch the whole birth from a Starbucks!
Apparently internet service is unreliable on base, so Boley received special permission from his commanding officer to take leave to watch the birth of his son. He packed up his laptop and headed to Starbucks! It's pretty amazing that there is a Starbucks in Kuwait, I had no idea. But it's even more amazing that they let Boley sit there for 26 hours on Skype with his wife in labor!
Tomek and Hannah Boley welcomed their first child into the world Monday. Ivan Bolek was born 19.5 inches long, weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces. Good job Hannah (obviously she did the hardest part), but we definitely give credit to this awesome daddy for going to some pretty extreme measures to be a part of the birth. I'm sure having him there, even on Skype was a comfort for Hannah.
Congratulations to the Boley family. We hope the rest of Spc. Boley's tour overseas goes well and he gets home to his little man soon.