Photos of 12-Year-Old Delivering Her Baby Brother Will Make You Ugly Cry

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The birth of a child is a life-changing experience for any family that's full of tears and so many feels. But stories like this one make the experience even more incredible. Jacee Dellapena is a 12-year-old girl who proudly helped deliver her baby brother, and her family captured the magical moment in a series of photos that will make you ugly cry (for real).

  • Jacee's participation in her mom's delivery wasn't a part of the original birth plan, but it was an opportunity the 12-year-old leaped to take.

    "Doctor Wolf [the attending ob-gyn] said, 'Why don't you just let her suit up and deliver the baby?" Jacee's mom, Dede Carraway, tells MS News Now. "And I said 'What? No!"

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  • But Jacee ended up helping to deliver her baby brother, thanks to the help and guidance of her mom's awesome doctor.

  • The 12-year-old says she had a few fears about being a part of her brother's birth.

    "I was nervous that I was gonna mess up or tear her or something, but it was the best moment of my life," she said. 

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  • Jacee has younger siblings, but she had never attended a birth before this one. She loved every moment.

    "I started crying because I thought I wasn't going to get to see him be born, because I was too short," Dellapena reveals to MS News Now. But the doctor wasn't about to let her miss out on the magical experience.

  • "I actually, like, delivered him, like, he let me actually push down and pull the baby out," the proud older sister tells MS News Now.

    "... I was like, wow, like I've played fake doctor before, but this is, like, the real thing, this is the real deal," she says.

    Since the family's story went viral, they've recieved thousands of supportive comments and well-wishes. But, of course, there are many people out there who think Jacee will be "traumatized" by the experience.

    "I guess I'm the only one who thinks this is really weird," one Facebooker wrote in the comments on the family's birth photos. "To each their own, but I'm not really down with letting my child stare at/touch around on my vagina and a**hole while it gets torn open."

    Another added, "Wow .... She is going to be traumatized! She won't want any babyies or sex in her future. That will be bad enough that she won't want to be a mother or a nurse for that matter."

  • But the family says Jacee delivering her baby brother, Cayson, was a beautiful and emotional moment they'll never forget.

    "Seeing the emotions on her face, it made me cry," Jacee's mom revealed to MS News Now. "I'm about to cry now! It was just a good moment for me."

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  • At 12, Jaycee, who has plans of becoming a veterinarian, experienced something incredible and once-in-a-lifetime.

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    No matter the controversy, Jacee's parents say the 12-year-old girl "loved every second" of the experience and are beyond thankful for such a rare and incredible opportunity.

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