An Oklahoma couple got married at a children’s hospital after their baby was born 10 weeks earlier than expected.
Matt and Kristi Foster were eating dinner and watching the NBA finals on June 9 when their newborn son, Robert Dutch Foster, decided to “make his entrance,” Kristi Foster told KOCO. He was born two days later.
The couple had planned to marry on June 21, the anniversary of when they first started dating. The wedding still happened as planned, but the couple compromised and wedded in the chapel of the Children’s Hospital at Oklahoma University Medical Center in Oklahoma City with an unexpected guest: their son.
The newborn was the couple’s “something new.”
The Fosters decided to get married at the hospital so their newest addition could be brought down from the neonatal intensive care unit in an isolette to “share the festivities,” the hospital said in a release.
The couple beamed as they held their son after saying their “I do’s.”
The newborns’s great-great grandmother described him as “real tiny” but “perfect.”
“We weren’t quite ready for him, but he was ready to come into this world, so God knows what’s best,” she said.
The family matriarch said she can’t wait to get him home and “spoil him.”
“Oh, I know I’m gonna spoil him,” she said. “I have great-grandchildren. I don’t know how to spoil a great-great grandchild, but I’ll find out how.”
Despite the surprise, the new parents are ecstatic for their recent blessings.
“He’s my best friend, so I couldn’t imagine going through this with anyone else,” Kristi Foster said of her husband.
The baby is doing well and should be able to go home in a few weeks, NewsOK reported.