Melissa Carleton, 39, is a now a mother to a beautiful and healthy baby boy! The reason why this story is totally shocking is because Melissa herself is in a coma. Baby West Nathaniel Lande was delivered via c-section while her husband, Brian Lande, was by her side.
Melissa suffered a severe seizure two months ago caused by a brain tumor that they found earlier during her pregnancy. Although she is not conscious, she was still able to carry the child to full term. "As happy as I am to meet my son, it is incredibly painful for Melissa not to be awake with me for this," Lande said. He thinks she is aware on some level because before the surgery, she moved his hand to her stomach and puckered for a kiss.
"She did wake up a little bit when he came in the room and first cried," he says. "And Melissa and baby were face-to-face, and her eyes were open." Doctors aren't sure whether she will fully recover. However, we are wishing this family the best of luck and lots of love.