Would your partner be brave enough to take a selfie while you’re in the throes of labour? Bursting with excitement, this fearless (or foolhardy) man snapped a selfie while his wife was very obviously in a world of hurt, and he’s been hilariously lauded and lambasted by other parents.
Reddit user Gilsolano12 uploaded the image – him giddy with excitement, his wife mid-push, with the following caption:
“My wife wanted to make sure that someone took a picture of the expression on our faces when our daughter was born today. So I took one.”
What ensued was a barrage of hilarious comments from Reddit and Imgur users either virtually high-fiving the bravado of the new dad, or wishing him the best for the rest of his short life:
“Aw. See, this is kind of like when she says ‘No! I don’t want anything for our anniversary. Just a card is fine.’ She’s going to kick your a*# for this.”
“This is the daddest thing I’ve ever seen. I hope you show this picture to your daughter and her friends in the future!”
“Hope she takes a similar pic of you when you pass a kidney stone. I’m sure you’ll lol just as loud as she is (in) this pic!”
“This is awesome, but you might be dead when she regains full mental capacity and finds this.”
And from one rather miffed mum: “I would have ripped my husband’s face off if he did this. No lie. And I like to think I’m pretty chill, generally speaking.”
The new dad, who obviously likes to live on the edge, confirmed his wife, thankfully, shares his sense of humour : “I actually took this pic to send to her brothers who kept asking how it was going. I showed it to her in between pushes and she cracked up. Now I’m reading her all of you guys’ comments while she feeds our healthy 7lb 6oz girl”.
He says his mother-in-law took more traditional photos ten minutes later.