Dad takes selfie as wife is giving birth to daughter, photo goes viral

Posted at 10:02 AM, Nov 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-12 12:02:30-05

LONDON – This very brave man decided it was appropriate to take a selfie just as his wife is giving birth.

The internet is loving it, giving it about 3 million views, but his wife might be another story.

According to, Gil Solano’s wife Sarah was in labor Monday, and by the looks of the photo, it was intense.

My wife wanted to make sure that someone took a picture of the expression on our faces when our daughter was born,” he wrote on Reddit with photo. “So I took one.”

Solano said their baby girl Eva was born moments after he snapped this photo.

The Solanos told Buzzfeed mom Sarah didn’t know it was being taken, which isn’t hard to believe looking at her face.

“I had been pushing for a few hours and Gil showed it to me to help take my mind off of things and make me laugh,” Sarah told Buzzfeed. “I thought it was hilarious and told him he should send it to some of our friends.”

Many of the comments online posted assuming Sarah was furious but Gil said she luckily she wasn’t and the family is doing well.

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