A newly-minted mother is going viral on TikTok after surprising her step-father (who raised her since she was 5 years old) by naming her newborn son after him – a moment no grandfather could prepare himself for. Luckily for this family, they caught that moment on video and will get to relive it whenever they want.
The video was uploaded to TikTok on July 26 and has already received more than 8.2 million views, 1.1 million likes, 33,000 bookmarks, 2,100 shares, and 2,100 comments – not bad for an account that normally averages between 10,000 and 50,000 views per video. Now, that’s what we call a viral video.
“POV: your stepdad has raised you since you were 5 years old and now 23 years later he finds out you named your son after him,” the new mother wrote in a text overlay. She called her father Tom in the caption, but we’re assuming his full name is Thomas because she named her son Sonny Thomas Smith.
Sonny was born on July 21 at 9:59 a.m. to a loving Vancouver couple – Kristen Smith and Jerret Smith – and a loving family who are prepared to give this little boy the world. They announced the pregnancy on New Year’s Eve 2022 with an Instagram photo of the couple showing off their sonogram pictures.
“The best thing to come out of 2022. July can’t come quick enough,” Kristen wrote in the caption – sharing that she was 13 weeks pregnant at the time. It capped off quite an eventful year for the couple, who tied the knot on July 16, 2022 at Excellence Riviera Cancun – a luxury resort on the Riviera Maya in Mexico.
They didn’t waste time before starting a family and gave birth to their son almost exactly one year later – they celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary five days prior. “Every day gets better with you – can’t wait for our little guy to arrive and see you transition into fatherhood,” Kristen wrote in a tribute post.
Over the past seven months, Kristen Smith has shared progress of her pregnancy and growing baby bump – blowing people away with her beautiful outfits. It was all leading up to a very special moment for a very special family – one who’s excited to watch their little Sonny grow up surrounded by lots of love.
New Mother Shares Details of Her Birth Story
Several days after giving birth to her son, Kristen Smith took to her Instagram Story to share photos of her little one and details of her birth story with her more than 11,000 followers. She was induced at 41 weeks and received Cervidil at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 20 – her contractions started roughly three hours later.
She went to the hospital at 3 p.m. that day, but was only dilated 3.5cm – so she received Morphine and Gravol before heading to her mother’s house. She ate pizza and salad for dinner (yum) and ended up leaving for the hospital at 12:20 a.m. – she felt pain and was worried because her baby wasn’t kicking.
Her water broke while the doctor was checking her dilation and she was admitted into a room at around 1 a.m. – she received Epidural two hours later, which provided quite the relief. After a few hours, she was only dilated 7cm and was given two options – emergency C-section or try Pitocen. They tried Pitocen.
Unfortunately, the Pitocen caused her son’s heart rate to drop and they elected for an emergency C-section. Her little boy was born at 9:59 a.m. on Saturday, July 21 and everyone was healthy. They ended up leaving the hospital and heading home two days later and have been happy ever since!
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