As anyone who’s ever tried to push a baby out the way God intended knows, sometimes the delivery room can be a tense place. I mean, there’s a time to joke and a time to be serious when it comes to the nitty gritty of childbirth, but thankfully for one new mom, Jadie Phelps, her partner and family know the difference. 

Phelps’ boyfriend Jordan Houston and a host of other family members gathered around Phelps’ bed as she was in labor on December 19th. As one family member did a video introduction of all the folks (nurses included!) who eagerly awaited baby girl Alaya’s arrival, the entire family all of a sudden burst into song.

And their song of choice? The perfectly-suited and iconic Salt-N-Pepa anthem, “Push It.” I don’t know if they planned it before hand or not, but Houston says to the baby, “You will be here soon enough, as soon as your mama pushes you real good.

And then the ABSOLUTE MAGIC happens!

Phelps appears 100% delighted as the beat boxing starts and she relaxes into a fit of giggles even though she is in the final stages of labor.  Check out the amazing, glorious result! This family needs to take their act on the ROAD!

I CANNOT stop watching this, and I’m not alone…since proud papa Houston shared the video on Facebook on December 19th, it’s been viewed over 11 million times! Baby Alaya was viral from the get-go!

The serenade was apparently also extremely effective. Houston captioned his now-viral video with, “Sing this song next time you decide to have a baby… my little girl came literally 10 mins later!  #PushIt.” Oh my goodnesssss, if it were that easy, I’d have me a few more kiddos, for sure!

Congratulations to the happy family! I can only imagine that if a family has this much fun together in a delivery room that there is a lifetime of music and laughter ahead for baby Alaya…and who knows? Maybe even a family musical group world tour! 

Ok, now, be honest…who’s gonna try this the next time they find themselves in the throes of childbirth? Start practicing now…or maybe just hire the Houstons to come perform, ha!

 

Jenny Rapson

Jenny Rapson is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor. You can find her at her blog, Mommin' It Up, or follow her on Twitter.