Brooke was three years old when her mum Kelsey Davis, from the US, surprised her with an ultrasound picture and explained she would soon be a big sister. Shortly after, Davis lost the baby and Brooke was absolutely heartbroken.
Davis had two more miscarriages in the following years, but went on to give birth to her second daughter Ellie in 2015 and Brooke watched everything.
Brooke still longed for a third sibling so was over the moon when Davis became pregnant again in 2017. At eight years old, Brooke wanted to witness her second birth.
“Brooke had asked to be there with us and it just seemed like the natural thing to do,” Davis told HuffPost UK. “Birth shouldn’t be a scary thing and she is very mature and understanding.”
Davis explained Brooke asked the midwife if she could help deliver and “catch” the baby, and she was prepped for the moment by being told where she could place her hands and warned that there would be lots of blood.
Davis’ third daughter, Summer, was born on 7 January after a 36-hour labour.
“The smile that drew up on Brooke’s face was pure excitement,” Davis told Love What Matters.
“Brooke stood next to her dad by my feet, watching in pure happiness and amazement. You can see the overwhelming love in her face. She touched the baby’s head as she was crowning and giggled a little.”
Davis said as they placed Summer on her chest, she looked over to see Brooke crying and saying through tears: “Yes. She’s just so perfect.”
Brooke now wants to be a midwife when she grows up.