We're expecting our first and DH is due to be deployed anywhere between 1-3 months past baby's due date. (we tried to time it so baby would be born after he got back... oops!...) I feel so bad for him, because that is such a big moment. He doesn't mind, he say he wishes he could be there but he knows that he can explain it to our LO when they get older and not feel guilty, that and being gone will put us in an even better financial situation (not saying that we would trade the money for him being there of course... he just wants to make sure he can provide and then some).
But for those of you who did, how did you do it? Did you have a chance to talk/skype while you were in labor/giving birth? Did you have someone film it? Just lots of pictures?
I've heard that the red cross can fly them home 'sometimes' but not always, so this is something we aren't banking on. The only thing we've decided is that only grandparents and my sister (god mother) will be able to hold the baby before he gets home. So that not everyone has held our child before him.
Thanks in advance for all your help/input!