"So, every time I had a doctor's appointment, I was able to just kind of keep him updated," says Bentonville mom Kembra Mathis.
Her husband Jason left for Afghanistan last summer when the couple had just found out their second child was on the way.
So as far as the pregnancy process goes, Jason, who serves in the National Guard was basically MIA.
"He missed out on the whole thing, I will look the same when he comes home as I did when he left," Kembra says.
But when it came to the birth of little Tucker, Jason had a front row seat.
We decided that Skype might be our best option, if we could get it to work," Kembra says.
To be sure it worked, a 50-foot Ethernet cord was stretched through the hallways of Northwest Medical.
One of Kembra's friends controlled the camera, as a father welcomed his son into the world while on the other side of it.
"And, I could just see in his eyes how hard it was and he couldn't do anything about it, and the next thing I know he had just tears streaming out of his face," Kembra says.
Kembra says Jason actually hasn't seen Tucker since the March 8 delivery.
But thanks to other forms of technology, photos have kept him in the loop.
"We just try to keep Jason a part of our everyday life," Kembra says.
"It's really about keeping his spirit with us."
Pictures surround the home and Kembra keeps Jason's tags around her neck, wearing them until he comes home in June.
Then, he and Tucker can meet for the first time --in the same room -- without a webcam.
"I think it will be just sheer joy," Kembra adds.
"It will be the most amazing feeling ever, I cannot wait to have him home."
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