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Deployed Airman Sees Baby Son For First Time

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An airman deployed in Africa returns to Las Vegas' Nellis Air Force Base and meets his newborn son for the first time.

"This is Fulton Reed Schott; he was born on Christmas Day, Dec. 25th. He was 9 pounds 3 ounces. This is 6 weeks today and he'll be meeting dad for the first time," said Shelby Schott.

The adorable Fulton Schott was the first baby to be born on the base on Christmas.

It's the 3rd child for mom Shelby, but the first birth without her husband at her side.

"I would say the before was the hardest: the waiting, anticipating it was coming and we didn't know when. But luckily, we got to Facetime during the birth, so he made it just in time," said Schott.

After months of deployment with the 823rd maintenance squadron and days of traveling back, the Staff Sergeant locks onto his target and moves in as dad for the first time.

And as he saw his son, the little boy pooped.

"Did he really..." asked Staff Sargent Daniel Schott. "Hey I'm daddy, what's up dude?"

"How did it feel to hold your son fir the first time?" FOX's Jon Castagnino asked.

"Awesome. Really small. I'm used to bigger kids but awesome. Finally get to see him in person," said Schott.

Fulton's birth delayed the family's Christmas celebration. Dad has two other kids to get home to. They don't know he's coming.

"I wanna see their faces; they'll flip out it'll be fun," said Schott, full of anticipation.

At the family's home, Santa makes an appearance, while dad gets into a big box outside. The kids unwrap the biggest present they've ever seen.

"Can you tell me how excited you were when you saw dad in that big box out there?" asked FOX's Jon Castagnino.

"I got scared and ran in the house. I missed him a lot," said one of the kids.

This is the first moment the family, now five, spent together.

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