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Molly Rynkewicz of Ladd holds her son, Chase, as godmother Melissa Krolak of Ladd looks over her shoulder. Rynkewicz’s husband, U.S. Army Spc. Nicholas Rynkewicz, is stationed in Afghanistan but was able to view his son’s birth via Skype.
The date of Chase Rynkewicz’s birth may depend on which of his parents you ask. For mom, Molly Rynkewicz of Ladd, Chase was born at 5:04 p.m. Jan. 1, but for dad, U.S. Army Spc. Nicholas Rynkewicz, it was about 3:30 a.m. Jan. 2 in Afghanistan. Stationed oversees since mid-December, Nicholas, originally of the La Salle-Peru area, was able to watch his first son being born and hear his wife screaming via Skype. “At least he got to be there in spirit,” Molly said from her post-partum room in Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Peru. Although Molly and Nicholas have been able to stay electronically in touch almost daily since he was deployed, it took a bit of work to make sure he could view the birth. Nicholas was due to be on mission during the birth, but another expectant Army father swapped assignments with Nicholas so that he will be free during his own child’s birth in a few months, Molly explained. It will still be quite awhile until Nicholas gets to see his son in person. Molly said Chase will probably be about 9 months old when his father’s tour ends. “He just misses a lot of poopy diapers and late nights. He gets to come home when you’re fun,” Molly told her infant son.
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