A military wife recently surprised her husband with their week-old baby after his boot camp training kept him hundreds of miles away.

Ashleigh Rodríguez Páez, of Pensacola, Florida, told Fox News Digital that she gave birth to her daughter, Lyla Hadassah, on February 1.

At the time, her husband was undergoing training at the Navy boot camp in Great Lakes, Illinois.

Her husband, Roger Rodríguez Páez, a native of Venezuela, officially became a US citizen on the exact day their little Lyla was born.

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He also graduated from training camp last Thursday.

Talk about the biggest milestones in your life: Roger Rodríguez Páez became a father, a U.S. citizen, and a Navy sailor, all in one week.

Roger holding Lyla at the airport.

Ashleigh Rodríguez Páez surprised her husband with their one-week-old daughter after graduating from training camp. (Ashleigh Rodríguez Páez)

Ashleigh Rodríguez Páez explained that both she and her husband hoped to have a girl.

The couple decided to do things the old-fashioned way and waited until the big day to find out the sex of the baby.

“We didn’t know if it was going to be a boy or a girl, but we both really wanted a girl,” she said.

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The first-time mother had a difficult birth, but ultimately gave birth to a healthy baby girl. First consulting with medical professionals, Ashleigh Rodríguez Páez, who works as a labor and delivery nurse, decided to make the trip to see her husband.

She said she consulted with the baby’s pediatrician and another doctor, and both approved the trip.

“They both said, ‘Yeah, it’s fine. Just keep it covered. Don’t let people come touch it,'” she said.

Ashleigh, Roger and Lyla

Roger Rodríguez Páez and his newborn daughter met for the first time after the Navy sailor graduated from boot camp. (Ashleigh Rodríguez Páez)

The day Roger Rodríguez Páez graduated, the couple met at a Chicago airport.

A touching video showed the couple hugging before the new father hugged his daughter for the first time.

“When he saw us, he was running through the airport and he gave me a hug,” Ashleigh Rodríguez Páez said. “And then I hit it to Lyla… It was magical in her eyes.”

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“I guess it’s very cheesy, but he was so impressed,” she said.

The new mother was told she would love her spouse even more when she saw him as a parent. Speaking to Fox News Digital, she said she can confirm that, for her, her idea really rings true.

Ashleigh holding Lyla in the delivery room

Ashleigh Rodríguez Páez gave birth to her daughter, Lyla Hadassah, on February 1 while her husband was in Navy boot camp. (Ashleigh Rodríguez Páez)

“It was like a moment for me to see him with her for the first time… because in a sense I felt like I was a single mother,” she said.

“So it was very heartwarming when I finally got them together and he finally got to meet her and then we got to have moments together as a family.”

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She stressed that her husband’s absence during childbirth was as difficult for him as it was for her.

“It’s a big sacrifice for him to leave,” he said.

Roger and Ashleigh standing in the Navy office

Roger Rodríguez Páez, born in Venezuela, became a father, an American citizen, and a Navy sailor, all in the same week. (Ashleigh Rodríguez Páez)

“He’s not alone. You know, there are other men in his division when he was graduating, going through the same thing… It’s just amazing what these Navy sailors and other military members do for their families.”

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Roger Rodríguez Páez will now attend technology school in Great Lakes. The couple plans to move with their little girl to San Diego from there, Ashleigh Rodríguez Páez told Fox News Digital.

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By Sam