Children's Health

Georgia baby salutes Marine dad in utero

(Fox54/Mehgan Merriott)

(Fox54/Mehgan Merriott)

Some parents see their own features in their babies when looking at a prenatal ultrasound, but one Georgia mom saw her future child’s patriotism.

Meghan Merriott, who is 12 weeks pregnant, noticed her child saluting in her latest ultrasound, WTVM reported. Merriott’s boyfriend, Robert Cooper, Jr., is a Marine.

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"The baby was being very stubborn and did not want to wake up for the doctor to get the pictures that she needed," Merriott told the news channel. "So baby threw their hand up there! It almost made me cry— I thought it was the sweetest thing."

Merriott, Cooper, and the couple’s 3-year-old son told WTVM they are excited to meet their future proud American in March 2017.