Great Pictures Show Mom’s Shock When She Gives Birth to the First Boy in Her Family in 50 Years

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jun 16, 2017   |   6:02PM   |   Washington, DC

A Georgia family shared the joy of their baby son’s unique birth this week with a series of photos capturing the special moment.

Dara Crouch, 29, told news outlets that no woman on her side of the family has given birth to a boy in the past 50 years. So, when she got pregnant for the second time last year, she was pretty certain that she was going to repeat the tradition and have another girl.

Crouch said she and her husband decided to wait until their baby’s birth to find out the sex. On April 25, much to their shock and joy, Crouch broke the 50-year trend and gave birth to a little boy.

“[My husband] thought from the beginning that it was a boy,”she told PopSugar. “I was not so convinced.”

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‘It never really set in that this baby could be a boy until just a few minutes before he was born,’ she said. And with this realization came a handful of uncertainties: ‘I started freaking out because I had never been around a little boy and didn’t know much about raising one.’

The gender of the baby wasn’t found out until delivery. Crouch said that, ‘When my midwife, Melissa, held him up, I was in complete shock! It was a boy, and I lost it!’

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Whatever doubts Crouch had about the idea of birthing a little boy quickly dissipated. ‘I was so excited, and so in love! I couldn’t imagine it being any other way!’

In photos of that special moment, Crouch’s joy and shock radiates from her face. The photos capture beautiful scenes as the she, her husband and daughter welcome their little boy into the world with kisses and cuddles.

Photographer Neely Ker-Fox, who took the photos, said she cried for joy along with the family when the baby boy’s sex was revealed.

“No matter what we have, the love we have for our kids is instantaneous and overwhelms every cell in our bodies,” Ker-Fox said.