A new mom’s priceless reaction to having a baby boy when she expected a girl is going viral A new mom’s priceless reaction to having a baby boy when she expected a girl is going viral
Many soon-to-be parents come up with creative ways to announce their pregnancy and reveal the gender of their babies long before they’ve given birth.... A new mom’s priceless reaction to having a baby boy when she expected a girl is going viral

Many soon-to-be parents come up with creative ways to announce their pregnancy and reveal the gender of their babies long before they’ve given birth.

New parents Dara and Eric Crouch waited right up until their baby’s arrival to find out the gender. When mom, Dara, learned she had given birth to a boy, her reaction was more than surprised.

The labor and delivery nurse’s immediate reaction to her son’s birth was captured by family photographer Neely Ker-Fox. Since surfacing on POPSUGAR earlier in June, the photos — which we first saw in a Redbook story on Yahoo— have gone viral.

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The photos have gone viral since they were posted earlier in June.

Ker-Fox Photography

Dara decided to leave her son’s gender a surprise since her favorite births — as a labor nurse herself — have been ones where the parents don’t know whether the baby will be a boy or girl, according to POPSUGAR.

Plus, she said there hasn’t been a boy born on her side of the family in 50 years. Dara already has a daughter, and was certain that she would be having another one.

“My husband thought from the beginning that it was a boy. I was not so convinced. I had this weird connection to my daughter’s clothes, and since their birthdays would only be three weeks apart, I knew I could reuse them,” she told POPSUGAR. “It never really set in that this baby could be a boy until just a few minutes before he was born. I started freaking out because I had never been around a little boy and didn’t know much about raising one. When my midwife, Melissa, held him up, I was in complete shock! It was a boy, and I lost it! I was so excited, and so in love! I couldn’t imagine it being any other way!”

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  • Destiny

    2017-06-21 #1 Author

    Such a surprise..God bless!

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  • Brooke

    2017-06-21 #2 Author

    Awe this is cute😍

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  • Ta’Lisha Williams

    2017-06-21 #3 Author

    My husband and I were the opposite of this. I wanted a boy and he wanted a girl. It reminds me of the time I was pregnant.

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  • Sidonnie Johnson

    2017-06-21 #4 Author

    I Was Afraid Of This Happening lol I Was Told. I Was Having A Girl & I Kept Telling My Fiance What If It’s Really A Boy … Thank God It Was A Girl.

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  • Starneisha

    2017-06-21 #5 Author

    This is so amazing

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  • Jade

    2017-06-21 #6 Author

    that actually happened to my mom 😂

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  • Natasha

    2017-06-21 #7 Author

    That was my fear, when I got pregnant with my daughter. I used to tell people I was having a girl before I even knew, I would’ve had the same reaction

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  • shannon

    2017-06-21 #8 Author

    wow. this is amazing. I know she was so excited and happy.

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  • Cyd

    2017-06-21 #9 Author

    I would’ve freaked out , lol but how exciting !

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  • Cydney

    2017-06-21 #10 Author

    This is crazy, I would’ve been so excited!!

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  • Corae Davis

    2017-06-21 #11 Author

    I am so happy for her !! We all I need a little girl and boy to be complete! I know that she will be a wonderful mother with the support of their husband congratulations on the little bundle of joy and good love GOD bless you two!

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  • Eliza

    2017-06-21 #12 Author

    Awesome! I know she was very happy 😊

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  • Mykeshia

    2017-06-21 #13 Author

    This is beautiful! How amazing ❤️

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  • Karly skelton

    2017-06-21 #14 Author

    Her reaction is priceless 😂

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  • Elizabeth

    2017-06-21 #15 Author

    For my second child i want a daughter the boys are out counting the girls in my family 😍😄

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  • DeAnna

    2017-06-21 #16 Author

    This is so funny 😂

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  • Tameka

    2017-06-21 #17 Author

    Such a blessing 😍

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  • Naomi

    2017-06-21 #18 Author

    Lol This Hilarous, I will Be Sad That I Had To Get All Girl clothes But Be Happy That’s my Baby Was healthy😍😍

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  • Nia

    2017-06-21 #19 Author

    I would have been in so much shock but this is also so exciting!!!

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  • Chastity

    2017-06-21 #20 Author

    That would have been my biggest fear because you go out & but things for one gender but you actually end up having the other very stressful!

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  • Tanisha

    2017-06-21 #21 Author

    Wow lol.. I think this is so funny but yet sooooo exciting..! I have a son and I couldn’t imagine my life any other way.. ❤️ Congrats❗️

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  • Alicia Robinson

    2017-06-22 #22 Author

    Wow I Can Imagine The Surprise Lol

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  • Summy stevenson

    2017-06-22 #23 Author

    That’s crazy. Im pretty sure she is shocked I know I would have been if it was me in that situation. But as long as it’s a healthy baby everything will be okay. Blessings to her and her family.

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  • Sayrah

    2017-06-22 #24 Author

    I would seriously cry. 😹 But hey that little boy gots some pink to wear lol

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  • Ashley Ware

    2017-06-22 #25 Author

    Aww that’s was so cute

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  • Eretan Omolade

    2017-06-22 #26 Author

    The expression on her face shows she wasn’t expecting a boy and it is a proof that God is the Omini-science (The all-knowing God)

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  • Janae

    2017-06-22 #27 Author

    This is so cute, and her face is so priceless

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  • Gwen

    2017-06-22 #28 Author

    All babies are awesome. Congratulations ❤❤

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  • Wyna

    2017-06-22 #29 Author

    This is so cute, her reaction is so priceless. Congratulations.

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  • Terica Clements

    2017-06-22 #30 Author

    Her face is so priceless lol , either way it go it’s such a blessing 💙

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  • Ashley Blount

    2017-06-22 #31 Author

    I thought this was going to happen to me but at 31 weeks and 5 days sure enough it was a boy that came out lol

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  • Kiara ross

    2017-06-22 #32 Author

    Omg I was afraid this would happen to me but it was still my little boy…Wow

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  • Ashlie

    2017-06-23 #33 Author

    As a mom too 3 boys I wouldn’t be mad at all if this happened to me when I try for my fourth lol

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  • Angella Yambao

    2017-06-23 #34 Author

    This is so priceless. However, she was shocked because she saw her child. We all know that every mom loves their children no matter what happens.

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  • Niki Williams

    2017-06-23 #35 Author

    Awe so sweet and a blessing! During my birth I was so worried I was told the wrong gender my pregnancy!

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  • Tequila

    2017-06-24 #36 Author

    Congratulations!! I know her feeling of thinking she would have another girl and surprisingly have a boy!! I have five boys and just had a girl so congrats again and enjoy…

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