With all of the technology available these days, its not often that you hear of people waiting to find out the sex of their baby.
Lets face it, there are ultrasound machines that can show a 4D view of our babys face at like, 12 weeks. So if you dont have to wait 40 weeks to find out whether youre having a boy or a girl, most people wont. Not to mention the elaborate gender reveals that the Internet could not survive without.
When it came to welcoming her second child into the world, Dara Crouch decided to go old-fashioned. The 29-year-old from Columbus, Georgia, wanted to leave the gender of her second child a surprise.
Nobody on her mothers side of the family had given birth to a boy in more than 50 years, so Dara figured she had this pregnancy on lockher family history indicated it could only be pink bows and ruffles.
“I just knew I was having a girl, she told TODAY.
The day finally came when the Crouches would meet their newest family member. Four hours in labor, and out HE came. It was a BOY! The first one in half of a century!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but Id say these ones are priceless.
Dara said she felt shock more than anything.
The surprise, and Daras reaction, was captured by family friend and photographer Neely Ker-Fox who says shes been behind the lens for more than 100 childbirths since 2011. Ive seen surprises, but Dara had by far the most genuine reaction, she told TODAY.
About five minutes before pushing, the couple started thinking again about the possibility of it being a boysomething that Neely called “motherly apprehension” in Dara. Just moments later the now-two-time mama was gushing with excitement: Oh my gosh! Its a boy; I cant believe its a boy!
The birth of Liam was even more special because Dara delivered him at the hospital where she and her husband, Eric, have both worked for the past seven years. Her best friend, Camille, who is also a fellow nurse, assisted with the delivery.
As a labor and delivery nurse you get the emotions going on in the roomyou sometimes bond a lot when youve been taking care of someone for 12-plus hours, Dara said of her work as a nurse. But nothing compares with the excitement I felt with Liam.
Photos of the birth and Daras contagious joy were shared on Birth Without Fear, where they quickly spread like wildfire.
As for the first boy to make history in Daras side of the family, lets just say Liam will definitely know how to treat a lady.