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Mom can’t believe her eyes when doc shows her her baby – looks closer and realizes the miracle

Nowadays, it’s common for expectant parents to find out the gender of their baby well before delivery.

I can understand parents who choose to know and those who choose to keep the gender a mystery, but I personally think there’s a certain charm in not knowing until it’s really time.

When 29-year-old Dara Crouch went into labor on April 25th, she was absolutely sure that the baby inside her was a girl. The idea that her baby would be a boy was unthinkable. In fact, there hadn’t been a boy born in Dara’s family for 50 years.

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Dara Crouch has worked as a nurse in the maternity wing of a hospital for seven years, writes the Huffington Post.

During her years at the maternity ward, Dara had witnessed the joy of parents finding out about her child’s sex upon delivery.

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So she and her husband, Eric, decided to make the births of their children a little more magical and wait to find out their gender on the big day.

For the past 50 years, every child born on Dara’s side of the family has been a girl – including Dara and Eric’s first daughter, Neyland.

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Dara was convinced that her second child would also be a girl.

But when it came time to go into labor, Dara would experience the unthinkable – she gave birth to a little boy!

The overjoyed mom’s reaction after having her little boy placed on her chest says it all.

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Photographer Neely Ker-Fox managed to capture Dara’s reaction at just the right moment.

“In my six years of being a birth photographer and over 100+ births, I’ve never quite caught a reaction like hers,” Neely Ker-Fox says. “One day, her son will see this photo, and the others that I took that day, and see the love and excitement that welcomed him into this world. It doesn’t get much better than that.”

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Obviously Dara was overjoyed.

“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!” says Dana.

Even Dara’s husband, Eric, who was also convinced the baby would be a boy, fell in tears.

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The boy’s name is Liam. For Dara and Eric, he’s obviously special, and even little Neyland seems satisfied and proud of her baby brother.

Photographer Neely Ker-Fox, who also took pictures at the birth of the couple’s daughter three years ago, acknowledges that she probably won’t take a similar photo again.

“I’m quite grateful to Dara for allowing the world to see this moment,” she says.

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Every birth is proof of the miracle of life – but this one captured a truly extraordinary moment.

If you want to spread some joy and love today, share these amazing pictures with your friends and family!

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