Viral birth photo shows moment couple discover they have a baby boy

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The Ray family. (PHOTO: Instagram/@nancyray)
The Ray family. (PHOTO: Instagram/@nancyray)

An American couple were ready to welcome their third baby girl into the world but discovered the baby was a boy – and a photographer was there to capture the incredible moment of surprise.

After being surprised by the sex during the birth of their first two daughters, Nancy and Will Ray insisted they knew the sex of their unborn third child, People reports.

“I will forever advocate for birth photography because this is one of my very favourite photos of all time. Thank you @laurenjollyphoto! ??” Nancy wrote in a post on Instagram.

The mom of three shared details of her pregnancy journey in a long post alongside a photo of her startled face after discovering she’d given birth to a boy.

The photo has since gone viral.

“June 9: You’re having your third girl!” she documents in the post.

“December 13: I drive to the birth centre with intense contractions with my mom at 11am and meet my hubby there (he spent the night at his mom’s because #flu).

“Two hours later, my baby was born with me halfway in the tub! 15 minutes later, we went to cut the cord and I said . . . ‘WHAT IS THAT?! Is this a boy baby?’ Indeed, it was a boy! ???? My husband @willrray quickly lifted his leg to check and then proceeded to literally fall on the floor.”

Nancy also shared with her followers how being mom to a boy has her feeling emotional.

“Literally can’t get enough of my little sidekick. His thigh rolls are legit and he’s been belly-laughing since six weeks.”

Sources: People, Instagram

 

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