It's always exciting for parents-to-be to find out whether they're having a little boy or girl. But for a couple from New York, who already have four daughters, discovering they would be adding a bouncing boy into their family came with a dramatic twist.
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Julio Pena, 38, was over the moon to learn he and his wife, Kari, 35, would be welcoming a son this year. So much so, he fainted from shock.
The couple already have four daughters
The couple found out the good news at a party for the occasion on January 17, when they cut a specially-made cake.
After a doctor's appointment, the parents were given an envelope containing news about the gender, but instead of opening it, they let their 16-year-old daughter Chastity be the only person to know. The teen then ordered a special cake for the party, requesting it be blue underneath the icing, rather than pink, to reveal the exciting news to her mum and dad.
The dad faints when he finds out they're going to have a boy
In the video, which has been watched over 120,000 times, Julio and Kari are seen surrounded by their friends and family. The mum and dad cut into a cake together while their loved ones chant "It’s a boy! It’s a boy!"
When the couple reveal that the cake is blue, Julio has quite the reaction. The proud father collapses in shock, before his wife follows suit and the whole room cheers them on.
The proud parents were more than excited to discover the good news
"I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. For a boy," the dad-of-four told ABC News. "They had to sit me down in the sofa and I couldn’t say anything. I was like in shock."
Kari told of how her husband had been shaking before they even cut the cake. She said Julio was "dying for a boy forever."
The mum and dad are expecting their first will son in June and he will be little brother to the couple's four girls, Chastity, Christalyn, 13, Nayalyn, eight, and Nakayla, seven.