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Georgia mom gives birth to first boy in family in 50 years

After a decades-long streak of her family only giving birth to girls, Dara Crouch was shocked when she delivered a baby boy in April.

Crouch, 29, from Columbus, Ga., was expecting a girl. For the last 50 years, children born into her family have only been girls. Crouch didn’t even want to learn the sex of her child before the birth.

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“I really thought it was a girl,” Crouch told CBS News. “But I was so happy he was here and healthy, and a little terrified it was a boy! But that anxiety left very quickly and filled with so much love for our new baby.”

When the midwife in the delivery room shouted, “It’s a boy!,” the room “erupted into tears of joy,” Neely Ker-Fox, the photographer who captured the mother’s priceless reaction, told FOX 8.

“Dara very much thought she was having a girl, as they had not had a boy on her side of the family in over 50 years,” Ker-Fox said. “Her husband thought otherwise and felt they were having a boy.”

Crouch says the heartening photos will allow her newborn son, Liam, to look back on the viral moment when he gets older.

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The baby boy joins his 3-year-old big sister, Neyland.