Father of 4 daughters faints when he finds out the sex of the new baby on the way

“It was like I collapsed and fainted at the same time.”

Father of 4 daughters faints when he finds out the sex of the new baby on the way

“It was like I collapsed and fainted at the same time.”
  • Julio Pena and his wife Kari are the proud parents of four daughters, and were wanting the gender of their next baby to be a complete surprise. For the "gender reveal" party, the couple asked the doctor to seal the ultrasound results in an envelope - the couple then gave the envelope to their 17-year-old daughter, Chastity.

  • Chastity was responsible for ordering a colored cake (frosted in white) for the party. The cake's color would represent the sex of the baby - pink if it was a girl, or blue for a boy.

  • The hour of revelation

  • Surrounded by family and friends, it was finally time for the family to know if they were expecting daughter number five, or if they were finally having a boy. The parents-to-be were very anxious, especially Julio.

  • Momma Kari starts cutting the cake and gets a peek at the color inside before her anxious husband does - but when he saw the results for himself, he went into complete shock - the filling was blue! He was finally getting a son. In all the hollering and excitement, Julio collapsed behind the table.

  • He told ABC News, "It was like I collapsed and fainted at the same time."

  • The viral YouTube video

  • Friends and family rushed to help him off the ground; the father seemed OK, just completely shocked and thrilled. "I've been waiting for this for a long time. For a boy ... they had to sit me down in the sofa and I couldn't say anything. I was like in shock." Julio said in an interview with ABC News.

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  • Kari said her husband was already shaking before they cut the cake, and he was so nervous to find out what they were having.

  • Their hilariously adorable video went viral with over 2.5 million views - certainly a warm welcome to the newest addition to the Pena family. Their baby boy was born June 2016 to a very excited family. Congratulations to the darling Pena family!

  • This article was adapted and translated from the original "Pai de 4 filhas desmaia ao descobrir o sexo do novo bebê que estava a caminho" which was originally published on

Erika Strassburger is Brazilian, mother of three cute and funny boys. She earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration 20 years ago. Now, she works as a freelance writer and translator. She loves oil painting and ventures sometimes in this artistic work.


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