It’s a boy!
Julio Pena – of Mastic Beach, New York – and his wife, Kari, have four daughters together, so it’s safe to say he’s outnumbered in his household. Even though the 38-year-old loves being a father to Chastity, 16, Christalyn, 13, Nayalyn, 8, and Nakayla, 7, he has been hoping for a son too.
So when Kari became pregnant with the couple’s fifth child, they had wanted the gender to be a surprise to them. The family’s doctor revealed the baby’s gender in a sealed envelope, and only their oldest daughter, Chastity, knew the sex.
The 16-year-old was the one who ordered a cake with the blue icing, and on January 17, the entire family gathered for a gender reveal party. The couple finally cut into the cake, and needless to say, Pena was overwhelmed to see that it was indeed blue.
The excited father went weak in the knees and sank to the floor. He said: “It was like I collapsed and fainted at the same time.” His wife added that they are overjoyed to welcome their son, who is due in June.