Already the father of four girls, Josh Batson was certain he and Christine Batson’s fifth would be a boy.
The pair had been completely surprised with the news that they were expecting their fifth child.
Christine explained to Dearly:
“We tried for years after our second without any luck. So when our third came we were over the moon. This is a gift we do not take for granted.”
As Christine wrote on Facebook they are already the proud parents of four daughters, a 16-year-old, an 11-year-old, a four-year-old, and a one-year-old. She and Josh had discussed the possibility of welcoming the first boy into their family and how they were going to reveal the news.
Christine told Dearly:
“Weeks before we even knew what we were having, he discussed doing something crazy … because people always assume he’s so devastated about having so many girls! So I knew he was going to do something crazy for a laugh.”
On July 8, Josh and Christine finally learned what was coming as their four daughters dug into the cupcakes specially made for the occasion.
They documented the big reveal on Facebook Live.
Around four minutes into the video, the Batson’s four-year-old daughter revealed that there wasn’t blue icing inside — they will be welcoming the fifth baby girl into the family.
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A seemingly distraught Josh buried his face in his hands before standing up from the table and walking outside. He screamed “why,” jumped into their pool, and let his limp body float to the surface.
However, as Christine told Dearly, his reaction was all in good fun:
“He is actually very excited about another girl. He’s a very good girl daddy. Some people were upset at how this would make our girls feel. They completely understood that their dad was joking and know how excited he is to be a girl dad [times] five.”
And while Josh enjoys making his girls laugh, he’s not someone who enjoys having the spotlight on him. His wife admitted that he’s “genuinely shocked” that so many people enjoyed his response.