Kim Guiley had been certain she and her husband were having a daughter ever since the second trimester of her second pregnancy. She had a very powerful reaction that was visually documented when she learned that Theo, a young boy, would ultimately be joining the family at the moment of delivery.
Kim and her husband Travis already had a 3-year-old daughter named Hazel, and they were reasonably certain that they were expecting another girl. Nevertheless, they made the decision to hold out on learning the truth before the baby was born in order to keep it a surprise.
Kim had a baby in July. The midwife informed her she needed to be transferred to the hospital shortly after she went into labor because her buttock bone was impeding the baby’s exit.
As her husband helped her up, she felt the baby come out. Things progressed more quickly than expected. The baby’s arrival was imminent. Kim began pushing and subsequently her tailbone ʙʀᴏᴋᴇ. “I was in excruciating ᴘᴀɪɴ,” Kim said. Despite this, Kim pushed on and gave birth to a healthy baby boy! Not a girl!
Photographer Susannah Gill captured the moment Kim discovered the baby’s s.ᴇ.x. Take a look at the image and you’ll see the couple’s reaction is quite unique. “It was a magical moment, because several things were happening at the same time,” she explained. It was around 5 a.m., after a very long night.
“The midwife handed the baby to Kim in a blanket, and she took a peek. She’d really convinced herself this baby was a girl because her belly was showing in such a similar way to her first pregnancy,” Susannah said.
Kim and Travis had suffered a ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ between Hazel and little Theo. Despite sneakily being excited about the prospect of a boy, she mostly wanted a healthy, happy baby. “Finding out we had a healthy baby boy was the culmination of our losses and struggles.”