For every single one of her pregnancies, Jenny James-Prothro has chosen to learn the gender of her children before their births – but after her father, Charles, passed away one year ago, she decided to honor her dad by waiting until the birth for the big reveal.
Charles had always preferred to be surprised by his grandchildren’s genders at birth, so it seemed like an appropriate homage to his memory. At 6 months into the pregnancy, however, continuing pressure to learn the baby’s gender finally pushed Jenny to change her mind.
She opted to learn the gender, but on one condition: she asked her 43-year-old husband James to make the big reveal in a creative way.
James then went above and beyond the call of duty by editing voicemail clips of Jenny’s father.
For a video that has already been viewed millions of times, James filmed his excited wife holding a speaker. When the speaker’s recording starts playing, she hears her husband’s voice setting up the big surprise.
“Jenny, this is the most special, creative way that I could think of to tell you the sex of our child,” says James’s recorded voice. “But I couldn’t do it without a little help.”
The recording then cuts to the voice of Jenny’s father – and the shocked mother can barely contain her emotions.
“Hello Jenny, this is your father!” says the recording. “I want to let you know that it is a girl. It is a girl. I love yah, bye bye!”
Jenny later took to Facebook so she could praise James for the tearful surprise, saying that she was “truly blessed beyond measure with the best and most creative hubby ever.”
(WATCH the video below)
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