Woman Gives Birth To Surprise Boy After Two Scans Said She Was Having A Girl
A new mum was stunned when she gave birth to a baby boy - despite being told she was expecting a girl twice.
Hayley Sexton, 33, had prepared for a baby girl after being told the happy news at a scan, even decorating her nursery pink, buying pink baby clothes and Moses baskets and chasing a girl's name - Isabella.
But the teaching assistant was left speechless after being told she'd actually had a boy seconds after giving birth.
Baby Alfie Sexton arrived at 16:39pm on 20th September, weighing a healthy 6lbs 6oz after a 33-hour labour at University Hospital of North Tees.
Since, mum Hayley has re-decorated the nursery in her home in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, and returned all of the pink clothing she had purchased.
"I moved house before I started the nursery so I went all out, I got pink everything and I had 'Isabella' written all over the walls," she said.
"I was over the moon when I found out I was going to have a little girl. I thought I'm going to have a little best friend for the rest of my life.
"When the midwife said 'he's here' I was like 'what do you mean 'he'?'
"It was a huge shock - I had no idea I was having a boy.
"At two scans I'd been told my baby was a girl.
"I absolutely love him, but it meant we had to do lots of sorting when we took him home.
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"The whole nursery had to be re-decorated, we had to come up with a new name and had to take back a load of pink clothes we'd bought - but I wouldn't change Alfie for the world."
Hayley continued: "It was the craziest experience of my life. I didn't realise at first. It was only when the midwife gave him a clean off and lifted him up that I saw his bits!
"It was so strange because when I was pregnant I was having dreams that I had given birth to a baby boy. My dad joked saying what you would do if you had a boy, and it happened."
According to the NHS, gender scans - usually taken at 18 to 21 weeks - can't ever be 100 per cent accurate.
"This is not an exact science and the sonographer will not be able to be 100 per cent certain about your baby's sex," says the NHS.
"For example, if your baby is lying in an awkward position or moving around a lot, it may be difficult or impossible to tell whether your baby is male or female."
Hayley said that when she called to tell her family the news, they were as shocked as she was.
"I was in shock, all my family were. I called my mum to tell her and she didn't believe me," she said.
"Some of them were upset for a bit because it was like they were grieving for a child they were expecting for so long.
"But I love Alfie to bits - he's such a lovely little boy. It was meant to be."
Congratulations, Hayley. Alfie looks just perfect!
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