The first mother in the United Kingdom to give birth to ten boys in a row has given birth to her 11th child, a girl.
Alexis Brett couldn’t believe it when she found out she was expecting a girl.
Alexis and her husband David had traveled 50 miles to a clinic that could tell her the gender right away, unable to wait until the birth.
“I’d been expecting to hear we were having another boy. But when I found out it was a girl, my face was a picture,” she told The Mirror newspaper.
The 39-year-old mother, who lives in the Scottish Highlands with her 44-year-old husband David, a train driver, said she was “over the moon” with her new son, Cameron.
“I was shocked, but delighted. Now she’s here with us, it’s a fantastic feeling,” she told the Mirror.
Cameron has ten brothers ranging in age from two to seventeen.
“They’ve generally been much better behaved around her,” dad David said, “Trying to keep quiet in case they wake her up.
“They also want to help with holding and feeding her – it’s been great.”
Alexis says she would have preferred her 11th child to be a boy because all of her boys “are special” to her.
“We’re asked a lot if we had so many children because we were hoping for that elusive girl. I can honestly answer ‘no’. Cameron wasn’t planned, but I was happy all the same,” she said.
Despite having four boys running around the house, Alexis despises mess and does 49 loads of laundry and vacuums every day.
“We’re definitely stopping now,” Alexis says. “There’ll be no more. I said that last time, but this time I absolutely mean it. I love my family as it is now.
“I’d never planned to have a large family, but now I do, I love it.”
Alexis, a part-time fitness instructor, said she’s having a lot of fun for the first time buying pink things.
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