Mum builds pink nursery thinking she’s having a girl – then gives birth to boy
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A new mum was stunned to give birth to a baby boy – despite being told twice she was expecting a girl.
Hayley Sexton painted the nursery pink and even picked out the name Isabella for the tot.
Thinking it was for a girl, the 33-year-old also bought two Moses baskets, blankets and babygrows.
Then on September 20, Alfie arrived at 4:39pm, weighing a healthy 6lbs 6oz after a 33-hour labour at University Hospital of North Tees.
Now she has re-decorated the nursery in her County Durham home and taken back all the pink clothes she bought.
Single Hayley had a pink-themed baby shower and received piles of pretty pastel coloured clothing.
The teaching assistant was even gifted with personalised presents including an engraved "Isabella" ornament.
She said: "I moved house before I started the nursery so I went all out, I got pink everything and had 'Isabella' written all over the walls.
"I was over the moon when I found out I was going to have a 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."
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She continued: "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.
"The whole nursery had to be re-decorated, we had to come up with a new name and had to take back pink clothes we'd bought.
"But I wouldn't change Alfie for the world."
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After 33 hours of labour, Hayley was shocked when her midwife told her she had given birth to a boy.
She added: "It was the craziest experience in 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."
Hayley's dad even joked to the new mum saying "what would you do if you had a boy?"
Speaking about when she broke the news to her family, the new parent said: "I called my mum to tell her and she didn't believe me.
"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."
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