Mum builds pink nursery thinking she’s having a girl – then gives birth to boy

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox

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."

  • Mum gives dining room 'classy' grey update for £20 using DIY trick and B&Q buys

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."

  • Tiny premature baby towers over cherished cuddly toy that used to be twice his size

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."

Source: Read Full Article