A mother in Britain has finally had a daughter after giving birth to ten sons in a row. She suspected she would have a baby last Christmas Eve, and a pregnancy test at home confirmed this. She and her husband David were sure they were going to have a boy and decided to have a Gender scan.
The parents were nervous when they opened the envelope from which their son Harrison emerged, but they were amazed when they learned that this time they would start buying pink onions. Alexis, a former nurse explained that the brothers were shocked and delighted. They were intrigued, but I think they thought they were wrong.
She gave birth to her daughter on August 27 and named her Cameron after actress Cameron Diaz. The birth of her daughter marks a 16-year age difference between her and her eldest brother, 17-year-old Campbell. Her other brothers are Harrison, 16, Corey, 14, Lachlan, 11, Brodie, 9, Brahn, 8, Hunter, 6, Mack, 5, Blake, 3 and Redagaidh, 2. She jokes that they will probably stop around this time, but she loves her family for it. Parents notice that brothers behave differently when their parents are away.
They claim that the boys are silent, do not want to wake her up and help her to keep and feed her. Brett explained that they hadn’t tried to have a girl because of their many pregnancies. She added that she is the only child in her family and although she has never planned a big family, she loves it. Cameron wasn’t meant to be, but she’s happy anyway. A mother claim that for the first time she had a lot of fun buying pink things.
Alexis said they are often judged for having a bigger family than they are used to, but they are not swayed by such comments. They are not entitled to full child benefit, but their husband has a good job.
David is a trained driver who leaves the house at 5: 30 in the morning and gives his wife a little quiet time with a cup of coffee and a shower before the boys wake up. With so many kids in the house, life isn’t easy: Alexis do 49 loads of laundry a week, vacuums seven times a day and plans to work in a few weeks as a part-time fitness trainer. Six years ago, David was diagnosed with premature Parkinson’s, so he sharing duties and always finding time for each of the boys. His symptoms are minor and he controls them with medication.
Cameron sleeps in a crib in her parents bedroom, but as soon as some of her older brothers move out, she will get her own space in their five-bedroom home.
They do two big shopping in a week, but when she’s done at the top of the shop, she has to replenish six liters of milk and two loaves of bread before she can go out for the day.
Even though the place might have become a little bit of a tighter squeeze, and they sometimes look at each other wondering ‘What have we done?’, Alexis says that she enjoys her family, and cannot imagine life with a small family now.