IT’S… A GIRL! Mum who had 10 sons in a row ‘over the moon’ as she finally gives birth to a baby girl.
Alexis Brett, 39, from the Scottish Highlandsgrew up an only child. At the time, she did not know whether or not she wanted a large family when she grew up. She decided to just see how things went. After having her youngest son with quite an unusual name of Rothagaidh two years ago, Alexis Brett became the first Mom in Britain to give birth to 10 boys in a row and thought her family was complete. But it later turned out life had a little surprise planned for her and the whole family as well – a new addition. Therefore, just a couple of weeks ago, she became a mother of 11 just at 39 years old. She has spent more than 8 years being pregnant during the last 18 years of her life and is now very happy with her big family.
The first 10 being boys that are now aged from 2 to 17
Over the past 16 years, she went on giving birth to Campbell, 17, Harrison, 16, Corey, 14, Lachlan, 11, Brodie, nine, Brahn, eight, Hunter, six, Mack, five, Blake, three, and Rothagaidh, two . All of these children, 10 in all, were boys.
The 39-year-old said: “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. I was shocked, but delighted. Now she’s here with us, it’s a fantastic feeling.” They began their 11th journey into parenthood by buying female-gendered baby clothing for the first time ever. It must have felt strange for Alexis and David to be shopping for these after buying for boys for so long.
Then, in late August 2019, Alexis went into labor. Pretty soon, Cameron, named after the actress Cameron Diaz, became the 11th sibling but first daughter of the Brett family.
After her long streak of boys, Alexis finally gave birth to a baby girl and decided to name her Cameron. The happy parents say she changed the family dynamics quite a bit with all the brothers being super attentive not to wake their little sister and being more well-behaved in general. This sure brings much joy to the parents, who say this last pregnancy was unplanned but did get them over the moon, as they expected it would be yet another boy after finding out about expecting another baby. The delighted mother adds that they are definitely stopping now. “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.”
After Cameron was born, the mom of 11 says she feels the family is now complete. Now that Alexis has 11 children, she has stated that she will have no more. However, she had also stated that after her 10th son was born.
David and Alexis’s house is large, with five bedrooms. But obviously, even such a large building struggles to accommodate 13 people. Even though life is not easy being a mom to 11 kids. Her husband is a train driver and usually leaves home early for work. She has to do 49 loads of laundry a week and hoover seven times a day, Alexis plans to get back to work as a part-time fitness instructor in a few weeks. Luckily, the eldest sons are nearing adulthood. Over the next few years, they will be moving off to college or into homes of their own, which should free up some space.
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