A new mum was stunned to give birth to a baby girl after being told FOUR times she was expecting a little boy.
Excited Summer Nash, 17, had chosen the name Hugo-James and picked out everything for the new arrival from bottles, dummies and personalised boy items.
She and her partner Hayden Shea, 18, were left completely speechless when they were told their son was in fact a girl.
Little Darcie-Mae Kathleen Jane Wendy Shea was born on June 26 at Glan Clwyd Hospital in Rhyl, North Wales, weighing 6lb 9oz.
Summer had previously had two scans at the hospital, at 12 weeks and 20 weeks, in which it was confirmed the happy couple was expecting a boy.
They had another scan at Hello Baby in St Helens, Merseyside and a growth scan where the couple were again informed they were expecting a boy.
Summer, from Rhyl, said: “At every scan, I was told I was expecting a boy.
“I had a private scan because we wanted to plan everything for our first baby together.
“When we found out we were having a little boy we were over the moon because Hayden wanted a little boy.
“We were shown everything, including the ‘boy parts’. Every scan we went to they showed us.
“I did question it quite a lot, to be honest.
“Hayden’s mum Fiona said ‘imagine if you end up having a girl?’, as we had found some pink tinges on our pram.
“The fur we wanted was sold out and the only colour they had was pink.”
Summer went into the hospital on June 24. She was induced and didn’t give birth until June 26 at 2.45pm.
She said: “I was in active labour for five-and-a-half hours.
“The midwives in the hospital wrote all the boy tags out and then when I actually had her, she needed some help as she stopped breathing and needed oxygen.
“They then came over and said ‘are you sure it is a boy? As you’ve given birth to a little girl.’
“I was speechless and I didn’t believe them, neither did Hayden. I made him go over to double-check.
“He then said ‘no Summer – it’s a girl.
“I was so shocked, I had no words.”
Summer said she and Hayden were not disappointed by the arrival of their new daughter but, understandably, had their hearts set on a boy.
She said: “We’d got that bond with our little boy for it then to turn out to be a girl.
“I found it hard to bond at first but I couldn’t say she wasn’t mine because I watched her come out.
“We then went on to tell the family and no one believed us. They made us send a picture.
“It was difficult for the first few days of getting used to a girl and adjusting to my new life as a mum.
“As she was born during a pandemic it affects everything.
“I couldn’t have my partner there until I was 4cm dilated which took two days.
“I also couldn’t have any family there which was quite sad and I had bad anxiety.
“The nurses and doctors didn’t really explain why but they said it is very rare for this to happen.
“We look back now and we laugh but it still very disheartening.
“But I wouldn’t change my little girl for the world and I love being a mum.”