Mum spent £1,200 on blue outfits and accessories only to give birth to girl
A first-time mum who spent £1,200 buying blue outfits and boyish accessories for her baby ended up giving birth to a girl.
Mollie Humble, 21, was told twice by medics that she was expecting a boy after scans.
The hairdresser held a blue-themed gender reveal party, bought a wardrobe of clothes and picked the name Roman for the baby.
She even bought blue feeding bottles and dummies and paid for blankets to be embroidered with his name. But shortly after she gave birth a midwife announced the baby was actually a girl.
Mollie said: “When the baby was born I grabbed him and said ‘Hello Roman’ and kept kissing him. I had the baby on my chest for about 15 minutes before the midwife asked if I’d checked the baby was a boy.
“I shook my head and so she checked and said: ‘Your baby’s a girl.’ I didn’t believe it at first.”
Having named her daughter Layla-Rose, Mollie added: “I had one white baby grow, and everything else was blue. I had blankets embroidered with Roman on them.
“I’d spent all my savings on things for a boy – £500 on blue baby clothes and £700 on a pram.
“It’s grey but they had a gorgeous pink one I’d have got if I’d known.”
Mollie, of Hartlepool, County Durham, was first told she was having a boy at her 20 week scan.
The baby’s gender was confirmed again by a sonographer carrying out an emergency scan at 37 weeks.
Mollie said: “I had no reason to doubt them. When I found out I was pregnant I wanted a girl.” The baby arrived three weeks later on October 26, weighing 8lb 4oz.
Mollie said: “I’d spent half my pregnancy thinking I was having a baby boy so it was hard to adjust even though I loved her so much.
“It was a shock, but I’m really happy to have a little girl. Layla-Rose is so good – she only cries for her feed. She’s my little princess.”
Roofer Mark, 32, rushed out to buy some pink clothes for their daughter and a giant pink teddy.
The mum revealed the couple have since sold all of Roman’s clothes and currently have no plans to try for any more children.
She added: “I’m happy with my baby girl and feel because of this that I’ve had one of each already.”