Young Rhyl couple left stunned after giving birth to baby girl – despite being told four times they were having a boy

A NEW mum who was told four times that she was expecting a boy was left stunned after she gave birth to a baby girl.

Excited Summer Nash, 17, and her partner Hayden Shea, 18, had two scans at Glan Clwyd Hospital – at 12 weeks and 20 weeks – in which it was confirmed the couple was expecting a boy.

Summer, of Rhyl, also went on to have a private scan at Hello Baby in St Helens where the parents-to-be were informed they were expecting a boy.

They also had a growth scan, as the baby was measuring small, and were told yet again… it was a boy.

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New dad Hayden with Darcie

Summer, who attended Rhyl High School, and Hayden, a former pupil at Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High School before it was transformed into Christ The Word, picked out everything ready to prepare for the new arrival from bottles, dummies and personalised items.

They picked out the name Hugo-James but were left shocked when Summer gave birth to a beautiful baby girl at Glan Clwyd Hospital on June 26, which the couple have called Darcie-Mae Kathleen Jane Wendy Shea (known as Darcie).

Summer said: “At every scan I was told I was expecting a boy. They also said – ‘yes boy’.

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Darcie sitting with Hayden

“I had the 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.

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Darcie was born weighing 6lb 9oz

“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 and the fur we wanted was sold out and the only colour they had was pink.”

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Summer with her new daughter

Summer went into hospital on June 24. She was induced and didn’t give birth until June 26 at 2.45pm.

“I was in active labour for five and a half hours then Darcie was born weighing six-pounds nine ounces,” Summer added.

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Summer and Hayden wouldn’t change their little girl for the world

“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.’

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Summer at her baby shower all dressed in blue

“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 got their hearts set on a boy.

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The couple prepare to welcome a little boy

“We’d got that bond with our little boy for it then to turn out to be a girl,” she explained.

“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.

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Celebrating Darcie’s arrival

“It was difficult 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 effects 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.

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The couple had even picked out the name Hugo-James

“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.”

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