I was told I was having girls during FIVE scans so I spent £500 on clothes… then ended up with triplet boysOctober 26, 2021
A FIRST time mum was left stunned to find she'd given birth to triplet boys after being told in FIVE scans that she was expecting girls.
Convinced that she'd be welcoming two girls, the mum even splashed out £500 on clothing for what she thought would be her daughters, only to then realise there'd been a huge gender mix-up.
Dental therapist Gina Dewdney, 34, was over the moon when she was told on five separate occasions at different scans that two of the triplets she was carrying would be girls.
She and her husband Craig, also 34, took their sonographer's word for it and prepared themselves for the arrival of their babies, stocking up on pink clothing and accessories for their daughters.
However, they were left shocked to find out during Gina's 24-week scan that the babies they were led to believe were actually girls and she was expecting identical boy triplets.
Gina revealed: “I had a feeling I was pregnant with twins at the start as I felt terrible. I had migraines and experienced blind spots in vision along with pregnancy insomnia.
“When we saw two heads on our scan at 13 weeks, I wasn’t surprised but I was in total shock when there was a third."
She explained: "I had scans every week as triplets is a high-risk pregnancy. At 16 weeks we were told they are identical twin girls and one boy. I was excited to have the best of both worlds."
Gina revealed that she and Craig snapped up bags full of girls clothes, including girly bibs and dummies, and the pair had even started looking at girls' names for their new additions.
Building up a bond with her "daughters", Gina admitted she felt "devastated" when it was later revealed at her 24-week scan that the girls were actually boys.
Fearing another mix-up, she even decided to keep the haul of girls clothes she'd bought just in case another wrong call had been made and she did end up with girls in the end.
At 16 weeks we were told they are identical twin girls and one boy. I was excited to have the best of both worlds
Three boys had been correct as Gina went on to welcome one in 200 million chance identical boys – named Jimmy, Jenson and Jaxson – namedin April at just over 31 weeks pregnant.
The trio were delivered in one minute and 52 seconds, with Jaxon weighing 2lbs, Jenson weighting 2lbs 7oz and Jimmy the heaviest of the three, weighing 3lbs.
"The babies were born at the exact same time which is very unusual for triplets," Gina said.
Looking back at her pregnancy, she says she can "totally understand" how the sonographer got the gender of her babies wrong for weeks.
"The babies would never sit still," she said. "There would always be a leg or an arm in the way, so it wasn't easy for them to see each baby from all the angles."
Both she and husband Craig were sure the babies were girls too, so never questioned it when told the gender.
Gina said: "Even Craig, who is a dentist, and I thought they looked like girls too which is why I decided to keep all the clothes – just in case."
I couldn’t imagine having the girls now – it is so special having identical boys
The couple's triplets spent 42 days in NICU (newborn intensive care unit) before they were given the green light to head home with their parents.
Gina and Craig, who upsized their home from a flat to a five-bed-house and purchased a bigger car to accommodate their brood, admit that they now "couldn't imagine" their sons being girls.
"We are beyond grateful for the staff who cared for our babies at the hospital because they wouldn't be here today if it wasn’t for them," Gina said.
"Now they are 26 weeks old and I couldn’t imagine having the girls now – it is so special having identical boys."
While the boys look the same, Gina revealed that already her three sons have different personalities.
"Jimmy is the joker, Jenson is dramatic and Jaxson is completely chilled and just sits and watches the other two," she said.
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“Craig and I couldn’t imagine life without them now."
Sharing an insight into what life is like with newborn triplets, the mum-of-three teased her house has become "chaotic", as she revealed the pair get through 30 nappies a day, around 24 bottles and a "tub of formula every 48 hours".
Gina teased: "They tag team who is awake so I have very little sleep but I wouldn’t have it any other way."
As for the bags of girls' clothes she preemptively bought, Gina says they're still stashed away in the cupboard and she's holding onto them just in case she and Craig welcome a daughter in the future.
She said: "Some people may think I am crazy for considering another baby with triplets.
“But I wouldn’t rule out trying for a girl in the future!”
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