A couple who thought they were expecting their third daughter talked about their shock when they found out they actually had a boy.
28-year-old Sarah Heaney and her 29-year-old husband William Govan bought pink clothes, dolls, blankets, stuffed animals and even a pink crib.
The couple from County Down, Northern Ireland, also bought baby vegetables decorated with the words & # 39; little sister & # 39 ;.
Eight separate scans – including several they had taken at the NHS – had suggested that the couple had a girl.
So when a final scan two days after their baby was born revealed that their little girl was actually a boy, the family was shocked.
Mr Govan, a social worker, burst into the city to make the boy grow when his wife had labor pains.
Max, now 12 weeks old, arrived later that evening with a weight of 7 pounds.
Sarah Heaney, 28, expected her third baby girl and husband, William Govan, to be amazed to discover that they had depicted a boy, Max, after birth
The couple had eagerly bought pink clothes, dolls, blankets, stuffed animals and even a pink crib because they were told that their baby was a girl in different scans
The County Down couple in Northern Ireland also bought baby vegetables decorated with the words & # 39; little sister & # 39 ;. Pictured, their two other daughters, Ella, seven, and Abbie, three
Mrs. Heaney, who was a caregiver for her career, said: & When I found out I had a girl, I was happy enough.
& # 39; I already had two girls, most of my friends had girls and I had never really been with boys, so at least I thought I knew what I was doing.
& # 39; I was very enthusiastic about my girl tribe, but the ironic thing is that my oldest daughter really wanted a brother, so I had to keep drumming in her that it was a girl and that it would be fun.
& # 39; That's why we bought the little sister clothes to get the girls involved in what happened. & # 39;
After 17 weeks the couple paid for a private scan to find out the gender of their baby. They then had an NHS sex scan after 20 weeks.
From around 25 weeks, Mrs. Heaney had growth scans every three weeks followed by concerns about the size of the baby.
According to her, all sonographers and three different consultants said they believed the couple would welcome another girl into their clan.
Mrs. Heaney said she was excited to have a girl, but they wouldn't change Max for the world
The family was planning to call the third daughter Luna
Max, now 12 weeks old, arrived the evening the couple discovered they had a boy
Even a pink crib was waiting for the girl
After being two days late, Mrs. Heaney went to the hospital for a membrane cleaning – a procedure that separates the bag around the baby from the cervix in an attempt to cause childbirth.
She then had a final scan in which she discovered that she actually had a boy.
She said: “I couldn't believe it when the ultrasound scan at the last scan said she thought it was a boy.
& # 39; I just felt the blood drain from me. I could not speak for centuries and my body felt completely strange. & # 39;
The shocked mother received the news alone, while her husband brought their two other children, Ella, seven, and Abbie, three, to the park.
She filmed their funny reactions when they picked her up in the car, with Ella bashen her disbelief in disbelief on her car seat.
Mrs. Heaney said: “I couldn't believe it when the ultrasound scan at the last scan said she thought it was a boy. I just felt the blood run out of me & # 39;
Abbie called Max for a while & # 39; Luna & # 39; because she was confused. The siblings are pictured on Halloween this year
Mrs. Heaney said she was surprised that her husband was emotional with a boy's news
CAN A SCAN GET THE SEX Wrong?
A scan is not always correct and therefore, according to the NHS, a sonographer cannot be 100 percent sure of the gender of a baby.
For example, if the baby is in an uncomfortable position or moves a lot, it may be difficult or impossible to see if the baby is male or female.
Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to produce an image on a screen of the baby in the womb.
The scan performed between 18 and 22 weeks is when the ultrasound can identify the gender of the baby, which is determined when the egg is fertilized.
At this point, noticeable anatomical differences in the genitals may appear on the scan. But it all comes down to the sonographer's interpretation.
& # 39; My husband is usually not an emotional person, so I was surprised to see him react like that. Ella just responded hilariously, & Mrs. Heaney said.
The family then hurried into town and while Mr. Govan swam through the stores to see a few new babies grow.
Mrs. Heaney, who had begun contractions, waited patiently in the car. Hours later, Max arrived.
Mrs. Heaney said: “When Max arrived, I asked everyone to check if he was indeed a boy.
& # 39; It was a bit of a whirlwind back then, but it's perfect and we wouldn't change it for the world. & # 39;
& # 39; We limited it to two names, Luna and Penny. The girls preferred Luna, so they had called the baby for years.
& # 39; My youngest still got confused in the beginning, even after he was born and Max, Luna called.
& # 39; In my sleep deprivation condition, I sometimes called him a she and also called him her. & # 39;