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A 39-year-old woman gives birth to a girl for the first time in Britain after giving birth to ten boys.

Some people argue that being a parent and raising children is both the most difficult and beautiful job in the world. Even if having young children around the house, the noise, and the arguments might be frustrating, they will make us forget the loneliness that most people feel and provide us a lot of memories.

Most parents would prefer to have children of both genders, but this is beyond our control.

Cameron was born to 38-year-old Scottish Highlands resident Alexis Brett and her 44-year-old husband David.

Rather than holding out for the birth to find out, the couple opted for a sex ultrasound.

Harrison, 16, was given the duty since Alexis claimed she was too anxious to open the results.

The thirteen-member family maintains that they weren’t “holding out” for a girl. Alexis explains, “I was expecting to hear we were having another boy.”

“But when I found out it was a girl, my face was a picture.

“I was shocked, but delighted. Now she’s here with us, it’s a fantastic feeling,” she adds.

The boys in Cameron’s family, who were all male until recently, are thrilled to have a sister to play with. As a result, baby Cameron is also having a significant impact on her brothers.

“They’ve generally been much better behaved around her, trying to keep quiet in case they wake her up.

“They also want to help with holding and feeding her – it’s been great,” dad, David says.

Campbell, 17, Harrison, 16, Corey, 14, Lachlan, 11, Brodie, 9, Brahn, 8, Hunter, 6, Mack, 5, Blake, 3, and Rothagaidh, 2 are Cameron’s brothers.

With the help of their 10 boys, Alexis and David maintain a strict neat and organized five-bedroom detached home for the family.

‘WE’RE DEFINITELY STOPPING NOW’
Alexis says: “It’s not easy with so many boys running around, but I like everything neat and tidy.

“I can’t stand mess.”

Every few weeks, according to David and Alexis, they purchase at least three pairs of shoes.

David said: “We don’t tend to do hand-me-downs, there’s no point. Being boys, their clothes never seem to last.”

Having spent the better part of the last eight years pregnant, Alexis and David swear they are done having children.

“Of course, we do get comments about the number of children we have – especially when I was pregnant again,” she adds.

Alexis says she is “immune” to most birth control and is now considering sterilization.

An only child, Alexis says she never planned on having such a big family.

She said: “All my sons are special to me – if another boy had been on the way it wouldn’t have bothered me. We’re asked a lot if we had so many children because we were hoping for that elusive girl.

“I can honestly answer ‘no’. Cameron wasn’t planned, but I was happy all the same. Luckily all my pregnancies have had little or no drama.

“I’d never planned to have a large family, but now I do, I love it.

“I always joked I wouldn’t have a clue what to do with a girl… that’s all changed. We’re having a lot of fun buying pink things for the first time.”

Every morning at 5:30, according to Alexis, she makes time for herself before the boys get up for school and daycare.

David adores his large brood, dad.

Even though he was given an early-onset Parkinson’s diagnosis six years ago, he is an involved father.

David takes medication to manage his health struggles and says the symptoms are “thankfully still minor.”

Alexis works as a part-time fitness instructor and David is a train driver.

“Some people think we must be on benefits, but we’re not. David has a good job, which means we don’t even qualify for full child benefit,” Alexis says.

David says the only issue they have is family holidays – “It’s difficult to have a holiday as one group, that’s not happened for years,” he says.

“The seven-week school summer holidays can also be an endurance test – most of the time they’re just happy on their Xbox or Wii Switch.”

The lads are embracing the change that Cameron brings with him, even if they now have to make room for him in their home.

There are no regrets for Alexis and David with their large family.

Alexis said: “David and I sometimes look at each other to say, ‘What have we done?’ But when the boys come out with something funny and make us laugh, it makes it all worthwhile.”

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