After five gender scan mishaps, a first-time mother of triplet boys has been stuck with £500 worth of frilly stuff. Gina Dewdney, 34, was overjoyed five times when she learned that two of her triplets were girls. The dental therapist spent over £500 on pink apparel and accessories before learning she is pregnant with twin boys after 24 scans. Gina and Craig, both 34, from Frodsham, Cheshire, decided to save the clothes in case there was another mix-up and their sons were born as females. Gina, on the other hand, gave birth to Jimmy, Jenson, and Jaxson, her miracle one in 200 million chance identical triplets, in April of this year.
‘At the beginning, I had a sense I was pregnant with twins because I felt ᴅʀᴇᴀᴅꜰᴜʟ,’ she revealed. ‘I endured ʜᴇᴀᴅᴀᴄʜᴇs and had eyesight ʙʟɪɴᴅ patches, as well as pregnant sleeplessness.’ So while I wasn’t expected to see two heads on our 13-week ultrasound, I was completely taken aback when we saw a third. Triplets are a high-ʀɪsᴋ pregnancy, so I underwent scans every week. We found out they are identical twin girls and one male at 16 weeks. I was ecstatic to have the best of both worlds at my disposal. I bought many bags of frilly bibs and ᴅᴜᴍᴍɪᴇs, as well as other accessories. We started searching at girl names as well.’
Gina reveals that she was ‘ᴅᴇᴠᴀsᴛᴀᴛᴇᴅ’ when the 24-week scan indicated that her girls were males since she had formed a link with ‘the girls.’ She was also concerned about another mix-up, so she opted to keep £500 worth of pink items. Gina went into labor at 31 weeks and three days and welcomed her identical triplets into the world. ‘I can see why the sonographer misread the gender for weeks since the babies would never remain still,’ she added. It was difficult for them to view each infant from all angles since there was usually a leg or an arm in the way. Craig, a dentist, and I both believed they looked like daughters, so I opted to retain everything just in case.’
‘The infants were born at the same moment, which is rare for triplets,’ said the mother. Jaxon weighed 2 pounds, Jensen 2 pounds 7 ounces, and Jimmy 3 pounds when they were born in one minute and 52 seconds. They stayed in the NICU for 42 days before returning home with their parents, who had thankfully upgraded their home from a flat to a five-bedroom home prior to the pregnancy. They also needed to purchase a larger vehicle to accommodate their growing family. ‘We are incredibly grateful for the workers at the hospital who cared for our babies because they would not be here today if it wasn’t for them,’ Gina added. When we were finally able to take them home, we couldn’t thank them enough.’
‘They’re 26 weeks old now, and I can’t imagine having the girls now – having identical boys is so special.’ I find it incredible that they already have such disparate personalities. Jimmy is the clown, Jenson is the drama queen, and Jaxson is utterly unconcerned and simply sits and observes the other two. Craig and I can’t fathom our lives without children at this point. Our house is chaotic and there is always something to do – we get through 30 nappies a day and around 24 bottles. They go through a tub of formula every 48 hours and our downstairs toilet is now a stock room for all their stuff. I get very little sleep since they switch off who is awake, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.’
Despite her busy schedule, Gina is preserving the girls’ clothes since she hasn’t ruled out the possibility of having a daughter in the future. ‘Some people might think I’m insane for considering another baby with triplets,’ she added. ‘However, I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of trying for a girl in the future!’