Children are true blessing in life and for Alexis and David this is more than a statement. This couple has 11 children, out of which 10 are boys and the youngest one is a girl.
This family from Britain after 10 boys in a row happily got the always wanted girl. They did not have the boys in order to get a girl, but all the pregnancies were planned and wanted. Alexis Brett was an only child and having many children for her is a real blessing although sometimes can be hard with all the rascals around the house. So, you can imagine her happiness and excitement when she finally got a girl.
Alexis Brett is a former nurse who later one retrained to be a fitness instructor who at the moment is staying at home to take care of the children, but she intends to take a part-time job as a fitness instructor once the baby gets bigger. Here is the story about her baby girl.
Last Christmas eve, Alexis took a home pregnancy test and found out that she was expecting again, but this time she and her husband decided to get a Gender scan. They told their boys what as their plan and that they will reveal it together as a family. The boys were really excited wondering would it be another boy, the envelope came and the parents were too nervous to open it, so one of the boys, Harrison, 16 opened it.
They were amazed when they found out that this time is a girl, and although Alexis would not mind if it was another boy, she was thrilled that now she will have someone in the house with the same gender.
She even thought that it was not worth it to find out the gender as it was always the same, but to her biggest surprise now it was different. It felt different to buy pink baby clothes for her baby making this baby special. Finally, on August 27 she delivered her baby girl and she became the 11th child in the Brett’s family. She was named Cameron after the actress Cameron Diaz and she is 16 years younger than her oldest brother, the 17-year-old Cambell. However, there are also the other brothers, Harrison,16, Corey, 14, Lachlan, 11, Brodie, 9, Brahn, 8, Hunter, 6, Mack, 5, Blake, 3, and Rothagaidh, 2.
Alexis jokes that it is about time for her and her husband David to stop having babies. She said that sometimes people judge them for having such a large family, but they do not let such comments to affect them. They are not receiving full child benefits because they are not even qualified for them because David has a good job.
David was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s 6 years ago, but fortunately his symptoms are minor and are easily controlled with medications. He helps Alexis a lot in the house sharing the housekeeping duties and spending quality time with the boys.
How this multi – children family functions?
Well, for sure it is not easy, but Alexis loves her family, and although sometimes thinks what have we done, she would not settle for a smaller family.
David is a train driver who goes to work about 5:30, leaving Alexis to have some time for herself when she drinks her cup of coffee in quiet and then showers getting ready for the full schedule.
She has to do 49 loads of laundry a week and vacuum seven times a day, and also shops daily, as she needs to replenish the six pints of milk and two loaves of bread. The family does two shops per week, but there is always the need of something else. Alexis cannot drive and David must do all the other errands, he takes the older boys out for the weekends so that Alexis stays home with the younger ones.
They have a seven-seater people carrier and a five-seater Range Rover, but it is still not enough space if they want to go together as a family and in such cases David has to do a double journey.
They own a five-bedroom home, and sometime it feels little bit tight, but they manage. Cameron is now sleeping in a crib in her parents’ bedroom, and when her older brothers move out, she will have a space of her own.
The parents noticed a change in the behavior of the boys since the birth of their sister; they have been behaving much better around their baby sister. They keep quiet not to wake her up, and want to help with holding and feeding her.