Couple expecting baby girl stunned to discover they were in fact having a BOY ...

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A couple who thought they were expecting their third daughter have spoken of their shock when they found out they were actually having a boy. 

Sarah Heaney, 28, and her 29-year-old husband William Govan bought pink clothes, dummies, blankets, teddies and even a pink crib.

The couple, from County Down, Northern Ireland, also bought baby grows adorned with the words 'little sister'.

Eight separate scans - including several they had taken on the NHS - had suggested the couple were having a girl.

So when a final scan two days after their baby was due to be born revealed their little girl was actually a boy, the family were shocked.

Mr Govan, a care worker, dashed into town to get boy baby grows as his wife began having contractions.  

Max, who is now 12 weeks old, arrived later that evening weighing 7lbs 1oz.

Sarah Heaney, 28, was expecting her third baby girl with husband, William Govan, were stunned to discover they having a boy, Max, pictured after birth

Sarah Heaney, 28, was expecting her third baby girl with husband, William Govan, were stunned to discover they having a boy, Max, pictured after birth

The couple had eagerly bought pink clothes, dummies, blankets, teddies and even a pink crib because they were told their baby was a girl in several scans

The couple had eagerly bought pink clothes, dummies, blankets, teddies and even a pink crib because they were told their baby was a girl in several scans

The couple from, County Down in Northern Ireland, also bought baby grows adorned with the words 'little sister'. Pictured, their two other daughters, Ella, seven, and Abbie, three

The couple from, County Down in Northern Ireland, also bought baby grows adorned with the words 'little sister'. Pictured, their two other daughters, Ella, seven, and Abbie, three

Mrs Heaney, who was a carer before having a career break, said: 'When I first found out I was having a girl I was happy enough. 

'I already had two girls, most of my friends had girls and I'd never really been around boys so I thought at least I knew what I was doing.

'I was quite excited about my girl tribe but the ironic thing is my eldest daughter really wanted a brother so I had to keep drumming it into her that it was a girl and that it was going to be fun.

'That's why we bought the little sister clothes to try and include the girls in what was happening.'  

At 17 weeks, the couple paid for a private scan to find out their baby's gender. They then had an NHS gender scan at 20 weeks.

From around 25 weeks, Mrs Heaney had growth scans every three weeks following concerns over the baby's size.

According to her, all of the sonographers and three different consultants said they believed the couple would be welcoming another girl to their clan.

Mrs Heaney said she was excited to have a girl but they wouldn't change Max for the world

Mrs Heaney said she was excited to have a girl but they wouldn't change Max for the world

Pink clothes were bought for the baby

'Little sister' clothes were bought to include the couple's other daughters

The family planned to call the

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