welcomed a baby girl four months ago, after about 200 years of not having one. The
last time they had a baby girl in their family was in 1809. Read their emotional
story from Dailymail after the cut. Bliss!
months ago, a veritable sea of pink greeted her, with clouds of balloons
filling the sitting room, along with cards, bunting and ribbons in every shade
Myla was born in October, she was the first girl to be born in her family since
1809. The last time a midwife announced ‘It’s a girl’, the Napoleonic war was
still being fought, the motorcar was yet to be invented, and ‘mad’ King George
III was on the English throne.
When Mark and I first got together, he told me how everyone
in his family, for five generations, had produced boys,’ explains Hannah. ‘He
warned me that the chances of us ever having a daughter were pretty remote.’
was surprised when Mason, who’s now three, was born.
everyone was so convinced. The last girl to be born in the Lawrie family was
Mason’s great-great-great Aunt Bessie, born more than 200 years ago in the same
year as Charles Darwin.
continued, all the way down to Mark and his brother Glenn. Mark has two other
boys, ten-year-old Ben and seven-year-old Zac, from a previous relationship,
while Glenn had one son, Reece, who’s 14.
condition that meant Mark produced only male sperm,’ says Hannah. I asked
numerous doctors and consultants in the hospital where I work if this was the
case, but was told time and again that it wasn’t. Every time a baby is
conceived, the chances of it being a girl are 50/50, they told me — but in
Mark’s family, for some reason, it never was.’
ovulating. Love-making was allowed only early on in Hannah’s cycle. As soon as
the kit showed she was approaching ovulation, intercourse was banned for the
rest of the month.Hannah admits it was far from romantic, but says she wanted
to give it their best shot.
technique hadn’t worked and that she was expecting. Then, at the 20-week scan,
they received the astonishing news that they were expecting a girl. But it was
only when her baby was finally placed on her chest following an emergency
Caesarean at 39 weeks, that she truly believed it.”