Alexis Brett is no stranger to motherhood. But after so many boys, she is looking forward to raising a little girl at long last.
Alexis grew up an only child. At the time, she did not know whether or not she wanted a large family when she grew up. She decided to just see how things went.
By the age of 22, Alexis was married to David Brett and pregnant with their first child. Still, at this time, she had not decided to have any more kids.
Nine months later, she gave birth to Campbell, their first son.
Just a few months later, Alexis discovered that she was pregnant again. So in another nine months, she gave birth to a second son, Harrison.
Over the next 16 years, she would go on to give birth to Corey, Lachlan, Brodie, Brahn, Hunter, Mack, Blake and Rothagaidh. All of these children, 10 in all, were boys.
Then, on Christmas Eve 2018, Alexis thought that she may be pregnant with yet another child. So she took a pregnancy test, which came back positive.
After birthing 10 boys, Alexis thought that she’d have an 11th in nine months.
But a couple months later, both she and her husband were shocked when the doctor told them that they were finally expecting a girl.
Of course, there was a 50% chance of the baby being a girl. But the parents had gotten so used to the idea of having sons that they couldn’t come to terms with the news for a while.
But eventually, Alexis and David got excited about having a daughter for the first time. Of course, by now they were experts in parenting. But raising a daughter would be different.
They began their 11th journey into parenthood by buying female-gendered baby clothing for the first time ever. It must have felt strange for Alexis and David to be shopping for these after buying for boys for so long.
Then, in late August 2019, Alexis went into labor. Pretty soon, Cameron, named after the actress Cameron Diaz, became the 11th sibling but first daughter of the Brett family.
When Alexis and Cameron returned home to the family, the parents noticed a change in the household. It was a change for the better.
“They have generally been much better behaved around her.” – David Brett.
Now that Alexis has 11 children, she has stated that she will have no more. However, she had also stated that after her 10th son was born.
But this time, she is more insistent that her pregnancy days are behind her. This may make it sound like she was aiming for a daughter for all these years, but the mother denies this. She claims that if she had had another boy, then she would still have decided to stop having more kids.
Right now, the Brett household is incredibly cramped.
David and Alexis’s house is large, with five bedrooms. But obviously, even such a large building struggles to accommodate 13 people.
Luckily, the eldest sons are nearing adulthood. Over the next few years, they will be moving off to college or into homes of their own, which should free up some space.