Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

The Birth of a Lilia Mae Henderson

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

The Birth of a Lilia Mae Henderson

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Little bundle of joy Lilia Mae was a big surprise for siblings Ellie and Dylan who had no idea if their mum was expecting a boy or a girl.

Mum Sharon, 37, had found out she was expecting a girl when she was seven months pregnant, and had even managed to keep it a surprise for dad John, 38.

The Hendersons, from Reedsmouth Place in Fenham, took Lilia home two weeks ago, and seven-year-old Ellie and four-year-old Dylan are helping as much as they can.

Former legal secretary Sharon said: "I knew she was going to be a girl, as I went for a scan and they asked me if I wanted to know.

"Initially I said no but then curiosity got the better of me and I phoned the hospital up to find out.

"I wanted to keep it a surprise for John but it was really hard keeping it to myself.

"It was good for me though as I was able to go out and buy girls' clothes in preparation. …

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