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Parents who expected a daughter and got a son pick creative way to reveal the surprise

Ultrasounds are rarely inaccurate—but it does happen.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Mar 18, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 6:56 am CDT

Newborn babies are always surprising their parents, but one family ended up getting a huge surprise with the birth of their second child.

Kyle and Danielle Williams were expecting a baby girl—their second—because that’s what the doctor had told them based on an ultrasound at 20 weeks. While ultrasounds are accurate around 95 percent of the time, there’s always that five-percent chance they’ll be wrong.

So it was with Kyle and Danielle. Instead of baby Charlee, they ended up with a boy, whom they named Bentley Thomas. They didn’t have a preference, Kyle told Today; they just wanted a healthy baby.

The Williamses were in disbelief when Bentley was delivered by cesarean section March 3, so when it came to telling the rest of the family, they got creative.

The Williams’ 2-year-old daughter Peyton had been expecting a sister, but her parents made the somewhat disappointing surprise a little easier by giving her a doll and naming it Charlee.

H/T Today | Photo via Bridget Coila/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Mar 18, 2015, 11:24 am CDT