Cath Tyldesley details the hilarious moment that her son asked to ‘change the baby’s gender’

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She’s currently expecting baby number two with her husband.

And Catherine Tyldesley, 39, has revealed the hilarious moment that her son Alfie, six, requested a baby brother when he discovered he was having a little sister.  

The former Corrie actress shared her son’s reaction to the news as he exclaimed that he would prefer to have a brother.  

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Hilarious: Pregnant Catherine Tyldesley, 38, detailed the hilarious moment that her son Alfie, six, asked to 'change the baby's sex' when he found out he would be having a baby sister (pictured on Saturday)

Hilarious: Pregnant Catherine Tyldesley, 38, detailed the hilarious moment that her son Alfie, six, asked to ‘change the baby’s sex’ when he found out he would be having a baby sister (pictured on Saturday)

Speaking in an exclusive with Ok!, she said: ‘Alfie is so excited about becoming a brother. When we discovered it was a girl Alfie did ask the doctor if he could change it to a boy.’

She added: ‘I’m sure he’ll get over it bless him. He’s really excited though, he can’t wait.’ 

The star said that she is looking forward to seeing her son hold her daughter for the first time when she arrives. 

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Sweet: The star said that she is looking forward to seeing her son hold her daughter for the first time when she arrives

Sweet: The star said that she is looking forward to seeing her son hold her daughter for the first time when she arrives

She said: 'Alfie is so excited about becoming a brother. When we discovered it was a girl Alfie did ask the doctor if he could change it to a boy'

She said: ‘Alfie is so excited about becoming a brother. When we discovered it was a girl Alfie did ask the doctor if he could change it to a boy’

Speaking to the MailOnline she said that although little Alfie wasn’t too keen on the idea of being a big brother at first, he’s since come around.

‘We were a bit nervous, because I remember asking him a while back ”would you like a brother or sister?” and his response was ”mummy I’d rather you didn’t”,’ she laughed.

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‘We waited until after the 12 week scan to tell him and he took it really well. He was super excited and we were thrilled to bits.’ 

Family: Catherine and her husband Tom Pitfield announced that they were expecting their second child in October

Family: Catherine and her husband Tom Pitfield announced that they were expecting their second child in October

Catherine and her husband Tom Pitfield announced that they were expecting their second child in October but has admitted that they haven’t thought of any names yet. 

Taking to Instagram to share the happy news, she penned: ‘I can’t tell you how utterly blessed we feel right now. We are so happy to announce that @tompitfieldphotography, Alfie and I are expecting a baby. It’s been tough keeping this a secret let me tell you!!’  

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This comes after she admitted she’d love a home birth as she recalled being ‘hospitalised, induced with synthetic hormones and cut downstairs’ during her first labour – but also insisted she’d ‘go through any which way’ to get her unborn daughter here safely.

The actress took to Instagram where she uploaded candid shots from when she welcomed son Alfie back in March 2015, and explained that her dream ‘idyllic’ birth plan went out of the window when she ended up 15 days overdue.

Candid: Catherine admitted she'd love a home birth with her second child as she recalled being 'hospitalised' during her first labour

Candid: Catherine admitted she’d love a home birth with her second child as she recalled being ‘hospitalised’ during her first labour

Catherine penned in a lengthy caption: ‘Your “Birth Story” might not always go to plan. Mine didn’t. With a birthing pool set up in our conservatory and a very holistic midwife, I was hell bent on having a natural birth at home. 

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‘I had my heart set on an idyllic birth, daffodils just starting to bloom in the garden and the odd butterfly roaming past as I held my newborn son. Alas, this wasn’t the case. I ended up 15 days over due, and needed to be hospitalised and induced.

‘I was then induced with synthetic hormones… everything that I didn’t want. Contractions were thick and fast and suddenly my midwife spraying lavender oil in my face wasn’t cutting it for my pain threshold!

‘Babies heart rate started to dip and I was prepped for a C-Section. When suddenly as if by magic, I felt the need to push! They reluctantly checked me again – I’d gone from 2cm to 8cm in a matter of minutes. 

‘With gas and air I pushed for an hour, towards the end the midwives cut me downstairs to get the baby out… but honestly… I didn’t feel a thing. Adrenaline had taken over.’

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‘Eye of The Tiger was playing and I was in full competition with myself!! This was it! The final encore! Come on Cath!! You can do this!! With Tom by my side like some kind of professional boxing coach- Alfie finally arrived!

‘I didn’t have the birth I dreamed of… but not one bit of that mattered. He was here. We were all safe, all healthy and all abundantly grateful to medical staff around us.

‘This time, I’m much more chilled. What will be will be. I’d love to birth my daughter in a birthing pool, but honestly – I’d go through any which way to get her here safely. Birth is magic. It is a miracle. However it happens!

‘I just want to make sure i am being open and honest to help prepare others – it’s not always rainbows and butterflies.’

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Recalling her first labour: Catherine penned in a lengthy caption about her birth story

Recalling her first labour: Catherine penned in a lengthy caption about her birth story

Real talk: The soap star explained that her dream 'idyllic' birth plan for Alfie went out of the window when she ended up 15 days overdue

Real talk: The soap star explained that her dream ‘idyllic’ birth plan for Alfie went out of the window when she ended up 15 days overdue

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