Two cousins are overjoyed after giving birth just days apart– becoming the fifth generations in their family.
Little bundles of joy Grace Ella Evans and Evelyn Rose Wright surprised the family this month after being born just two days apart.
Rhianon Horton, 22, gave birth to Grace on September 1 – more than two weeks early – while her cousin Rebecca Healey, 21, delivered Evelyn on September 3.
Great grandmother Sandra Belcher, 60, from Lynton Court, Hartlepool, said the close family were delighted with the news.
She said: “Grace wasn’t due until September 16 and Evelyn was overdue by a week!”
“My two daughters were also pregnant together and both of them had girls as well.
“Now my grand-daughters were pregnant together and they have both had girls!”
“We’re all over the moon.”
Ellen Weldrake, 82, from Tweed Walk, is the newborns’ great great grandmother; her daughter Sandra Belcher is now a great grandmother; and her two daughters Angela Horton, 41, and Joanne Belcher, 40 are now grandmothers.
Angela is mum to Tesco worker and Sunderland University sports and physiotherapy student Rhianon.
While Joanne is mum to baker and Teeside University sociology student Rebecca.
“I was surprised as I wasn’t due for another two weeks,” Rebecca said.
“We were both surprised when we found out in December that we were both pregnant.
“The girls have met briefly and we will have a christening next year.
“It’s quite a novelty.”