A 45-year-old mum has spoken of her delight at becoming a granny for the first and second time on the same day!
Mandy Williams' daughter, Hannah, and her son Daniel's partner, Jade, had baby girls just hours apart at Wrexham Maelor Hospital - despite Hannah's baby being a fortnight early!
"I was so excited to become a nana, but two on the same day was amazing," said an ecstatic Mandy.
"I knew it was going to be close as soon as they both told me they were pregnant, though the odds of them coming on the same day seemed so remote we hadn't really even considered it.
"When Hannah rang me to say she was in labour in the early hours of Friday morning l knew it would be close as Jade was being started off that day."
Mandy said it was 'fantastic' when the entire family were on the labour ward all at the same time.
"I was at the birth of Mabli, but due to the fantastic staff on the labour ward l was also kept informed of Jade's progress and my son was able to pop in and see Mabli when she was born," the proud granny said. "It felt like a real family occasion."
Hannah's baby Mabli Elin Stokes, and Jade's, Hallie Rose Jones, were both fit and well and able to go home the day after their arrival.
"Talk about chucking me in at the deep end, Christmas has just got twice as expensive!" Mandy told the BBC. "But when you see the two of them, nobody could be in any doubt, they're worth every penny... and every wrinkle!"
But despite revelling her new status as family matriarch, granny Mandy added: "I keep telling everyone 'I'm only 45, I'm not old enough to have two grandchildren!'"
Aw, how lovely!
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