Baby Girl Born On Her Great Grandmother's 100th Birthday

14/08/2014 16:54 | Updated 22 May 2015

Baby girl arrives on her great granny's 100th birthday

A family has spoken of their joy after their latest addition - a baby girl - was born on her great grandmother's 100th birthday.

Little Margo Cole arrived four days after her due date, much to the delight of her great granny Sheila Storer from Porthcawl, Bridgend.

The family had been throwing a party for Sheila, when Natalie Cole, who lives in London, went into labour.

Ms Cole, who is already mum to 23-month-old Rhys, told the BBC she and husband Benjamin were 'amazed' by 7lb 11oz Margo's arrival.

"We were all very excited about granny's 100th birthday as it was, so for Margo to be born on that day is just amazing," she said.

Her mother Jane Rees said the family would not have laid odds on it happening, and that she had been hosting her mum's party when she got the call.

"I was in South Wales hosting a party for mum with 60 guests when Natalie went into labour," she said. "Then the phone went at 2am and I was told we had a girl.

"I later went down to give my mother her presents and to say 'happy birthday' and told her Natalie had the baby and she was absolutely thrilled."

Mrs Storer, who her family say is a 'a very active lady who still plays bridge' told reporters that she was looking forward to celebrating properly with Margo next year.

"It's every exciting. I didn't think my great granddaughter would be born on my birthday but she was," she said. "Maybe next year we'll have a joint birthday party."

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