Rugby family celebrate fifth generation of girls

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A FAMILY are tickled pink at the birth of the fifth generation of girls being born.

Little Keira Faith came into the world on March 7 just in time to mark International Women’s Day two days later. She was born at Walsgrave’s University Hospital to Jade Hale, who lives in Overslade.

“I found out at my scan that I was expecting a girl,” said Jade, 20.

“It was so exciting. I really wanted a girl and at the time I didn’t make the connection that my daughter would be the fifth generation of girls in the family.”

Keira Faith topped the scales at a healthy seven pounds five ounces.

“When my Nan pointed out she would be the fifth generation of girls I thought it was brilliant,” added Jade.

“She’s such a good baby. At the moment she only wakes up once in the night.”

The five sets of daughters are Great Great Grandma Agnes Woodhouse, who is mother to Shirley; Great Grandma is Shirley Howse, who is mother to Johanne; Grandma is Johanne Hale, mother to Jade; Jade Hale is mother to Keira Faith.

Keira Faith’s Great Grandmother Shirley, who lives in Harborough Magna, said: “I’ve never heard of five generations of daughters being born to one family, I’m sure it must be quite rare.

“It’s lovely when we all get together. My mum is over the moon. She so good with her and keeps telling everyone not to drop the baby!”

She added: “We’re all chuffed to bits.”

The family agreed it would be wonderful if Keira Faith continues with tradition in the future by giving birth to a daughter.

Jade added: “I might have another baby in a couple of years, but I’ve certainly no plans any time soon.

“I love being a mum and it’s great that I’ve got such a beautiful daughter.”