Five generations of females meet
GREAT great grandmother Jean Behrens met the newest additions to her family for the first time yesterday in Point Vernon.
Four-week-old Imogen Leathaby and four-month-old Hayley Keller are her first great great grandchildren and the latest in a long line of girls.
Jean, 83, of Caboolture, gave birth to five girls.
Her second-youngest daughter Linda Crook, 55, of Macleay Island, had four girls.
Linda’s eldest daughter Sandra Jordan, 37, of Point Vernon, also had four girls.
Then Sandra’s eldest daughter Skye Jordan, 21, of Point Vernon, gave birth to Hayley, followed by Sandra’s second youngest daughter Amy Jordan, 17, of Scarness, who gave birth to Imogen.
Linda’s husband, Wally, said some of Jean’s other daughters had sons but this branch of the family tree had all daughters.
“They’ve all been sitting around talking and feeding babies and laughing and joking,” he said.
With three doting nans in the room, Skye and Amy didn’t get much opportunity to hold their baby girls themselves.
“It’s good,” Skye said.
“They pretty much steal her.”
There’s also no shortage of advice with Sandra working in childcare, Linda a semi-retired doula (or birthing assistant), and Jean having seen it all before with 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren ahead of her two new great-great-grandchildren.
But Sandra was adamant that despite having so many nans, Hayley and Imogen would not be spoiled rotten.
“They’ll be spoilt with love but nothing else,” she said.
Jean, Linda and Wally were only visiting overnight but plan a big family get-together soon.