Baby joy for grandma
A MOTHER who has long-wished for grandchildren has seen her dreams come true - as three arrived in just 19 weeks.Christmas at Marta Fitchett's home in Brightwell is going to be especially joyous this year as she celebrates her three children all having their own healthy babies.
A MOTHER who has long-wished for grandchildren has seen her dreams come true - as three arrived in just 19 weeks.
Christmas at Marta Fitchett's home in Brightwell is going to be especially joyous this year as she celebrates her three children all having their own healthy babies.
Her son Marc, 28, and his wife Rachael, 21, from Kesgrave, had baby Cameron on July 11, weighing in at 8lb 8oz.
Then her daughter Louise, 26, and her husband 27-year-old Ross Keys, from Broom, had little Dakota on July 31, weighing 7lb 1oz.
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And now her daughter Laura, 22, and her husband Rick Roper, 27, from Rendlesham, have had baby Joshua on November 21, weighing in at 7lb 12oz.
All the babies are healthy and have been putting on weight since their arrival in the world at Ipswich Hospital.
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Mrs Fitchett, 52, who is married to 57-year-old managing director Les, who works at Felixstowe, said: “I have been praying for grandchildren and then I get three in one go. It's priceless. I cannot find words to describe how lovely it is, how it makes us feel.
“Friday nights are never the same now, as I usually get one to look after and shopping for Christmas is wonderful, getting all the presents.
“This is just what I wanted, I have hoped for grandchildren for a while now, I always used to ask who would give me a grandchild first.
“They are all doing fine, putting on weight and are happy little chappies with their own personalities. They are all so different, but so beautiful.''
Her daughter Laura said: “We all went through it at similar times; all knew what was happening with each other, which was nice.
“It's unusual, but especially nice for our parents. And they will all grow up together, which is lovely.''
The family said a big thank you to all those who have helped, including staff at Ipswich Hospital.