First daughter in five generations

Deborah and Lee Waring from Leyland with their children Lewis, three and Annabelle Rose

Deborah and Lee Waring from Leyland with their children Lewis, three and Annabelle Rose

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A proud family is celebrating a very special delivery – with the first girl born in five generations.

Annabelle Rose Waring was born this month, 132 years after the last girl to be born into her family.

Mum Deborah, who lives in Leyland, said: “I think the birth centre heard more about her being a girl than actually delivering her!”

Annabelle, who has a three-year-old brother Lewis, was the first girl since the arrival of Margaret Agnes Waring in 1882.

Deborah said: “The Waring family has always had boys. There’s not been a girl for five generations.

“I didn’t find out what we were having, it was going to be a surprise, and she was born on November 15 via water birth. And she was born in her water sac into the birthing pool which was really special for my husband to see – it’s meant to be lucky.”

The baby was born weighing 6lb 12oz, and Deborah said: “The in-laws were really made up and really surprised it was a girl.

“I was expecting it to be another boy. We are all really happy and everybody is buying pink things.”

Deborah described Annabelle as “lovely” and a “little treasure”.

She said: “She came really quickly. I was walking around Worden Park on the Saturday morning when I was in labour, then came home and realised I was in labour and it was progressing quite quickly.

“I think if we had been any later she wouldn’t have been born in the birthing pool.”

Deborah, 32, added: “My husband is one of three boys, his middle brother has got three boys, so there is not a girl in sight.

“My mother-in-law keeps going around the shops picking up something pink for her.

“She’s totally spoilt.”