‘It’s a dream come true’ Ipswich family celebrate five generation of girls

The Abbott family from Ipswich are celebrating five generation of girls.
L-R Marjorie Marsh (86),

The Abbott family from Ipswich are celebrating five generation of girls. L-R Marjorie Marsh (86), Jean Abbott (63), Carol Abbott (38), Florence Jean (19 days) Bethany Abbott (18) Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

An Ipswich family are celebrating their fifth generation of girls – saying the birth of baby Florence Jean is ’a dream come true’.

The Abbott family from Ipswich are celebrating five generation of girls.
L-R Marjorie Marsh (86),

The Abbott family from Ipswich are celebrating five generation of girls. L-R Marjorie Marsh (86), Jean Abbott (63), Carol Abbott (38), Florence Jean (19 days) Bethany Abbott (18) Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

The latest addition to the Abbott family was born two weeks early, on March 30, at Ipswich Hospital on weighing 6lbs 10oz.

Her mother Bethany Abbott, 18, said she was really enjoying being a mum,

“It is a little overwhelming sometimes but absolutely amazing,” she said. “I think it is really special to have another girl in the family, especially for my great nan Majorie.

“It’s wonderful.

The Abbott family from Ipswich are celebrating five generation of girls.
L-R Marjorie Marsh (86),

The Abbott family from Ipswich are celebrating five generation of girls. L-R Marjorie Marsh (86), Jean Abbott (63), Carol Abbott (38), Florence Jean (19 days) Bethany Abbott (18) Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant


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“I always wanted a girl to have that mother and daughter bond.

“I am very close to my mum and she is really close to hers so I really want that special relationship with my daughter too.

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“It is a dream come true.

“She is amazing.

The Abbott family from Ipswich are celebrating five generation of girls.
L-R Marjorie Marsh (86),

The Abbott family from Ipswich are celebrating five generation of girls. L-R Marjorie Marsh (86), Jean Abbott (63), Carol Abbott (38), Florence Jean (19 days) Bethany Abbott (18) Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

“She is doing great and piling on the pounds.”

Bethany’s mum Carol Abbott, 38, of Dalton Road, Ipswich, said she predicted Florence Jean would be a girl - even before Bethany knew she was pregnant herself.

She said: “I knew she was expecting before she did.”

“Bethany had come back from a holiday in Milan and I just could tell she was pregnant.

The Abbott family from Ipswich are celebrating five generation of girls.
L-R Marjorie Marsh (86),

The Abbott family from Ipswich are celebrating five generation of girls. L-R Marjorie Marsh (86), Jean Abbott (63), Carol Abbott (38), Florence Jean (19 days) Bethany Abbott (18) Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

“I could see it in her face.

“When I told her she said ‘don’t be silly Mum’ and went off that day to get the test.

“I knew she was carrying a girl from the beginning, I think it must be motherly instinct.

“Never did I ever doubt it.

The Abbott family from Ipswich are celebrating five generation of girls.
L-R Marjorie Marsh (86),

The Abbott family from Ipswich are celebrating five generation of girls. L-R Marjorie Marsh (86), Jean Abbott (63), Carol Abbott (38), Florence Jean (19 days) Bethany Abbott (18) Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

“I have five children myself and I always knew the sex of the baby I was carrying.

“This is my first grand child so it is really exciting, I’m absolutely loving it.

“She is such a content little baby.”

Great grandmother Jean Abbott, 63, said: “This is the second great, great grandchild for my mother.

The Abbott family from Ipswich are celebrating five generation of girls.
L-R Marjorie Marsh (86),

The Abbott family from Ipswich are celebrating five generation of girls. L-R Marjorie Marsh (86), Jean Abbott (63), Carol Abbott (38), Florence Jean (19 days) Bethany Abbott (18) Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

“We already has five generations with the birth of Rowan, a little boy.

“It’s a busy time for the family, especially for my mum.

“We had a bit of a celebration the day Bethany got out of hospital.

“The family were all round that day.

The Abbott family from Ipswich are celebrating five generation of girls.
L-R Marjorie Marsh (86),

The Abbott family from Ipswich are celebrating five generation of girls. L-R Marjorie Marsh (86), Jean Abbott (63), Carol Abbott (38), Florence Jean (19 days) Bethany Abbott (18) Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

“We’ve not really had the chance to have a proper party yet.

“But we will do - that’s definitely coming.”

The Abbott family from Ipswich are celebrating five generation of girls.
L-R Marjorie Marsh (86),

The Abbott family from Ipswich are celebrating five generation of girls. L-R Marjorie Marsh (86), Jean Abbott (63), Carol Abbott (38), Florence Jean (19 days) Bethany Abbott (18) Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

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