Baby boom at nursery
Seven members of staff expecting at same time
Workers at a Cambuslang nursery were left stunned when seven members of staff all fell pregnant within seven months of one another.
Five of the new mum’s at the Upstairs Kidz Club have since given birth, with the final two due to have their babies this month.
One of them is expecting twin girls, meaning there will be eight new lives to celebrate.
Michelle Gemmell, 30, who gave birth to baby daughter Paige on January 29, said: “It’s all been quite crazy.”
They say good things come in threes – but it has been a case of seventh heaven for new mums at a Cambuslang nursery.
Incredibly, seven staff members at the Upstairs Kidz Club on the Main Street all fell pregnant within eight months of each other.
Five have since given birth, with the final two due to have their babies this month. One of them is expecting twin girls, meaning there will be eight new lives to celebrate.
The remarkable coincidence has left staff at the nursery stunned.
Among the new mothers is Michelle Gemmell, 30, who gave birth to baby daughter Paige on January 29.
She said: “I was on holiday and the day I came back I found out I was pregnant.
“When I went back into work there was two others already pregnant.
“I was the fifth person in just a few months. I was quite nervous about telling the management because there was so many of us going to be off but they were all so pleased for us. There are 24 of us in the nursery and many of us are at that age where we want to start families. Everyone is so happy for each other. It actually ended up with four of us giving birth in January and February. It’s all been quite crazy.”
The happy mother’s are: Stacey Callaghan, 26, from Blairbeth, who had baby Hunter on September 12 last year; Pamela Lamb, 25, from Wishaw who had baby called Sophie on January 12; Michelle Gemmell, 30, from Bellshill, who had baby Paige on January 29; Kimberly O’Donnell, 25, from Glasgow, who had baby Orla on January 30; Heather McKee Adair, 27, from Cardonald, who had baby Lawson on February 15.
Still to give birth is Michelle Seery, 28, from East Kilbride who is due this Friday, April 14, and Laura McGladrigan, 28, from Cambuslang who is due to give birth to twin girls on May 2.
Michelle said: “We had baby showers to celebrate with friends and family. Laura hired a hall so a lot of the work staff were able to attend to help her celebrate the approaching birth of her twins.
“We plan to all have a lovely lunch together when all babies are here to celebrate and get a catch-up.”
Despite losing seven of their most experienced staff on maternity leave, managers at the nursery are delighted for the girls.
Assistant manager Kay Wilson said: “It’s been an amazing time. We’re absolutely thrilled for them and it’s been a pleasure to support them and welcome all their little babies.
“We have a very close-knit team and it’s been lovely to see the girls develop and grow into young mums.”
I was the fifth person in just a few months Michelle Gemmell
Baby talk Some of the new mums and tots
Baby boom From left Michelle Seery, Heather Adair with Lawson , Michelle Gemmell with Paige, Kimberly O’Donnell with Orla, Pamela Lamb with Sophie and Laura McGladrigan