Four sisters pregnant at the same time will all welcome babies this year
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Four sisters are pregnant at the same time and will all welcome babies into their family this year.
First-time mum Kayleigh Stewart, 29, and mum-of-one Jay Goodwillie, 35, are both due to welcome baby boys in May.
While mum-of-one Kerry-Anne Thomson, 41 and Amy Goodwillie, 24, who also currently has a daughter, are earlier on in their pregnancies.
The number of young children in their family will double from four to eight, with the addition of two boys for the first time.
Their Christmas get-together will include 22 people, including new babies, partners and grandparents.
"At the moment there's 18 of us, including boyfriends, husbands and fiances," Kayleigh says.
"With the four babies, there will be eight children at Christmas, so 22 of us. It's like Russian dolls."
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The siblings, from Stirling, also have two other sisters: mum-of-one Kim Goodwillie, 27, and Jodi Goodwillie, 21.
Jay's due date is May 11, sister Kayleigh is due to give birth 11 days later while Kerry-Anne is due in October and Amy in August.
Speaking of their simultaneous pregnancies, Kayleigh, who works as a dog-walker, says: "All the babies will have cousins the same age. Me and Jay were both due on May 22, but her due date is now May 11."
Kayleigh says she still feels "shocked" at discovering her siblings would be welcoming babies around the same time.
"There will be another four kids this year - it's doubling," she says."I have loved being an aunt and want to be a really active mum.
"Jay and I found out first," she continues. "Jay had been trying, but it was a surprise for me.
"We were on Facetime and she said 'I've got something to tell you'. I said 'No chance, me too.'
"A few weeks later we decided to tell the family at the same time, wearing [pregnancy announcement] t-shirts. They thought I was wearing a t-shirt for Jay."
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The sisters shared a gender-reveal party, and were stunned to find out they were both expecting boys.
Amy, who runs the family guesthouse, announced her own pregnancy at Christmas, and Kerry-Anne, who works in pensions, shared her special news in March.
While both women had hoped for another child to expand their family they had initially wanted to focus on their daughters' early years.
Sharing their pregnancies is made easier for the sisters considering they have always been close.
"At one point we all lived together in a house share," Kayleigh explains. "We would always steal each other's clothes and make up.
"Even now we live quite close by, only about five minutes' walk. It will be good for daycare."
Kayleigh says the girls' mum is "so excited" about welcoming four new grandchildren.
"She is going to be everyone's birthing partner," she adds. "There will be a lot of hand-me-downs."
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Pregnancy has been quite difficult for Kayleigh so she is counting down the days to welcoming her son.
"I'm really looking forward to meting the wee guy to see what he looks like," she says. "Only four weeks and I can lie on my belly again."
The sisters believe it is "statistically really unlikely" for them all to be pregnant at the same time.
"We have quite close periods so I don't know if that is a factor," Kayleigh continues. "It's really weird how the body works."
And the siblings have found some benefits to expecting babies at the same time.
"It's been good being able to say 'do you feel this', especially to Jay as she is at the same stage," Kayleigh says.
Kerry-Anne adds: "It’s really exciting for the family. I love the fact that the babies will all be in the same class together once they go to nursery and school. I’m sure they will all be great friends."
Additional reporting SWNS.