A gran day out: Back: L-R, gran Stella Mulholland, great grans Margaret Lindsay and Sally Mulholland, gran Wendy Lindsay.
Gran Wendy said: "The arrival of Katie will make it all the more special.
Leah is aware of all her grans and she loves having them all around.
THIS is one toddler with gran designs - because baby Leah has seven grannies
According to a survey by Yours magazine, grannyhood today equals happiness with eight out of 10 British grans
saying they are happy.
These include glamour grans such as Honor Blackman who ditch the 1940s era of 'rocking-chair gran' in favour of a more stylish image.
And treat-yourself grans such as Delia Smith forever spoil kids with cash and sweets.
The days when grans
were little old ladies in shawls existing through and for their kids and grandkids are long gone.
, who would only give her age as "over 21" pledged to be a surrogate gran
to every student.
In ascending order there is Billy, his dad who is also called Billy, 20, gran
Lorna, 40, great gran
and grandfather Helen, 60, and Robert Cross, 62, and both their mothers Catherine Hagan, 82 and Marion Cross, 87.