Christmas has just become a whole lot more expensive for Falkirk’s Dianne and Sandy MacKintosh.
The California couple have welcomed their first three grandchildren within six weeks of each other - with the first two arriving just seven days apart.
And, with all the babies being boys, the whole family and their friends are still in shock at the coincidence.
Gran Dianne said: “It’s great. In November, myself and my husband went to Gran Canaria and I said to him ‘I’m going to be 50 next year and I’m never going to be a granny.
“By the time I turned 50, I had two.”
The first new addition to the family was Benjamin Stewart James MacKintosh who arrived on July 18.
Weighing 8lb 11.5oz, he was born to Dianne and Sandy’s son Greig (27) and his wife Sarah (25) of Slamannan.
Hot on his cousin’s heels on July 25 was little Lance Erik MacKintosh.
He weighed 8lb 2oz and was born to Sophia (27) and David MacKintosh of Shieldhill.
A month later, on August 30, Caleb Alexander Shanks was born two weeks after his due date to Claire MacKintosh (22) and partner Craig (26) of Lanark.
Caleb, who weighed 8lb 12.5oz, and his parents live with Dianne and Sandy in Mamre Drive.
Dianne said: “It’s really nice. The girls are all very close.
“We have all of them here every Saturday and now the boys will be here too.”
New dad Greig, an engineer with Barrs in Cumbernauld, said: “She had been moaning before Christmas about not having any grand-weans, and two weeks later we told her Sarah was pregnant.”
Dianne said: “Then I heard Sophia was pregnant and I just couldn’t believe it.
“By the time Claire told me she was having a baby, I was in shock.”
Now the bouncy babies have arrived safety, their mums are delighted their sons have friends for life.
Claire said: “It’s good they are going to be able to socialise together and will never have to worry about having friends.”