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Belfast mum (29) set to be the youngest granny in the UK

By Cate McCurry

A north Belfast woman is to become Britain and Ireland's youngest known grandmother at 29 years old.

The mother-of-two discovered her 15-year-old daughter was pregnant late last year.

It is believed the woman, who had her first child at 14, will be the UK's current youngest grandmother when her daughter gives birth this summer.

After announcing the news of her pregnancy on social media site Facebook, the secondary school student wrote about how excited she was and added: "I can't wait to be a mum."

She also told friends on social media last month: "Just can't wait to hold him or her in my arms, relly (sic) don't think it's hit me yet."

While Sunday Life spoke to the soon-to-be grandmother, she said her family had no intention of speaking to the media.

The teenager's boyfriend, who is believed to be aged 17, also revealed his excitement online.

The couple, who are from opposite sides of the political divide, shared their news with friends and expressed their excitement at becoming parents.

Commenting under a picture of their unborn baby's scan, the dad-to-be revealed he was hoping for a baby boy while his girlfriend replied: "I know lv (love) hopefully, but we don't care as long as it's healthy."

Friends of the couple also took to social media to express their congratulations on their first baby together. One person wrote: "Woww im so excited." While another stated: "Gonna be a beautiful like its mummy".

The teenage boy's mother also added her congratulations.

Writing under the baby scan photo, she said. "My precious little bundle so proud of you an (dad's name) love u."

It is understood the girl's mother will be the UK and Ireland's youngest granny when the baby arrives.

In 1999, a Yorkshire woman became Britain's youngest ever granny in recent times aged 26.

In 2008, Cheshire woman Tracey Smith spoke of her joy at becoming one of Britain's youngest grannies. The 36-year-old, who became pregnant with her first baby at 16, became a gran when her youngest daughter, aged 17, had her first child.

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