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Couple With 12 Boys Gets Lucky No. 13

The Schwandts aren't ruling out a 14th, either
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 14, 2015 11:27 AM CDT
Couple With 12 Boys Gets Lucky No. 13
In this 2013 photo, the 12 Schwandt brothers. Clockwise from bottom left: Tyler, 21, holding Tucker, 2 days; Vinny, 10; Drew, 16; Zach, 17; Charlie, 3; Calvin, 8; Brandon, 14; Luke, 19 months; Gabe, 6; Wesley, 5; and Tommy, 11.   (Chris Clark/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)

A Michigan couple who already had 12 sons have kept the all-male streak alive with the birth of boy No. 13. Jay Schwandt says his wife Kateri gave birth yesterday morning, four days after her due date. The Rockford couple, both 40, had said they were sticking to the tradition of not knowing the baby's sex ahead of time. The father confirmed the birth in a text message to the AP, later telling ABC News that the boy weighed in at 9 pounds. And though dad was hoping for a girl, "one more boy is pretty cool," he says.

"It's a BOY! Now we need to choose a name! BLESSED beyond belief!" Schwandt said in a post on Facebook. He adds all 12 of the baby's brothers, aged 1 to 22, will help pick his name. Mom Kateri says she has a lot of experience with large families, as one of 14 children herself. Motherhood is "very rewarding," she told the Grand Rapids Press last week. "Your children are a little piece of you. Every day is Mother's Day." So will there be a baby No. 14? "You never say never," Schwandt says. (More sons stories.)

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