American couple with 14 sons welcome first daughter after three decades - GulfToday

American couple with 14 sons welcome first daughter after three decades


The Schwandt family poses for a photo at their farm in Lakeview. File / AP

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A notable couple in Michigan, US, welcomed their first daughter nearly three decades after the birth of their first child.

Kateri Schwandt was blessed with baby Maggie Jayne weighing 3.4kg.

The happy couple were filled with joy to introduce the daughter to the family filled with 14 older brothers.

Yes! That’s right, 14 older brothers.  

The large Michigan family attracted widespread attention after family members kept growing.

The couple, both 45, are overjoyed and beyond excited to add Maggie to the family.

The family regularly features in the media over their growing numbers.

DaughterUScoupleMaggie Schwandt was born on Thursday at a hospital in Grand Rapids. AP

The couple have a programme called "14 Outdoorsmen.”

The 14 boys are all talented in their disciplines.

A Michigan local said the couple could make their own football team.

The programme may now need a name change.

“I thought my parents would never see a girl child…” Tyler Schwandt, 28, the couple’s oldest child said.

Tyler also confirms that there is nothing pink in the house.

"I don’t even know if my mom owns any pink clothing – or anything.”

The couple met as freshmen at Gaylord High School and Gaylord St. Mary’s, respectively. They got married in 1993.

The couple had three sons before they attended Ferris State University.

Kateri holds a master’s degree in social work from Grand Valley State University, and Jay is a lawyer and owner of a land surveying business.

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