Date
26 July 2017
Kateri Schwand with her new-born -- her 13th child -- at Michigan hospital this week. Credit: USA Today
Kateri Schwand with her new-born -- her 13th child -- at Michigan hospital this week. Credit: USA Today

Oh boy! Hoping for daughter, US couple has 13th son

Perhaps they can now pitch for their own reality TV show.

A Michigan couple with 12 sons welcomed their 13th child on Wednesday, hoping that at least this time round they would be blessed with a baby girl.

Alas, it turned out to be yet another boy!

The couple followed their family tradition of not learning the baby’s gender until birth. 

Although a bit disappointed that No. 13 was not a girl, the couple was soon engulfed in the joys of parenthood, proclaiming that they are “blessed beyond belief”.

Jay Schwand and his wife Kateri now have boys aged from 22 to a just-born, giving the couple mini-celebrity status.

The pround parents told ABC’s Good Morning America that they use charts to manage chores and keep chaos at a minimum, USA Today reported.

“There’s a lot of activity, a lot of commotion, a lot of chaos, but there’s also a lot of love,” Kateri said.

Now, will there be baby No. 14?

“You never say never,” says the dad.

Oh boy!

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