A Michigan couple’s hopes for a girl to finally join their family were dashed when they welcome their 14th son into the world last week.
Kateri and Jay Schwandt have no plans to try again for a girl, but that’s something their families have heard before, the Associated Press reported.
“This realistically is the end of the road as far as making babies,” father Jay Schwandt told the AP.
The couple named their 14th son Finley Sheboygan Schwandt, inspired by a Native American chief who was the father of many boys, Jay Schwandt said.
Legend has it that the chief faced a similar situation as the Schwandts. He believed his last child would be a girl, but when he turned out to be another boy, he was named Sheboygan for “she is a boy again.”
Kateri Schwandt, one of 14 children herself, is used to the big family dynamic and wouldn’t have it any other way.
“Each little one that has entered our family has brought something special to the entire makeup of the family and without anyone of them it wouldn’t feel right,” she said.
The parents are high school sweethearts and always wanted a big family. Their oldest son is in his 20s.
The odds of having 14 boys in a row is 1 in about 16,000, according to experts.
A documentary about the Schwandt family is set to air on Lifetime over the summer, according to the AP.