Family welcomes in new baby..their 12th boy! - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Family welcomes in new baby..their 12th boy!

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ROCKFORD, MICHIGAN -

A Rockford, Michigan family is now welcoming in their in their newest bundle of joy:  their 12th boy!

Kateri and Jay Schwandt say they had been telling their friends and family to "think pink" this time around, hoping for they might finally get a daughter, but it just wasn't mean to be.

Tucker Ray Schwandt was born on August 4.  He's coming into the world with 11 eager big brothers who rushed into the room anxious to teach him the ropes.

Kateri says, "I never imagined I would be sitting here with my 12th child."  "We didn't know what he would be when he was first born. We don't find out. It's always a boy, but it's always a surprise."

Jay Schwandt says he was somewhat rooting for a girl along with a few other friends, who were thinking pink, but blue won out.

As for having more children, Jay says they aren't opposed to having more. He says it's a religious preference and his wife is a devout Catholic.  Jay says if they are blessed with a 13th child, he hopes that this "13 will be the charm" and that they are able to finally have a daughter.

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