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Mom Of 12 Boys, Thrilled When Gives Birth To 13th Son — Dad Wanted Girl

Thu, May 14, 2015 1:46pm EDT by 3 Comments
Courtesy of ABC News

The Duggars thought they had their hands full, well not compared to this family. Jay and Kateri Schwandt not only have 13 children, but they’re all boys! Shall we go for lucky number 14?

Jay and Kateri Schwandt already had 12 sons at the time when they found out a 13th child was on the way. Naturally, they were hoping it would be a girl. Instead, the couple was left very, very surprised on May 14 when their new arrival was another bouncy baby boy!

Parents Of 12 Boys Surprised When 13th Boy Is Born

Kateri’s 13th trip to the delivery room was nothing short of exciting. The mother who just so happens to have 12 sons, went into her latest labor hoping that her new baby would be a precious little princes — instead it was another prince, according to ABC News.

The new baby joins his older brothers, Tyler, 22, Zach, 19, Drew, 18, Brandon, 16, Tommy, 13, Vinnie, 12, Calvin, 10, Gabe, 8, Wesley, 6, Charlie, 5, Luke, 3, and Tucker, 1. As for the latest edition’s name, the couple is still working on it according to their Facebook.

The happy mother-of-13 comes from a family of 14 children herself. “It doesn’t matter at this point,” she previously told The Grand Rapids Press. “If we had a little girl, that would be neat. But I would be just as happy if we had a little boy.” And that it was!

Although the couple is happy with their new bundle of joy, Jay previously told the outlet, “If I could put my order in, I would root for a girl. I’ve done all the boy stuff. I’d just like to experience it from the other side once.” Aw, poor guy, maybe next time!

The Schwandts Use A Flow Chart System

The Schwandts somehow are able to manage their rambunctious household of boys through a system of flow charts and chores. “There’s a lot of activity, a lot of commotion, a lot of chaos, but there’s also a lot of love,” Kateri told ABC News.

So, will the couple try for  baby No. 14? Jay told the outlet, “You never say never.”

HollywoodLifers — do you think the couple should try for a 14th time? Let us know your thoughts below!

— Brittany King