Family With 11 Boys Hoping for a Girl

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Family With 11 Boys Hoping for a Girl
Wed, 08-07-2013 - 11:47am

This story is the reason why I stopped at 4 children, I just don't think a girl was in the cards for me ;)  A Michigan couple was hoping lucky #12 might be a girl, but really weren't holding out much hope:

Teri and Jay Schwandt hoped that the 12th time was the charm. The Schwandts are the proud parents of 11 boys and thought that No. 12 might be their lucky number—and their first daughter.

“We thought maybe, maybe, you know, we're going to have a girl. Number 12 could be the one,” Teri told TODAY.

But girls apparently aren’t in the cards for the Schwandts; they welcomed baby Tucker home this past Tuesday. The Michigan couple, who married at 18 and had their first child while in college, is happy to have another healthy baby at home.

Having another baby in the house, it's just natural now,” Teri told TODAY. “We are confident that he is going to fit right in and we gave up a long time ago on a little girl showing up in this family.”

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I found it really interesting that one of her sisters has 10 boys as well, makes me think that there is something in their bodies that makes it more hospitable for boy sperm.   That doesn't hold true for me and my sisters, girls tend to be a little more prevelant.   The article also said that the odds of having 12 boys in a row is 4000 to 1, but I think in this case it's not that high!

What did you think of the story?