A very long no-girls drought is over for one family.

By Hollee Actman Becker

My sister-in-law has three sons. So when it became clear that I was having a girl, there was great cause for celebration in our family.

Now multiple that by, I don't know, like 50 billion, and you may possibly begin to understand what one Idaho family is feeling right about now. Because after 101 years, the first baby girl has been welcomed into their family tree.

Break out the pink confetti!

Mom Ashton Underdahl told KREM she was blown away when she found out the baby wasn't going to be another boy—a little brother for her almost 2-year-old son Archer. "We had prepared for boys, so it was shocking when we found it was a girl" she said. "I wasn't mentally prepared for a girl."

We don't blame her! The all-boy streak had stretched over four generations of Underdahls, with the last girl being born into the family in 1914. But the testosterone party ended on April 12, when Ashton gave birth to daughter Aurelia Marie Ann—and mom says big brother Archer couldn't be happier.

So sweet! And that is one lucky little lady. Can you even imagine what it will be like to grow up as the only girl in a family that's witnessed 100 years of boys? "We've been spoiling her a bit because it's just different finally holding a baby girl," explained grandfather Conrad. "Maybe it took more than 100 years to create perfection."

Aww! Congrats all around!

Hollee Actman Becker is a freelance writer, blogger, and a mom. Check out her website holleeactmanbecker.com for more, and then follow her on twitter at @holleewoodworld.


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December 4, 2018
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