Family With 12 Sons Expecting Again: Will Lucky 13 Be a Baby Girl?! 26838

Last summer, a Michigan family captured national attention when it welcomed a 12th son: What are the odds? (No literally -- what are they? I'm not a math person. But I figure that's a pretty wild streak!)

And now the couple, Kateri and Jay Schwandt, are expecting baby number 13 -- and while they are sticking to their past protocol to not to learn the baby's gender before delivery, they aren't really expecting to need any pink booties.

"If we were to have a girl, I think we would go into shock," mom Kateri, 39, told the Grand Rapids Press. "It would probably be disbelief." After being the only woman in the family for so long -- her kids range in age from 1 to 22 -- she said she'd be comforted by having another boy. She already knows what she's doing, after all!

But dad Jay told MLive he'd be curious to experience a change in the form of a new baby girl. "The stuff that goes on in this house is all boy – roughhousing and wrestling. If there was a little girl in there, I assume it would be different."

Some among us who have ever had a pregnancy that didn't feel like a walk in the park (ahem, me) have trouble imaging carrying so many babies -- let alone having that many to care for, of any gender, once they come out. But Kateri is taking it completely in stride. She said she loves being pregnant -- and has spent just about half her life in that state!

So take your bets, folks. Boy or girl for the Schwandt family?

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