LAKEVIEW, Mich. (AP) – A Michigan couple with a large family attracted attention because of the development of 14 boys who welcomed their first daughter nearly three decades after their first child was born.
Kateri Schwandt gave birth to Maggie Jayne on Thursday, weighing 7 pounds, 8 ounces (3.4 kilograms) and into a world with 14 brothers..
Jay Schwandt said he and his wife, both 45 years old, “are very excited and extremely excited to add Maggie Jayne to our family.”
“This year was memorable in many ways, for many reasons, but Maggie was the biggest gift we can imagine,”; he said. The Detroit Free Press after giving birth to his daughter at Mercy Health Saint Mary Hospital in Grand Rapids.
The Schwandts have been featured in local and national news for many years as their family grows. The couple has a live broadcast called “14 Outdoors” which may need a name change now.
Their oldest child, Tyler Schwandt, 28, said his parents thought they would never have a daughter after 14 boys. He said there is likely nothing pink at the family’s home in rural Lakeview community, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Grand Rapids.
“I don’t even know if my mom owns any pink clothes – or anything,” said Tyler, who was engaged and recently bought a house 200 acres from the farm. (81 hectares) of their parents 20 minutes.
Schwandts began dating as a freshman, attending Gaylord and Gaylord St. Mary’s. They married in 1993, before studying at Ferris State University, and before graduation, the couple had three sons.
Both achieve advanced degrees, even as their families grow. Kateri holds a master’s degree in social work from Grand Valley State University, while Jay, an attorney and owner of a land survey business, holds a law degree from Western University’s Thomas M. Cooley School of Law. Michigan.