Family of 13 Boys Welcomes 14th, Gives Him An Epic name

As I previously told you, the Schwandt family in Michigan made headlines for having 13 boys and were hoping their next little bundle of joy would be a girl. No deal. The suspense is over - Jay and Kateri Schwandt have welcomed another baby boy. The little guy came in at eight pounds, four ounces and 21 inches long on Wednesday, five days before Kateri’s expected due date.

The boy’s name is Finley Sheboygan.  The middle name has nothing to do with the city in Wisconsin, it’s from a story Kateri’s father once told the family about a Native American chief.  The chief was also the father to many sons, and he was certain that his last child would be a girl.  When the boy arrived, according to legend, the chief named him Sheboygan, saying “She’s a boy again.”

The newest addition makes 14 boys for the Schwandt family. The oldest is 25 and the youngest before the newborn is 2. Before their 13th child, a genetics counselor had calculated the odds of giving birth to 12 sons in a row at point-zero-two percent.

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