You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Michigan couple welcomes 14th son — and wait until you hear his name

TODAY logo TODAY 4/20/2018 Allison Slater Tate
TODAY, product courtesy of merchant site © Courtesy of the Schwandt Family TODAY, product courtesy of merchant site

Kateri and Jay Schwandt of Rockford, Michigan, added a 14th son to their family on Wednesday, April 18: Finley Sheboygan Schwandt!

The proud parents already had 13 sons ranging in age from 25 to 2 when they became pregnant with what they feel will probably be their final baby.

"We are extremely blessed," said Jay. "He is so happy and healthy."

TODAY, product courtesy of merchant siteDad Jay Schwandt says he knows his family might look "crazy" from the outside looking in, but "I can't imagine NOT having 14 boys," he said. © Courtesy of the Schwandt Family TODAY, product courtesy of merchant siteDad Jay Schwandt says he knows his family might look "crazy" from the outside looking in, but "I can't imagine NOT having 14 boys," he said.

And though it seemed everyone around them waited with bated breath to see if they would finally add a daughter to the mix, the Schwandts said they were more excited just to have a baby to hold again.

"For us, it is about the baby, about the miracle of life," Kateri told TODAY Parents in February. "It's not about having a girl."

On Thursday, the Schwandts spent the day introducing baby Finley to his many "super excited" brothers. The baby's unique middle name was inspired by a story Kateri's father told the couple before he passed away about eight years ago. (And, no, it has nothing to do with the Wisconsin city spelled the same way, Sheboygan.)

In the story, a Native American chief was also the father to many boys, but he was certain his last baby was going to be a girl. According to the tale, when that baby also turned out to be a boy, the chief named the baby Sheboygan, because "she is a boy again."

A family with 13 sons and have another baby coming in AprilWhen little Finley goes home from the hospital, he will have a lot of brothers ready to spoil him. © Courtesy of Jay Schwandt A family with 13 sons and have another baby coming in AprilWhen little Finley goes home from the hospital, he will have a lot of brothers ready to spoil him.

The Schwandts tossed around the idea of using the name for several of their other sons, Jay said, but since they are pretty sure this is their last baby, they decided to go for it and use the name. "We figured, what the heck?" he said. "People think we are crazy anyway."

Jay also said that although he knows people do question their sanity after choosing to have 14 children, "This is just what we do. We are equipped to handle it. I can't imagine not having 14 boys.

"We enjoy every minute of it."

Related: The Top Baby Names In Every State [Provided by Mom.me]


AdChoices

More From TODAY

AdChoices

FIND SALONS NEAR ME

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon