VIDEO Michigan parents of 11 boys reveal their 12th child’s sex on TV

Schwandt Boys
When Kateri and Jay Schwandt were waiting to find out the sex of their twelfth child, the suspense was higher than ever before — which was ironic, considering most people around them were already certain they would welcome a little boy. After all, that’s what happened with the Schwandts’ first 11 children.

Even though Jay told friends to “think pink,” baby No. 12 followed suit with his older brothers: Little Tucker Ray Schwandt was born on August 4.

“We didn’t know what he would be when he was first born. We don’t find out. It’s always a boy, but it’s always a surprise,” Kateri told Central Michigan TV station THV 11.

The Schwandt children — who now range in age from 21 years to three days — certainly keep their parents busy.

“It sometimes feels like a locker room,” Kateri joked. Fortunately, when it gets to be too much, Kateri can probably send the boys over for a stay at her sister’s house. With 10 boys of her own, she also knows what she’s doing.

That fun fact is all the more amazing considering that a baby’s sex is technically determined by the father’s genes. In this case, the dads of 12 and 10 boys are unrelated.

Schwadts, who are devout Catholics, aren’t ruling out a 13th pregnancy. But, for now, they are taking one motto to heart: Thank heaven for little boys.


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