Mum and dad with 14 sons finally welcome first daughter after 30 years

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A mother and father have finally become the parents of a baby girl after welcoming 14 boys over the last 30 years.

Kateri and Jay Schwandt had daughter Maggie Jayne, who weighed in at 7lb 8oz, at Mercy Health Saint Mary's Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan last Thursday.

The couple live on a 200-acre farm in Michigan with their large brood.

Their boys are called Tyler, Zach, Drew, Brandon, Tommy, Vinny, Calvan, Gabe, Wesley, Charlie, Luke, Tucker and Francisco – with the first child being born 28 years ago.

Jay, 45, told the Detroit Free Press: "We are overjoyed and beyond excited.

"This year has been memorable in so many ways, for so many reasons, but Maggie is the greatest gift we could ever imagine."

Tyler Schwandt, the couple's oldest child, said his parents had resigned themselves to not having a baby girl.

"I don't even know if my mom owns any pink clothing – or anything," he said.

The couple's Instagram users are delighted by the news.

One commenter responded: "She'll be well protected… I have 9 brothers and they played no games when it came to me!"

Another said: "Just think of how many grandkids they're gonna have."

And a third added: "God bless them – that’s a lot of kids!"

Jay and Kateri – who is also 45 – have been together since secondary school and married in 1993.

The family are regularly featured in national and local news and share much of their lives with the world via a live-streaming programme entitled 14 Outdoorsmen.

A description of the show reads: "We have mom severely outnumbered, and as you can imagine, there is enough testosterone around here to fill a stadium!

"The boys have their own unique personalities, have a variety of interests and talents, but one thing we all have in common is our passion for the outdoors.

"Whether it’s hunting deer on our family farm, taking the boys on fishing adventures, camping, planting trees, climbing trees, collecting bugs or just raising a ruckus, if it happens outdoors, we do it, and we have a blast!"

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