Michigan family with 13 sons expecting next child in April - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Michigan family with 13 sons expecting next child in April

ROCKFORD, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan couple with 13 sons is expecting a 14th child in April but waiting until birth to learn the sex.

Jay and Kateri Schwandt say adding another child to their large family won't be too big of a logistic change or financial burden, WOOD-TV reported . Kateri Schwandt said she's used to large families, as one of 14 children herself.

"If you have three, it's the same as having 10 at this point, if you ask me," Kateri Schwandt said. "It's just more chaos, more noise. It's nothing we're not used to at this point."

Like with their last few children, the couple has decided against learning the baby's sex before the birth.

"I would love to have a girl, but I just don't think it's in the cards," Jay Schwandt said.

This will likely be their last child, he added.

"It just feels like this is going to be it, and we're going to enjoy every second of it," Jay Schwandt said.

But Kateri Schwandt said the couple also thought their 13th baby would be their last. The couple said it's hard to imagine their home without a baby in it.

The Schwandts live in Rockford, north of Grand Rapids.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Strange NewsMore>>

  • Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain

    Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across Britain

    Monday, February 19 2018 10:51 AM EST2018-02-19 15:51:20 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 8:43 PM EST2018-02-20 01:43:57 GMT

    Fast-food chain KFC has been forced to close most of its 900 outlets in Britain and Ireland because of a shortage of chicken The company is blaming "teething problems" with its new delivery partner, DHL.

    Fast-food chain KFC has been forced to close most of its 900 outlets in Britain and Ireland because of a shortage of chicken The company is blaming "teething problems" with its new delivery partner, DHL.

  • Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabins

    Pacific cruise liner brawl sends guests fleeing to cabins

    Sunday, February 18 2018 12:10 AM EST2018-02-18 05:10:22 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 1:16 PM EST2018-02-19 18:16:06 GMT

    A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom locked themselves in cabins to escape days of violence.

    A South Pacific cruise was interrupted by brawls apparently caused by a 23-member family who threw punches at other passengers, some of whom locked themselves in cabins to escape days of violence.

  • German police rescue men tangled up with mannequin, toy car

    German police rescue men tangled up with mannequin, toy car

    Saturday, February 17 2018 9:31 AM EST2018-02-17 14:31:31 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 1:16 PM EST2018-02-19 18:16:05 GMT

    Police in western Germany have freed two men who became entangled with a mannequin and a large, remote controlled car.

    Police in western Germany have freed two men who became entangled with a mannequin and a large, remote controlled car.

  • NationalMore>>

  • Fighting gun violence after shooting gives teens purpose

    Fighting gun violence after shooting gives teens purpose

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 2:12 AM EST2018-02-20 07:12:10 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 6:03 AM EST2018-02-20 11:03:32 GMT

    Survivors of a Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead are channeling their anger and sadness into action.

    Survivors of a Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead are channeling their anger and sadness into action.

  • APNewsBreak: Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040

    APNewsBreak: Consumers Energy to stop burning coal by 2040

    Monday, February 19 2018 9:31 AM EST2018-02-19 14:31:32 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 5:52 AM EST2018-02-20 10:52:33 GMT
    APNewsBreak: CEO says Michigan-based Consumers Energy will stop using coal to generate electricity by 2040.
    APNewsBreak: CEO says Michigan-based Consumers Energy will stop using coal to generate electricity by 2040.
  • New CEO denies prior knowledge of sex claims against founder

    New CEO denies prior knowledge of sex claims against founder

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 2:11 AM EST2018-02-20 07:11:55 GMT
    Tuesday, February 20 2018 5:52 AM EST2018-02-20 10:52:24 GMT
    The new CEO of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts says he was not aware of any of the sexual misconduct accusations against casino mogul Steve Wynn before they surfaced in a news report last month.
    The new CEO of Las Vegas-based Wynn Resorts says he was not aware of any of the sexual misconduct accusations against casino mogul Steve Wynn before they surfaced in a news report last month.
Powered by Frankly