Michigan family with 13 sons gets No. 14

Associated Press

Rockford – A Michigan couple with 13 sons has welcomed a 14th into the family.


Kateri and Jay Schwandt stand outside their Rockford home in 2015.

The Grand Rapids Press reports Jay and Kateri Schwandt’s latest addition was born Wednesday evening, five days before the baby’s expected due date. WOOD-TV reports the boy weighs 8 pounds, 4 ounces and is 21 inches long.

Jay Schwandt was happy that mom and baby had a safe delivery. The baby’s name hasn’t been announced.

Kateri Schwandt has said she’s used to large families, as one of 14 children herself. As with their last few children, the couple decided against learning the baby’s sex before the birth. The Schwandts live in Rockford, north of Grand Rapids, and their eldest son is in his 20s.


In this Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 photo, the Schwandt family poses for a portrait in front of their home in Grand Rapids, Mich. The only member not pictured is Brandon, 18. The Schwandt family has 13 sons and have welcomed a 14th into the family. The couple's latest addition was born Wednesday evening, April 18 five days before the baby's expected due date.