• April 13, 2024

A Dad Just Had His 14th Son, And The Boy’s Name Is Making Waves All Over….

Jay and Kateri Schwandt started dating their freshman year of high school in Gaylord, Mich. After graduating in 1993, the couple was wed and swiftly moved to Big Rapids, Mich., to attend Ferris State University. Before the Schwandts finished their undergraduate experience, they had three children, all boys.

After long years of marriage, Kateri and Jay welcomed their 14th son into the world – yes, 14th – and dad said he couldn’t be more proud.

For most of us, the idea of having 14 children – especially when they’re all boys – may seem a bit overwhelming. But for Jay and Kateri Schwandt, it has become their destiny.

Kateri and Jay decided to name their 14th son Finley Sheboygan Schwandt. Little did they know, his middle name would be making headlines around the world.

Kateri and Jay are indeed not new to parenthood as the Michigan couple has 14 children, all boys spanning a 25-year age range. When the pair found out that they were due to have a 14th child, they hoped for a baby girl. However, Kateri and Jay ended up with yet another baby boy.

They decided to name him Finley, but they wanted to do something different for his middle name since they knew this would be their last baby.

Kateri recalled that when she was young, her father used to tell her a story about a Native American chief who was the father of many boys.

The chief believed his next child would be a boy, but his wife gave birth to another boy, which he named “Sheyboygan” which means “She’s a boy again.”

“Kateri and I are both in our 40s now so we know we’re coming to the end of this,” Jay said.

“So when we found out she was expecting number 14 we really relished everything that’s gone along with her being pregnant again thinking this is probably the last time.”

He added: “We’re just as excited with number 14 as we were with number one. It’s something we really enjoy and the boys have such a good time with it.”

The couple later decided to follow the story of Kateri’s father. They used “Sheyboygan” as Finley’s middle name.

“We’ve got all boys, so it’s what we’re used to. It would’ve been nice to have a girl, but we’re super excited to have another boy. Some of the boys were hoping for a little sister, and some were rooting for another brother. I was pulling for a girl,” said Jay.

Finley will grow up with brothers Tyler (25), Zach (22), Drew (21), Brandon (19), Tommy (16), Vinny (15), Calvin (12), Gabe (11), Wesley (9), Charlie (8), Luke (6), Tucker (4) and Francisco (2).

Watch their amazing story here: AP/Youtube

Source: AWM

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