The Michigan Schwandt family got used to the fact that the mother only had boys. It’s incredible, but Mr. and Mrs. Schwandt have 14 sons.
Due to such phenomenal fertility and a large number of sons, the family repeatedly entered the local press.
In a family of 14 boys, a girl is finally born: the most awaited member for the large family.
For some time, the couple began to quip about what was happening. For example, she named her youngest son Shiboyegen, which can be translated as «She’s a boy again.»
This is a reference to an Indian rite, which was told by the grandfather of the family.
According to him, earlier the shaman performed a special ritual on a woman in labor, in whose family there were too many boys.
After him, a girl was to be born, but if the magic didn’t work, the shaman chanted «She boy again»
But in the end, great joy occurred in the family — a daughter was born. With her older brother, she has a colossal difference of 28 years.
The long-awaited baby was named Maggie. Taylor – her mother – jokes that she no longer expected her daughter to appear, as everything in the house was prepared for the appearance of another boy.
Taylor admits that due to so many children, especially little boys, the house is constantly in chaos. She hopes Maggie’s appearance will at least bring some harmony to their daily lives.