In a rare event, a Michigan couple has welcomed the first female born into the husband’s family in over an astonishing 138 years!
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In Michigan, a couple gave birth to a baby girl named Audrey Marie Clark on St. Patrick’s Day in 2023. This was an incredible event because Audrey is the first daughter born into the husband’s family since 1885.
Carolyn Clark started dating her now-husband, Andrew, over ten years ago, and during the early stages of their relationship, he mentioned that his family had only given birth to sons for several generations.
“I’m like, ‘Oh, it’s a 50-50 chance every time. What do you mean?’ He goes, ‘No, legitimately, we have not had a girl in our direct line in over 100 years,’” she told Good Morning America.
The couple already had a son when they suffered a miscarriage in 2021, so when they learned they were pregnant again, they weren’t focused on whether they were having a boy or a girl, just the hope that they wouldn’t experience a second miscarriage.
“When we found out we were pregnant, we honestly didn’t care if we were having a boy or girl at that point,” said Carolyn. “We just were thankful to be pregnant and just praying for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.”
When it was time to reveal the baby’s gender, Carolyn and Andrew threw a large gender reveal party for the family, using cookies with either blue or pink frosting inside.
Neither Carolyn nor Andrew knew the gender of the baby at the time, but Andrew was anticipating the birth of a boy.
“We kept it a surprise to ourselves as well,” said Andrew. “So I just assumed it was going to be blue in the center of the cookies and it’d be another boy in the lineage. I was shocked. I think I just stared at the center of that cookie like, it’s really pink. So it was a good surprise for us.”
The now-family of four is thrilled to be home together and the whole family is celebrating the newest baby girl in over 138 years.
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