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'It Never Gets Old': Michigan Parents Welcome 14th Son

His mom, Kateri Schwandt, has said she's used to large families, as one of 14 children herself

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    'It Never Gets Old': Michigan Parents Welcome 14th Son
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    The Schwandt family of Rockford, Michigan, had their 14th son on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

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

    "It never gets old," mom Kateri Schwandt said on the "Today" show Friday.

    Jay and Kateri Schwandt's latest addition was born Wednesday evening, weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces and measuring 21 inches long. The Rockford couple got creative with the baby's name to commemorate their family's streak: Finley Sheboygan Schwandt.

    "We kinda held out a little hope for a girl, but she was a boy again," Jay Schwandt said. "We pulled the trigger on Sheboygan for a middle name. ... If ever we were going to use it, now is the time."

    The other Shwandt children range in age from 2 to 25. When asked how she was able to bear them all, Kateri Shwandt said, by "the grace of God, I guess." She added that's she's "feeling great" and that Finley's "arrival was perfect."

    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. 

    "There was truly no surprise there," Kateri Shwandt said of Finley's sex being revealed. "It's always a neat experience to announce that."