Michigan parents who have 14 sons finally have a baby girl

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A US couple who have 14 sons have finally had a daughter nearly three decades after the birth of their first child.

Kateri Schwandt gave birth to Maggie Jayne, who weighed in at 7lb 8oz, on Thursday.

Jay Schwandt said he and his wife, both 45, "are overjoyed and beyond excited to add Maggie Jayne to our family".

The couple and their large family live on a 200-acre farm in Michigan.

Mr Schwandt told the Detroit Free Press: "This year has been memorable in so many ways, for so many reasons, but Maggie is the greatest gift we could ever imagine."

Maggie was born at the Mercy Health Saint Mary's Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The Schwandts have been featured for years in local and national news as their family has grown.

The couple have a livestreaming programme called 14 Outdoorsmen that may now need a name change.

Their oldest child, Tyler Schwandt, 28, said his parents thought they would never have a daughter after 14 sons.

He said there is likely nothing pink in the family's home in the rural community of Lakeview, about 30 miles northeast of Grand Rapids.

Tyler Schwandt, who is engaged to be married and recently bought a home 20 minutes away from his parents' farm, said: "I don't even know if my mom owns any pink clothing - or anything."

Jay and Kateri Schwandt started dating as freshmen, attending Gaylord High School and Gaylord St Mary's, respectively.

They wed in 1993, before they attended Ferris State University, and before they graduated the couple had three sons.

Both earned advanced degrees, even as their family grew.

Mrs Schwandt holds a master's degree in social work from Grand Valley State University, and Mr Schwandt, who is a lawyer and owner of a land surveying business, holds a law degree from Western Michigan University's Thomas M. Cooley Law School.