Rockford couple welcomes 13th son

In this photo provided by Jay Schwandt, his wife, Kateri Schwandt holds her baby boy Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Grand Rapids, Mich. The couple who already had 12 sons have kept the all-male streak alive with the birth of boy No. 13.

ROCKFORD, Mich. (AP) — A Rockford couple who already had 12 sons have kept the all-male streak alive with the birth of boy No. 13 on Wednesday.

Jay Schwandt told The Associated Press that his wife Kateri gave birth Wednesday morning, four days after her due date.

The couple had said they were sticking to the tradition of not knowing the baby’s sex ahead of time.

The 40-year-old father confirmed the birth in a text message to The Associated Press, saying the family will release details Thursday on ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America.”

“Ok, so the boys know now!” Schwandt said in a post on Facebook. “It’s a BOY! Now we need to choose a name! BLESSED beyond belief!”

The Schwandts live in Rockford, north of Grand Rapids.

Kateri Schwandt, 40, says she has a lot of experience with large families, as one of 14 children herself.

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