Kicker – A long-awaited pink surprise


NICK EICHER, HOST: Talk about persistence!

I want to tell you about a couple by the name of Jay and Kate Schwandt welcomed their first child into the world 28 years ago, a baby boy.

And they just kept going. A streak of baby blue—one boy after another—14 in all! 

Well, that changed just last Thursday. That’s when 7 pound, 8 ounce Maggie Jayne made her grand entrance.

Dad told Grand Rapids News-8 they didn’t find out the baby’s sex before she was born. The doctor and nurses all kept a poker face as they asked Jay if he’d like to come over and make an announcement.

SCHWANDT: Sure, you know. I know what it’s going to be. And I walked over there, and I just started crying.
He could barely tell me!

The family says Maggie Jayne is the end of the line.

SCHWANDT: You know, this is like winning the Super Bowl and then retiring, you know? This is the perfect way to end it!

So, two touchdowns and an extra point.

It’s The World and Everything in It.


(AP Photo/Mike Householder, File) In this May 30, 2018 file photo, the Schwandt family poses for a photo at their farm in Lakeview, Mich. 

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