Family Rejoices as They Welcome First Baby Girl in 138 Years

GodUpdates | Published: Feb 08, 2024

One couple welcomed a beautiful baby girl, breaking a family's impressive streak of nearly 140 years of only baby boys.

Children are precious blessings from the Lord above. Parents and those people expecting want their children to arrive happy and healthy, which is a given. However, parents, prior to learning of their baby's sex, likely secretly wish for a boy over a girl or vice versa.

One Michigan woman desperately wanted a little baby girl, but given the history of her husband's family, the odds were not in her favor. Not since 1885 had a girl been born in Andrew Clark's family, according to People.

When Andrew broke the news to Carolyn, his wife, about his family's history, she thought it was a joke at first.

"He was like, ‘Oh, we don't, we don't have girls,'" she said. "And I'm like, ‘OK.' Like, I thought he was just messing with me."

Despite the odds being heavily against her, Carolyn said she was going to be the one to break the baby girl drought in Andrew's family. They began trying, and they ended up pregnant. Carolyn and Andrew became the happy parents of a beautiful baby boy, Cameron, according to News Center Maine.

Andrew and Carolyn began trying again, but sadly, this time, the pregnancy ended in a miscarriage in January 2021, which Carolyn mentioned was the couple's second.

A little more than a year later, Andrew and Carolyn found out they were having another baby. This would be the baby that would for sure break the 138-year-old streak, right?

The Couple Used Cookies and Frosting To Share the Good News of Their Baby Girl

Well, Carolyn explained how she and Andrew revealed the baby's sex to their family at a gender reveal party using cookies.

"We, you know, did a countdown," Carolyn said. "Three-two-one, and we all took a bite."

The bite revealed the pink frosting inside the baked goods. Carolyn and Andrew were going to have a baby girl.

On March 17, Audrey Marie Clark entered the world.

"It was just joy," Carolyn said. "You know, just that she was here and healthy."

Carolyn later added, "I got my girl."

Psalm 127:3 "See, children are a heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward."

Photo Courtesy: 'Michigan parents celebrate first girl born in family in nearly 140 years'/ NEWS CENTER Maine via YouTube/2/2/24 @12pm
Video Courtesy: NEWS CENTER Maine via YouTube

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