A family is celebrating the arrival of their first little girl on the father’s side since 1885! Baby Audrey broke a 130 year daughter drought when she arrived last month.
Carolyn and Andrew Clark, from Michigan, celebrated their daughter’s historic arrival, along with the rest of the Clark family, which, according to their records, haven’t welcomed a girl for more than a century.
“It was a huge surprise for all of us,” Andrew Clark told Good Morning America.
Andrew and Carolyn have been together for 10 years, and when they first began dating Carolyn didn’t actually believe the family’s daughter-drought story.
“I’m like, ‘Oh, it’s a 50-50 chance every time. What do you mean?’ He goes, ‘No, legitimately, we have not had a girl in our direct line in over 100 years.'” Carolyn said. “I asked his parents to confirm that information and they’re like, ‘Oh yeah, no, we haven’t had a girl in our direct line.’ He’s had uncles and cousins that have had girls but in his lineage, there has not been a girl.”
Baby Audrey also happens to be a rainbow baby, with the couple suffering a miscarriage in January 2021.
“When we found out we were pregnant, we honestly didn’t care if we were having a boy or girl at that point. We just were thankful to be pregnant and just praying for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. It was just icing on the cake that it was a girl.”
In a super sweet moment, the family found out the couple was expecting a girl at a gender reveal party, which involved eating cookies to discover the happy news.
“We kept it a secret to ourselves as well. So I just assumed it was going to be blue in the centre of the cookies and it’d be another boy in the lineage,” Andrew explained. “I was shocked. I think I just stared at the centre of that cookie like, it’s really pink. So it was a good surprise for us.”
Audrey is a little sister for the couple’s four-year-old son Cameron.
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