Couple Makes History With First Baby Girl Born In Family In Almost 140 Years

The birth of a baby is always an exciting event but sometimes, it is more exciting than others. Sometimes, a long streak may even be broken when a baby is born.

That is what occurred when Carolyn and Andrew Clark had a baby girl on March 17. It was a special event, not only because of the birth of the baby but because it was the first time in 138 years that a girl was born on the father’s side of the family.

The Michigan couple said that Audrey is the first female on Andrew’s side of the family since 1885. That is 138 years of boys.

Good Morning America interviewed the couple, saying they had been dating ten years ago and she couldn’t believe the stories about the family line.

Carolyn wondered how it could be true, because there was a 50% chance of having a girl, but there were no females in the family for 138 years.

“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,” Carolyn explained. “He’s had uncles and cousins that have had girls but in his lineage, there has not been a girl.”

Another reason why they were so happy to have Audrey was that the couple had a miscarriage in 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,” Carolyn said. “It was just icing on the cake that it was a girl.”

“We kept it a secret to ourselves as well. So I just assumed it was going to be blue in the center of the cookies and it’d be another boy in the lineage,” Andrew recalled. “I was shocked. I think I just stared at the center of that cookie like, it’s really pink. So it was a good surprise for us.”

Carolyn added: “We’re so happy that she’s finally here and once again, that she’s healthy and that everything went well with the delivery.”

We hope all goes well with the entire family.