Couple welcome family's first baby girl in 138 years

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By James Kay

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A couple has welcomed a new addition to their family and their excitement is enhanced by the new arrival being the first girl to be born on the father's side for over 130 years.

Welcoming a new arrival to the family is a huge occasion for every family, but what could make the occasion bigger is breaking a 138 run of no females being born.

Henry VIII established a new church after he grew impatient about not having a son, well, step up Andrew Clark who experienced quite the opposite from the old English King.

Carolyn and Andrew Clark welcomed their daughter, Audrey, on St. Patrick's Day - March 17 - and are settling into life with the now nearly three-week-old.

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Audrey is the first girl to be in Andrew's direct line for 138 years. Credit: Joe Hendrickson / Alamy

The couple from Michigan revealed that Audrey is the first female to be born on Andrew's side of the family since 1885, and family records support this claim as his family experienced 138 years of boys.

The family spoke to Good Morning America, where they explained that they began dating over 10 years ago and didn't initially believe the stories of Andrew's family tree.

Carolyn said that she questioned Andrew as it was a "50/50" chance of being a girl each time but it was in fact true that there had been no females in his direct family line 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."

After experiencing a miscarriage in January 2021, welcoming Audrey was an even more joyous occasion for the couple.

"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."

As is popular nowadays, the couple held a gender reveal party as excitement grew about their baby's arrival, and they celebrated the occasion with colored cookies.

"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 wish the Clark family all the best with their new arrival, especially with the 138-year wait for a girl being over!

Featured image credit: Wirestock, Inc. / Alamy

Couple welcome family's first baby girl in 138 years

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

A couple has welcomed a new addition to their family and their excitement is enhanced by the new arrival being the first girl to be born on the father's side for over 130 years.

Welcoming a new arrival to the family is a huge occasion for every family, but what could make the occasion bigger is breaking a 138 run of no females being born.

Henry VIII established a new church after he grew impatient about not having a son, well, step up Andrew Clark who experienced quite the opposite from the old English King.

Carolyn and Andrew Clark welcomed their daughter, Audrey, on St. Patrick's Day - March 17 - and are settling into life with the now nearly three-week-old.

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Audrey is the first girl to be in Andrew's direct line for 138 years. Credit: Joe Hendrickson / Alamy

The couple from Michigan revealed that Audrey is the first female to be born on Andrew's side of the family since 1885, and family records support this claim as his family experienced 138 years of boys.

The family spoke to Good Morning America, where they explained that they began dating over 10 years ago and didn't initially believe the stories of Andrew's family tree.

Carolyn said that she questioned Andrew as it was a "50/50" chance of being a girl each time but it was in fact true that there had been no females in his direct family line 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."

After experiencing a miscarriage in January 2021, welcoming Audrey was an even more joyous occasion for the couple.

"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."

As is popular nowadays, the couple held a gender reveal party as excitement grew about their baby's arrival, and they celebrated the occasion with colored cookies.

"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 wish the Clark family all the best with their new arrival, especially with the 138-year wait for a girl being over!

Featured image credit: Wirestock, Inc. / Alamy