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Michigan family with 14 sons to be featured in documentary

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A Michigan family just welcomed a new addition.

Although they are used to newborns, finely Sheboygan is number 14 for the family. It's not just 14 babies, though, but 14 boys for the Schwandt clan.

For Jay and Kateri Schwandt, the option to not find out the sex of their babies before they're born is a choice the entire family relishes.

“It's kinda part of the buildup for them. They enjoy it. Is it going to be a girl, is it going to be a boy? What if it's a girl?” Jay said.

When Finely arrived Wednesday evening the surprise was revealed – it’s a boy – the 14th boy for the family.

It isn't the first time the birth of a baby has come with more than just diapers and duckies. The Schwandts have gotten used to media requests and calls from the networks.

"I can't imagine not being like this, I can't imagine not having 14 children, as crazy as it sounds,” Jay said.

The schwandts have been in the limelight for years as their family of boys has grown, but after the spotlights fade and the headlines are buried, they insist they're a family just like any other.

"Not very many people understand what we do. It really is neat. Everything that we do is about family, it's centered around family,” Jay said.

Still, inquiring minds want to know if baby number 14 is the last one for this party of 16.

"This one we've really relished everything that goes along with it even more because given our age and the fact that we have adult children this realistically is the end of the road as far as making babies,” Jay said.

Now, they've said this before - after baby boy number 12 and 13.

Right now, they're just anxious to get this little one home to meet his brothers - all 13 of them.

"Each little one that has entered our family has brought something special to the entire makeup of the family and without anyone of them it wouldn't feel right,” Kateri said.

The Lifetime network is working on a documentary about the family.

It's set to be released in June.

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