Mother gives birth to 12th son


ROCKFORD, Mich. – A Rockford family with 12 sons hit the national spotlight Wednesday, after being featured on “Today” for their boisterous brood. The parents’ oldest child is 21 and their youngest was born this past weekend.

The Schwandt household is many things, including busy and loving. But quiet? Not on your life.

“Is the house ever silent?” Jay Schwandt double-checked with his wife Tuesday. The short answer? “No.”

“The house is never silent. That’s why when Kateri had the baby the other day she could have came home yesterday. She had the option, she’s been through this,” said Jay. “She said, ‘I’ll stay an extra night.’”

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