ROCKFORD, Mich. (AP) – A western Michigan couple with 12 sons already have kept the all-male streak alive with the birth of boy No. 13.

Jay Schwandt tells The Associated Press that his wife Kateri gave birth to the boy Wednesday.

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The couple had said they were sticking to the tradition of not knowing the sex of the baby ahead of time.

The 40-year-old father confirmed the birth in a text message to The Associated Press, saying the family will release details Thursday morning on ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America.”

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The Schwandts live Rockford, north of Grand Rapids.

Forty-year-old Kateri Schwandt says she has a lot of experience with large families, growing up as one of 14 children.

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