A couple has received a new addition to their family, and their joy is compounded by the fact that the new arrival is the first baby girl born on the father’s side in over 130 years.

Welcoming a new addition to the family is a joyous time for any family, but breaking a 138-year streak of no female births might make the celebration even more special.

After Henry VIII became irritated with not having a son, he formed a new church. Enter Andrew Clark, who had the opposite experience as the old English King altogether.

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.

First baby girl after 138 years

first baby girl

Audrey is the first baby girl born on Andrew’s side of the family since 1885, according to the couple from Michigan, and family records back up this claim, as his family had 138 years of boys.

The family told Good Morning America that they started dating over ten years ago and didn’t believe the rumors about Andrew’s family history at first.

Carolyn stated that she questioned Andrew because it was a “50/50” possibility of being a girl each time, yet it was true that no females had been born in his direct familial 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.”

Following a miscarriage in January 2021, the couple’s excitement in welcoming Audrey was even greater.

“When we found out we were pregnant, we honestly didn’t care if we were having a boy or girl at that point. We were just thankful to be pregnant and praying for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby,” Carolyn said. “It was just icing on the cake that it was a girl.”

As anticipation rose for their baby’s arrival, the couple arranged a gender reveal party, as is customary nowadays, and they celebrated 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.”

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

We wish the Clark family the best with their new addition, especially now that the 138-year wait for a daughter is over!