Typically, we think of conceiving a baby boy or girl as a 50/50 chance. Sure, there are those old wives’ tales on ways to sway the results, but for the most part, the chances are pretty even.
However, one family in Idaho has defied these odds for the last 101 years.
On April 12, 2016, Scott and Ashton Underdahl welcomed the first baby girl into the Underdahl family in over 100 years. Before Aurelia Marie Ann was brought into the world at 8 lbs. 3 oz., the Underdahl family consisted of seven boys over four generations. In fact, the last girl in Scott’s family history was his Great Aunt Bernice, born in 1914.
So it’s safe to say Scott and Ashton were a little surprised by the news.
“I remember when we found out that it took a mental adjustment,” Ashton told the Coeur d’Alene Press (CDA Press). “We had prepared for boys, so it was shocking when we found it was a girl.”
Of course, the couple is thrilled with the news of having a female heir. “Everyone has been hoping for a girl,” said Scott. “I didn’t know what an Underdahl girl looked like.”
And now that we do, the best way to describe her is adorable! Aurelia has blonde hair, a strong Underdahl trait, and according to Ashton, has her grandfather’s nose. Aurelia joins her older brother, Archer, who is 22 months old, and their parents are already starting to notice gender differences.
“She’s pretty quiet, so apparently girls are different than boys in our line,” Scott jokes to CDA Press. As for a motherly perspective, Ashton says that shopping for her baby girl is also going to be a big change. “When you walk into the girls clothing department,” says Ashton, “it’s more overwhelming than the boys.”
Even so, we have no doubt Aurelia will be well taken care of by all of her family members, girls and boys alike. “She’ll just be our little princess, our cream of the crop,” said Ashton.
Best wishes to the happy family! And Aurelia, remember, despite what your brother might tell you, girls rule.More On