It might sound unbelievable, but a baby girl has not been born into one family in more than 100 years, according to Inside Edition on Friday, April 29. The last time a girl was born into an Idaho family was in 1914. Then along came Auerelia Marie Ann, who arrived into the Underdahl family on April 12 and broke the long tradition of boy babies.
Grandfather Conrad Underdahl expected Auerelia to be a boy because he was an only boy who had four boys. So, he expected another boy to be added to the family. Auerelia’s parents, Ashton and Scott Underdahl, already have a 22-month old son named Archer. They expected their second child to be a boy also. They were so sure they were going to have another boy that they actually bought little boy bedding, and then they found out they were having a girl. When a sonogram showed their baby was a girl, the entire family had a hard time believing it after four generations of boys in the Underdahl family.
The “Today” show reported that the streak is over, and the family is tickled pink. Aurelia was 8 pounds and 3 ounces when she was born. Her family says she is happy and healthy. Auerelia’s mother says, “She’s pretty special, she’s kind of a miracle.” Auerelia’s father was completely shocked. KHQ reported that even in the delivery room, he kept saying, “Really? Really? Are you sure?” He kept thinking it could be a mistake and the family would have another boy.
The family in Post Falls, Idaho can’t believe it went so long without a girl. But for the first time in more than a century, it’s time for the family to buy pink things, little dresses, hair bows, and girl toys. The community is rallying around the Underdahl family over the birth of their baby girl…finally!