POSTED: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 3:44pm
UPDATED: Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 3:44pm
Family welcomes first baby girl in five generations.
Babies are born numerous times every day but they're still always special, especially one born to the Ward family of Terre Haute, Indiana.
"Don't know what to do," says Chris Ward, "Of course, we thought it was going to be a boy."
Ashlyn Mary Ward was born on Saturday to Chris and Megan Ward, who already have a son and expected this one would also be a boy.
"One of my older brothers, because I have three brothers, he had said he called a girl and that I was going to break the streak. In his words I was 'going to choke,'" Chris says.
Ashlyn is the first female born in the Ward family in about a century.
It's been five generations since the last Ward girl back in the early 1900s.
"I think probably the most common comment is 'this girl is going to be spoiled like no other girl in history,'" says Chris.
They're already starting to notice with all the gifts they've received.
"Pink, lots of pink," Chris says.
"Never had so much pink in our house before," says Megan.
"I told Megan she's going to need to set out clothes for me because I'm going to have no idea how to dress a girl," says Chris.
It'll be good practice for all the males in the Ward family.
"I told my oldest nephew now he has to start the streak of girls for the next 100 years," Chris says.
The Wards had already decided that this would be their last child, whether it was a boy or a girl.