The last time there was a girl in Scott Underdahl’s family, Woodrow Wilson was president, gas cost 15 cents a gallon and Babe Ruth had just hit his first career home run.
As you can see, it’s been quite a while in fact, 101 years to be exact.
It wasn’t until But on April 12 at around 5:48 p.m., baby Aurelia entered the world at 8 pounds 3 ounces, with blonde hair and blue eyes.
“I’m a little at a loss as to what to do – I grew up with three brothers and haven’t spent much time around girls,” Scott, 27, a manager for a lumber company in Post Falls, tells People.” But my daughter has been a lot of fun so far. Everyone is excited to have a little girl in the family.”
Adds Scott’s wife, Ashton, 26: “It’s been a huge mental adjustment.”
“I was pretty certain until my four-month ultrasound around Christmas time that we’d be having another boy,” she tells People . “When we learned we were having a girl, nobody could believe it. Everyone kept asking, ‘Are you sure?””
The couple hadn’t even thought of girls names even when Scott’s wife initially got pregnant. They just didn’t picture a baby girl in the picture after all of the boys in the family name.
Now that all doubt has been erased with Aurelia’s’ first cries, relatives on the paternal side of the Underdahls’ family are buying baby clothes in pink for the first time since 1915. The last girl in the family was Scott’s great-aunt Bernice, born in 1914.
“Who knows? Maybe another girl?” says Ashton. “It’s like Scott’s dad says: It took more than 100 years to create perfection.”