The Underdahl family welcomed its first girl in more than 100 years, thanks to the April 12 arrival of Aurelia Marie Ann.

“She’s pretty special, she’s kind of a miracle,” said the girl’s mother, Ashton Underdahl, who initially assumed she was having another boy.

She found out she was actually carrying a little girl about halfway through her pregnancy. A gorgeous little sister for her almost 2 year old son, Archer.

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Her and her husband were both in shock for a few days.

“He was like, ‘Really? Really? Are you sure?'” she said

“He kept thinking, even though we were in the delivery room, he’s like, ‘What if they made a mistake and it’s been a boy all along?'”

Underdahl knew her husband’s side of the family had a history of boys, but she had no idea how far back it went until her father-in-law did some research on the family tree. That’s when everyone learned that a girl had not been born into the family since 1914, when Underdahl’s husband’s great-great aunt, Bernice, was born.

Underdahl has been bombarded with media calls since the amazing news about her little record-breaker broke, but she can completely understand the interest.

“It will be fun,” she said about her little girl. “She’ll add in some pink and some sweet!”

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