First Baby Girl Born To Family In Over 100 Years

| by Kathryn Schroeder

For the first time in 100 years, an entire century, a family has a girl to add to their brood.

The Silverton family has not had a baby girl since 1913.

The four-generation streak of only giving birth to boys—16 in a row—ended earlier this month, reports Huffington Post.

Jeremy Silverton, 43, and Danielle Andrews, 36, have welcomed a baby girl into the family, named Poppy.

"I was totally amazed," Poppy's grandfather, David Silverton said. "It was always boys, boys, boys. We just assumed it was going to be that way."

The last female born into the Silverton family was Poppy’s late great aunt Jesse Silverton, 101 years ago, reports The Telegraph.

Danielle’s mother thought that the child would be a girl, but Jeremy was hesitant to believe. Once he got the official news he could not have been more surprised, or ready to re-paint the nursery.

"It's always a 50:50 chance, you could flip a coin to guess but it just so happens that up until now our family has only had boys,” Jeremy said. "However Danielle's mother is the superstitious type and saw signs of it being a girl.”

"I just thought it was an old wives tale but because Danielle wanted a girl so badly we decided to go get a scan to find out the gender,” Jeremy continued. “We couldn't believe it when we got the news from the scans. As soon as we got home the previously blue nursery was repainted pink and white, there was no time wasted.”

Jeremy’s mother took time to process the exciting news.

"When I first told my mother over the phone it took about five minutes for the penny to drop that she would be having a granddaughter and not another grandson,” Jeremy said.

Jeremy and Danielle are parents to two boys as well, ages 3 and 5. But they have a feeling Poppy will be very spoiled.

"Poppy is likely to be very spoilt, being the only girl, but Harry and Oscar, our two boys, are taking it all in their stride,” said Jeremy.

The exact reason why Jeremy broke the all boys streak is unknown, but he does have a theory: tractor vibrations.

"There's a theory that excessive vibrations can affect sperm count and the strength of sperm,” Jeremy said. “So if you've been sitting on a shaky old tractor all day it may effect the type of sperm you produce.”

"But these days tractors are very smooth and comfortable - that could be why I've finally had a girl,” Jeremy said.

As for adding more possible little girls to the Silverton family line…

"Danielle really, really wanted to have a little girl and now we do," Jeremy said. "I think we'll stop there!"

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