They say old habits die hard, but one family's tradition just ended in the cutest way possible. South Carolina parents Will and Kelen Settle had hosted a gender reveal party for their baby-to-be last Christmas, and everyone was shocked to see pink balloons at the celebration.
“Everybody was expecting boy, I think. I definitely was,” Will said.
You see, it had been quite some time since a Settle had given birth to a baby girl. So long, in fact, that Will's paternal grandfather was inspired to see exactly how long it had been since a little bundle of joy in the family was female.
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“He started thinking back, you know, my father didn’t have any sisters, my grandfather may have had some sisters, and then started to kind of move further back and found out there hasn’t been one in that long,” he said.
As it turned out, the Settle family hadn't welcomed a little girl in more than a century. To be exact, it had been 137 years since the last baby girl was recorded making her debut.
Wouldn't it be so exciting to have a baby break a record streak like that just by being born? But records aside, the most important thing is that the baby was brought home happy, safe and healthy with her doting parents.
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Her mom marked her arrival in a sweet tribute on Instagram, showing a picture of the infant with her daddy, and describing her newborn as "pretty darn perfect."
Aww! Looking at this sweet snap, we certainly couldn't agree more.
My two favorite people in the 🌎. Carter Louise Settle made her appearance on June 25 at 7:51 pm and is pretty darn perfect ❤️#CarterLouiseSettle A post shared by Kelen Carlock Settle (@kelencsettle) on Jun 26, 2017 at 4:29pm PDT
My two favorite people in the 🌎. Carter Louise Settle made her appearance on June 25 at 7:51 pm and is pretty darn perfect ❤️#CarterLouiseSettle
A post shared by Kelen Carlock Settle (@kelencsettle) on Jun 26, 2017 at 4:29pm PDT
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