Family Welcomes 1st Baby Girl In 137 Years. Dad Freezes When Sees Highway Billboard
Cailyn Finkel 7/13/2017
After 137 years of giving birth to boys, the Settle family was used to the idea that having a baby girl was just not in the cards. But when Kelen Settle found out she was pregnant with her second child, things took an interesting turn!
A balloon gender reveal was set up and Kelen was joined by her husband, Will, to find out if the all-boy streak remained intact! The second Kelen opened the box, she was shocked by what came out...
Instead of a bunch of blue balloons, Kelen and Will were greeted by bright pink ones! It was at that moment the couple realized the 137-year streak was over and a little girl would soon be running around their home!
Kelen told Yahoo News how she felt the moment they found out she was carrying a baby girl.
"That was a very shocking experience for me. I just assumed I was going to have another boy. I was like, 'What's going on? This just can't be possible.'
I was absolutely shocked. We had the whole family there. My mother just went nuts. My mom always wanted a daughter. She was absolutely ecstatic. She could not believe it."
Kelen's pregnancy wore on and soon it was time to give birth! Carter Louise Settle was born earlier this month and all of the family's loved ones came around to celebrate her arrival. Friends, family and coworkers dropped by to say hello and meet the beautiful baby girl - some brought flowers, others brought clothes, but several of Will's coworkers had something else up their sleeves!
Instead of presenting Will and Kelen with a typical gift, the group decided to welcome Carter to the world in a big way!
Screenshot via Facebook
They bought ad space on a billboard near the Settle's South Carolina home and put up an enormous picture of Carter! Before Will and Kelen got to see the billboard themselves, more than a dozen friends and family members called and texted them after driving by and seeing Carter's face!
At first they were shocked that their newborn was posted on such a bright, "obnoxious" billboard, but then they took a deep breath and realized how loved their daughter is already! In the period of just a few days, little Carter is famous in her hometown.
Now her parents are getting ready to teach Carter how to deal with the craziness that comes with being the first woman born in several generations!
"She's going to have to be strong with all the men she'll deal with in the Settle family."
We're sure she'll do just fine!
Twitter/Kelen Carlock Settle
Learn more about baby Carter's incredible birth (and unusual welcome) in the video below!
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