For those of you who are still trying to figure out what the "really simple math" means........................We're having baby #7!!!!!
To answer the questions, yes, we're excited, ALL babies are a gift, a reward and a blessing and yes, i will continue to homeschool, Lord willing. For the price of tuition we could pay someone quite well to come in and do all my housework. I have the rest of my life to clean and iron but i only have a few short years to teach our children. I am hoping to start school quite early this year so we can take a vacation over the baby's birth which is supposed to happen around November 1, Eric's birthday! The kids thought it would be a great idea to put the baby in a pretty box, with some holes for it too breathe of course, and give it to Eric for a birthday gift. Nice idea, children, but highly impractical.
Emily has been praying for months that Jesus would give her a baby sister so we can't help but wonder if this is the answer to her prayers. We would be thrilled with another son, but for Emily's sake i can't help but hope it's a girl. It would seem so strange to put a baby in a pretty dress, i'm used to blue jeans and sneakers, but what fun it would be.
The children were so excited when they found out that all Eric could do was squeak, Emily stared in shock and Zac kept saying, "yeah right, yeah right." The next morning they all took long looks at my belly and decided that it's definitely getting fatter and that i MUST stop eating anything that's not perfectly healthy because it might hurt the baby. They are, of course, hoping for another set of twins, or perhaps triplets, and i assure them that i would be quite happy with one this time. I guess we'll see..............