{Seventh} Heaven

God is good and faithful!


There are nine heartbeats in this photo.


It still feels very surreal to Abby and I, but it’s true (confirmed by hearing the heart beat with the midwife)! By God’s grace, we will be having another precious bundle to hold by the end of the year (or shortly thereafter)! πŸ™‚

Grateful to God as the first trimester was very smooth with little sickness – the only thing I suffered from was exhaustion (which is quite normal for me anyways – we all fall into bed tired!).Β  I never dreamed we would have this many childrenΒ  in our family – but it is so wonderful, so much fun and such an incredible blessing!

God is good and we are excited to grow our family again!

P.S. And no, we are not “trying” for a boy …. we will be happy with a girl or boy!


July 1, 2015 - 6:27 pm

Heather Fun, fun, fun times nine!!! Can’t wait to see the photos πŸ™‚
Would love to see bits and pieces of your new home, if you’re willing. Love the playroom.

June 28, 2015 - 11:52 pm

Audrey Sweet congratulations Gillian! So thrilled for you and your inspiring family <3

June 28, 2015 - 10:38 pm

Dana Congratulations to you and your family πŸ™‚

June 27, 2015 - 9:47 pm

Kristina Oh, praise God! What a beautiful blessing. I am so happy for you and your husband and your girls! Praise God and congratulations to all of you!

June 26, 2015 - 8:30 am

Melanie Congrats Gillian! I check in every once and a while on your family of L’s! And today I checked and there’s another one on the way! Congrats! S/he is being born into a house of love!

June 23, 2015 - 4:18 pm

Samantha Erin Congrats Gillian! I am so enamored with your family and lifestyle. You are a huge inspiration to me and I frequent your blog so often to continue to follow along. To think – I’ve been following along since the time when you only had three littles and was following strictly b/c of the photography connection! Thank you for sharing your family and your farm life. I LOVE your recipes and love that you have discovered EO’s too. You are an incredible mom and the blogger I hold in the highest regard (b/c I have no idea how you find time to blog but am so thankful you do!) Much love! xoxo


June 23, 2015 - 4:17 pm

miranda You popped into mind today and I thought I’d look up your blog…… WOW! Am I ever glad I did!!! Huge congratulations to you and Abby and your L’s!!! XOXO

June 23, 2015 - 5:44 am

Maike Oh what a sweet surprise. Didn’t thought you would add another one, but this will be so exciting and the girls seem like they enjoy every addition to the family too. And oh my are the girls grown. Not too long ago, there were 2 tiny toddlers and the chubby baby. Now it’s one baby toddler and two other girls. ^_^

June 22, 2015 - 11:07 pm

Isela Congratulations my friend!! One more sweet heavenly blessing! Happy for all of you πŸ™‚ Love from us πŸ™‚

June 22, 2015 - 10:36 pm

Isela Congratulations my frien! One more heavenly blessing! Love from us πŸ™‚

June 22, 2015 - 6:28 pm

Sarah Washburn Wow … what a tremendous blessing! I am one of 7 children … 5 girls and 2 boys! I love that family picture … it is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing, ~Sarah (visiting from Radical Femininity)

June 22, 2015 - 1:35 pm


June 22, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Lauren AAAAAAAaAAaAhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! GILLIAN!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I’m so very excited for you!! What a. Lessing from the Lord!!!!! I’M ESTATIC!!!!!!

June 22, 2015 - 9:17 am

Patty Patterson Congratulations! I was once told that seven was God’s favorite number and would have loved to have had seven children myself. We were blessed with four – and I am grateful for each of them. And even more grateful for the grandchildren they are blessing me with! πŸ™‚ Children are one of God’s greatest gifts!

June 22, 2015 - 8:57 am

Teresa so excited for you! I love the anticipation of seeing what the next little person into the world will look like and act like–each baby is so unique and precious! Congratulations!

June 22, 2015 - 8:51 am

Melissa Mullinax Awwww!!! How wonderful! Congratulations to you all!

June 21, 2015 - 10:44 pm

Our Home Of Many Blessings Omgoodness!!! I’m so excited for you! Congratulations!!!:) We have 7 children also and would love more if God saw fit!

June 21, 2015 - 9:42 pm

Tara Congratulations!!! Miss Leia looks just a wee bit excited about this πŸ™‚

June 21, 2015 - 6:41 pm

Erin Lynn Congratulations! So exciting!!!! Love that you don’t care about whether baby is boy/girl. We have five sweet girls and one small son and if God gives us another, would love to have another daughter!

June 21, 2015 - 5:31 pm

Betty Gauthier Congrats on the news of the newest Gauthier baby to be. I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy and look forward to hearing the blessed news of a healthy baby.
Love Aunt Betty

June 21, 2015 - 4:45 pm

Kim Robbins congratulations Gillain, Abby and the “L”s we are so happy for you!!! God is great!

June 21, 2015 - 3:55 pm

Jen Heemskerk EEEEK!!! So exciting for all of you!! Congratulations! =)

June 21, 2015 - 3:37 pm

Monica So exciting! Congratulations

June 21, 2015 - 3:35 pm

Gill Eardley Wow! Congratulations! You are a baby making machine! Will you ever stop?! Lots of love to you all Xxx

June 21, 2015 - 1:35 pm

Kristine What an amazing blessing! Congratulations and wishing you all the best for a healthy pregnancy!

June 21, 2015 - 11:02 am

Courtney Wonderful news! Congratulations to you and yours!

June 21, 2015 - 10:35 am

Janelle What a blessing!!!! Congratulations to you all!