Baby #8 Update



It is still a surprise and a wonderful delight to be carrying a new baby inside my womb yet again. God is very generous with His blessings with our family and I am so grateful!

A little update about the pregnancy, as I have not written too much this time:


We are now 26 weeks along- which is flying by so quickly! Baby is moving lots and has been since week 15 or so. I never had any doubts as to whether baby was growing or moving as there was lots of movement.


With much prayer and some research, we have opted to not use ultrasounds or the doppler (which are basically hand-held ultra-sound machines) for this pregnancy, unless an emergency calls for it. Our midwife has used the old fashioned wooden doppler which is completely safe. Why this decision, you may ask?

Well, you can read all about it here, but for us, as well, we know the womb is a scared place where the Lord is knitting together a baby! Amazing!!! We would like to interfere less and allow Him to do His precious handiwork. We are trusting God. It has been a great relief to allow nature take its course in this pregnancy and not worry too much. We have never had major medical problems (other than my first birth, which ended up in a c-section)- and if one did arise, we would certainly accept medical help but for now, God is taking great care of our little unborn baby. 💕

Of course, we are going with a midwife again – the best midwife – 🙂 – one who has been with me since Leia, who is 5, was born. Our midwife has been the biggest blessing in so many ways. Lord willing, we will also have a home birth. We know things happen and we cannot control our circumstances – we are okay with that. If God decides we need to be at the hospital for a reason, we will go. But altogether a healthy pregnancy may indicate a great chance for another lovely home birth.


Someone commented that everything must be fine with this pregnancy as I “breeze through” each pregnancy. Well, that may have been true when I was in my 20s but I am no longer a spring chicken. 🙂 I will spare you details of complaining, but there is always a cost in personal comfort when it comes to carrying a child. This cost is far outweighed by the blessing of welcoming a new little one into our family.


Now, will it be a little brother for Lazarus or another girl to add to our long line of lovely ladies? Either way, we will be delighted!


July 11, 2017 - 5:53 pm

Our Home of Many Blessings How wonderful!

July 11, 2017 - 5:20 pm

Gigi They are writing letters back right now! 🙂

July 11, 2017 - 4:52 pm

Our Home of Many Blessings We have wrote several times.I wonder if they just are not making it….Hmmm.Well,we can start again!!My girls love getting thereletters! Letter writing seems to of went out with the times but my kiddos love it!

July 11, 2017 - 12:36 pm

Gigi The girls are still waiting for letters! 😉

July 11, 2017 - 12:36 pm

Gigi Thank you, Katy!

July 11, 2017 - 8:24 am

Katy~TheCountryBlossom You look absolutely radiant! What a beautiful photo! I love your view on pregnancy and keeping things as natural as possible! 🙂

July 11, 2017 - 6:20 am

Gigi Yes, I have your email!

July 8, 2017 - 6:05 pm

Our Home of Many Blessings Yes,thank you!Everyone is loving him!I would love to keep in touch with you more!I’m pretty sure were like twins,lol. Just going by your posts we seem soooo alike!Do you still have my email?Maybe we could chat more and if your ever this way, you are more than welcome to come sit on my porch and drink tea while we chat and watch our 16 (combined)children play with each other in the yard!!!

July 5, 2017 - 7:14 pm

Gigi Bobbie, it would be nice to have a near like-minded friend indeed! I hope things are going smoothly with the transition to your new baby and that everyone is loving their new baby brother. 🙂

July 5, 2017 - 2:38 pm

Bobbie Hisel He is doing good!!Thank you for asking..I wish we lived closer, are kids are so close in age.So exciting for you guys that you have a new little one on the way!Congrats! I think my hair is just not cooperating,lol.It has a mind of its own.Have a good day!

July 5, 2017 - 5:35 am

Gigi How are you doing with your new baby? 🙂
Oh, that is too funny about the hair! It is so easy for me to do but I’m not sure how to share it. I do tease the top to give some volume and use bobby pins to pin up the sides separate from the “nest” – and then pin up the nest in it’s own little section. I hope that helps in some ways.

July 4, 2017 - 5:43 pm

Our home of many blessings You have got to show me how you do that birds nest!!!I can’t figure it out for nothing!My hair doesn’t look like that after I’m done,lol.

July 4, 2017 - 5:44 am

Gigi Thank you, Maike. I got the skirt off ebay but I just looked and it is no longer available.

July 4, 2017 - 3:20 am

Maike You truly look so beautiful and lovely! I can’t wait for the little one to arrive. 🙂

Do you remember where you got that skirt from?

July 3, 2017 - 8:44 pm

Gigi Regina, I completely agree. We have had u/sounds with all our pregnancies but we live and learn, right? I am thankful for pregnancies in my later years as I have learned so much compared to the beginning few pregnancies. It has been so lovely to have midwives, as well, as they allow you to study, learn and choose your path (within reason). My favorite part, however, is simply trusting God and not intervening.

July 3, 2017 - 7:45 pm

Regina Shea Gigi you look simply lovely! We had ultrasounds with all our babies and now I question the wisdom of it all. Unfortunately we were “Well everyone does it” expectant parents. Thankfully no harm was done but if I could do it all over again I would skip the ultrasound all together. I mean, how would I feel if I was in the womb minding my own business, when I get startled out of my mind by a scary ultrasound machine?