When we first found out we were having a boy as our sixth kid, I expected to get a lot of Brady Bunch references.

But it pretty much never happens.

I do, however, get congratulated somewhat regularly on having an even number of boys and girls. I never quite know how to respond to, “3 boys matched with 3 girls? Good job, Mom!” Umm…thank…you? If only I could claim credit.

Well, I’m afraid that we’ve gone done and ruined any chance of being complimented on our gender planning savvy because we’ve got a tiebreaker in the oven, y’all!


Not too surprisingly: A) the kids are THRILLED and B) the girls want a girl, and the boys want a boy. (Well, Theo is still existing in blissful ignorance of his imminent dethronement as the reigning baby of the house, but the older boys have claimed his vote, and he seems down with the t shirt).


Before you go speculating about my blue dress…note my pink nails, please.


Don’t worry. Evy is happy about a new baby. She’s just a little miffed about being edged out of prime bump-hugging position.

In case you’re wondering, I’m 20 weeks today, and I feel HUGE. I look at these pictures and realize that I don’t necessarily look so very big, but I can definitely tell this is Baby #7, and theΒ ol’ gray mare almost-34-year-old abs just ain’t what they used to be.

Oh, and just so you know, we didn’t wait until 20 weeks to announce for any particular reason. It’s just when I managed to get some pics taken and a post written with a bump to show for it.



YAY lucky (don’t believe in it, but whatever) #7! We love you. We praise God for you. And we can’t wait to meet you!


  1. Abbie you go beyond super hero status in my books (I know you are just a mom like the rest of us, but wo I absolutely salute you guys!). All the best with the pregnancy and the new addition. Love from Zimbabwe xoxo

  2. I am the “baby” in my family. All 3 brothers and 3 sisters were teenagers when I was born. So glad your blessings are closer in age, Can you imagine the surprise I was for this early 40-s Mama and Daddy. I hope it’s a girl for your baby boy to have Best Friend sister.

  3. I recently stumbled (read: divine appointment) across your blog and am loving it…it popped up when I was looking at vans of all things! Ha! It’s a joy to find other Texas momma’s with a bIblical worldview seeking to honor Him in all things.

    1. Not sure what happened to the rest of my comment?? Congratulations on your newest blessing! God bless y’all!

  4. Congratulations, what a blessing! You’re positively radiant! Hope you’re feeling well too.
    My baby girl just turned 20 weeks old, so my guess is that you’re having a girl too!

  5. So happy for you!! It will be fun to guess and wonder who is growing in there, but we all know your family is a gift from the Lord and His by is in creating for His glory ❀️ CONGRATULATIONS!! You look beautiful!!!

  6. Yay Congratulations!! I’m just 3 weeks ahead of you with this being #4 for us πŸ™‚ you look great!!

  7. Congratulations!! I had a hunch… I am also pregnant (19 weeks and change), but with my first. Would LOVE some pointers on maternity fashion. I am just growing out of my regular clothing and starting to panic at the maternity smocks I’ve seen so far!

  8. Congratulations! What a wonderful and exciting time for the whole family. Inspiration beyond words is what you are. Hugs to all.

  9. It COULD be twins, one boy and one girl, and then it would not be a tiebreaker! I had 8 in 13 years, though no twins. Congratulations!

  10. Congratulations!! Isn’t it fun to have the kids be excited with you?? My mom had nine and we were ALL so excited every single time! In fact for years we begged them to go for number ten! Babies are just so wonderful!

  11. Oh my I’m so thrilled for you guys!! I was amazed at your trip to the wedding but now, knowing you were expecting, I’m just flat-on-the-floor-passed-out amazed. You are a wonder and a delight hon. May God’s blessing continue to shine on your wonderful little clan. Hugs

  12. Congratulations to you and your family! Each child is a blessing from the Lord and you have truly been blessed with a beautiful family. I’m so happy for you!

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