27.8.10

Family of Four

For all of you out there wondering when we were going to have another baby, the time is now! Or March, rather. Rachel is currently almost 12 weeks pregnant with baby #2. The parent to child ratio is about to change. So far, she's been feeling fine and all has been well. We are really excited that 2 OB friends of hers are coming to Tenwek for nine months starting in September, so they will be around to help out with the delivery.

This continues our goal of having all of our children in different countries and trying to gain them some dual citizenship. Really, it's all for the sake of icebreakers when they're starting college, and you have to stand up and say your name and something interesting about yourself.... “I was born in Kenya” is always a good conversation starter. :) Maggie likes to point at Mommy's tummy, but I don't think she gets the baby in the tummy concept yet. I'm sure she will be a great big sister! The best part of all of this news is that Eric's younger sister Sami is due the same day as Rachel, with her first. It's fun to share this with them, even though we're so far apart.

(these are actually Maggie's fingers, but I'm sure #2's fingers look quite similar)

7 comments:

Banks Off Shore said...

I had no idea! Congratulations!!

Alex Blanski said...

For information concerning what happens to high school students who were born in Africa, see the movie Mean Girls. (And Congratulations!)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! That's exciting. Will that put them 22 months apart?
Nana

Jonathan said...

what!!??? just kidding.

sami

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news!!! We are so happy for you. We are visiting in Grand Rapids, so Alex broke the news to us. God Bless you all. Love Grammy and Papa

Beth Johnston said...

Congratulations you guys!

Jerry Hinnen said...

Congratulations, guys! Totally awesome.