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I can take care of myself!

Well, if you surmised from my last post that we are expecting our fourth child, you surmised correctly! Thank you for the congratulatory messages. πŸ™‚ As close as we can figure, my due date is September 23, and judging from three very consistent past experiences, we can safely figure on tacking an extra week onto that. So, sometime toward the end of September or maybe even early October? (I hope not.) So far I am feeling pretty good, which I am VERY thankful for! Just super-sleepy…….

The children are absolutely thrilled, well except Israel who is still totally oblivious. πŸ™‚ They keep talking about how much they are going to help me when the new baby comes. And in spite of Joshua praying all last year that God would send us a baby girl, he now says he hopes the baby is another brother. Dominique, on the other hand, wants a sister. Well, either way, it is a done deal now! We will all find out soon enough.. πŸ™‚

Well, the other day, Joshua wanted me to dry him off after he got out of the shower and help him get dressed – things he is perfectly capable of doing for himself. So, I gave him a pep talk about how he had been talking about helping me when the baby comes, and how this is one BIG way he can help me – by doing for himself the things he can do by himself! Well, I guess something I said inspired him, because after he dried himself and dressed himself, he came out of the bathroom all pumped up about all the things he can do all by himself. He was actually so excited that he was inspired to compose a song about it! Here it is, for your listening enjoyment:

In case you didn’t catch all the lyrics, they are:

β€œJust me, myself, and I
I can do everything, everything, everything –
I can do everythi-i-ing
I can take care of myself (take care! take care!)
I can take care of myself (take care! take care!)
I can take care of myself!”

I still have many pictures to post, but as usual, it is not content that I lack, but rather time to post it! So, maybe one day soon. πŸ™‚