Expecting their seventh baby, the excited parents of six boys under 10 were stunned when hand cannons exploded at their gender reveal party pink confetti in the air.
Central Washington’s Sarah Molitor told The Epoch Times, “About 5 percent of me won’t believe it until I actually hold her in my arms!”
Sarah and her 13-year-old husband Tim have six sons together: Jude (10), Hudson (8), Chase (6), Crew (5), Beck (3) and Griffy (1). At the time of writing, Sarah is 22 weeks pregnant with baby number seven and her family have been almost unanimous in their predictions that the expected baby would be a boy.
In her previous six pregnancies, Sarah learned her gender from her 20-week anatomy scans. However, knowing that this would most likely be their last child, the couple thought of doing things differently, so they held a gender reveal celebration with the family.
Sarah gave her ultrasound technician two bags of confetti cannons, one blue and one pink. The technician put the correct guns in a third, secret pouch and handed them back to Sarah. On the morning of November 11, Sarah’s sister made breakfast for the whole family and they gathered in the living room for the big reveal.
Sarah set up five cameras “just to make sure”. On three, she and Tim unleashed their cannons and were showered with pink confetti. In footage shared on Instagram, Sarah collapses to the ground in shock, Tim and the family roar with delight and the six boys scream and scream with excitement.
“I was totally ready for a boy. I thought, ‘This would be so cool to be a mother of seven boys!’” Sarah told The Epoch Times. “So when it came out pink… it was just such a shock.”
Since her pregnancy with baby number seven had felt similar to her previous six pregnancies, the result took her completely by surprise.
“I think I was a little upset in that way … really convinced it was a boy,” she said.
But the mom-to-be said the couple have always loved children and have always left who they have and what they have to the Lord, and just being thankful.
The gender reveal celebration was “epic” because family was nearby. “It was so emotional and special for us,” she said.
“The first thing one of my sisters did was so funny,” she said. “Right after everyone celebrated, she said, ‘Where’s the envelope? Let’s check!’ So we went to the envelope, we opened it, we pulled out the picture and the ultrasound technician had put the proof inside that said, ‘I’m a girl.’ We said, ‘Okay!’”
The former nurse left her job to become a full-time mom in 2016 after the birth of her second child. Tim, a hotel manager for his family’s business, works while Sarah homeschools her three older children.
Explaining her desire to homeschool her children, Sarah said, “I don’t want them to go out between the hours of 8am and 3pm, come home and just be with them for two hours a day… Because I’m home and I can, I was dying to try it.”
“They help each other, I help them, the little ones play and sit on my lap…we really work our family as a team; not by force, but by choice and by the atmosphere of our house.”
After five years of homeschooling, Sarah, who has written two children’s books, says this lifestyle is “really, really wonderful… we can say on a Friday, ‘We’re going to skip school and go to Nana and Papa’s,’ or we’re going to take a little vacation and don’t have to be accountable to anyone,” she said. “We can make up our own time later. That flexibility has been such a gift to our family.”
Sarah and Tim’s boys love babies and were delighted to learn that six would soon be seven. They even pray together for their little sister, whom they don’t know yet.
“[Faith] affects everything,” Sarah said. “It can be as simple as reading a Bible story. It can be as simple as saying, “I’ve had a rough day, let’s pray about it together.” It can be as simple as my boys arguing about something and I’m like, ‘Hey guys, that’s what the Lord says. Let’s try to do better.’”
Both Sarah and Tim share their struggles and triumphs with their children in hopes of giving them a “rounded look at what our faith looks like throughout life.”
The couple shares their lives on Instagram. While reactions like “That’s a lot of kids!” or “Your house must be crazy” are not uncommon, 99.9 percent of the comments are positive, Sarah said. Women and fellow mothers who reach out with messages of love and congratulations hold a special place in their hearts.
Sarah also credits her sons for being “the sweetest and most respectful boys,” but insists she doesn’t have to run the family home alone. She advocates “lightening up,” whether it’s hiring a monthly cleaner, reaching out to a family member, or even eating on paper plates to save on washing up; Teamwork makes the dream come true.
“It doesn’t always look perfect and we drop some balls while juggling other balls, but it balances out!” she said.
Watch the video:
(Courtesy of Sarah Molitor)
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