Friday, October 21, 2011

Did You Know?

Baby hats knitted by our 7 year old, Meghan

No, we are not having twins...we don't know if we are having a boy or a girl, so Meghan knitted one for a boy and one for a girl. That way, whatever the Lord blesses us with, he or she will have a little hat for their prayerfully little head.

Could you imagine having knitted 69 of these for all of your children over a period of forty years? Well, the wife of Feodor Vassilyev is said to have given birth to 69 children from 1725 to 1765. WHAT??

Yes, this is what I read on one of my weekly updates sent out by  I had to do a little research on my own to find out if this was true. According to Wikipedia, this precious Russian woman did in fact have all of these children. It did not give her first name nor how and when she died. What it did say, however, is that she birthed 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets, and 4 sets of quadruplets. WHAT??

It reminded me of a time when Joshua (our five year old) told me that he wished that we would have 100 children. I laughed and told him this was not humanly possible. The most I had ever heard of was a black woman who had 22 children. This came from one of those 22 who was a sweet lady that we met at the Earth Fare in Augusta, Ga.  Well, who knew.... Now what if he cuts it down to 50. What do I say then? :))

Thankful for our little quiver of seven (soon to be eight!),



  1. Meghan, you did a wonderful job!!! Can't even begin to comprehend 69 children!

  2. Wow! Meghan did an awesome job on those hats!