A Mum To Six sᴏɴs Has Revealed That She Is Expecting Her Seventh Child At The Age Of 34 Is Daughter And The Result
Ariel met her pastor husband Michael in 2005 when she was just 18, and two years later the couple were married. Sᴀᴅʟʏ the couple ʟᴏsᴛ their first baby, but have since gone on to have six ʙᴏʏs, and now Ariel is now 16 weeks pregnant with their seventh child – and it’s no secret that she’s hoping for a ɢɪʀʟ.
Speaking on the family YouTube channel, Ariel said: “I would love to have, one, two, maybe a few more, we’ll just take it one at a time. I would love to have a daughter just because I would love to experience having a daughter. We have not had six kids just to have a ɢɪʀʟ. I don’t want a ɢɪʀʟ just for the pretty ɢɪʀʟs, I would just like that mother-daughter relatioanship.”
While Mike is also keen to have a daughter, Ariel admits that she has previously experienced “ɢᴇɴᴅᴇʀ ᴅɪsᴀᴘᴘᴏɪɴᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ” with her pregnancies.
She continues: “My first three I expected to be ʙᴏʏs, with my fourth I had a ʟɪᴛᴛʟᴇ ʙɪᴛ ᴏf ᴅɪsᴀᴘᴘᴏɪɴᴛᴍᴇɴᴛ when I first found out that he was a boy. With my fifth I think I sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟᴇᴅ even more. Now I wouldn’t trade them for a daughter. Nope! We always wanted a big family. Though I thought 4 to 5 kids originally.”
As well as being asked if she wants a ʙᴀʙʏ ɢɪʀʟ, Ariel said she also regularly faces questions about how she and her husband keep up with the costs of raising such a large brood.
In the same video, she added: “We have a budget and save. And we both work!”
While in response to a question about making sure her kids get enough attention, she said: “We have family time and individual time, and they thrive with siblings as best friends too!”
Although Ariel is expecting baby number seven, it’s actually her eighth pregnancy as she sᴀᴅʟʏ ʟᴏsᴛ ᴏɴᴇ child during her first pregnancy.
During ʟᴏᴄᴋᴅᴏᴡɴ, the mum revealed how she was homeschooling three of her ʙᴏʏs – having been educated at home herself. Days in the Tyson household start at 7.30am sharp and the eldest ʙᴏʏs then get stuck into their online learning programmes before reading with Ariel in the afternoons.
She said: “I did enjoy being home-schooled and the freedom it gave me. I was able to graduate high school one year early because I worked ahead in school without having to wait for a classroom of students to catch up. Because of that, I graduated from university a year early and then finished my master’s degree the same year that I would’ve been graduating from university.”