11/15/2012 at 10:00 AM EST
Eight is enough? Not for Jenny McClendon!
The mom from Raising Sextuplets
and her new husband, Levi McClendon, who are already raising eight kids
– six of hers, two of his – are now preparing to add a ninth little one to the mix.
"I'm writing this as I'm approaching my 28th week [of pregnancy] and I really still feel somewhat speechless," McClendon writes in a guest post on imperfectwomen.com
. "I'm so excited for the sextuplets that they get to experience being the 'big' brother or sister."
McClendon, who went by Jenny Masche before her split with ex-husband Bryan Masche – father of her 5-year-old sextuplets Savannah, Bailey, Grant, Cole, Molli and Blake – says she and McClendon have wanted a baby of their own all along.
However, he had to have a vasectomy reversed. And she, of course, has had fertility problems – treatments for which led to the sextuplets
in the first place.
But this pregnancy happened without medical help.
"Levi and I are trying to gear up and imagine what life is going to be like in our already busy household with a newborn," Jenny writes. "In my head I think, 'This is going to be so easy, it's only one!' However, I imagine that even this one is going to give us some sleepless nights and an even crazier household."
For now, they're hoping the next 12 weeks go smoothly, "and that this sweet little boy will come into this world with a loud cry, rosy cheeks, healthy heart and mind, and a family of 10 ready to embrace him and love him!"