We called V this morning to hear how the Doctor's visit went, and as we were saying hello Y called her and said she wanted to talk to us. I was thrilled to get to talk to her again so soon! She had news that she wanted to tell us herself, which was awesome.
So here's the news:
1. Baby isn't ready yet, it looks like we still have about three weeks to go. This is a little disappointing, I think all of us parents were hoping things would happen quickly. But it's not a bad thing at all. We don't want to rush the baby, and this will give us some time to prepare. And start school, and so forth.
2. Looks like we've got a baby girl in there. We are thrilled, of course. Y used the name we'd picked out to tell us: "Looks like you're having a J" is what she said. I asked her if it would be okay with her if we used her first name for the baby's middle name and she was so surprised and pleased and then we all cried.
After we said goodbye V called us back and talked about the issues that were causing her to recommend we wait to go. She is hoping that together her and Y can address some of those in these coming weeks, and if so she will fully support us coming for the birth, as that is obviously what Y wants and it is what we want, too. Nothing is decided, but I am hopeful.
Please do keep us all in your prayers as we go forward: A+A, Y, V and especially little baby J. I am going to do my best to put my nose to the grindstone and use these next three weeks to get everything settled at work, arrange to miss classes at school and take care of other loose ends to really be ready.
Thanks again for all your love and care! ♥