1. What does this mean for our adoption?
We are in love with our baby boy. We want him home. And I would love if that would happen tomorrow. Unfortunately we have no control over when that will be. Thankfully our adoption process is mostly complete so this pregnancy should not cause any issues. We may have to have an updated home study if the belly baby arrives before Nehemiah. My OBGYN has already told me she would not allow me to travel to Africa while pregnant. I most likely would follow her advice. If we get the go ahead to pick our boy up before this baby arrives Todd will have to travel with out me. Obviously this is not the ideal scenario but we are extremely thankful for this little life growing inside of me and we trust that God will work out the details.
2. How are you feeling?
I am almost 16 weeks and am starting to feel much better now. The first few weeks of this pregnancy I experienced extreme morning sickness. More like all day sickness. And I was extremely tired. I have just started feeling a little better and started getting some of my energy back. The past few months have been interesting as I have fallen asleep in the middle of the day pretty regularly. Thankfully the girls are well behaved and generally do not cause too much trouble if mom falls asleep. Although this pregnancy has brought a newfound love of Disney Junior to my heart.
3. Do you know what you are having and what gender do you prefer?
We do not know this baby's sex yet. We are supposed to have our ultrasound in about 3 weeks. Our family is split down the middle. Two of us want a girl and two of us want a boy. But either way we will all be really excited to have a newborn around.
4. Are the girls excited to have a new baby?
They are beyond excited about the new baby. They are not excited about the possibility of the baby waking them up in the night. But they both already have lots of plans to be mommy's big helper. I suspect there will be lots of fights over who gets to snuggle or feed this little one. They will both be great big sisters.
Hopefully this answers some of your questions. We are absolutely thrilled that God has chosen to give us a baby in this way. And we accept this baby as blessing just like our other 3. All praise be to God for all of our precious gifts.
James 1:17 (ESV)
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change."