I sat down to reply to some email tonight and realized once again how badly I’ve neglected blogging here. Hopefully as I answer these questions, my excuses will be made for me…
How is Ellie doing in her new school?
GREAT. This school transition could not have been more painless than it has been. The girl really enjoys school, already has several friends that she regularly plays with and talks about at home, and seems unbothered by the language difficulties. She still has a long way to go with her Spanish, but we can see signs that she’s starting to pick up more and more words. She’s already been invited to several birthday parties for kids in her class and has gone to two of them. The first time she was pretty hesitant, but the second time, she stayed there by herself (the four-year-olds party it up without the parents here) and had a great time. We are so thankful for the way God has answered our prayers about school above and beyond what we even hoped for.
How is Deb feeling and how is the new baby doing?
I’m feeling good, and also…well, 8 months pregnant. Things are starting to get pretty uncomfortable, but I’m pleased that my energy is at least enough to keep up with the important things. The baby is apparently healthy, all tests report normal, and we seem to be right on schedule. I’d say the little one is about as anxious to be born as I am, judging from the way it feels like he’s trying to dig out of there sometimes.
Do you know if it’s a boy or a girl?
No. We wanted to find out, but all ultrasounds have shown a perfectly healthy baby with tightly crossed legs. So we’re still in the dark about the gender. I don’t know if we’ll get another ultrasound or not. This one may just come out as a surprise.
When and where will you be having the baby?
My doctor has tentatively scheduled the c-section for May 19 (5 more weeks!). With that in mind, my mom has her ticket to arrive a few days before and stay two weeks. We’re very excited about that. We’re having this baby here in La Plata, with a wonderful new doctor that we found here. We had considered using my old doctor, who was great, and having the baby in Quilmes where Scott was born, but in the end we decided to keep things closer to home. I’m very happy with the decision, even though it means using a strange hospital again. So far my experiences there have been very positive.
There is so much more I could report on, but that’s all I can handle before I’m off to bed tonight. The plan is to be updating here more often in the future, so stay tuned…