Over the past seven months we have had a number of ultrasounds, including an attempt to have a 4-d video ultrasound at the private hospital in Chiang Rai (the technician was not available) in order to determine whether we are having a boy or a girl, and until last night she just wouldn't cooperate with our attempts. But now we are pleased to announce that we are having a baby girl!!! Lori is due on October 16th and we are very excited for the newest arrival to the Vernon family.
This has been such a pleasant pregnancy that we haven't done too many updates as Lori has progressed. We keep looking for something to write about, but with a pregnancy the only "newsworthy" items are usually negative news like morning sickness or complications. Thankfully, this pregnancy has gone very smoothly, with the exception of a brief food poisoning stint, Lori and the baby have been wonderfully healthy.
Abigail has been doing very well with whole the process and she is always talking about how she's going to be a big sister and all of the things she is going to do with "her baby". It's really nice that she's old enough to absorb some of the changes that will happen in her life once her baby sister arrives. She has a good friend who just had a baby sister as well and has been able to observe a big sister and how to treat newborn babies.
We're excited about this new chapter for our family, and we are grateful for all of you around the world who play such important roles in our lives and ministry.
p.s. for those of you who are asking the inevitable next question, Lori and I are still discussing what we are going to name her. we do have a name that we are leaning towards, but I don't think Lori wants me to share it with everyone yet. I'm Zealous, Admittedly, But Enigmas Leavemystery.
p.p.s. yes, i did intend to remove the space between the last two words of the last sentence.