Great intentions are just that. Great. But at some point, life happens and the great intentions don’t always come to fruition. Which is what happened to our blog the past few months. When we got to the U.S. we had a spinning vortex of appointments, fellowship, and surprises. One of those surprises pertained to our baby.

Some of you may know that for the longest time (i.e. the past three months) Zachery and I were under the impression that we were going to have a baby girl. We had received several ultrasounds, and the doctor who had performed the ultrasounds was 97% certain that we were having a girl. While in Maryland, the crisis pregnancy center where I formerly worked, offered for us to come in for a sonogram and to visit. So one rainy day in May, we marched into the office, visited, and had a sonogram. When looking at sonograms the only thing I can make out is the heart beat….because it’s actually beating….but what I saw on the screen was the unmistakable resemblance of a boy. I looked at the sonographer, probably wide-eyed and asked, “Is that what I think it is?” She chuckled, “You said you were having a girl? I’m pretty sure you’re having a boy.” She even pulled out her textbook of sonography images and showed me what a male ultrasound picture looks like. Our little bambino boasted an even better example than the textbook image.

So, we prepared for a baby boy. We were thrilled, albeit a little surprised, but the health of our baby was the most important factor.

Fast forward two months and two weeks before my due date I went into labor in the middle of a family get together and 3.5 hours later, Jude Adam was born at home (intentionally!) At 5 lb 11 oz, he was a tiny guy but makes up for his small size by being irresistibly adorable.  God is so, so good!

Pretty soon we’ll reconvene our updates and biographies on the kids…so stay tuned!