I will also attest that this isn't an April Fool's joke. We will be having a baby in October, inshallah. Our official due date is October 27th.
And I made a pretty big error in the crossword puzzle, so it's a good thing only Emily did it! Number 5 down should be "stork" but I put the answer as "crane" accidentally, which totally throws off the whole puzzle because stork obviously doesn't fit in the word ice cream. Oh, well.
My excuse is that I am suffering from pregnancy brain.
My reason is that we made the crossword puzzle up right after putting Rachel down for the night. Her bedtime story was The Heron and the Crane so I had birds on the brain. Crane. Stork. What's the difference?
We're about 10.5 weeks along and everything is going well so far. I haven't been very sick, just insanely tired. We've already started seeing Dr. Tarek, an OB/GYN recommended by my friend Melissa, who had her baby over here, just because we were nervous about the prospect of having a baby out here and wanted to make sure that we liked our doctor and everything.
So far Dr. Tarek seems very nice. He was educated in America and did his residency there so we're pretty confident about his skills. We're just not so sure about the hospital.
Melissa said the hospital was fine, but this was her first baby. Rachel, a woman who lived in the branch here a few years ago (and who we actually saw when we were visiting from Jordan), also had a baby here and was planning to have it at the same hospital, but ended up having her in the bathtub. Soooo...we'll see how I feel about it when the time comes. I'm not sure I'm brave enough to go and have a baby in a bathtub by myself...