Today was supposed to be our first ultrasound to establish a due date, but the testing did not reveal the expected. The baby is at least 3 weeks younger than expected...only 6 weeks. The doctor is concerned that Workman #11 is not going to make it. I go for another ultrasound next Friday to look for growth and we are praying for a strong heart beat.
Even though Workman #11...oh let me digress....please don't be offended by this baby's title, we are notoriously slow on naming children...It is a wonder that Corrine is not still "Workman #2"...which would be awkward since we adopted Hannah and Corrine is #3 in birth order. It is just so much easier when adopted kids come with names!
So as I was saying, even though Workman #11 is a BIG surprise, this baby is still a blessing created by God and already treasured by our family. Corrine has already knitted several hats. Grandma and Aunt Doris have secured baby furniture because that is what Fleming women do. They are always prepared in advance! Matt, Mark & Luke think every box that arrives at our house might have the baby in it. (Yes, our delivery guys are probably VERY confused by now.) Vanessa is ready to move a baby girl into her room now...we have been talking about how the baby stays in Mom & Dad's room, but Vanessa has other hopes and plans.
Needless to say, I would appreciate your prayers for our family and Workman #11. (So far this newest Workman is one of my favorites because I have not had terrible morning sickness like with Grace and Corrine...only a bad cold.)