Welcome to the year 5774. Or, תשע"ד. I'm still terrified, but I am a little excited that it might be a really wonderful new year.
Yes, thank God, things are going well. We are about halfway there, and our Little One is doing well, as is her dear Surrogate Mama. And yes, that was a "her" -- it is a GIRL! Husband and I would of course been thrilled either way, but I have to admit I would have no clue how to raise a boy. (And then of course there would have to be the conversion asap before the brit milah, meaning within eight days. So a girl sounds like sugar and spice and everything nice.
Which brings us to the Name Game. Welcome and prepare to play as often as you like, free of charge. We're looking for L names that sound good in both Hebrew and English, and preferably Biblical. Husband doesn't like Leah, although I do. And while the Internet has provided numerous options, none of them appeal.
And one other note -- while I wish I could grow this baby myself, it IS definitely amusing to tell people we are this far along and have them stare confusedly at my lack of bump.
When life gives you a fragile aorta, you gotta get a few laughs for it!