Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Happy and healthy and sweet 5774 שנה טובה ומתוקה לכולם! And it's a...but you'll have to read to find out.

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!


  1. haha! good for you for having a sense of humor! just think how amazed people will be when you have a new baby and look thin and fresh! that will impress them! CONGRATULATIONS on the baby girl!! so exciting!

    as for girl names, not many biblical names *esp 1st testament that are L. I like Leah. I love Lydia. Lynn. How original will you be? Lena. Leora. Levana. Levia. One of my friend in college was Liani and I like it. But I like Liana more! Or Livana! So excited it is time for baby names!!!!!

  2. You are just the sweetest :o)