Be prepared to modify your plan….

The day of our very first doctor’s appointment Robin and I ate lunch at one of our very favorite restaurants, Pei Wei. After eating a scrumptious meal and talking for 45 minutes about the excitement of pregnancy, we opened our fortune cookies. My fortune read, “Be prepared to modify your plan.” Robin and I laughed out loud for several minutes. Those of you who know me know that I am a PLANNER to the utmost degree. People often make fun of my organization- I like to know what I am going to be doing a year from today, I don’t like surprises, and don’t like changing my plans! God is truly working on me in this area.

It became evident to me that I was going to need to learn some flexibility when I found out that our baby was due December 18th, a week before Christmas! Of all the times to have a baby! How on earth was I going to be able to plan Birthday parties and an elaborate family Christmas every year during the same week? I am slowly coming to grips with the fact that it will all get done and it is all in GOD’s perfect timing, not mine.

Our 2nd “change of plans” came last week. We had shared with a few of you that our doctor felt strongly that we were having a boy at our 14 week ultrasound. He said, “Don’t paint your nursery blue, but I’m seeing a body part that girls don’t usually have.” We decided to keep this information on the ‘down-low’ just in case this was incorrect. I restrained myself as much as possible from buying boy things….. however, my mom and I did already lay down blue adhesive shelf paper in the baby’s closet and Robin’s mom did buy an adorable onesie that reads, “Handsome like daddy.”

On Friday, July 14th we had our 18 week ultrasound. We were shocked when the doctor said, “You’re going to have a little girl!” My first words were, “You told us it was a boy!” He searched closely for several minutes and then said, “Well maybe we shouldn’t say for sure until your next appointment but I’m not seeing any boy parts today!”

SO, we’re not really sure what gender we are having. I guess we are about 75% sure that it’s a girl since that was our most recent ultrasound. However, I have decided to hold off on girl purchases until our next appointment at 22 weeks on August 15th. That appointment seems like years away! Obviously, we will be thrilled either way- we are just so blessed to be having a baby!

As you can tell, God has a sense of humor. I am definitely learning to modify my plans… whether I like it or not.

Please pray for Robin as he lives with me on a daily basis.

Hope all is well with you all!

Jill