Here are some answers to questions I’m sure some of you have. If you have more questions please comment below and I will answer them.
When are you due?
According to the Chinese Farmer’s Almanac Heather will be having this baby November 15th. We haven’t seen a doctor here yet, but her due date will be around this date.
Where will you deliver?
We have a couple options for delivery; one being in Beijing and one being in Xining. We have some friends in Xining and there’s a good support system there. Beijing is where foreigners traditionally go when they are going to have a baby and we’re not counting that out yet. The problem with Beijing is that we don’t really know anyone there. Plus we love Xining and the people there.
Why won’t you deliver in the States?
Well as you know we haven’t yet adopted Lily (we can’t because we’re not 30, which is the minimum age requirement to adopt in China) so we can’t bring her to the States. We also wouldn’t want to leave her here by herself.
What about Ellie and Sammie?
We want to continue fostering Ellie and Sammie. We will also take them with us when we go to either Beijing or Xining to deliver.
Have you told your kids?
Yes! And they were beyond excited! They love helping Heather and remind us often that we are going to have a baby. They are also taking every opportunity to tell everyone in our life about the new baby.
Are you scared?
Ummm… Next question.
Will you find out if it’s a boy or girl?
In China they don’t allow you to find out the gender of your baby. So no, we can’t. The Chinese gender predictor says we’re having a boy. So we’re pretty confident that that is what it will be.
Was this planned?
No it wasn't planned. But we're thrilled to know that we will have another child.