I have officially graduated from the intrauterine surgery! After 28 weeks they don't do it because the survival rate is high enough to deliver her and it doesn't involve putting me at risk the way the surgery would. So there is the latest update--good news all around!
Want to know where Joy's name came from? Well I'm gonna tell you.
Joy--I'm not sure if I've really told her to what extent, but Joy is named mostly in honor of my Mom. For two reasons: Joy was my mom's uncle who had a life filled with reverence and passion for the Lord. He was a very kind constant in my mom's life, as she lost her daddy when she was 7 years old. The other reason is that in the last few years, joy has become her favorite word. We've made fun of how many trinkets and signs she has all over the place with the word on it and she always says, "Well I have true joy and it's changed my life." And we can all tell. It really has. My parents are so happy and full of joy--It is refreshing. True joy really is, isn't it? Joy that God can give you and in the midst of everything else you have the constant reminder of all of the good that He is. I also just really like the name Joy. I picture her getting into trouble and going, "Why did you have to name me something that has to mean I'll be happy all the time!" and I'll say, "Because I need you to be happy all the time. Stop complaining." Ha!
Stable--Do I really need to explain? Read a few prior posts. No I'm really not officially naming her this.
Kathryn--My middle name. Also my maternal grandmother's middle name. We called her "Gee," but her name was Patricia Kathryn. I was always Mary Kathryn growing up and most people from my hometown still call me that. I got a few Saturday Night Live comments in High School but I always really liked my name.
Wilborn--Well that's our last name. It's not rocket science.