We received some bittersweet news today. We found out for certain that Teresa is carrying our 4th child. Unfortunately, the way we found out is that she started to miscarry. We went to the emergency room about 5:00 today; they ran some tests and did an ultrasound. There was a baby in there, about 6 weeks along, but he or she has passed on.
We entrust our baby's soul to Our Lord's tender mercies. We hope that Andrew has a new playmate.
Lucas wants to give the baby a gender-neutral name, "since we don't know if it was a boy or a girl". We're thinking Carol is a nice name - either after the late Pope John Paul II, or in honor of the season in which our baby was alive - Advent & Christmas.