It sounds like things are hopeful, but like it will take some time. The wait probably seems longer if you don't know how long to expect, but you seem to be a patient person and will probably handle it well.
Anything we can do to help on this site, any questions we can answer, any concerns we can address, just let us know. I've no "girl-on-girl" education or experience personally, but I'm thinking other members have, and some will hopefully post about it.
It really is great that your husband is so supportive. I'm sure it makes all the confusion and uncertainty easier to handle. I think it's good to just let things develop naturally and see where your heart leads you.
Love means never having to say, "Put down that meat cleaver!"