Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The New Year has started. Sad and Joyous.

Hey everyone.

I'm crying as I begin to write this post.

Things in my life have been so hectic and emotional since Thanksgiving.  My husband and I were in Disney World with my parents, my sister + her family and her in-laws for Thanksgiving.  Though we all had the best time ever in Disney World, my aunt was back in Louisiana with my 90 yr old grandma (MawMaw).

MawMaw fell and broke her hip the day before Thanksgiving, had surgery on Thanksgiving then went to rehab.  We thought things were going well until the Tuesday before Christmas she got an infection.  She was back in the hospital and stopped eating.  Eric and I were able to speak to her one last time before she went to sleep due to the medicine the doctors gave her.  We celebrated Christmas in the hospital on Christmas Eve and drove back to Houston that night.

As hopeful as I was when seeing her in the hospital, I knew that would be the last time I spoke to her.
MawMaw passed away December 29, 2011.

We went back to my Aunt's house in Louisiana New Years weekend.  MawMaw's funeral was scheduled for January 2nd.

New Years day Eric's and my dog Chip managed to get out of my aunt's house.  We looked for him for hours and put up lost posters.  We were so hopeful he would be okay because he always stays on the sidewalk.  One of my aunt's neighbors, a guy about Eric's age, just saw Chip walking past and yelled at me that he was right around the corner.

The neighbor darted around the corner for Chip, and probably scared him.  Chip ran out into the street and was hit by a car.  We didn't see him get hit, but the neighbor did.  Eric picked Chip up and his heart was still beating for about 5 seconds before he passed away in Eric's arms.  He passed away so quickly, but I'm glad he knew we were there for him.  Chip was our baby for 6.5 years, and we had to say goodbye so painfully quick and unexpectedly.
Chip passed away January 1, 2012.

It is still tough as it has only been just over 3 weeks and 2 weeks since I said goodbye to MawMaw and Chip.

Eric and I are still coping with Chip not waking up with us and always wanting to play each morning before we take off for work, and he would always wait on the stairs for us when we would come home from work.

Though that is tough and we are still heartbroken, we are looking forward to welcoming our first child.

A baby boy!

His estimated due date is March 28, 2012.  We only have a couple of months left and are excited about his arrival.  We were taking weekly photos of my bump progression, but many weeks throughout the holidays were not taken due to other events.

I haven't painted my nails in a very long time as Eric has practically banned me from nail polish.  He is so worried about the baby being exposed even though I only use approved polishes.  :o/

I will be back soon.

MawMaw telling my Daddy how to dance at our wedding:  05.19.2007

Chip and Eric the day before we had to say goodbye:  12.31.2011

Our baby boy.  This lucky charm is due in March.