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.


Halifax @ Sparkled Beauty said...

I'm so sorry for what you have been through during the holidays. Hope you stay strong for the baby boy. Hugs

Akuma Kanji said...

I'm sorry for your losses! :( It's a very sad way to spend the festive times :( But I'm also really happy to know you're pregnant! I hope your baby man :P comes healthy and beautiful, and very very happy! ***kisses and all the best*** be strong!

Everyday I'm Polishin' said...

A new baby is so exciting! At least you have something wonderful coming into the earth around the same time that you've lost something else. Stay strong, I'm sure MawMaw is proud. :)

lovely pettit_mom said...

So sorry to heard about your loveone but I am happy for you soon, good luck and take care yourself and d baby...
i'll been visiting a lot in Louisiana . My husband relatives mostly live there.

Laura @ Sawan-Heaven said...

Thanks so much ladies.

Louisiana is where my dad is from, and we always go over there for Christmas.

angelamhiere said...

My deepest condolences to your family's loss...

There is always a reason and purpose in things that happen to us...

On the other hand...

Cheer up! :)

Congratulations on having your first baby! I know you'll have a great family. ^__^

Take care, dear! :)

April said...

I'm so sorry for your losses & so happy for your future baby boy.

Arrianne said...

Ugh, you've hit the soft part in my heart...animals and elders! I'm so sorry for your loss, but so glad that you have a new life to look forward to.

RedoMyShoe said...

My heart aches for you Laura.

Losing a family member is unimaginable. The only thing positive I can say is that she probably had a great life, and passed away knowing everyone around her cared deeply for her.

Chip, I can't even express to you how sorry I am. You know I'm an animal-lover so this hurts my heart. I cannot fathom the pain you must be feeling, because really, a dog is almost like a child. He was your baby before this upcoming baby, and you deserve as much time as you need to grieve. I feel like I could start to cry if I write anymore. You are in my thoughts.


nail crazy said...

i'm so sorry to hear about these sad things... hope new baby cheer you up :-D

maisenzasmalto said...

I'm so sorry to hear about you losing your Grandma and what happened to Chip.
The arrival of your baby will bring you all the joy you deserve, be strong for him and...Good luck!

Kay said...

I just stumbled on your blog and read this post. I'm so sorry to hear about losing your Grandmother. And my heart hurts so much reading about Chip. I hope that life is treating you both much better now.