We went in to my Ob's office for a follow-up ultrasound to check on Baby A. Just as feared, Baby A just wasn't meant for this world. Its sac had decreased in size, there was no longer a heart beat, and the baby was measuring much smaller than the week before. On the up side, as you can see, Baby B is doing wonderfully! We could see her/him scratch her/his head, arch his/her back, wiggle arms and legs, and bounce around. It was pretty incredible. My doctor is so thoughtful and empathetic, and asked if it would make me feel better to come in for one more ultrasound between now and the anatomy scan just to check in on Baby B. Of course I said yes! So, I have another ultrasound next week (13 weeks).
On the life side of things (other than Baby B doing great), we got a new puppy! I know it probably seems soon after Ollie died to be getting a puppy, but we figured with a baby coming we had to do it now or not for a LONG time. We really love the standard poodle breed and couldn't imagine a life without one. So, may I introduce to you, our newest family member . . . Escher (as in MC Escher). He is a brindle tuxedo, and he is just plain awesome! He is so sweet, mellow for a puppy, potty trained!, and cuddly! We already love him. He starts puppy classes next Monday to get him all trained up to be around a baby come June!
|L to R: Jackson (my parents' poodle), Wembley, Escher|
|Notice Escher's speckled belly? So cute!|
|My boys - Wembley|
|Look at that embarrassment!|
|You can really see the brindle on his face in this one.|
|Sleeping on our pillow.|
|He and grumps (grandpa) already love each other!|
|Like a little bullet!|