Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Life and Death Part II

Well, after the week of Ollie's death and the life of our babies visible on ultrasound once again, we have had another week of life and death.  This time the roles were reversed.

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!


  1. I am so very sorry to hear about Baby A, sigh... it still hurts even though I am glad to hear Baby B is doing well. How wonderful to get a reassuring ultrasound though.

    And congrats on the new furry family member!

  2. Okay...where did you go? I mean, you aren't on my blog roll anymore! I didn't even realize it until I thought of you on my drive home and thought I better get my butt on line and google your site! Honey! You have been through so much in such a little time, I am so sorry I missed it. I am so sorry about you doggie. We put one down a year ago and man it's hard. I am so glad you were able to find an awesome dog though. The new one is super great and I love the pic of him POOPING! The look on his face is priceless! About baby A, I am so sorry. I can't imagine the pain there but I am so glad you have your B-Baby to put smiles on your faces. You deserve the best sweetie! Tomorrow when I get to work I am putting you back on my blog roll darnit! I think I moved you from my waiting for babies list to my mommy to be list and didn't save it or something. Go figure-pregnancy brain. I am dumb as a rock lately.