Thursday, February 28, 2008

With great sadness...

The worst thing you want to hear when you are pregnant is "there is no heart beat". Well, that happened to us today. I had some concerns this morning and went into the doctor's office for an ultrasound. I knew by the look on the technician's face that something was wrong. We've both got a whole mixture of emotions going on now - shock, disbelief, sadness, anger, worry, anxiety. We found out we were pregnant on December 28, and in two short months we grew to love this little human more than anything in the world. I just have to tell myself that God did this for a reason. I can wonder and worry all I want, but the bottom line is that this was just not meant to be. Thankfully I know I am capable of getting pregnant, so hopefully in a few months we can begin trying again and the next time it'll stick. Just keep us in your thoughts and prayers during this time. It's a sad, helpless, and empty feeling. The love and support of our friends and family has already been overwhelming, so thank you all so much.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Saturday, February 16, 2008

A tribute to Nanci (the dog)

I can't do a blog about our family without talking about Nanci. Even though she is gone, she will always be a part of us.

We lost our beloved girl Nanci on December 1, 2007. We were on a trip in Boston and our dog sitter called to tell us something was very wrong with her. When they got to our vet, we found out she had a tumor on her liver that was causing her to bleed severely internally. We had to make the decision to put her down. She was in such a dire condition that practically no surgery or treatment could save her at that point. It was a very sad day for us. Needless to say, that put a big damper on our Boston trip - we hated that we weren't there with her.

Nanci was a great dog, probably the best dog I've ever known (sshhh, don't tell Calhoun). She was sweet, loving, gentle, and happy. She only got in a hurry when she escaped from the yard - we chased her down the street many times! She was our little escape artist. If she wasn't escaping, she was lounging around in the sunny spots in the house catching some Z's. Every now and then she'd decide to play with a toy and it was the most hilarious thing you've ever seen. She wasn't the most coordinated dog and she'd be pouncing all over the den. I'd her these loud "boom, boom, boom" noises from another room and when I'd get in the living room I'd discover all 50 lbs of her bouncing all over the floor like a little puppy. It was very cute. Here's a picture of her from a professional photo shoot for Adam's birthday. She was a beautiful, loving, and wonderful dog. We will always miss her.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Introducing Ourselves

Hello! This space is here for our friends and family to see what's going on in our lives. Adam and I were married on 6/5/04 and currently reside in a town outside of Atlanta. We are expecting our first baby, due September 6, 2008. We also have a cocker spaniel named Calhoun, who is in for quite the rude awakening when he finds out he's no longer the baby! That's us, at this point in our lives, in a nutshell.



Baby Brannon