Sunday, January 29, 2012

Oscar vs. the Ducks

Almost every day, Oscar goes through the same routine. Since we live RIGHT ON the lake, ducks seem to love our yard - especially when the water rises so high it takes over our backyard.... but that's an entirely different issue. Oscar cries and cries to be let out to chase the ducks, but we don't let him out all the time. Here's one time when we did....
Ducks relaxing in our backyard

Ducks clearing OUT after they hear Oscar coming

Oscar clearing the yard of any potential enemies

Oscar reviewing his good work

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Kensie Grace Eason

On December 19, 2011, our lives changed forever. We found out that the little person I was carrying in my belly for the last 20 weeks had a severe case of micrognathia. When the genetic test results came back, we would find more complications with the baby. To say that Brent and I were devastated, would be an understatement. We were so happy to be expecting. We had already found out we were having a little girl, we had already picked out her name and the baby gifts were arriving daily. After long discussions, Brent and I made the hardest decision of our lives - we would terminate the pregnancy.

Kensie Grace Eason was delivered on January 6, 2012. She will be cremated and buried above my grandmother, her Great-Grandmother Grace, who she was named after. She will always be remembered and loved - our little angel in heaven, our first baby.

Things are getting easier every day, mostly. It's hard looking down at my belly and not feeling her kick. We think about how we had planned for 2012 to be a certain way and how all that has changed. We have since received more bad news from the genetic test results which will make it difficult to have a healthy baby. Brent and I are hopeful that someday we will have a healthy baby, but to be honest, right now that seems a long way off.

We do appreciate all of our friends and family who have been there for us this last month. We appreciate all the phone calls, emails, cards, gifts and flowers. Even though we are so far away from most of you, it made it feel like you all were a lot closer. We intend on continuing this blog with our life in Seattle and hope for happier posts in the future.