Kelly and I went into the doctor today for a routine chekup on the progress of the baby, and we had one astounding visit! First of all, everything is perfect, and couldnt be any more textbook than it is right now. So thats wonderful news. I hope everyting continues to go this well. In any case, we went in the ultrasound room, and we saw the baby! We even saw the flickering light of the heartbeat! Then to top it off, we heard the heartbeat! It was the sweetest, most beautiful sound I have ever heard in my life. Thats an event nothing can prepare you for - just sheer joy and happiness! So needless to say I am one proud daddy. The doctor came into the room, our wonderful regular doctor we see all the time, and he hugged Kelly, and gave me a healthy handshake. He said I was a good man for my patience, and he should release us to have a normal pregnancy in January!! He said things looked great, and the fact we had a heartbeat was a huge milestone.
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Sunday, December 25, 2005
I will get right to it. Kelly and I have been given a true Christmas miracle. See, we have been through so much hell with the ectopic pregnancies, miscarriages, etc, that we have put having/wanting a baby out of our minds for at least a year or so. The doctors said we would need to take fertility drugs to even get pregnant again. Well, much to our surprise, we are expecting a baby August 21, 2006!! She is about 6 weeks pregnant, and the doctors said it was a textbook pregnancy this time! I think this one, is the one!! I just wanted to let you all know, and also inform you that Christmas miracles happen!
Monday, December 12, 2005
Well as some of you may know, my mother and I had to make the incredibly difficult decision to put Keystone to sleep this afternoon. Some of you know him as the big black dog that I adored so much. Well, he had pancreitis (spelling) a cancer of the pancreas, among other ailments. The vet didnt give him long to live, and to live in pain for that time was something neither of us wanted for our beloved dog we have had his whole 11 years of life. Today at 5PM we had to let our dog go to heaven to be with Suka, our other dog who died this year of cancer too in January. I just ask that you go hug your pets tonight, and remember Keystone, my big black teddy bear of a dog.
Sunday, December 11, 2005
Now for an update real quick. I just joined the United Methodist Church. Kelly is a Methodist, and for the first time today, I attended a Methodist service. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and joined the church. In fact, the preacher is the same one that married us, so he was thrilled to see us again today after nine months! I was born a Baptist, but wanted to explore the other denominations, and found one that I enjoy, and that is very open, hence the slogan (open hearts, open minds, open doors). Pretty cool.
Monday, December 05, 2005
Well after taking some time off to move home to Georgia, get married to the most wonderful woman on earth, and move into our beautiful home I am proud to say that I am back in the music scene. I am auditioning for bands here in Athens, GA and hopefully I will find a good band to share some good times and good music with.
Saturday, December 03, 2005
Well Kelly's incision is almost closed up completely. And she was able to return to work this week after being out for seven weeks due to this major surgery and recovery. She is doing great spiritually, and is loving life. And on a personal note, we are waiting at least a year to try again for children. Give our hearts, spirits and bodies time to heal.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
Well well well. After going through all this stuff we went through, trying to have babies, etc, we got another welcome addition to the home. Halloween night, after all of the trick or treaters were long gone, Kelly and I heard some noise outside near the garbage can. It sounded like a bean can being drug against the patio concrete (later we found out that it actually was). Well, we went outside, and to our surprise, was this beautiful jet black kitten, about 5 months old. It was somewhere around midnight when we finally got him out of the trash and into our hands. Well, a week or so passed, and we left food out, and every mornig it was gone! So, I bought some cat food and much to our surprise one night, the cat was standing at the back door, wanting in the house. His front feet on the french door, nose against the glass, standing on his hind legs. Well I let him in, Kelly and I held him, petted him, and fed him for hours. I put him in the garage for a night, then the next morning, we have a pet! He does not leave for too long, and we are considering leaving him inside for a week or two, to ger him used to everything. He is very affectionate. We named him Midnight. And after some research I found out that he is a Bombay. Jet black, with those copper eyes!! He was a stray, that came into our lives at the most perfect time. Thank you God!
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Well another post on Kelly's problematic surgery. The incision burst open today right after I left to go home to sleep for the night. Well, thank God there was a nurse right outside the door, because she lost a lot of blood and was scared to death. They came in, and dressed the wound. The bleeding stopped immeadiately, and they stabilized her. The doctors said the incision burst open because of the infection in it. And that too was the reason for all the pain recently. So, it was a blessing in disguise. The doctor also informed us that he was going to cut the incision open anyway, but it burst on its own, so the healing process should be rapid!
Monday, October 10, 2005
Well Kelly was admitted to the hospital again today. The incision where they removed her tube has gotten infected. She has been in severe pain for a few days now, and the pain today got worse. She was admitted at 11 this morning. They are going to keep her for seven days, and monitor her progress. If the infection gets any worse, there is a faint possibility she could lose the other (good) tube. So we are hoping for the best.
Thursday, October 06, 2005
Well, we have lost our fifth baby, second baby lost due to an ectopic pregnancy (fetus was in the tube). So they went in today and removed the fetus, tube, and ovary on the right side that caused both of these losses. They admitted Kelly to the hospital for four days to recover. The long recovery starts. I am thrilled however, that they removed this problematic tube. The doctors are fertility experts, and they said our chances of a successful pregnancy in the future have almost doubled. And the reason is, the bad tube is gone. We will have to take fertility drugs to get pregnant again, but that too is kind of neat; built in birth control. Kelly and I are thrilled about that. But not about losing all these babies. We arent even worried about trying again for at least a year. Let our spirits heal and most importantly, her body heal. Anyway, just wanted to update everyone. Thanks for all your prayers during this time.
Tuesday, October 04, 2005
Hey everyone!! I am so thrilled to announce that Kelly is pregnant with twins possibly!! We are due June 20 2006.We are excited as can be. Neither of us have been parents, so we are nervous, scared, happy, excited all at once. Its just sheer emotion and happiness in our house. I just hope I will make a good father, and give my children what I never had. I guess time will tell. Just thought I would publically announce our news!
Saturday, March 05, 2005
I am proud to announce that I got married today to my best friend, who just happens to be the most beautiful woman in the world, Kelly! We got married at 11 in the morning at her long time church. I have never been this happy in my entire life. I cant wait to begin this beautiful journey together. Our honeymoon starts tonight, in Atlanta. We are going to a very nice hotel downtown for four days, and do nothing but relax and enjoy our time together!!
Picture to the left was taken today. I pinched her butt, the reason for the hysterics!
Picture to the left was taken today. I pinched her butt, the reason for the hysterics!
Monday, January 03, 2005
Today was a hard day, one of the hardest I have ever faced in my 26 years. I had to put my dog to sleep. She developed Lymphnoma (spelling) a cancer of the lymph nodes. Today at the vet they gave her (Suka - a dog I have had since she was a puppy - 1992) one week to live. My mom and I decided to make the decision to put her to sleep. No cure for the disease in dogs, only prolong the suffering. I was told this was the right thing to do by the vet who was crying with my mother. I could not stay in the room. I had to leave, but I hugged my beloved Suka one last time, and told her to be a good dog in heaven. I miss you Suka. May you rest in peace.
May 11th 1992 - January 3rd 2005