Tuesday, April 29, 2008

7 week baby pics!

i just had my first ultrasound and the baby is growing right on target. i am exactly 7 weeks today and the due date is still Dec. 15th! here is a photo...if you click on the photo to enlarge you can see the baby between the 2 + signs. the thing above it is the yolk sac.

Friday, April 25, 2008


some kind thoughts from the pet loss forum at rainbowsbridge.com

Dear Friend,

I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet Rocket but yes, you are true, he's in a place where the sun always shines, where illnesses and suffering don't exist.
Hang in there, we all will be here to help as best as we can until the pain becomes to lessen, there will be a day when you will be able to think of Rocket and smile.
Hugs, friendship and peace.
With love, Sol from Spain.
"Don't cry if you love me, for I'm at the other side of the path" St. Augustine

im so sorry, I put my baby down on dec 12th and I still cry every day and the pain has yet to get better. I feel for you and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dear Shari,

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. What a brave and selfless gift you gave Rocket by assisting him on his final journey. You id so knowing that your own pain and suffering would just begin. There is no braver act in the world.
Your Rocket is forever young, healthy, safe, and happy at the Rainbow Bridge with all of our Bridge Kids. He will be the first to greet you when your time comes to join him, even if it's 100 years from now. Until then, he will live in spirit and in your heart of hearts, your special angel forever.
Please come back to post whenever you feel the need to. We're a family here, and I know that you'll find the people here are filled with the comfort, support, and understanding you need at such a sorrowful time in your life.
You and your sweet Rocket are in my thoughts and prayers.

(((((Shari))))) I don't know where to begin.
I know that my heart breaks for you.
This is the mos awful thing to have to go
through, to have to deal with.It is the most
terrible thing for anyone to have to do.
My heart goes out to you dear Shari.
If only I could turn back the time
for you and me and all the others
to when we brought them into their forever
loving home. All my dogs have been rescue
dogs. You gave this precious life a chance
to know what love really is.
I'm so sorry he was so sick when you got him.
He will now live forever with no sickness.
As he watches over you, know that his love
for you will always be there.
You are a very special mommy.
Rocket is a very special baby.
I'm so sorry and please know you are in my
thoughts and prayers.
God Bless
(((Rocket))) we love you precious one.

I am so sorry for your loss. We know how hard it can be. Lymphoma is a hard on to deal with. Two of our babies had that type of cancer. You did the right thing for your baby. Rocket is at peace. No longer in pain. AND CANCER FREE. That has to bring a smile to your face.
You are in our thoughts & prayers.
Hold the memories you have of your Rocket close to your heart. And when you meet again at the Bridge, he will stop what he is doing & come running to greet you. NEVER TO BE APART AGAIN!!!

I'm so sorry for your loss of Rocket.yes,it is the hardest thing we have to do,but we do it for the love of our babies.
Let the tears come,don't try to stop them,it really helps.
Stay here & talk about Rocket,maybe post a picture of him.
Remeber the love you had between you both,that love is still there.
Rocket will be running & playing again,free from pain.
My thoughts & prayers go out to you.
Joyce.(acky's mum)

Dear Shari,
My thoughts and Prayers are with you at such a painful time,is'nt just the hardest thing we ever,ever have to do,you are very brave.
I am so very sorry for the great loss of your companion Pup Rocket.I dont know how long you had your dear Rocket but he obviously had one of the best Mums in the world.
I wish you (and your family) healing balm for your aching hearts.
Fairy kisses for your precious Rocket xxxxx
Love and Light to you all
Little Man's mummy, Gabby

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope this poem helps you find some comfort in knowing Rocket will always be with you.

I'm Still Here

Friend, please don't mourn for me
I'm still here, though you don't see.
I'm right by your side each night and day
and within your heart I long to stay.

My body is gone but I'm always near.
I'm everything you feel, see or hear.
My spirit is free, but I'll never depart
as long as you keep me alive in your heart.

I'll never wander out of your sight-
I'm the brightest star on a summer night.
I'll never be beyond your reach-
I'm the warm moist sand when you're at the beach.

I'm the colorful leaves when fall comes around
and the pure white snow that blankets the ground.
I'm the beautiful flowers of which you're so fond,
The clear cool water in a quiet pond.

I'm the first bright blossom you'll see in the spring,
The first warm raindrop that April will bring.
I'm the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine,
and you'll see that the face in the moon is mine.

When you start thinking there's no one to love you,
you can talk to me through the Lord above you.
I'll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees,
and you'll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze.

I'm the hot salty tears that flow when you weep
and the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep.
I'm the smile you see on a baby's face.
Just look for me, friend, I'm everyplace!

-- Author Unknown

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Rainbow Bridge Poem

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

we will miss you Rocket!

i said goodbye to Rocket tonight. i held his head in my hands as he went to sleep.
we will never forget you, Rocket.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

taco bell nausea!

for dinner i had a grilled stuft steak burrito AND a crunchwrap supreme. it was delicious, but now i am having acid reflux and nausea. i knew i should have just had the crunchwrap supreme!!

1st pg appt.

i had my first pg appt. today and got an EDD of Dec 15-16th!
i also got the escalade inspected. i am not sure which is more of an accomplishment!

Friday, April 18, 2008

fun baby stuff

i have to get these for baby: hebrew alphabet baby blocks. i want the arabic and russian ones too! (from http://www.lindenwoodinc.com/index.html)

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

chinese gender predictor

Baby Gender Predictor
Baby Gender Predictor

according to the chinese baby gender predictor, we are having a boy. given the fact that there is a 50/50 chance, i would say they are pretty accurate!

5 weeks pregnant

today i am 5 weeks pregnant. i dont feel much other than being more tired and hungry!
although this could be completely in my head!

last week my boobs were hurting A LOT! but today they feel great!

+ preg test!!!!!!!!!!

April 7th, 2008 i took a preg test and got a +! i was not expecting to be pregnant only 46 days after the wedding, so i will say this was a bit of a surprise! john swears this baby is going to come right around the last day of the year, but my prediction is around Dec 17th! keli is hoping that baby comes on her b-day (dec 26th!)