Monday, November 16, 2009


I lost my uncle on Saturday night. The doctors did several tests and confirmed that he was brain dead and so then my aunt had to make the decision to keep him on the ventilator or not. It was so difficult for her, but she knew that my uncle's wishes before hand and so I am sure that helped a little bit. He passed right away after he was taken off of the ventilator. I was able to go in and tell him how much I loved him, thanked him for always looking out for me, and assured him that I would look after my aunt!!! My sister told him not to dance too much in heaven and his mouth moved, which assured us that he knew what we were saying. Even though I know he was already with Jesus, he gave us that gift of seeing his mouth move and we had peace about our goodbye to him!!! There is no way to express how much he will be missed and how much I love him! We are going to the visitation tonight and the funeral tomorrow! There has been an outpour of love from family and friends and I know that helps my aunt and my mom during this difficult time. Please keep my aunt and my mom in your thoughts and prayers. They are being strong right now, but I know once things slow down and ppl stop coming around then that will be the hardest time for them both!

I had my doctor's appt. today and even though my heart has been aching, this miracle child warmed my heart up today!!! The visit was quick and the dr. just cked the hb and said all was great. She offered a blood test to ck for some disorders and I agreed to it. It was just a blood test and not that amnio test thingie. It would NEVER change how much we already love this child, but atleast we can prepare if need be! She scheduled my next appt. a week earlier than planned. She said that b/c I was small that they could do the next u/s at 19 weeks instead of 20 weeks. That is the BIG appt. and we will find out if we are having a SARAH or a NOAH!!!

I would post my 15 week belly pic but I look homely in it! I guess my exhaustion from going to the hospital each day showed on my face. But my belly hasn't grown much! And one last update. I felt the baby move last friday. I asked the doctor about it today and described it and she said that I could feel the baby this early! It was so amazing!! I can't wait to feel babe move all of the time!

Thank y'all for all the prayers for my uncle and my family!! I know he is home now and one day I will see him again! He is at peace now, but we are all selfish and still want him here with us, but God knew better and knew it was time for my uncle to go home!!!


Nichole said...

I am so sorry for your loss Dana, but am very glad that your pregnancy is progressing nicely! I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

shauna said...

I am so sorry about your Uncle. I know what you mean about being at peace with where he is, but still missing him. We lost my Grandmother a few years ago, and I still feel that way. I am glad that your Uncle got to see you pregnant, and know about the little miracle on the way, and we can rejoice knowing that this life is not the end. Those close to us that we've lost will meet our little ones one day. :) I'm glad your appointment went well. I'll be praying for you and your family (especially your Aunt) in the next couple of days. I pray God will wrap his arms around you all and comfort you.
Love you girl

Michelle said...

I am sorry about the loss of your uncle. My prayers are with you and your family!

momof5girls said...

God bless you all, Dana!

Amber said...

Im so sorry to hear about your uncle but will definitely keep you in my prayers and your family during this difficult time.

Glad to hear your appt went well and everything is good with baby. I didnt realize that you could feel the baby move that early I cant wait:)