Saturday, January 19, 2008

Sadness

We received some bittersweet news today. We found out for certain that Teresa is carrying our 4th child. Unfortunately, the way we found out is that she started to miscarry. We went to the emergency room about 5:00 today; they ran some tests and did an ultrasound. There was a baby in there, about 6 weeks along, but he or she has passed on.

We entrust our baby's soul to Our Lord's tender mercies. We hope that Andrew has a new playmate.

Lucas wants to give the baby a gender-neutral name, "since we don't know if it was a boy or a girl". We're thinking Carol is a nice name - either after the late Pope John Paul II, or in honor of the season in which our baby was alive - Advent & Christmas.

6 comments:

Greg said...

So sorry to hear that. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kyle said...

Doug, Teresa, I know this breaks your heart and hurts more than I can imagine. My condolences and prayers for your entire family.

Laura said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You're all in my thoughts and prayers.

gerdemb said...

Doug and Teresa, So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you...

Camilo and Kirstin said...

We're sorry to hear that, guys. I pray the next one is a sticky baby.

Watkins VA said...

Doug and Teresa,
We are sorry to hear about the loss of your baby. Our prayers are with you. Love, Melanie and James