Goodbye Izzy and Pregnancy Update

I’ve learned (as does everyone at some point) that the right thing to do, the best thing, is also the most painful. We said goodbye to our Izzy this afternoon. I had put a sign up at work and a sweet family who loves dachshunds contacted me to adopt her. They are so excited about having her in their family, and have been great about giving us as much time as we needed to keep her and say goodbye. I felt like it was best just to rip the bandaid and let her go, but it was so hard. That little toot had a special place in both my and Ryan’s heart, and many tears have been shed.


I also had a doctors appointment this morning- all is good! I had an ultrasound, which I wasn’t expecting. Baby is head down (yay!) and all his/her limbs and bottom are all scrunched up on the left side of my belly. I was measuring on the small side- UGH- but my doctor said my size was “acceptable” especially considering the ball my baby is in. I know this sounds weird, but I get really jealous of “huge” pregnant bellies, even though I know that would be much more uncomfortable that way. We are doing a 3D ultrasound just for fun on Saturday- looking forward to seeing what this baby looks like!

Just a reminder: if you want to exchange Christmas cards, go here and fill out my form! My cards came today and I hope to address and mail them in the next few days!


  1. Kyla on November 28, 2012 at 12:51 am

    Big hugs, Elizabeth! I'm sorry this is so tough. 🙁

  2. Heather on November 28, 2012 at 2:18 am

    So sad for you. I know how tough it is to give away a pet. Thinking of you, but glad your pregnancy is going so well. I've always been jealous of women with tiny preggo bellies…so cute compared to how I felt being a whale! Lol

  3. allthesunforyou on November 28, 2012 at 3:35 am

    I am so sad for you and Izzy. Pets are so near and dear to us, and I've never given one up because I am too selfish to do it. We have a cat who would be happier elsewhere, but I just can't do it. I ache for you :(I never had a big, cute pregnant belly either. I carried way high and far back. Everyone told me that, "there's no way you're that far along." Sigh. Truth be told though, I was much more comfortable than those who carry low/normal and outward. It was like wearing a heavy backpack, which you're always supposed to keep tight and high 😉 You're the lucky one 😉

  4. Erin on November 28, 2012 at 3:43 am

    So sorry for your sad day, so very hard! 🙁 so happy your appointment went well and I can't wait to see the 3D ultrasound pics! What fun!

  5. Amber on November 28, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Everyone thought I was either having multiples or due last week so I'm jealous of your petite belly!!! And I cannot wait to see what you're having!!!

  6. Coco on November 29, 2012 at 3:22 am

    You are absolutely doing the right thing. I'm sorry it's so painful! But glad the ultrasound went well… and I've always envied the giant bellies too! Especially being a little *ahem* larger bodied… a bigger pregnant belly would go a long way to making me feel "cute" instead of just huge. LOL.

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