Monday, August 3, 2009

Trying to end my hiatus...'s been a very long time since I've written anything here. I started this blog by writing about how much I suck at blogging...I wish I could say that is why I haven't posted here since March.

The truth is that life has been a little crazy for the past five months. Around the time of my last post my husband and I were happy to discover that we were pregnant and would be welcoming our first child before Christmas. The next three months were exciting, nauseating, happy, and busy. I was dealing with feeling sick most of the time and trying to prep for my first summer of art shows in Wisconsin.

Everything changed with our first ultrasound when we found out that our baby boy was experiencing a serious complication. As the weeks went by, we painfully waited and watched as he progressively and inexplicably got worse. Two weeks ago at our last ultrasound appointment we saw that his heart had stopped. He was delivered on 7-21-09 and we named him Cooper William Atkinson.

Needless to say, it has been difficult, it continues to be heartbreaking, and it feels like things may never be the same again. We are beyond thankful for our family and friends who have been supportive and there for us when we've needed it most. We appreciate the cards, e-mails, phone calls, and visits more than you will ever know.

For now...I am home and trying to get back to life and back to work in the studio.