Like the rest of you I was devastated after the Penn State game. I was grumpy and grouchy and I grumbled and moped around a lot. When I went to bed Saturday night my wife mentioned to me that something didn't feel right. The baby hadn't moved much and she felt some weird pains, but she figured it was early labor signs. After all, she was full term and similar things had happened with her other pregnancies as well. If things didn't improve by morning we would have to go in.
She woke me up at 6 am Sunday and told me she hadn't felt the baby moving and she was in a lot of pain. We went as fast as we could into the hospital and the moment the nurse put the probe on, we knew. There was no sound of the baby squirming away from the probe, no faint thumping of a tiny heart. Doctors rushed in and put an ultrasound probe on her belly, and the whole medical team was silent. My wife finally yelled out, "Is there a heartbeat?" Nobody wanted to answer.
Our daughter was gone.
The doctors assured us that what happened was not preventable. There were no signs and she wasn't even considered at risk. Even if it had happened at the hospital they could not have saved her.
I know that it's depressing to see what is happening to our football team. I used to think that Michigan football was as important to me as anything, but I was wrong. We could lose the rest of our games this year and I won't care. At the end of the day, while we all love this sport and this team, it is still just a game. I'll be signing off for a while. I don't know what the future brings, or if I will ever be back. I only wanted to tell all of you because folks around here tend to notice when an active user goes MIA.
Go blue, and God bless you all.