Friday, October 30, 2009

Doctor's Appointments

I have been keeping a pregnancy journal but I want to make sure I recap all of my doctor's visits on here to. So I'm gonna recap our first two in the first post.

Appointment 1 - October 14, 2009 - 6 weeks 4 days
For those of you who don't know, its not really usual practice to have your first OB appt so early but because we got pregnant through IUI and because of our previous pregnancy outcome, they wanted to do an early OB appointment. Fine by me, put my nerves at ease early.

How we were feeling?
We had a flurry of emotions. Excited, Scared, Nervous, Anxious, you name we had it all. Of course our disappointment came during our first doctor's appointment last time and we were so scared for the same results. However, its strange but when we got there I wasn't really scared or nervous.

My weight?

The ultrasound?
Of course once I dis-robed from the waist down and laid down on the table my heart started pounding. I knew that what was to come in the next few moments could either be a miracle or heartache. First thing she looked at was my ovaries (of course I'm thinking move on, I just wanna know if they did their job). I had been over-stimulated and my ovaries were still extremely large. So when she finally scanned over my uterus, the first thing I could see was two sacks and all I could say was "is there two?" She said well actually I see three sacks but only two babies. Almost immediately Dalyn and I could point out their tiny little heartbeats. Our ultrasound tech was amazing (I had seen her twice before during IUI, so she knew our situation). She went through everything and let us just look and look and awe and ooohh. We even got to hear their tiny little heartbeats which was so amazing and re-assuring. She also took a whole photo album full of pictures for us. We were also given out due date of June 5.

The Babies Stats?
Baby A - Measured 6 wks 3 days
Heart rate 117

Baby B - Measure 6 wks 4 days
Heart rate 117

Next Visit:
The doctor decided since there was one more sack in there she wanted us to return in two weeks just to confirm there wasn't actually three babies instead of two. Next appt date October 28.

Appointment 2 - October 28, 2009 - 8 weeks 4 days
How we were feeling?
Our nerves were a little more at ease with this appointment. Of course I still think when you've been through what we've been through you always have a little hesitation. We were very excited to get to see our little babies again and see how they were growing and progressing.

My weight?
120.0 - I've gained 2.4 lbs to date

The ultrasound?
We were more excited than anything about the ultrasound. I was pretty convinced that we were only going to have two babies and they were going to be beautiful, growing and healthy. The ultrasound did not let me down. We saw two amazing little babies and this time they actually looked like babies. Baby B let us see its little profile perfectly. They were both moving around and it was amazing to see them wiggling. It seems like they've grown by leaps and bounds in just two weeks even though they've haven't grown that much. Of course we got to hear their heartbeats again which just blows me away. I know why people by ultrasound machines for their homes now, I would love to see these little babies every time I got the chance.

The Babies Stats?
Baby A - Measured 8 wks 4 days
Heart rate 180

Baby B - Measure 8 wks 5 days
Heart rate 184

Both babies have actually grown by a full day from the last measurement.

Next Visit:
Since both of these last two appts have just been early OB ultrasounds they are going to see me back in 2 more weeks for a full OB work-up. Next appt date Nov. 11. In the meantime the doctor also wanted me to go see a nutritionist. I'm hoping she will help me eat a more balanced diet and give me a few tips and secrets.

I also wanted to leave you with a few u/s pics for the last appointment.

This is Baby A. Its not very photogenic but its also upside down.

This is Baby B. And you can kind of see its tiny little profile.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

My recent absence. . .

So I know all you wonderful blog followers are wondering what's happened to me. I'm still around and busy as ever. So I must finally admit the main reason I haven't been blogging. I'm the worst at keeping big secrets. I do good at keeping other people's secrets but terrible at keeping my own. So I find the less I say the easier it is. Well obviously, with blogging its not easy to say less so I just haven't been blogging but now is time for me to come back and keep everyone updated on the Webb's. And so I know your saying, "What's the big secret?" After much anticipation here it is . . . . . . . . . . . .

Yes, we are pregnant but I guess that's not the biggest news of all!!!

Yep, you guessed it!! TWINS!!!!

We have been blessed with two amazing little miracles. Words cannot even describe the feelings we've had over the past few weeks. We waited for a while to tell anyone because of our emotional roller-coaster last time. This was our first ultrasound at 6 wks 4 days. We've had one other one since then, yesterday, which was 8 wks 4 days. Both babies are growing perfectly and we've got to see and hear their heartbeats twice now. Its hard to describe how absolutely blessed we feel and how much love we already feel for these two babies. It gets me all teary eyed every time I think about how much love I have for them already. So that's all for now, stay tuned I'm gonna get a post up on both appts and how I'm feeling at 9 wks. I also want to get a post up of how we told all our families!! As always, please continue to pray for us and these two tiny little miracles!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Introduce Yourself

So, I realize I know a lot of my blog followers, but recently I've had more and more anonymous comments. Last night Dalyn and I were talking and I was telling him I wonder where people that read my blog come from. His comment, "why don't you ask." So here we go, if you read my blog I'd like to know you. I'd like to know where you live, what lead you to my blog and what comments you have about my blog. So no matter how much or how little you read my blog please please leave me a comment, I'm really interested to hear from everyone. Also, if you've had a question you've been wanting to ask now is the time to go for it too. For those of you that I know, show a girl some love too ;-)!! Can't wait to hear the responses.

Ready, Set, Go. . . .

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hello, Blog

Yes, you haven't missed anything, I've been extremely MIA recently; averaging like 3 posts a month I think. I still get on every night and tell myself to write but generally nothing comes out. Me, quite?!? HA!! Dalyn, might have different opinion on that. I started this blog mainly for friends and family to keep up with where we had been and where we were going. And a lot of what was going on was with infertility. Since our miscarriage we had decided to keep things more private and that really cute down on what I have to say. While I'm still not ready to start sharing again, I'm definitely getting there. It's amazing at what an outlet with blog has been for me. It has provided me with so much love and support from people I never would've imagine cared. So for those of you so patiently waiting a infertility update, hang on, I have a feeling that I may be back to that soon. On another note, we have an appointment with an RE on Monday. He specifically only does IVF. We've had this appointment since we left Knoxville, yes it took 4 mos to get in, and I just don't know how convinced I am that I want to go. So we'll see what happens, I have to cancel by tomorrow if not.

In other notes. . . .

We had Dalyn's mom and dad visit a month or so back. It was amazing having them here. I wish they would buy the house next door and just move down here. We also had Ashley, Tony and Reeslyn come visit a few weeks later. As always we had a blast and its so amazing to see Reeslyn and how much she is changing and growing. While they were here we celebrated both Tony & Ashley's b-day, Sept 4 & 15 respectively. So happy late b-day shout out!! Dalyn's mom also celebrated her birthday on the 17th.

I haven't blogged about my dad lately, but he could definitely use all the prayers he could get coming his way. He had his jaw broke a few weeks back (long story) and has since went through a pretty major surgery which has his jaw wired shut and a plate along his jaw. I know its killing him to have to eat soup so pray that God will give him to finish seeing things out for the next few weeks. And pray that God will also show him the light for the Godly life that he should be living.

Lastly, work is going great for both Dalyn and I. We are so busy sometimes it seems like that's all we do. But we both love our jobs with is great. And its wonderful to only be two office doors down from each other.

Other than that things are running smoothly, stayed tuned for infertility stuff to come.