Thursday, December 27, 2012

Facebook offical

It is never fully official till you post the news on Facebook right?
Dave and I had been going back on forth on how to announce the news, when to announce the news... etc.
We had our 10 week appointment on Dec. 21st. Pics to come later. All the babies looked great, and our Doc gave is the go ahead that if we had not told everybody yet... we could now if we wanted.

After showing the new pics to our parents we decided lets go ahead with it... tell Facebook about our triplets!

Here is our announcement picture:

3 buns in the oven...
The Dvorak Triplets!!!
Baking at 98.6 degrees for 33 weeks!
Due July 19th, 2013
Dave and I are so excited!!!

We were shocked at all the likes and comments, but blessed none the less of all the love and support of our news! 

Some of our favorite responses have been:

"Mollie, what are you going to do!?"   what do you mean? We're going to have three babies!

"You're kidding me!"

"Shut up!"

"Wow, you are going to be one busy lady"

"If anyone can do this, you can"

"What did Dave say?" 

Ready or not... here they come!

Revealing the big news to family

So I wanted to post the videos on how we told our families that we were pregnant.
We told them on Thanksgiving weekend when we were all together.. and of course had it all planned out so we could get the reactions on video!

This is telling my family. Please note my mother's reaction. She is the reason we sent this video in to America's Funniest Home Videos. 10,000 prize worthy?

This is telling Dave's family. They had a bit of a different reaction, but still entertaining. 

And here is the video we took when telling my parents it is triplets. 
My dad is sitting at the table, and my sister's boyfriend John is the one in the background.
Another entertaining video!

I am so grateful for technology so we can have these great keepsakes to show the triplets when they are older. 

Monday, December 17, 2012

When to tell!?

Well, we are almost at the 9 1/2 week mark. I will be 10 weeks at my next appointment this Friday. (Belly pictures will start this weekend)
 I am looking forward to seeing those 3 little beans on the screen with  their heartbeats, beating away!
Although I am excited I am cautious. With our last miscarriage it is always at the back of my mind. And with three babies, I am high risk all the way through. Anything can happen at anytime! It makes me so nervous sometimes, but I am reminded by great friends to remain positive, stay healthy, and all will be well.

We have told quite a few of our friends already! (Hard to keep in the news of 1 baby, let alone 3!)
And with my mother and her incredible social network of friends, most of her friends know.

I know they say you should wait until your 12 weeks along before saying anything. As much as I agree with that, I guess I just can't keep it in... and we also like having that group of people there for support if/when something does happen.  To each their own!

So we have decided that if all goes well at my appointment this Friday, we will tell my congregation over the weekend. No announcement or anything big, just start telling a few people... and let the news fly! (Its incredible how fast news spreads in a church!)

Once we tell the congregation I think we will put some fun announcement on facebook... a picture... which I will post once it is taken.

Now I just have to remain busy throughout this week so I can get to Friday so I can see the trio of a party in my belly!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

There are how many!?

On the day of our 7 week ultrasound, November 29, 2012.  I was so nervous, but feeling pretty confident! I had been having some pregnancy symptoms all the way through so I was still feeling pregnant... which is always a good sign.

Dave and I got there right on time. We had our ultrasound first. Same tec as the last time. She was feeling a bit nervous because she remembered our last 7 week ultrasound... but remained positive.
As soon as she started the ultrasound she said... "do you see what I see?"
I saw it right away.... TWINS! Baby A and Baby B right next to each other, but in separate sacs.
Dave needed a bit of guidance to see both, but eventually was right on board with us!
It is funny because I had been having twin dreams the past couple of weeks, and on the day we found out we were pregnant, I had eggs for breakfast, and cracked this open right away....
Our technician couldn't believe all the signs! Neither could we!! We measured both babies and got to hear both their heartbeats... best sound in the whole world! 
After all was measured, our tec was just scanning the rest of my uterus.. and we heard her say "Wait a minute"
I turn to look at her and say... "no... no wait a minute"
She saw a shadow at the top of my uterus and wanted to make sure it wasn't anything to be worried about.
As she scanned a bit closer....she turned to us and said... "yep, you are having three!!"
We all just started laughing and repeating "no way! Oh my Gosh! Are you Kidding!"

I thought she had just scanned over baby A again, but she then showed me separately, Baby A, Baby B, and Baby C. 

Was this real life!!?!?!?! Dave turned a nice shade of white and was grateful that he was sitting down. 
We couldn't believe it.... until we heard that third heartbeat (which was hard to hear at first because I had to hold my breath in order for her to find it... which was hard for me to do, because I had to catch my breath from the news!)

the rest of the appointment was quite a blur. We started thinking about the changes... buying a mini van, 3 car seats, three cribs, space in our house!? It was a whirlwind of a day!

All we really can say is that we are thrilled and scared! Our lives are going to be drastically changing forever! TIMES 3!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Round 2

After about 2 months of recovery from our miscarriage, our doctor said I was ready to start the process again.
We felt ready, hopeful, and excited to get back out there and try again... a bit more cautious, but ready none the less.

Timing of everything brought us to the middle of October. I did the Gonel-F shot again, along with the shot to make me Ovulate. My infertility doctor monitored me through the process to make sure all was working... and it was!

The weeks to come became the famous waiting game... since I had symptoms the first time around, I was waiting to see if they would come back and be signs that I was pregnant again. I never knew if I was having a symptom of nausea or if it was my brain playing tricks on me. (Such a frustrating and crazy feeling)

The two week mark where I could take a home pregnancy test was Nov. 8th. Earlier that week I was craving eggs (which is weird for me because I don't like eggs). I thought something was a bit fishy... so on Tuesday Nov. 6th (Election day) I broke down and took a test. ( I am so impatient!!) I didn't expect anything from it since I know it was still early, but low and behold...


 I tried not to get too excited... but two lines... IS two lines. I took a picture and sent it to Dave right away and asked if he too saw TWO LINES!?  His response- "looks like two lines to me love!"

I called my doctor to admit my early test taking. She was surprised something showed up so early, but needless to say, come on in for a blood test to confirm!

I went in on Wednesday for a blood test, and it came back positive, with strong levels.
I was asked to come back on Friday to make sure my levels were doubling to indicate a healthy pregnancy so far.... Friday was another successful visit! My levels were doubling... even a bit higher than normal, but the doctor said that was a good thing.

Now we just needed to wait the dreaded three more weeks for a 7 week ultrasound... :-/

A Sad Day

On August 1, 2012, Dave and I went in for our 7 week ultrasound. We were nervous but excited as first time parents, not really knowing what to expect. Nothing prepared us for what happened.

The tec showed us that there was a sac but no baby. We had miscarried in the last week. We were confused, crushed, heartbroken. I knew it was a possibility, but no one ever thinks it will happen to them.
They led us into another room to wait to talk to the doctor. We just sat there, and cried. All I could think of was, what did I do? What did I eat that I shouldn't have? Now what?

The doctor came in and assured me that it was nothing we did or didn't do. It is something that just happens... and could have been my body's was of telling me that this was not going to be a healthy baby.

We talked about our options and set up an appointment to have a D and C ( a procedure to remove what is in my uterus so I can heal).
I spent the rest of the say in bed... Dave stayed home with me and we just mourned.

I will say one of the things that helped me through was the fact that we didn't see a baby on the screen. We were in love with the IDEA that we were pregnant, and not necessarily attached to the actual baby yet. That helped my grieving process a lot!
Friends and family were informed and were so supportive through the whole thing. I am grateful we did tell our news, because with this sad news, although it was hard to tell, we had a support team surrounding us!

It was a day I will never forget, but I grew a lot from it. I will always be curious about that baby...but I know that God was taking care of it, and us!

Where it all began!

Hey! Welcome to our blog! My husband Dave and I wanted to keep everyone posted on all the fun changes and happenings that will be occurring from this moment on, and this way all our friends and family can follow along with us!

I thought before I dove into the present, I should give some background of how we got here.

Dave and I were married in January of 2010. After a year and a half of marriage we thought it was a great time to start a family! We got out puppy Bosley, we were settled into great jobs, it was the perfect time!
We knew it maybe wouldn't happen right away because of some complications on my end, but our doctor didn't see why not!?

Well after about a 3 months of "trying" (that term is always so funny to me) my doctor thought I may have PCOS, Poly-cystic ovarian syndrome. This meant I did not ovulate on a regular basis. So he put me on a low dose of Clomid (a medication to help you ovulate). This medication has a very high success rate, and we were warned to be ready for multiples... WHOA!

After 6 rounds of Clomid (increasing the dose each month), there was still no luck. I was one of the rare women who didn't respond to the Clomid. We were frustrated but our infertility doctors had not lost hope yet. It seemed like it was their own personal goal to get us pregnant!

The month of June they started me on a different medication, a shot, called Gonel-F. This worked the same way as Clomid, but just in shot form. Within 3 days of taking these shots, I was responding quite well actually! They were so surprised I responded so quickly!

I finally reached the next step. Another shot to make me ovulate, exactly 36 hours after giving myself that shot! (Crazy modern medicine!) needless to say... it worked!!! I found out I was pregnant July 11, 2012... which marked 1 year of us trying to have a baby!

We were so excited! I started reading the books... taking the prenatal vitamins... the works!
With this exciting news... we told friends but of course kept it off facebook.