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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Its a GIRL!!!

Yep we are having a little GIRL (Ava Elizabeth Webb)!  The little thing you see in the middle is a combo of an arrow pointing to the girl area and her umbilical cord:)  I was a little confused by that myself so I thought I would help you out with that...
This is the first u/s that Tim has been able to attend and he was so cute asking the u/s tech to look at the head again to make sure it was ok and then look at the heart again to make sure its finally had to just say the doctor will be coming in to look too.  Dr. Stauffer assured us that everything looks GREAT, and then proceeded to give Tim some fatherly advice on raising a little girl:)

Just wanted to leave you with a picture of my little princess' face and fingers!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

17 Week Bump

I know I'm a little behind on posting a new "bump" picture...but here it is:)
All of the pregnancy websites say that the little bambino is around the size of an onion this week and my uterus is nearing the size of a cantaloupe. Kinda makes me feel like a produce stand with all of the fruit and veggie references lol...but I understand that they are easy things to reference so I guess I can go with it.
On a more exciting note, I officially felt the first "movment" yesterday!!!! I have been feeling some fluttering around here and there, but yesterday I felt real movement!!! It was so exciting and I find myself just ready for it to happen again and again:)
Tomorrow is my u/s appointment with the maternal-fetal medicine doctor to finish up our genetic testing. Wish me luck and keep your fingers crossed that we could possibly find out the sex!
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Monday, October 26, 2009

What's happenin...

Today I am officially 17 weeks!

Nothing has changed for me though, BOOO!  I still have morning sickness 5-6 out of the 7 days per week, YUCK!  I'm still fighting this awful acne, and I am still awaiting the energy that is supposed to come to me in the second trimester.

The boys left Thursday afternoon for their second weekend trip to Illinois and it has been heaven at 3519 LOL.  I truly do enjoy MY quiet hunting vacations!  I mean no man roaming about the house making mess after mess to clean breakfast/dinners that MUST be need to get dressed or put on makeup and look decent...ok I should seriously stop here or someone is going to get worried about me:)  I promise I'm not suffering from any kind of depression, but it is nice (especially right now when I am completely exhausted anyway) to have a few days to myself.

I don't remember if I have mentioned having to meet with a genetics counselor because of what happened with little Madison (the little girl that Robyn lost 2 yrs ago)...anyway I had to have two sets of blood work done for them (one in the 1st trimester and one in the 2nd trimester) and then I had to have two sets of ultrasounds done (one in the 1st trimester and one in the 2nd trimester).  Well Beth, the genetics counselor, called on Friday to let me know that my blood work came back fine (they tested for everything from down's syndrome to spina bifida).  I have to go in this Thursday to do the second u/s, and as long as everything looks good on that front then I will be released from their care, YAY!!!

Well that's about it for now...I will post u/s pics from Thursday as soon as possible...oh yeah and I will work on getting a new bump pic...


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The ultrasound that almost didn't happen...

Ok...the Dr. told me at my first appointment that he wanted to check things out at 16 weeks rather than waiting for 20 weeks so I made an appointment for this morning.  I got there at 8:00 and went back to have my bloodwork done, then saw Lauren (who informed me that she just found out that she is pregnant...YAY) for my nurse interview, then went back to the lobby to await my ultrasound.  About five minutes later the receptionist calls me to the window and asks me why I am waiting.  I told her that the doctor wanted to do an ultrasound due to previous pregnancy related issues.  Five minutes later the Ultrasound Tech comes and gets me and informs me that she can find no reason to do the ultrasound today because the last one looked normal.   I told her what the doctor explained to me at my last visit and she informed me that the doctor was not in but if I wanted to then I could wait on him to get there.  So of course I planted my little butt in a chair in the lobby and waited on the doctor to come in.  I had already decided that if the doctor wasn't in by 10:00 then I was just going to have to leave and go to work, but at 9:55 the tech came out and got me to come back and do the ultrasound.  
Baby Webb is VERY active!!  He/she has a good heart rate and everything else looks normal so far.  We did not find out the sex today....BOOOO!!!!! I think that there is a possibility that the tech could have figured it out, but she was angry because I was right and she was wrong so she did not really try BOOOOO again!!! Anyway, here are the pictures of little Baby Webb at 16wks1d.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Can I tickle the baby?

This weekend was a real whirlwind for me and the little bambino.  I left Saturday around lunchtime to go to the big T-Town for some family time.  First stop was to see Cam and little Jacks (so sad Jenny wasn't there, but completely understand her need for "me" time).  This was my first time visiting with Jack Jack, and let me just say that he has got to be one of the cutest babies EVER!!!  He actually let me hold him and play with him for a little while before he decided that he wanted to go back to Da-da.  It was so sweet getting to see my little Cam with his very own baby!  I know, I know, he is not my Cam anymore and he definitely isn't little, but to me he will always be the baby brother that my mom and dad never gave me.  So we caught up on family gossip and I left him to make my next stop.

Jacks (I know he is just too cute right??!!)
Ok, my next stop was my mom's house where my nephew, Ethan, had been not so patiently waiting on me and "the little baby" to arrive.  As soon as I got out of my car I heard the pitter-patter of little feet running to the back door.  I was greeted with a four year olds face plastered to a glass door yelling "Aunt Ashley is here!!!".  Apparently, he had been waiting on me since he woke up that morning:)  As soon as I opened the door he informed me that he was going to spend the night with me and Uncle Tim.  Then the questions began...  Robyn had already explained to Ethan that a little baby was growing in my tummy and he couldn't wait to lay the questions on me.  The first question was "Aunt Ashley, can I hear the baby?"  He pressed his little head to my tummy and said "yep, I can hear the little baby alright."  The next question was "can I tickle the baby?"  He proceeded to barely rub his finger tips on my tummy real fast.  Then he said, " can the little baby hear me?"  He proceeded to put his lips right on my tummy and move them back and forth, then quickly pressed his ear to my tummy and looked up to me and said, "yep, it can hear me."  Needless to say much of my visit with Ethan this weekend consisted of talking about "the little baby".  He is soooo excited!  Sunday he informed me and Tim that we should name "the little baby" Nemo, because he had a fish named Nemo and it was an awesome fish so if we named "the little baby" Nemo then it would be an awesome little baby. I really enjoyed seeing his perspective on it all!

We also let Ethan carve a HUGE pumpkin that Tim brought back from his trip to Illinois last weekend.  He wasn't really as excited as I thought he would be about it, but I think that was because Tim had already cleaned all of the gooey pumpkin guts out, and he didn't get to make a mess with it.  Shortly after the pumpkin carving I had to take them back home:(  I always hate that part!
Me and Ethan with the HUGE pumpkin

On the ride home Ethan asked me if I was going to give my little baby to them to keep once it grew big enough to come out of my tummy.  I explained that we had to share the baby, and he did not like that concept at all!!!  He immediately said "Mommy we have to have a little baby RIGHT NOW!"  Robyn reminded him that she had just had surgery and she couldn't have a little baby right now, but she would get on that mission ASAP.  He wasn't really pleased with that answer, but he didn't complain.  

Well, that's all for my eventful weekend.  Tomorrow is my 16 week check-up with the doctor.  They are supposed to be doing an ultrasound to check on everything YAY!  Keep your fingers crossed that bambino cooperates and we can find out if its a boy or a girl...I will post pics as soon as possible:)


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

From the Beginning

So as you may know by now Tim and I are expecting a little bambino (ETA April 5, 2010).

This little one came as a HUGE surprise to us.  The past weeks have been a whirlwind of confusion/surprise/being freaked out for the both of us.  In May of 2007 doctors told me that I would never conceive on my own, so of course when I found out that I was pregnant a million things went through my mind.  Mostly, OMG what in the world am I going to do with a baby??!!!  I don't really know if I'm supposed to tell people that this is how I felt, but it is, so I'm telling.

Because of everything that I went through back in 2007, we decided that we would keep everything to ourselves until after the first ultrasound and confirmation that all was ok in the womb.  Of course doctors do not want to see you until you around 8 wks unless you are having some trouble so we sat on wait until September 29.  At this appointment, according to my LMP, they estimated me to be 7wks6days (you can even see that at the bottom of the little ultrasound pic) but after some initial measurements they realized that I was indeed 13wks1day.  So I asked lots of questions like how could this be??? Why did I have a period in August if I was pregnant?? etc, etc, etc.  They assured me that having a period so close to when I conceived is normal and that this had no bearing on the baby, and most importantly did not mean that anything was wrong with me or my little one.  Dr. Umana did decide to keep me as high risk until at least 20 weeks just to be on the safe side, and he gave me this cute little speech about calling him if I felt any unusual pain or had any bleeding.  "If you need to call me at 2:00 a.m., then please just say, this is Ashley Gilbert Ectopic, and I will know who you are and meet you at the hospital."  So until I reach 20 weeks that is me Ashley Gilbert Ectopic!

So I plan to try and keep everyone updated with pics (baby bump pics and ultrasound pics), weird cravings, weight gain, etc.  I have been reading up on pregnancy blogs and I find it really neat that everyone can keep up with whats going on with mom and baby with just a click of the mouse!  Its truly amazing what technology has brought us these days!  Especially when I have people all over the U.S. (from Washington State to Florida) wanting to keep up with here is my solution to keeping you all in the loop:)

So I never weighed myself pre-pregnancy and prior to going to my first doctor's appointment I am really not sure of my weight, but I guesstimate around 105 so I am using that as my starting point.  First doctor's appointment I weighed in at 107.  So Dr. Umana has informed me that I should gain around 30 lbs.  Apparently, even being 13wks1day preggo I was borderline underweight according to my BMI so that means I needed to gain weight anyway.

As for cravings, well I did crave pomegranate smoothies from Dunkin Donut one morning, but those hopes and dreams were crushed when I was informed by my faithful friend, Jennifer, that they discontinued the pomegranate smoothie??!! I was like WHAT!!!???  I quickly got over it and moved on to tacos from Taco Bell.  Actually I am really not sure if that is actually a craving or just something that appeals to me.  I have an aversion to meat.  Yep, me the double cheeseburger queen has an aversion to meat!!!  Taco Bell has been good for me because as you may very well know, they do not utilize their meat very much. So fruits and veggies have been my thing.  Oh and Honey Nut Cheerios have been a life saver in the mornings (not too sweet but just sweet enough, and not too heavy but enough to satisfy hunger, and I can carry a little Ziploc bag around with me at work so if I feel some queasiness coming on I can pop a few).  Oh and Kraft Mac & Cheese.  Yep the original kind in the blue box...this one has killed Tim because he is a Velveeta Shells & Cheese type of guy, but hey I am still able to actually cook him dinner at night so I think he is just thankful for that lol.

Morning sickness is lingering, and I'm starting to think that it may never go away UGH... but it is limited to once while I am getting ready normally so I guess I can live with that.  The worst part is that if I don't eat dinner before 8:00 I cant really eat because for some reason I get a type of weird night sickness too.  I say its weird because it only comes around when I eat past 8:00 p.m.

My next appointment is Tuesday, October 20, because I'm supposed to be at 16 weeks by then and due to my being considered high risk, Dr. Umana wanted me to be seen again before 20 weeks (which is when he would normally schedule the next appointment).  Keep your fingers crossed because we may be able to find out the gender on this visit!!!

Keep you posted on any new events, and I will try to get baby bump pics up every week - every two weeks (no promises though).


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