Dear friends and family,
OK, the long awaited U/S update: (Mindy is 10 1/2 weeks now....)
The baby is growing and the hemorraging has subsided quite significantly. The due date has changed a little. October 24th now. We have attached the U/S pic as well. Take a close look and see if you can see a baby. (IT'S LOOKING RIGHT AT YOU!!)
The Top 10 things I see:
1. A ghost
2. An alien
3. A baby with a double chin. (Ahhh....CRAP!!)
4. A 10 week-old football player ( I swear I see a helmet and shoulder pads!)
5. A bag of peanuts
6. A baby already raising the roof
7. Is it wearing a diaper???
8. A boy
9. A girl
10. A beautiful child of God!!!!
Mindy and I are very thankful for all of your prayers.
We are so happy that our "Little One" is doing better. Our next U/S is on April 28th. We will keep you updated as we progress through our life changes. Please continue to keep us in your prayers. Also remember to keep Lezlie and Scott in your prayers as they are hoping to receive a wonderful gift as well!!!
MINDY'S 11-WEEK TUMMY PIC!!!!!!!
Friday, March 31, 2006
Dear friends and family,
Posted by Mindy, Peyton, and Brady Seeber at 3:36 PM
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Our next u/s is this Friday, the 31st. We are excited, but very nervous at the same time. We will post the update and hopefully our newest u/s pic on Friday night. Stay tuned to see some pictures of Mindy's tummy changes too!!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!!!
M and D
Posted by Mindy, Peyton, and Brady Seeber at 5:25 PM
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Ok family and friends, here is the link to the Mathias/Craig blog. Please visit and read their heartfelt story. I met Will over 5 years ago at American Eagle. Wendy's younger brother was my roommate in college, Corey Craig. Randie and I grew up with the Craigs in Oregon. Mindy and Wendy became good friends about the time that Will and I met. Mindy and I introduced them to each other, and were there the night Will proposed to Wendy. They are such a blessing to everyone they come in contact with!!!! Please keep them in your prayers as well.
Well, back to the laundry and cooking dinner for the 4 in the black hole!!! (Mindy, "L.O", Maggie, and Brewser)
Posted by Mindy, Peyton, and Brady Seeber at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Hello, we are Dwayne and Mindy Seeber. We met in college in 1997 at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas. Two years later, I tricked my now father-in-law into believing that I was good enough for Mindy and for him to let me marry her. On December 30, 2000, in Bartlesville, Oklahoma he got back at me. OK, but seriously, our marriage has been a real blessing for us both, as well as for our parents.
In 2001, we moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mindy went to grad school, and I worked at American Eagle to pay the bills. We talked a little bit about maybe starting a family soon, but it never really caught on as a serious note.....until we got Maggie and Brewser to tide us over for a while.
Mindy practiced speech therapy (very well, I might add) and I changed jobs to work for Enterprise (the company that picks you up!!!). Well, things seemed to be going pretty well, so we decided to start trying to make a "little one" in May of 2004. Boy, was I excited.....just think, 24/7....ok, 6/5....ok, 5 minutes on the 2, 4, and 6.............anyway, Guess who was going to get pregnant right away? Mindy!!!! Yeah, right......May, June, July, August.....no kid. September, October, November, December......the fun has subsided. Now things were not going our way. We thought it would be so easy, just like you hear.
Well, those prayers became answered in the Spring of 2005....just in a different format!!!!
In the spring of 2005, we had the crazy idea to move to Houston, Texas..... to be closer to Mindy's sister and brother-in-law (Scott and Lezlie Bradford) and Mindy's parents (Gary and Terri Russell). And yes, I thought it was a great idea too!!!! One CRAZY family in a 10 mile radius of one another...... who's idea was that!?
We lived with Gary and Terri for a few months until we found a new home in Cypress, Texas. (The Cous-nines were also excited that they could live closer together!)
Enterprise was nice enough to allow me to transfer and Mindy had no problem finding a job in her Speech Path field. Little did I know, or anyone else for that matter, that Gary was going to be shipped off to the NYC 3 months after we made the move. Boy, were things REALLY not going our way. Mindy was devistated, but we knew that they would be back again soon. This helped us to decide to start trying for the "little one" again. (YES!!!!!!)
Well, once again..... June, July, August....no "little one", just "lotta fun".......September, October, November...... NOW THIS IS SERIOUS.
Mindy and I really struggled how to process our situation we were in. Scott and Lezlie were virtually going through the same thing at this point, but had been trying for MUCH longer than we had been. We decided to start going to a infertility specialist after the holidays. We forgot about trying until February. After many family discussions -- the 2,4, and 6 (sometimes 10) kind of group family discussions, Mindy and I wanted to bite the bullet and get the best help we could get.....and right away.
We had to stop the vacationing, look out on that horizon, and take a leap of faith!!!!
In Febuary, we started our first serious step towards facing our infertility. We visited with Dr. Senecori, who discussed various ways we could tackle our situation. She was very aggressive, and we thank her for that. She told Mindy to have an HSG done ASAP (I can't remember what it stands for, but it's a female test of some sort.) It is a test to see if her female reproductive "things" work. Well, after the test, we were told that she was to have an ultrasound in a week to take a closer look at her ovaries and check for cysts, obstructions, etc. The u/s went fine and Mindy was told she DID ovulate in January, but that she was going to start her period soon, and that when she did they would start her on Chlomed and we could do an IUI right away.
WOW!!!! We were impressed with the doctor and how quick she took action for us. Mindy and I were excited that we had taken that next step towards hopefully one day having the "Little One"!!!!
February 21st, 5:30 PM
Mindy was late....nothing new, she went 36 days a lot, once even 40. Today was 41. We decided to take a test. Surely we weren't pregnant, the u/s showed that she was going to start. On my way to Walgreens, I was thinking that I didn't want us to get disappointed again, like so many times before. I wasted 15 bucks on a test of some-sort that looked cool 'cause it was blue on the outside and not pink, I was home in a flash, and I find Mindy talking to my sister on the phone. Randie was calling to see how we were doing. Mindy told her I was out getting a p/t. She was excited for us, but deep inside, Mindy and i knew that we would be disappointed...again. I read the directions on how to use the test, Mindy peed like a pro, and what-da-ya-know????? ...... How in the heck do you read a pee stick anyway??? That's besides the point...we thought the blue fancy-schmancy stick said yes (in spanish), so since we don't speak spanish, I frantically sped over to Walgreens again to get the pink test. (This one, for future references to all readers, is MUCH better) When I got back, Mindy was freaking out, didn't have any thing left in the tank.....you know what I mean. She had to drink a glass of water to get 3 dribbles. (How come when we're on the road, she takes a sip of Diet DP and she's slappin' me on the shoulder to pull over 'cause her bladder's about to explode.....??) buuuutttt.....the three dribbles worked on the pink test..........PREGNANT.
"Ha-lelujah!!!!! Ha-lelujah!!!!" Mindy cried for a long time in my arms, and we immediately called Randie back, who asked us to as soon as we took the test. Wow, now I'm gonna be a Daddy. Not just any Dad, but the kind who's gonna be cool. (Yes, I started planning my whole Dad-hood out at this exact moment)
February 28th We figure Mindy is 7.5 weeks along
Mindy has her first u/s after finding out she is pregnant. Dr. Senecori finds hemorraging and no baby. Our heart is broken. Dr. Senecori tells us that it is probably a miscarriage. She does say that Mindy's days could be screwed up, but she sees no sign of a baby. Mindy and I ride the roller-coaster back down into devestation. I have never felt so on top of the world just 7 days ago, and now, with my wife.......total failure, once again. The doctor recommends a D and C in a few days after a second u/s.
Mindy has a second u/s, this time a Doppler. We anticipate her having a D and C that night and recovering for the weekend. Mindy's spring break trip to New York City is put off and Terri has flown in to spend time with us. Accepting a miscarriage is tough. After just 3 days, we were looking forward to trying again. ......MIRACLE. A strong heartbeat is seen on the Dopplar. Mindy tears up, grabs my hand and has no words. "Thank you Jesus......thank you Jesus.....thank you Jesus" is all I had. (I want to thank all those who were praying for us at this time) Still slight hemmoraging and a risk of miscarriage. Better a strong heartbeat and a little problem than no heartbeat at all!!!
Mindy and Terri fly to NYC and have a wonderful week together while I paint our bedroom!!!!!!
Mindy has 3rd u/s and the baby has an even stronger heartbeat. Still hemorraging. Doctor tells us it is a Subchorionic Bleed. This is when the placenta doesn't totally attach or is still attaching to the uterus wall and is causing bleeding. Mindy still does not have any external bleeding, which is good sign. Mindy is still in good spirits but is taking it easy thus far.
Here is a picture of our "Little One" at our 3rd u/s.
Thank you to all who have been praying for us. Please continue to pray for Mindy, me, and our "Little One". We will update this blog every couple of days. So keep visiting us during this journey!!!! We love all of you!!!!
DUE DATE: OCTOBER 27TH, 2006
Any of you who is reading this, please if you can, put some of our good friends in your prayers as well. Our situation is very little compared to theirs. They have a newborn, but mother is very ill with cancer. We don't have time for their whole story, but I will provide a link to their blog in a future memo. Just for now, their names are Will and Wendy Mathias and their little girl, LilyAna.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!
Dwayne and Mindy Seeber
Posted by Mindy, Peyton, and Brady Seeber at 6:20 PM
We wanted to start this blog to allow our friends and family to enjoy a journey with us.......a journey that will take us nine months. Hopefully through some fun times, and probably a few scary ones too. So, for all of you that think you know us, read on, and ENJOY!!
Posted by Mindy, Peyton, and Brady Seeber at 6:09 PM