Amber and Aaron

Amber and Aaron

The Fun We've Already Had...

  • Graham Tomas born July 31 at 5:04 P.M. weighing 8 lbs, 12 oz.
  • December 2, 2011: PREGNANT!!!
  • Paisley Kate arrived August 21 at 5:38 P.M. weighing 7 lbs, 9 oz
  • DUE DATE: August 25, 2010!!!
  • Dec. 14, 2009- PREGNANT!!!
  • Oct. 07,2009- Had elective D&C.
  • Sept 28, 2009- No embryo on ultrasound. :(
  • Sept 15th, 2009- We found out we're PREGNANT!!!
  • Sept '09- Aaron had varicocele repair.
  • July '09- IUI #1 with HCG shot= No such luck
  • April '09- Ovarian drilling surgery, followed by hospitalization for uterine infection
  • Jan-Mar '09- metformin + 3 rounds of clomid= no ovulation
  • Dec. 11, 2008- Hysterosalpingogram (Fancy word for shooting dye through the ovaries. OUCH)
  • Nov '08- Sent to RE. Tried metformin alone for two months (No ovulation)
  • Oct '08- Diagnosed with PCOS based on amenorrhea and crazy hormone levels.
  • June '08- Aaron convinced me to start trying.
  • June '04- Got Hitched!

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Fun that is Provera

For those who have never taken Provera which is also progesterone, let me fill you in on the fun that you have been missing. For starters, I'm taking it to bring on that special time of the month since my body is incapable of even doing that. I always counted that as a blessing, but apparently it's actually a problem. :) So, anyways, I take one pill a day for 7 days. I'm currently on Day 4 and I'm losing my mind. This is the 4th go-round for me on what I call the "crazy pill", so I know what to expect. It doesn't make it any easier to deal with really. What happens is I get incredibly hungry- I mean the kind of hungry where you are trying to decide how moldy is too moldy to eat or if expiration dates really matter. I can't concentrate at work because I feel like I'm starving to death. If that isn't enough, I also get terrible hot flashes. Menopause has nothing on this. My body actually feels like it is on fire from the inside out. It keeps me up all night because I wake up in pools of sweat. Sadly, I have to keep a thermometer on my nightstand along with my ridiculous charts, so I actually took my temperature in the middle of the night last night because I could have sworn it was about 105 degrees (it wasn't). And then the worst mood swings in the world start... This is Aaron's favorite part so I should probably let him tell about it. I go from happy-go-lucky like usual to absolute sorrow and sadness. Sometimes it changes into anger then back again. Lots of fun for about 24-48 hours. You never know exactly what is going to happen! So, enough whining really- just needed to vent some of my frustration! So just 3 more days of fun for me and then I can call my doctor to see when he wants to do my surgery. So much to look forward to!!! Ha,ha...


  1. I'm thinking of you and am sorry that you're having to suffer through these rough times. I know how much you like sleep so I'm sure that's really frustrating! :) Praying that this will all work out - hope that we see you Saturday!

  2. I just wanted you guys to know how sorry I am that you are going through all of this. I can't think of a crummier thing to happen to two of the best people I know. It sucks and I'm sorry. I also want you know that we will do the only two things that we can to help - pray and be there for you in any way that we can. If you ever need anything, anytime, anywhere all you have to do is ask. We love you guys. And you will get through this.

  3. Ditto on the progesterone! Nasty stuff!