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!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Skateboarding: The Source of my New Bruises

Hey friends,
Well, I can't imagine how this posting relates to my infertility at all except to say that it's certainly good that I'm not currently pregnant since I took up my new hobby. It all began yesterday when we are standing in our front yard talking to our neighbor, Brandon. He's one of those people who always has interesting stories and ideas. You should always use extreme caution when taking part in anything he decides would be a good idea.

But yesterday I was feeling a bit reckless and invincible when he suggested that we try to skateboard. It's not just a normal old-school skateboard though, it's one of those new kinds on 2 wheels that kinda twists when you're on it. (Or should if you're actually good at it.) After he and I (Aaron was again smart enough to sit this one out) finally figured out how to get on it with the help of a neighbor kid, we took turns trying to master this new skateboard.

He caught on a little quicker than I did, but as in everything in life- I decided I would conquer it. Pretty sure I lost. Yes, I did figure out how to get on it without hurting myself too badly. And I even managed to make it down the street looking extremely cool. But the trouble came when I got overly confident and decided to start going down driveways to gain speed... The best of my 3 tumbles happened just as a jogger was trying to run by. The unforeseen danger awaiting her on her run was a 28-year-old clumsy, overly-confident, skater-wannabe careening at her at dangerous speeds and with absolutely zero control. She skillfully managed to dodge me as I was landing on my back in the middle of the street and continued her run without even a glance back. With that grace, maybe she should have tried the skateboard.

Don't worry, Brandon and Aaron were so super supportive of me. They both stood in the front yard clapping and laughing hysterically while I peeled myself off the pavement. And then they encouraged me to try again. Only to watch me fall in a puddle. So, needless to say, I'm a little sore today and I have bruises in places where the sun don't shine. But what fun! I had decided that maybe I'd be a skater chick, but I've decided to return the red hair dye and leather clothing and cancel my piercing appointment...

1 comment:

  1. you're a mess...i'll spare the mom/safety talk until i see you in person!