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, June 15, 2009

Good News!!!

Did I just hear you ask, "So Amber, what have you been doing lately?" Well, for your information, I have been ovulating... on my own... like a real girl... without any medications or treatments...

Looks like it happened on June 6 (day we left for vacation) which makes me 9 days post-ovulation. Great news is that he drew my progesterone level today and it was 15.4 which is way higher than usual. Even better news is that I escaped his office for the first time without taking my pants off (aka: no pelvic ultrasound). Which is lucky, not because I have any trace of humility remaining, but since I have some seriously ridiculous tan lines right now and did not shave my legs.

There was certainly a point when I thought the surgery was a terrible decision (especially when I felt that I literally might die and had to be hospitalized), but now I'm so glad I tried this. Of course, we aren't guaranteed that anything will happen, but at least now I have a chance. I might even get to take a pregnancy test at some point. Hopefully soon...

So the new agenda: if I don't start by 6/22 (Tues) I go in for a pregnancy test in his office. If I start before then, I call him on Day 1 and we start doing ovulation predictor tests at home. As soon as the line changes at all, I go in for an ultrasound and hopefully an injection to improve that ovulation. This next month will be more closely monitored, meaning I get to spend more money on doctor's visits. Yeah!!!

Most importantly: one of my very best friends just had her twin girls at 28 weeks gestation (12 weeks early) and although they're all doing better than expected, please pray for them. They each weigh just over 2 pounds each and it's going to be a long road for all involved. This couldn't have happened to a nicer person and we're so thankful that everyone has done so well so far.


  1. What awesome news! Looking forward to hearing more about your journey. I should receive my injectables tomorrow. What fun and how expensive but in God's timing, He will show His will. Praying for you!

  2. Wonderful news sweetie! And for your information, I think I'm a real girl even if I need clomid to ovulate, lol! :) But I would love for it to happen without clomid. I'm on metformin right now and were not doing clomid this month to see if I do ovulate on my own.

    Your friends babies will be in my thoughts and prayers!