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!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My Expanding Waistline

What kind of pregnancy blog (still weird saying that) is complete without embarrassing photos of the belly? I've always prided myself on my flat tummy, yet I've never been so proud of my new and quickly growing bump. I feel prettier than ever and I waited SOOO long to see my belly grow to the point where I could no longer see my nether-regions. Plus, I use to hate it when we'd eat a huge meal and my belly would hang over my pants. Now, it's already hanging over when we start eating. Awesome!

So, here's my 14th week pic. I definitely had the most growth this past week. People I don't know that well are now noticing that I'm pregnant, as are most of my patients. Bad news is that they're wanting to make stuff for me and they keep touching me. YIKES!!! This is the PG-13 version with partial nudity. Viewer discretion is advised...

Hard part right now is that my shirts are getting ridiculous. I have a couple of winter maternity shirts that friends have loaned me, but most are summer. Which will be the majority of what I need since I'm due in August. So, a lot of my shirts don't quite meet up to my pants right now. Not really the look I'm going for, so I'm going to work on getting some longer shirts!

One thing I've already learned since growing my "bump" is that everyone feels that it's an appropriate conversation piece. I had a co-worker say that I look about 5 months pregnant. A patient said that they have a friend who didn't show until 8 months and she wore her size 0 jeans until then. Then they added on that they bet I'm jealous. Ummm....what exactly does that mean? That I'm too chubby? My baby is growing too well? Sorry if I've slacked off on the crunches!

I came home slightly hurt about all the comments and the reactions to how far along I am, but sweet Aaron convinced me that I'm so petite that my belly just shows earlier. Maybe it's not true, but it's very kind. And I've only gained 2 pounds, so it's not like I've put on a lot of padding. So, I'm going to continue loving my new curves! If you have suggestions on what I can say when people insult my growing physique, I'm open to them...

And lastly, HOORAY FOR THE SECOND TRIMESTER!!!! Hang in there, Baby Gil!!!


  1. Umm, personally, I would never be jealous of someone who didn't show until 8 months!! I think one of the things we look most forward to as pregnant women is watching the belly grow. You look perfect and I can't wait to see you get bigger, and bigger, and bigger!!!!!

  2. Yeah, I would be worried if I didn't really show till 8 months. I'm ready for my appt today to make sure everything is going good because I don't feel like I've grown much and according to my bathroom scale, have maybe gained a pound. But, I think I had more of a cushion to overcome compared to you for the belly to show through. :) Can't wait to see you Saturday!!!

  3. You look great! People can be so rude and it is hard to ignore comments, but rest assured, you look wonderful.

  4. Either the "not showing til 8 months" person is a liar, or they have no idea what they are talking about. One of my girlfriends is a size 0 (Can even fit in to some kids clothes) and she started showing at like 5-6 weeks. She only gained 18 pounds in her whole pregnancy. Be proud of your growing belly, because you have a miracle brewing in there!! Just tell people with their stupid statements to piss off....or send them to me, I'll do it for you, and I won't be as nice!!

  5. You look great, your bump is beautiful and whoever did wear their size 0 jeans up to 8 months. WHATEVER!!!! Seriously! I was so not wearing any of the jeans I wore before I got prego at even 6 months. I still can't wear those jeans and my baby is almost 6 months old. Trust me you grow to love the body your baby gives you. And you look beautiful!

  6. Tell them it's grown an inch per month that you tried for that child!!! So that would be what 20 months or so (right? can't remember) and then say I would gladly look 8 months pregnant at 14 weeks :) Now shut your mouth people I look beautiful!!!

    I think that will do it ahah.

  7. Your belly is so adorable! Try these sayings out:

    "Go Away, You're Scaring the Baby"

    "Unless you are the person who put this baby in here, or the person who is going to take it out, you are NOT allowed to touch my belly!"

    "Gee, thanks for the advice, I had no idea you were an obstetrician!"

    I wish I was this creative but I got them from this site, I think it could solve your problem of what to say and what to wear!

  8. Your belly is sooo cute! And you do NOT look big for 14 weeks -- are you kidding me?! You look just right or even a little smaller. See, I totally do NOT get people. Everyone keeps telling me how small I look (like almost in an unimpressed/bored way) for carrying quads. It always feels like an insult somehow instead of a compliment. It annoys the crap out of me. So personally I think people just say something to be annoying and don't really consider how it will affect the pregnant person.

    Seriously, you look adorable!