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, February 21, 2010

Our pregnancy up to Now

I'm sure you all have some questions for me since I kinda left you out in the dark on the whole pregnancy thing. Which by the way was SOOOO hard. I've shared everything on my blog and to have to keep this from you was excruciating. We just decided that we didn't want our real-life people to know yet which meant not talking about it anywhere. So, I'm again sorry for leaving you out, but I know you understand.

Well, I had my D&C in October and had a period 2 weeks later. My doc thought I should maybe sit one cycle out so I did and then had a period on November 17. I tracked my cycle with OPK's so I knew the day I ovulated. I continued to take my metformin three times a day (which I'm still on and will continue throughout pregnancy), but we weren't even seeing the infertility doc.

I had a really good feeling about this cycle and knew I was pregnant at 3 weeks, 6 days when I started having the same dizzy feeling I had the first pregnancy. I took a test at work and it was positive. Now, from here you might think I jumped up and down and celebrated. You would be wrong. I kinda felt like I was about to be screwed over again already. And my wounds were VERY fresh from the miscarriage the month before.

We had an u/s at 5 weeks showing that I had a gestational sac in my uterus. Good sign. Then we went in a week later for the very important u/s. This is the one where my world fell apart last time. Last time, there was no baby. This time, we held our breath and I swear my heart stopped beating until I saw that little tiny dot on the screen with a little flickering heartbeat.

Another hurdle cleared, but we still felt like we had a marathon ahead of us. We continued to go in at least every 2 weeks and time after time, we were told that things were progressing well. But telling that to two people who are terrified of losing it all again is kinda useless.

We are so thrilled to be moving into the 2nd trimester. I had a NT scan last week which looks for Down's syndrome/spina bifida/etc and everything looked great. We got a great video from it which shows Little Gil just kicking around. I should also explain that we call the baby "Gil" after our infertility doc. We greatly contribute this child's existence to this man and will be forever grateful. However, the child will have a different name once out of the uterus.

And for Katie who asked about when the u/s picture was from, it was from my NT scan at 12 weeks, 2 days.


  1. Thanks..I'm a geek because I then looked closely at the pic and saw the GA!!! Glad your NT scan went well!


  3. Amber, I am so happy for you guys and so proud of you for the grace and strength that you've both shown through all of this.

    Just so you know, I started crying just now when I saw your U/S picture and again when I read this post and I hate to cry and I'm at work. So thanks a lot.

  4. I am so happy you made it safely to the 2nd trimester and I hope you will be able to relax a little bit and enjoy being pregnant, although I can see why it is very difficult to let your guard down. I will keep you and your little one in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. I'm just so happy for you guys. This is such a great story. I don't blame you for being afraid the entire time. I was a nervous wreck my entire pregnancy. I will keep you guys in my prayers. I'm so happy for you.

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  7. I am so happy for you and your husband! Our first trimester was scary for us and I know the relief of seeing that tiny flicker of a heartbeat me and my husband broke down in tears when we saw her heartbeat. We also went every two weeks for awhile to check on her progress and it was cool to see her grow! We are 23 weeks now and I am becoming more comfortable in my pregnancy. I can't wait to find out if you have a little boy or girl! How exciting and fun! So excited and happy for you!