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!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

15 weeks... how time flies!

Hey friends,
Well, I've made it to 15 weeks which seems really crazy. I remember how incredibly slowly the minutes passed at the beginning. We were always waiting for another milestone. Will there be a gestational sac? Will there be a heartbeat? Will the baby make it past the crucial development weeks? We were literally counting days at that point. Now, I'm obviously looking to get to the halfway point, and then viability. Mostly, I still can't believe I'm actually pregnant and that this isn't all a big fairytale.

Warning: I had just eaten a lot of tacos before this week's shot, so I may be a tad bloated. :)

Let's cover that bump up!

So, I went to see the cardiologist today. Last week I had an episode where my heartrate was around 130 and I felt really dizzy and short of breath. My OB had me do an EKG and rhythm strip at work which showed some arrythmias. Then they hooked me up to a holter monitor for 24 hours to watch my rhythm and rate. Mostly I'm just having a lot of tachycardia (heart rate over 100), but I apparently also have a slight irregularity on my EKG that predisposes me to irregular rhythms. The episode I had last week was SVT which is when the heart beats very fast and causes those symptoms. There is a medication that can be given if I can't get out of the rhythm myself by relaxing, holding my breath, etc. Hopefully, everything else will come back as good (my echo looks fine), but I'm banned from exercise for now.
Good news is, I've only been to the gym twice since I found out I was pregnant. So, it really shouldn't be a problem. I'm just relieved that the cardiologist doesn't think that this condition will affect my baby or me. So, now I'm just hoping we can go awhile without any issues and just see the OB on a regular basis. Wouldn't it be nice???


  1. IT's been a while since I've visited your blog. First let me say a HUGE congrats on your pregnancy! You guys have been through so much and I am so sincerely happy for you. I love your belly pictures too. ;) I am just getting started with our first IVF cycle. I never thought it would come to this. I will continue to keep you and your baby in my prayers for a healthy and happy 9 months.

  2. You look awesome! I am so happy for you being 15 weeks time really does go by so fast! So excited for you!!

  3. Loving the belly!! Glad your heart is okay :)

  4. Yay 15 WEEKS!!! Milestones are totally my focus these days too!!! :)

    LOVE the belly pic!!! You're SO CUTE!! :)

    Scary heart stuff! Hope that things chill out and that you stay healthy...and baby too!!!


  5. I was thinking the other day that you can utilize some of our favorite moves from PA school to help slow your heartbeat...Vagal Stimulation and Val Salva! :) Who would have thought that would come in handy?