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 10, 2010

16 weeks..

I'm 16 weeks now which is crazy. I feel like time is finally moving again and we're getting somewhere. I also feel like my belly ballooned this week. One morning I woke up and thought, where did this bump come from??? It's too heavy to sleep on my back now and of course my tummy is out of the question. And my body pillow has become a necessity.

Showing off my very sexy maternity jeans here with the secret fit full panel belly. I really can't figure out who decided that jeans needed buttons and zippers that actually do something. Elastic is where it's at.
My books say I'm producing colostrum (1st breast milk) as of this week which is kinda weird. My boobs feel a lot heavier this week, so I guess I believe it. Does this mean they can start leaking? One of my friends says she never leaked before her baby was born. I'm hoping not to start lactating pre-baby. :)
Also, I know quickening (feeling movement) can start around now. I don't think I've felt anything yet, although I had two quick flutters last week. When did you all start feeling your baby move? I'm really eager for this so I'm hoping it's sooner rather than later.


  1. Congratulations! You have a very nice "baby bump". Thanks for sharing the pics.

  2. Look at that precious belly!!!
    Aren't maternity jeans the best?
    I love your posts because you're one week ahead of me, so I get to see what I can look forward to.
    I think maybe I've felt a couple flutters, but I can't say for sure that it was the baby - definitely somethng I've never felt before though...
    When are you going to start registering for gifts? Seems way too early, but time is flying!

  3. So cute! Your bump looks perfect! I can't wait to feel the first little flutters!!! Hope you get to feel them soon!

  4. Yeah, belly! You look great! I first felt my little guy move around 17 or 18 weeks... by week 22 Hubby could feel him, too!

  5. OOOH, you have popped out, my friend! You look adorable!

  6. Pop!! Your belly is precious!!!!

    I felt my first flutters (or at least I'm pretty sure they were my baby) around 14 weeks, but then a lot of time went by before I felt it again. I feel it now almost every day....hopefully you get that wonderful sensation soon!!!

    I read that too about collostrum but I have yet to notice a real difference in my boobs other than their increasing size. I also know a lot of other mamas that didn't have any milk until after baby was born.

    So happy you feel great these days!!! Oh, and you're damn straight that jeans should never have had zippers and buttons in the first place!! Maternity jeans are heavenly!!! :)

  7. I had to look back to remember - but I too felt my first "flutter" of Mr. Danger around 16 weeks. For me it was a "did I just feel what I think I just felt?" moment. You're looking great Amber...keep up that good baby-makin' work!

  8. maternity jeans are AWESOME! i didnt feel my baby move until 21 weeks. good luck!

  9. girl, you look just adorable. Don't you just love the secret panel pants. I had a pair of jeans for the gap that had the secret panel in them. I loved them.

    How exciting you think you felt quickening. Trust me, even if you don't feel it again for a week. Sooner or later it will start happening so much stronger there will be no mistaking. Its such an amazing feeling.

    I'm glad your doing good.
    Oh and for sleep, what worked for me was a body pillow on one side and the c-shaped pregnancy pillow on the other side. My poor hubby nearly fell off the bed every night.

    I hope your sleeping gets more comfortable.

  10. You've either been drinking a whole lot of beer, or that belly is really starting to grow.

  11. You look fantastic! What an adorable pregnant belly! =) You will also love when you first start feeling your baby move ... it's so cool. It feels tickly/fluttery like a little butterfly. I got the impression that they were rolling over in there.

  12. ADORABLE belly. Aren't those stretchy topped jeans THE BEST?! I may never go back :)

    I "popped" around 15 or 16 weeks too. Now I'm 19 weeks and publicly pregnant! So, so fun.