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, March 30, 2010

19 weeks...

The weeks really seem to be moving quickly now! I'm savoring every second that I'm pregnant and actually feel like maybe I'll be sad when it's over. We worked so hard to get here and it really is the most amazing feeling in the world!

I've started gaining wait now. I'm steadily gaining 1 pound a week, so I'm up to 6 pounds total. I actually expected more at this point, so I'm thrilled with that. Especially since I'll probably accumulate 50 pounds of fluid in my ankles in July and August...

The tummy really popped out this week. It's crazy how certain weeks it changes SOOOO much. Aaron even noticed the difference when he took the picture. It's the first week that we were really surprised by the change.
Pretty much all of my patients now talk about me being pregnant because it's obvious in EVERYTHING I wear. I was using charts to cover my tummy, just to save the time of answering the same questions over and over, but it doesn't even help anymore! So now I walk in, say "yes I'm pregnant, due in August, not finding out the gender, it's our first baby, no names decided on. Now let's talk about you."

I'm feeling really good overall. I have killer heartburn that I'm encouraging with lots of spicy food. Sleeping is getting tougher by the minute and I wake up way more frequently than ever before. And suddenly I LOVE sleeping on my back that I'm supposed to avoid sleeping on...

Putting on my shoes is a little less easy and I'm having to modify yoga poses to allow for a bump. My appetite has been nothing short of amazing recently and I could easily win a food-eating competition right now. Especially if it was pickles or mangos!!!


  1. I wake up on my back several times a night... so frustrating! And, just wait, tying your shoes will just get harder!!

    Your belly is adorable!

  2. You're adorable!!! The only time I've ever wanted to sleep on my back was while I was preggo. My dr suggested putting a pillow behind me so I was never flat - it helped a lot. Heartburn = lots of hair!

  3. Cute belly!!! :) Wow pretty much halfway there! :) Are you nurse? Or dr? I love reading that you love being def shows in your blog. You don't really complain :)

  4. Your belly is adorable. I'm glad your doing good. I had heartburn also. I couldn't eat Chocolate or drink pop which was probably good.
    Also I slept on my back all the time and my doc said if I can't help it not to worry about it.

    How fun that your patients know. Enjoy the questions and the adoring smiles. Its so fun!

  5. I wonder how much longer that tank top is gonna fit? You're definitely growing!

  6. So now I walk in, say "yes I'm pregnant, due in August, not finding out the gender, it's our first baby, no names decided on. Now let's talk about you." HAHAHAHA...I LOVE THAT!!

    Your belly is getting cuter and cuter! You definitely look pregnant! I think the blog title should stay the same...your stork does need direction, lol!