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, April 6, 2010

20 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let's be honest here... I never, ever dreamed that I'd be writing a 20-week-post. Even 10 weeks ago, this seemed like a crazy goal. But yet here I am... and I'm thrilled about it! So forgive me for posting a photo shoot of my enlarging belly and almost bragging about the fact that I'm pregnant. I'm just kinda shocked to be here and I'm so appreciative that I am. This belly signifies everything that I've worked so hard for over the past 2 years. It erases so many of the tears and replaces them with joy.

The road we took to get here will forever be a huge part of who I am and who I will be as a mother. And it has made me cherish every single second of this pregnancy. Who knows if I will ever be given this opportunity again? I'm going to soak this up as much as possible!

So, without further ado, here's my naked belly in all its ever-enlarging glory.

Gosh, I just wish I'd start to show... :)

I had to switch to a new tank top this week due to the fact that the old one will no longer meet up with my shorts. Kinda trashy if I do say so myself.

This is my Where's Waldo top, as Aaron likes to call it. I told him I think he's just jealous because I get to carry Baby Gil and he doesn't. :)

This is Gil's first Easter picture. Doesn't he/she look adorable???
By the way, I was asked recently in my comments about where we came up with the nickname Gil. Our infertility doc has the first name Gilbert, so we only thought it fitting that while in utero we would call our sweet baby, Gil, in honor of the man who worked so hard to give us this amazing gift. He was the best doctor I've ever met and gave us the most incredible thing in the world!
Reflux is still kicking my butt, sleep is not all that easy for me since I always end up on my back no matter how many body pillows I wedge between, and I've gained 8 pounds so far. My lower back is starting to hurt when I've worked on my feet all day and I require a lot more rest than before. But those are such petty things compared to what's going on in there. And I've made it to the halfway-point!!!


  1. I am soooooo happy for you guys!!! I thought about you the other day when Me and Scott went to eat at Teds the other day. Seems like just yesterday when we went when i was pregnant with Alyssa!! You look so adorable! I can't wait to see your precious baby!!!

  2. You look so gorgeous!!! I love all your maternity clothes, especially the dress! Congrats on being half-way there!

  3. Congratulations! I stopped in on Mendy's blog and hopped over here b/c I remember you as a patient of Dr. H. I am a graduate of his also and have 2 babies and just found out I'm expecting our 3rd. We had the same surgery, so I hope you both have the same good fortune we have had. Sincerely, Deidre @

  4. Congratulations!!!! It's a HUGE milestone! And I can so relate to feeling like you never thought you'd make it this far - but you DID and that baby is just around the corner!
    Could you be any more adorable??? You look so perfectly pregnant!
    And by the way, I haven't felt another real kick yet - the last and only big one was Saturday...and quite honestly I feel like I'm not even feeling movement as much...I guess it can come and go, so don't feel frustrated - baby Gil will be kicking up a storm soon. =)

  5. Holy freakin crap!!! You are half way there! It seems like it is going so fast. I can't believe your belly button popped out already! You look so stinkin cute!!!

    You are right though...soak up every second of this! It is a precious gift!

  6. yay halfway!!!

    Your looking great. Your bump is seriously growing so much. I think its a boy. I keep going back and forth but it looks lower to me now that its really growing. Ahhh not knowing is crazy!!!! I bet you guys feel the same way. I'm proud of you for keeping strong and not finding out though. You look beautiful :)

  7. I just love your pictures! So excited to see you in a couple weeks - congrats on being on the downhill side of things! :) I'll bet the second half will fly by faster than the first so enjoy the ride!

  8. Ha! I knew you'd need a new picture-taking tank top! You look wonderfully round.

  9. Brag away. You deserve to be here :) I can't believe how cute your belly is!!!!! Congrats on the halfway point.

  10. your baby bump is super cute! i agree, 20 weeks is an amazing landmark and i'm so excited for you guys!

  11. You look fantastic, Mama! I can't believe you're already at 20 weeks. Halfway. Time flies, huh? People kept saying that to me, but I didn't believe it until right around 20 weeks. It goes by so quickly.

    Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

  12. YAY!! half way!!! You are as cute as a button!! so cute!!!! :) xoxo

  13. Yay for being halfway there! You look awesome!! I know what you mean our journey to get pregnant and stay pregnant is always with us and whenever I look down at my ever-increasing belly I feel so overly blessed. I am so excited and happy for you and your husband!

  14. You look like a little girl who stuck a basketball under your shirt! I mean that in the most nicest way possible, I promise it is a compliment! You look so young...pregnancy looks great on you!

    YAY for making it half way and I love the nickname!

    I just noticed you live in Ok. G will be in OK while he is away in the Army! I'm planing a trip to visit him! :)