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 27, 2010

23 weeks: This Baby is Definitely Growing

I really can't even believe that I'm 23 weeks pregnant. Actually, I still can't believe I'm pregnant. It still doesn't seem possible. Since I work with my OB/GYN, I can look up her schedule on my computer to check for my next appointment since I never write it down. It still takes my breath away every time I see my name on there in an OB-recheck slot. Seems like a huge scheduling error!

Yet, here I am. My belly is growing larger by the minute it seems! I've gained 12 pounds now, which is actually less than I anticipated. I'm shooting for less than 30 total, but we'll see how this never-ending appetite and swelling from the August heat affect me...

That, my friends, is the sexy belly that I'm about to be exposing in a bikini on a cruise ship in 11 days! You heard it right- I'm not buying maternity suits. Gil and I are proudly strutting our stuff in my pre-pregnancy bikinis. I've had to look at fat men in speedos at the beach all of these years, it's my turn to gross some people out. :)

Finally I have a body part that is actually curvier than my rear-end... And we're at the point now that I can use it as a tray to sit things on (my belly, not my butt). Comes in really handy at the movie theatre!

I had to include a front on view of the miracle that is my stomach. I can't believe how rounded it has become. But doesn't my button seem a little off-center here?
I'm feeling really good this week. It's the 1st time this pregnancy that I've actually had energy to do things, my reflux is under control, I'm sleeping better at times, and my bowels even started working on their own! Life is good.


  1. There is nothing gross about your perfect belly!! You will be adorable on that cruise in your bikini.
    23 weeks!!! How is it possible that so much time has gone by already?

  2. Looking good Amber! You'll have loads of fun on your cruise and you have every right to flaunt your Gil Belly! :)

  3. Flaunt that baby bump!!! It's perfect!!!! :)

  4. Your belly really is growing, and you look great.

  5. You will rock those bikinis! Enjoy the cruise!!!!

  6. How is it possible to have that much belly and still have a waist?? I'm very impressed with your rounded belly and I'm sure you'll turn many heads in your bikini!

  7. you look so cute amber! i love the belly shots! have so much fun on your cruise...hope it it totally refreshing!

  8. Lookin' good! I LOVE the idea of flaunting the belly in a real bikini. Let it all hang out, mama! I intend to do the same when summer comes. But unfortunately (for everyone else) I am ghostly white. Hope I don't blind people when the time comes.