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!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Random Thoughts...

I want to thank my friend, Vicki, for making me this adorable shirt!!! I had actually bought materials to make my own this weekend and hadn't gotten around to it. I'm glad I didn't because she did a much better job than I would have and this shirt is SO soft. (Plus it's stretchy, which is a must-have with this rapid growth.)I went to lunch with my friends from PA school today and it's really excititing because 4 out of 7 are pregnant right now. We're all really close together (from 14-28 weeks along) so we'll have a great play-group with our little ones!

Next, the back pain is still pretty bad. It's better when I'm lying down, but never goes away. Even after a weekend of doing little, it hurts about the same. Thank you, Catie, for giving me hope that it could actually go away before this pregnancy is over. Aches and pains annoy me because I don't like anything to take away from bonding with this baby! But I've gotten to feel lots of movement this weekend, so it's all worth it!!!

Last, but certainly not least, I want to say a couple of things about one of my fellow bloggers. Her name is Sonya at On (In)fertile Ground. She is currently 24 weeks pregnant with quads and has the most positive spirit of anyone I've ever met. Obviously it is a high-risk pregnancy, yet she has faced it with the most determined and hopeful attitude. She is truly an inspiration to those dealing with infertility and pregnancy in general.

She is on full bed-rest and has been for 5 weeks now, which is difficult enough in itself. But to endure the physical and emotional stress that she has been given is quite a task. Yet, she always finds time to post sweet comments on my blog as well as others. I find it so incredibly thoughtful that someone going through so much would take the time to reach out to others and offer encouragement. Plus, you all need to check out the pictures of her adorable belly. This girl rocks a belly full of babies better than I've ever imagined!

Her babies have reached the "viable" point and each day they grow stronger and healthier. Sonya, I just think the world of you and pray continuously for you and your sweet babies. Keep up the great work!


  1. Adorable shirt and adorable YOU! Could you be any cuter? Seriously.
    Sorry about the aches and pains...that backpain sounds awful. I hope it goes away soon.

    I second your love and admiration of Sonya!! Is she remarkable or what? And you're right, she always takes the time to make thoughtful, meaningful comments and I know she follows a ton of blogs - how does she do it?

  2. Great post!! You look adorable and I love that shirt!! And right on with Sonja...She is a totaly rock star!!!!!

  3. Love the shirt! Sorry to hear about the back pain. I am right there with ya!

    And you are totally right about Sonja. She is amazing!

  4. That shirt is pretty adorable - and I'm impressed that all the weight has gone straight out front! If not for the shadows, you almost wouldn't look pregnant from the front. And you're right, Sonja is a kind and brave soul.

  5. Prayers for Sonja and her babies. I'll have to go check our her blog.

    That pic of you in your new shirt is too cute. That was sweet of your friend to make that for you.:)