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!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Stupid back pain

I was having excruciating back pain yesterday at work (I work on my feet all day) so I called my OB's office for suggestions to try over the weekend. Well, being on the cautious side, they were worried about it being a sign of premature labor so they had me come in immediately.

I left my patient's waiting for me after quickly explaining and headed 10 minutes away to our downtown office. While waiting for my ultrasound, it occurred to me that something could be wrong. And my heart nearly crumbled. It was all too familiar of a feeling that in just a few minutes, I could be hearing what I got so used to... Bad news.

And let's face it, I can't imagine losing this baby. It's hard to even type those words because it's so painful to think about. Gil is my whole world and everything I do all day centers around him. I try to sleep well so that he/she is rested, I eat good food so he/she is nourished, I work so that I may support him/her.

Good news is everything looks great. Gil is already up to 1 pound, 1 ounce which is nearly double what the weight was 3 weeks ago!!! Gil is measuring a full week ahead of schedule on all measurements and once again the tech had NO problem telling the gender so I had to look away. If I wanted to know the gender, this baby would keep those legs crossed. But not my secret baby!!!

Oh, and my amniotic fluid level is really good and my cervix is very long and tightly closed! SO, turns out I really do just have killer back pain that I'm going to deal with. Hopefully it doesn't get any worse... I had a hard time making it through work yesterday.

Of course they suggested tylenol but I still haven't taken any this pregnancy, so I'm not going to start now. My metformin is enough medication for one pregnancy! I am using the heating pad which helps a lot and trying to rest a lot this weekend. If Gil would just stop kicking and punching my spinal column, I might be okay! Who knew you could feel so incredibly wonderful and so terribly awful all at the same time???


  1. Wow Gil weighs almost as much as my quads at 24 weeks! What a big strong baby!! I am very glad that your appointment went so well, although I find it hilarious that Gil keeps trying to trick you into discovering his/her sex. =)

  2. I'm so glad everything is OK.
    Isn't the mind an annoying thing sometimes? I hate how mine always goes to bad news first. Although I'm sure you weren't thinking negative until they wanted you to rush in and then you're thinking "Hmm...they're worried, maybe I should be." They have to realize that we're extra-sensitive to that stuff and always add an "I'm sure it's nothing, but just come in anyway..." to help us relax.
    He/she is big, healthy baby! Yay! =)

  3. Glad everything's okay (aside for the back pain, that is). I wonder if massage or acupuncture or yoga might help?

  4. I just saw your comment, that's so sweet of you to say. I think if you saw me lugging my huge self to the bathroom and grumbling about it you might change your mind!! ;)

  5. I had pretty terrible back pain in my second trimester and figured I would have to deal with it for the remainder of my pregnancy. Interestingly enough, Jack adjusted his position and the end of my pregnancy was back pain free. So, other than being GIGANTIC I felt pretty good. Just wait and see what happens. This may only be temporary...and technically...even if it doesn't go away in the third trimester it's still temporary! And then someday Gil will be 13 and just a pain in your ass. : )

  6. that's so great that everything is ok with the baby.

    I know what you mean about the back pain- I had two excruciating weeks of it, which seems to have just vanished as of last week (knock on wood).

    Are you still on the Metformin? My Dr had me stop at 12 weeks. And as nervous as I was, he made a pretty solid case for how it doesn't help with anything once you're pregnant...? Thankfully everything's been fine so far, but all the conflicting reports online still made me wonder.