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!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

24 weeks

I've made it to 24 weeks!!! This week was a huge goal of mine because it means our baby has a 50% chance of survival if born now. Obviously we are looking for many more weeks "in utero", but still a relief.

You're probably thinking that I will be posting nursery pics on here because I've been SOOO busy planning and decorating and buying. You would be SOOO wrong. I've done nothing. Zip. Nada. I don't know the safest car seat on the market, or what bedding I need for my child, I haven't even registered. In fact, the nursery is still currently a guest room. Sorry if I gave the Type A planners out there a heart attack.

It will be okay. After the cruise, we're going to get to work. We don't feel quite so much like it will be dooming this pregnancy now. Of course, lots of it will still have to wait until baby comes because we don't know if we're bringing home a son or daughter.

In great news, I overwhelmingly passed my glucose tolerance test. First of all, I loved the delicious sugary drink. It was like super hyped-up Kool-Aid. However, it made me feel like a trembling, dizzy pile of crap pretty much immediately. I thought my sugar must be high. Wrong... It was actually down to 29 at an hour. Which is really low. The goal is between 70-140. I thought I must have gotten an A+ with my super low number. Except my OB called and told me to never drink that stuff ever again. He was pretty freaked out by how much mine dropped. So, I'm NOT diabetic and I can continue to EAT!!!

Speaking of eating, let's have a little show and tell about my belly size:

My face isn't usually included in these pics, but apparently Aaron felt it necessary so you could compare my normal head size to my not-so-normal belly size. I personally think our clothes dryer has started to malfunction and is shrinking my clothes. I mean, really, look at that tank top. It used to be kinda big... If you're wondering what a belly like that weighs, 13 pounds would be the answer. And it feels heavy.

Aaron, Gil and I will be leaving for our cruise on Saturday and we are excited!!! This sexy belly is ready for some delicious cruise food and swimming!


  1. Yay 24 weeks! And what a lovely belly! Enjoy your cruise :)

  2. Look at you!!! You are my favorite bump I think.
    24 weeks!! Isn't it amazing??? My friend told me today that she has a friend who deliver at 21 weeks and the baby is thriving now at 25 weeks in the NICU! Not that we want that, but it's a relief to know that we're almost to the point where pre-term labor isn't the worst thing (knock on wood...OK, fake wood).
    Have FUN on your cruise!!! Enjoy every moment!

  3. Someone swallowed a basketball, lol, oh yeah, you are pregnant! You have one of the cutest bellies I have seen, and I see a lot at work! I wish I could be the one to do your gender scan. I was able to tell 2 people that it was a boy!

  4. Lookin' good! Oh, and after a few nitro pills my angina has subsided. Seriously, do I need to come to OKC while you're cruising to work on that baby room???

  5. Your belly is super cute friend! Love it! I can't believe your sugar dropped so test is in 2 weeks and that kind of freaks me out (even though I'm sure that is rare). I guess we'll see.

  6. Yay for passing your GTT!!!! You are looking SOOO cute!!!! You are absolutely glowing.

  7. So glad you passed your GTT and that you've made it to viability!!!! Have a great time on your cruise!! :)

  8. You look FANTASTIC! And go you for only gaining 13 pounds at this point... that's awesome! I've gained, ahem, quite a few more than that, but I'm loving my new size (even the rounder cheeks and bigger butt). Loving it for now. After the baby comes, I'm going to have some work to do.

    In other news, I think our dryers must have the same problem... even my maternity tank tops are feeling snug. They MUST be shrinking, right?

  9. Hey! Looking good, as always! Have a fabulous time on your cruise and eat a lot of good food (that I'm sure Gil will enjoy too!!). Can't wait to hear all about it!

  10. You are looking great! I hope you have a wonderful time on your cruise!! We took one back in January when I was 22 weeks. I am very glad we did! Enjoy!

  11. I'm at 23 wks and haven't done any buying for the baby yet either- I keep telling myself I have plenty of time :)

    Have a wonderful time on the cruise!

  12. I've never heard of someone who likes the orange sugar drink. That's hilarious! Enjoy your vacation.

  13. sorry I have been MIA - You look wonderful!