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!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

26 weeks (and 2 days...)

I'm a little behind on my 26 week post and I missed my 25 week altogether, so let's play a little catch-up!

For some reason, my computer doesn't want to upload my 26 week photos from the memory card of my camera, so I'll show some pictures we had taken on the cruise instead! Aaron isn't known for being very photogenic so we had to buy several of the photos taken because he looked so good in them.

As for my pregnancy, I'm feeling terrific. No real complaints at this time. In fact, I'm kinda praying for swelling, discomfort, and misery at some point so that I'm ready for it to end when it's time. Right now, I'm just blissfully soaking in every single kick, wiggle, and rollover that I feel which seems to be constant these days. The baby is even starting to react when poked which I guess is sorta mean, but it's so cute!

Going to the childbirth class made this SO real. Walking into the Joyful Beginnings Center, knowing that in a few months I will be there delivering my baby is crazy!!! And it all hit me in that second that this baby will have to come out of there. Either by way of my cervix expanding to ridiculous sizes never meant to be reached, or by a large incision across my abdomen and through all of my layers of muscle and uterus.

Hmmm, those both sound like lots of fun. And it's not that I'm really all that worried about my pain as long as Gil enters this world safely, but I'd like to see a pain-free option in this. It's gonna suck and I can't turn back. Not that I would anyways, but a girl likes choices.

I had my OB visit today and everything is looking great. Since I had a little discharge the past couple of days, we did a pelvic this time and my cervix is still nicely closed and long. She thinks it's just normal discharge, I just usually don't have any. Belly is measuring perfectly and she was actually pleased with my weight gain.

I now go in every 2 weeks for check-ups which is crazy!!! I see the high-risk doc again in 4 weeks for my 30-week growth scan to see if we need to contact the Guinness Book of World Records for largest baby ever to come through a hole the size of a pea. :)

Oh, and I now have the darkest nipples you've ever seen in your life and my linea nigra has begun to appear. Unfortunately it's kinda crooked so it makes the belly look a little lop-sided. And Aaron keeps saying it's hair, which it is NOT!!! But, no hemorrhoids or stretch marks (yet)!


  1. Gorgeous pictures of you guys!!!
    Until you just said hemmroids, I had completely forgotten that it was a possibility! That's one I don't want...but I'll take if it gets the job done.
    They say our nipples get dark so the baby can see the contrast better and know to latch on to. Nature is amazing, huh?

  2. what nice pics and your belly bump is just precious!

    glad to hear you've been feeling good. Me too! I keep waiting for the things others complain about to start, but thankfully free of that for now.

  3. You guys look great! It's been nearly one year since I had all the layers of my abdomen cut wide open and you know what? You forget in an instant just how horribly it hurt. I am so happy this will be a pain you get to experience!

  4. You guys look fabulous! Love all of the pictures. Can't believe you are starting your every 2 week appointments already!!!

  5. Great pics!! Love that you're feeling great and enjoying it!! xox