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!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Birth Plan

In childbirth class this week, our instructor told us that the more detailed the birth plan someone has, the more likely they will have a c-section. Which I've seen to be true during rotations. You've got the girl who has this perfect birth all planned out in great detail who is doomed to have the worst experience ever.

Aaron and I, on the other hand, have a simple birth plan. It is two-parts. The first I came up with and the second he added.

1.) Give birth via whatever means necessary to a healthy baby.
2.) Complete step 1 in a hospital.

If we can accomplish those 2 steps, we will be ecstatic. Our hospital has a 40% caesarean rate. Okay. I'm not one of those who wants to struggle towards a vaginal delivery no matter what. If doc gets the slightest feeling that things are headed south, I want this baby out quickly. And I know there are lots of opinions on this, but the caesareans I assisted on were many times a lot less scary and painful than the vaginal deliveries.

My very worst fear is that I will have to be induced at 42 weeks after suffering through the hottest summer ever, labor painfully for 48 hours with an epidural that is not effective, and then end up with a c-section. But if that's what it takes for my baby Gil to make a grand entrance, so be it.

My showers are coming up so I'm sure I'll get loaded up with all of the most horrific birth stories possible. Why women do this to each other, I'll never understand...


  1. Hi Amber! We are due in four weeks and our birth plan is the same as yours. To give birth via whatever means necessary to have a healthy baby and have it in a hospital. Geoff and I just want a healthy baby girl and I don't care how I give birth as long as she comes out healthy and ready for lots of cuddles and love! I hope you have some wonderful baby showers we loved ours they were so much fun!

  2. Your birth plan reminds me of my cousin's "mission statement" for his wedding.
    1) get married
    2) have fun
    nice and easy.

  3. People DO like to scare the crap out of you, don't they? Why is that?
    I love your approach - go with the flow. It'll work out beautifully. For us, a c-section means I get 2 more weeks home with her, so I wouldn't mind it one bit except for the fact that I don't want her going into distress so that she can come out that way...
    Showers coming up! Fun fun fun!!!!

  4. First of all, you know I think you are hilarious, but now I think you are smart as all get out too! You have saved me from writing on this subject, as I can now direct all my blog readers to your post! I couldn't agree with you more on this subject...go with the flow, be healthy, keep baby healthy, and do it all in a hospital!!

    So exciting about your showers...hope Gil continues to treat you well!

  5. Yeah Ive heard that no birth the best birth plan :) Something like arrives a medical facility...that's all you can really hope for! :)

  6. Love the birth plan, short, simple, and to the point. My c-section was awesome and I highly recommend them.

  7. I was bummed when I was told to head straight to the hospital for my c-section because I actually wanted to experience labor. However, in hindsight c-section with no laboring is totally the way to go. My recovery was so fast, I was preg checking cows within 3 weeks afterwards. Adam agrees except next time he wants it scheduled so he doesn't have to make the mad dash!

  8. Sounds like a perfect birth plan!!! Healthy baby in a hospital. Period!! I'm with you!!!! :)