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, June 9, 2010

29 weeks

Hello 29 weeks. How in the world did I get here? Remember the early days when time was barely ticking by, I cried inconsolably for no other reason but fear, and we were praying to hear the heartbeat, then make it through the 1st trimester, then get to viability?

Of course I'm still scared to death and the thought of something going wrong at this point is heart-stoppingly painful. I was reminded of that this week when my OB told me I tested positive for group B strep. (We checked a vaginal culture early since I've got stupid discharge). For those who don't know, 20% of girls test positive for it and the big thing is that I will have to receive IV antibiotics during labor to reduce the risk of passing it on to my baby to 1 in 4,000.

Most of the time it causes no problems. But of course, one of the risks listed is possibility of stillbirth. That word stops me dead in my tracks. I can't even wrap my mind around something so terrible happening. And I know that the likelihood is that my baby will be fine. But I don't even like having a slightly increased risk. Let's face it, I'd do absolutely anything to ensure this baby's well-being. So, I know it will be fine, but I freaked out a bit!

My pink tank is M.I.A. at the moment and I can't blame it. I tried to put on the original striped tank top apparently thinking that somehow now it would fit again. Turns out, it still doesn't. In fact, it was fighting a losing battle to try to cover my belly and meet up with my shorts.I want to thank all of you for your kind comments on my last post. You all are too sweet!!! I really don't know what I would do without this incredible support system of amazing friends. I'm still feeling great and loving pregnancy. In fact, I'm sleeping the best ever, have more energy than before, and my heartburn is a little better. :)

I'm getting so excited to meet this little person that I have fallen so incredibly in love with. I just know that he or she is perfect already and that my life will soon be changed in such an amazing way!


  1. Geesh, time is flying by! You look so incredible, and it looks like the third tri is treating you REALLY well so far! I wish I could say the same! Thanks so much for your words of wisdom on my last post. I go to the peri tomorrow and I am on pins and needles - hoping for the best, but preparing myself for less than ideal news. Sorry to hear about the Group B strep, I know that even when they tell you that you shouldn't freak out, it's so hard after all we've been through.

  2. I have group B strep too! But mine was found in my throat which is why I was so sick last week. I assume that it means I carry it vaginally too. My doc said that they give antibiotics to everyone just to be safe and it should be no big deal, but it's still a worry, right?
    I'm so jealous that you feel so good. Appreciate every minute of sleep you get!
    As always, you look so beautifully pregnant =)

  3. Group B Strep is so common, and with the right treatment I am sure it won't make one tiny bit of difference to you or the baby; but I understand the nerves. Us IFers are easy to spook, after all!
    Your belly looks just wonderful!

  4. You just get cuter every week!! Sorry about the strep test...I'm sure everything will be fine, but I totally understand your alarm. xox

  5. YAY for 29 weeks! Time has really flown by! Before you know it you will have a beautiful little girl/boy in your arms.

    BTW- I think it is awesome that you are waiting until delivery to find out the sex! I think it is going to be such a magical moment when they say, "It's a _____!"

  6. Try not to stress too much about the strep. The docs will take GREAT care of you, and I'm sure a little antibiotics won't affect your labor at all.

    You look fantastic, pink tank or no :)

  7. Your belly button is looking absolutely adorable.