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, June 17, 2010

30 week scan!!!

We saw the high-risk specialist today for our 30 week growth scan. These visits always take about 2-3 hours with all the waiting, but it is SOOO worth it. First, the tech did her part of the ultrasound and Gil had his/her face buried into the wall of my uterus, so we couldn't get a good face shot. She did all the measurements which all looked perfect and even caught the baby taking "practice breaths" which she said is a great sign of a healthy baby.

The heartrate was 155 (highest it has been), baby is weighing in at a perfect 3 pounds, 6 ounces, and we are head down and ready to shoot through the birth canal in a painless and quick fashion.

After she finished her part, the doc came in who I absolutely love. He has the best bedside manner of anyone I've ever met. He checked all the essentials again: four-chamber heart, two kidneys, bladder, ventricles of the brain, etc. He even pointed out specific cardiac anatomy to me which I found fascinating! (I know I'm a science dork...)

But then he apparently became determined to get us a glimpse at that sweet little face because he worked my belly over in a series of not-so-pleasant maneuvers in order to get baby's face away from my uterus and smiling at the camera... I mean to tell you, this guy kneaded, pressed, pushed, shoved, and bullied my baby into a position that worked for the ultrasound.

It worked, and we even caught the baby yawning in this picture! It was the sweetest thing I've ever seen in my life. The picture kinda creeps me out to be quite honest, but to see it on the big screen monitor was breathtaking. Just pretend you can see the baby start and finish the yawn so it doesn't look so much like a goblin trying to frighten young children.
I thought this was a sweet one of the chubby little cheeks but my mischievious placenta makes it look like the top of the head is missing which also bothers me. I guess this is the reason that the ultrasound places tell you to do a 3D before 27-ish weeks. It's too tough after that...

Here's part of the crew that went with me today: me (with the shiny, round belly), Aaron, my best friends Emily and Sarah, Aaron's mom, and my mom is taking the picture. It's wonderful that Gil already has so many people who love him/her. We feel incredibly blessed (aka: "smothered") by all the attention that this little person gets! :)

Anyways, I just fell a little more irreversibly in love with this baby today. What a lucky girl I am to be picked to be this baby's momma. And it's really crazy that I'm actually thinking of myself as a mom... (not the minivan-driving, sweater vest-wearing, PTA-attending type though). Just a girl who is overwhelmed with love for a little perfect person.


  1. Thanks for sharing your day with me! And don't you worry, I have some super cool mommy outfits already picked out for you! =)

  2. Those pictures are AMAZING!!!! Your doc's office is good!!! I went to a 3D imaging place 3 times and didn't get such vivid and clear photos!! You'll cherish those forever I'm sure! So glad all is well and that you are SO happy!! What a fan club you have?!?!? (I'll admit I'm a little jelous as I'm going to my doc alone today. My hubby is sick so I told him that an OB's office is the last place he should be.) Have a great weekend!!! xox

  3. Wow! What awesome shots!!! Thanks for aknowledging that those 3D pics sometimes do look a little creepy!! I can imagine how precious it must have been to see him/her yawning with that perfect little mouth! Too sweet.
    I wonder if everyone gets a 30 weeks scan?? I happen to be going for one on Monday to get a better look at her heart since she was uncoopertative the other 2 times but I don't think another one is scheduled. I want one though! Jealous of you again...haha =)

  4. That is so exciting you got to see him/her again! I'm so jealous! :) I love that you got to see Gil exciting! He/she is getting so big!

  5. What a fun visit! Love the yawning picture!

  6. haha i always swore i would be on the PTA...i changed my mind...i'll just stick w/homeroom mom! haha