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 30, 2010

32 weeks

The countdown to popping this baby out is really hitting home recently. I'm due in less than 8 weeks, but I'll be full-term in under 5! With every passing week, I feel a greater amount of relief that my baby will be born healthy. I also feel a little more anxiety about being a mom, sadness about the baby not being in my tummy anymore, and eagerness to meet the little tater tot.

I still feel pretty good. The fatigue got better this week, so I'm not sure I wasn't a little under the weather last week. I'm sleeping better right now, mainly because I'm taking a stronger reflux med now. Thank you protonix!!! My esophagus is appreciative of the milder environment and I can actually eat food with spice again!

Here's what the abs are up to at this point:

I can't believe that this grows so much every week still!
Three of our good friends threw us a shower on Sunday, which was so much fun! It was co-ed, which was great since we have so many guy friends that I wanted to be included. We played the toilet paper around the stomach game and I couldn't believe how large most everyone thought I was. Almost everyone took way too much toilet paper, including my husband who took enough to wrap me up like a mummy...
These are my 3 hostesses. Mendy (far left) graduated vet school with Aaron and has been his best friend for 8 years now. They were study buddies all through school and she's the only person he ever talks to on the phone. Why couldn't he pick an ugly friend? Emily (middle) went to undergrad with us at OSU and she and her husband have been our best friends for a LONG time. They're our travel companions. Her husband also went to vet school with Aaron. The far right is Sarah, and she has been my best friend for 24 years. We met in kindergarden and have been close ever since. (Looks like I only like blondes...)
The nursery has really come together wonderfully thanks to all of our amazing friends and family who have showered us with gifts! We love that room and I can't wait to bring little Gil home to see it.


  1. You look adorable! WOWWWWW it's almost time!! :)

  2. You look fantastic! I'm glad you had such a great baby shower, too!

  3. You've had such wonderful showers! I LOVE your shirt in the pictures of this one. So glad it was a blast... enjoy the last few weeks!!!

  4. Isn't it amazing how much love and generosity people show you? I mean I knew we had friends and family but I'm just astounded by the stuff that keeps coming in. We feel so grateful to have these people in our lives and I know you are too.

    You look adorable - as always!!!
    Happy 32 weeks!! (it's coming up so soon - ah!!)

  5. Your shower sounds and looks like it went great. I'm glad it was such a good one :)

    You look adorable in these pics. Seriously your all baby. I love it.

    I posted a post that I think is something you could answer. I'm pretty sure it involves something you had done if I remember correctly. You might check it out if you have a second.

  6. You still look amazing, as usual... Hope you are feeling well... When is your last day at work?? I want to come see you... You are getting so close... My the time sure has flown by...