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!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

33 weeks

We have officially entered the "my-body-may-be-trying-to-kill-me" phase. That's maybe a little bit dramatic, but pregnancy is definitely starting to hurt at times. I'm supposed to sleep on my left side but I can't breathe when I'm on that side. And I figure it doesn't really matter if the blood flow is better if I don't get oxygen to my lungs. So I try my right side, but that hip and outer thigh hurt really badly when I put pressure on them (I guess my extra 25 pounds is too much for them to hold). My tummy is out for obvious reasons, so I end up on my back. I know, shame on me.

But guess what? I don't sleep very good there either. What is up with this leg pain??? And is anyone else having pelvic bone pain? Mine feel like they are trying to rip themselves apart, and I'm quite sure they are succeeding. It's almost like they are both the plus side of the magnet and are fighting to separate. OUCH.

I still have more energy than I probably expected to have which is a bit of a problem because I do more than I should at times. Especially since nesting kicked in this weekend. Suddenly, I feel like everything needs to be in perfect order before baby comes. Which is sneaking up on us! I've been reading to the baby every day in the nursery and I almost always get lots of kicks and wiggles when I read. The fav so far is Dr. Seuss, which means my baby is a literary genius... :)

The turkey timer (aka: belly button) is on the verge of popping out. My linea nigra hasn't really gotten any darker since it first showed up and my appendix scar (on my lower right side) hasn't gotten nearly as gnarly as I thought it might. Who knows how my ovarian drilling scars look since they are on the far side of the mountain...

Nursery is officially done. We just have to buy gender specific clothing when Gil shows us the goods on D-day. Oh, and if you thought my above complaints mean that I'm tired of pregnancy, forget it! I still love and cherish every single second of this. I'm struggling to remember every little feeling and emotion. But the part of me wanting to meet Gil and see that perfect little face is gaining ground. I'm ready to be a mommy. And I can't wait to see Aaron as a dad. He so meticulously worked on getting the nursery together so it would be just right for our baby. We are sure going to love Gil!!!

Me reading in our super soft recliner we decided on. It ended up only being $80 since we had a VISA giftcard and I made Mathis Brothers do a price-match to bring the price down.

The crib. A piece of furniture I never really imagined we'd ever have in our home. Little Gil's name will be above it in cute letters once we know if it's a boy or a girl. We didn't do bumper pads for safety reasons. All of the pediatricians I work with told me not to ever use them, so we won't. And the boppy will be coming out, it's just hanging out in there for now.

Our changing table with wipe warmer, diaper genie and basket of changing necessities. This is where all the fun will happen. :)

Aaron worked really hard getting those monkeys up there just right.

It seems like this is all becoming so much more real now. I can almost imagine us bringing a baby home from the hospital...


  1. Love the nursery, I had the same pelvic bone pain from week 32-34, when she was still loose down there and wiggling her way in position. Now that she is stuck (35 weeks) I don´t have as much pain during night and sleep better. But during the day it is hell in stead, feels like I have a bowling ball down there pressing on my lady bits.

  2. I totally feel ya on the pain. I think the hip pain is probably your body starting to relax your hips so they can spread for the "miwacle of wabor." Sorry...Baby Mama quote.

    Anyways, LOVEEEE the nursery. SO cute and your recliner looks so inviting. Can't believe you are 33 weeks already!

  3. It is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! That chair looks AH-Mazing!!!! Only a little bit longer now.....YAY!!!!

  4. I love the nursery! It is really cute! I can't wait till we get ours together. We're in the painting process now so hopefully not too much longer. Can't wait to see you this weekend!

  5. You nursery is soooo cute! My hips have been fine but while I sleep something pops out in my back and moving when I wake up is TORTURE! Luckily once I get up and get moving it settles back into being normal.

    HAPPY WEEK 33!! :)

  6. I too have had hip and pelvic pain. The hip pain is slowly going away with a few visits to the chiropractor and a prenatal massage (heaven). The pelvic pain, however, is not and like someone above said, feels like a bowling ball pressing on my lady bits. I have had this since about 32 weeks - I'm 36 as of yesterday!

    Nursery is super cute! Been following your blog for awhile, can't wait to find out what you are having and what the name is!

  7. You guys did amazing with the nursery! I love it! Baby Gil will love it even more! Sorry you're feeling kinda yuck! Baby Gil's just getting your body all situated to have a super easy delivery!

  8. Okay, first of all you look FABULOUS. No, seriously, how are you 33 weeks?! Your belly is so cute. I felt like a beached whale by 17 weeks lol. And the nursery is so beautiful. It's obvious how much time and thought was put into it. The recliner looks so comfortable, too.

    I can't believe you're only 7 weeks away from meeting your little one!!

  9. The nursery is absolutely adorable!! I love the rocker - and the monkeys!
    Just curious - why are bumper bads bad?

  10. love the nursery! and totally hear you on loving pregnancy but getting impatient to meet your little one. I feel the same way.

    Ps: where is the bookshelf from? I love it!

  11. Love the nursery! ;) And thank you soo so much for your sweet comment on my blog. Made me feel better and less...alone. :)

  12. Thanks for your comment! You look great (makes me miss my tummy!) and your nursery is adorable. I look forward to finding out what you're having! Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy!

  13. yOu look amazing and the nursery is so adorable. You guys did a great job. You are so close to the end!!!