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, July 14, 2010

34 weeks!!!

Here we are at 34 weeks!!! Hard to believe that Baby Gil will be full-term in 3 short weeks. I'm getting so eager to see what the baby looks like and if I have been incubating a boy or a girl all this time. Seems like a mother should know what she has growing inside of her, but I'll be real honest about my lack on intuition on this one. I always said boy from the beginning, but I'm almost starting to think girl now. Then I get confused and realize there will only be one way to find out! (I don't mean the chinese zodiac chart or a ring attached to a string).
I decided this week that I didn't feel like putting on my pink tank top because I was already in this outfit and it was good enough. It's not like you can't tell how big my belly is at this point in whatever I wear!
Swelling has commenced and I'm not a big fan. Yesterday afternoon my legs swelled up to my knees and it took several hours of elevating them last night before they were no longer painful. The heat is definitely full-force here now which I'm sure is what triggered it and standing on my feet all day is getting TOUGH.
I thought it was 37-38 weeks that it would get harder, but maybe August babies create different circumstances. So, I'll be off my feet as much as possible and definitely avoiding the outdoors! We are in the upper 90's right now, with a heat index of 200 it seems like. Pretty sure I need an oxygen tank to get indoors from my car. :)
My co-workers have officially begun to drive me bonkers. They all decided early on that this baby is a boy (only because another co-worker is having a girl) and loudly state that opinion every chance they get. Yesterday, they gave me a shower at lunch and I actually received several BOY outfits and one even made a BLUE blanket. Really, people? This baby is a surprise because we want it that way and you are making a 50-50 guess. And then acting like you just know because you are the baby gender expert and I'm lucky to have you around to ruin my surprise.
Movement at this point is different because the baby is getting a little squished. I can tell that the playground isn't nearly big enough anymore and sometimes it seems like Gil gets frustrated because my whole tummy shakes. I will miss this feeling so much when it's over and I'm trying to remember exactly how it feels! Everything is still going well overall if my cankles could just try to contain themselves and certain people around me could zip their lips! Gil is putting on the weight quickly at this point and probably weighs around 5 pounds!


  1. Oh the swelling!! That was me last week with the heat too. I've been sleeping with my feet up on a pillow and it makes all the difference in the world.

    Co-workers can be frustrating. You want to appreciate the shower but then they act like jack asses! Ugh.

    34 weeks!! Woo hoo!

  2. Why can't people respect that some of us don't want to know the sex before we give birth?

    Sorry the swelling has gotten so bad, stay indoors with the AC on and your feet up.

  3. Luckily blue can be unisex, so all that stuff will be useful either way. At my yoga class we do some poses where you lay on your back on the floor with your legs flat against the wall, feet towards the ceiling. The cool wall feels so good against your legs and it helps drain the blood nicely. Might help with the swelling?

  4. That is kind of rude of your co-workers. I'm sure you'll still get plenty of use out of the blue stuff though! I can't wait to find out of Gil is a girl or a boy! Yay for team green. It's been hard, but I think it is totally going to be worth it come delivery day!

  5. Congrats on 34 weeks!!! Swelling sucks, but it's small price to pay, right?! I can't believe you are so close to full term!

  6. I know what you mean abt the heat- I feel like two different people btwn when it's cooler and I'm still enjoying pregnancy, and when it gets hot and i turn into some sort of monster with all sorts of swelling and a foul mood.

    Thankfully it's been slightly cooler here recently, but I hear it'll be back in the high 90s next week :(

  7. I just caught up on all of your posts -- I've been kind of MIA recently with work and thinking I was about to go into labor (apparently not - ha!).

    First of all, I TOTALLY hear you on the swelling. It sucks. Even when I take the time to prop them up, they are still swollen. I sleep with them propped on two pillows (which is not terribly comfy while having to sleep on my side), and they are still sore in the morning. Alas, my doc says it's just the boon of being pregnant in the summer. The best thing I've found is propping them up with a bunch of pillows on the couch and putting frozen pees on my ankles. At least it feels better!

    Also, you're maternity photos are ADORABLE!!! I love the one of your husband kissing your belly, and of you both with the ultrasound. So great. I had no idea Target could do such a great job!

    And finally, your nursery is so perfect!!! I LOVE the color scheme and the details you've included. Your furniture is beautiful and your rocker looks incredibly comfy cozy. Love it all.

    You're getting so close!!!

  8. August and huge and pregnant are definitely not friends. I completely remember how horrible it can be. I'm sorry to hear your all swollen. Hopefully the weeks will pass quickly.

    And as for you co-workers. Tell them to just LEAVE IT ALONE. They can find out for sure in just a few short weeks.