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, July 29, 2010

36 week check-up

We went to the doctor's office today for my weekly follow-up. My body is still hanging in there- trace protein in the urine (been there for many weeks), blood pressure was 122/78 (highest it has been, but still okay), and my belly is measuring a couple of weeks ahead (way to grow, Gil). Baby's heartrate was in the 130's, and is definitely head down.

Seems like the doctor is actually trying to kill me when he checks fetal position and measure my fundal height. I was pretty sure the baby was going to just shoot out from all the pressure. Which I feel a lot when I'm walking nowdays- kind of like a bowling ball trying to fall out of your hoo-hah. He doesn't do cervical checks until 38 weeks, which is really alright with me. It doesn't really matter in the scheme of things, and certainly doesn't feel good!

Last night, I had quite a few painful contractions and some menstrual like cramping. At one point, I was questioning how bad it had to get before I did something about it. But then I fell asleep and it was better. Why did no one explain to me before now that there are lots of different pains one might feel in late pregnancy? And most are just fine, nothing to worry about.

The doc asked me today if I planned on an epidural to which I answered, "of course", and then went on to tell me the different things to watch for (bleeding, pain every 5 minutes, water breaking) that means I need to page him. It's crazy because he actually thinks I'm going to have a baby and that it could theoretically happen any time. After so many tears shed and pain endured over the past 2 years, I have trouble wrapping my mind around the fact that a tiny, perfect baby will be in my arms in the next month...

Oh, and the OB told me today, "Amber, you look really pregnant!" Great to hear from a guy that sees pregnant girls all day. :)


  1. Haha!! Isn't is CRAZY? These doctors think we are going to have actual BABIES soon!! It's starting to sink in, huh??

    Painful contractions (and other non-labor ones) are remedied by water, water, water. Which then makes you pee alllll night. But those painful ones are worries unless they become closer together and more intense.

    I measured at 39 weeks today! Yikes! They're scheduling a c-section...see my post soon. Oh well. We just want her here.

    Enjoy this time of wondering when it will actually be!! So exciting =)

  2. Yay!! We're getting so close. I totally understand how it's hard to wrap your mind around the fact that our babies could come any day. So exciting!

  3. really is coming soon!! I hope your check-ups continue to go well!! XOX

  4. Yay for 36 weeks. I'm with you also...doesn't seem real that we will be bringing babies home soon! Hope the pains are too bad. When your doc asked about the epidural did you tell them you personally selected your anesthesiologist too for it? Have a great weekend and Happy Birhtday!!! :)

  5. I am so with you on the whole late-pregnancy-aches-and-pains thing. It seems non-stop for me...which makes it harder to keep perspective on the miracle about to take place. I'm just trying to survive! Glad to hear you are well and getting geared up for Gil!!!!!