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 27, 2010

9th Month: In the Home Stretch

Gil and I have made it to the 9th month of pregnancy! It's a wonderful feeling to know that even if this baby made an appearance today, things will be okay. We're just working on plumping up from here on out (both of us!) We've gained 28 pounds now, so we're still a little under the 150 mark. I'm still feeling pretty bummed that this pregnancy will be ending soon and I feel really good overall. The half-days have restored my sense of well-being and I'm still enjoying pregnancy. *Proving all of those mean women wrong who have been saying all along, "just wait until the end of your pregnancy." Hard to tell for sure, but I feel like the baby is starting to drop. This child has moved around so frequently throughout this pregnancy that my belly shape is different from day to day and I'm never quite sure if I'm carrying high or low because it depends on the day. I feel more pressure down really low now though and I have a lot of space between my bump and my knockers. :)
I've had a stupid cold since Friday that I can't shake. Being sick makes me ridiculously whiny and emotional, especially right now since I feel like I'm not getting to fully savor my time with Gil. Sounds stupid, right? I didn't say I was logical during illness either. I get sick so rarely that I'm terrible at it. Gil seems to feel fine though and is still rolling around in there and attempting to poke appendages out through my stomach. Probably just enjoying how much sleep I'm getting...
I see the doctor again on Thursday, so we'll see how things go. I'm going to start taking my bags with me this week just in case I need them. So amazing that we have went from a tiny little gestational sac to a fully developed baby that is soon going to be here! I really thought fear would set in by now about labor and delivery, but it's not at all. Of course I worry that the baby will get here safely, but I'm not concerned about my own pain or what happens. We're just so ready to welcome this baby into our family!


  1. I always look forward to your new posts! I'm so excited for you and Aaron in this last month and how soon baby Gil will be here! I'm probably just as exctited to find out boy or girl and am even more happy that you'll be close by my work so I can come visit when Gil arrives (that is if you want visitors - totally understand if you don't). On that note, if you need me to make food runs or anything I can - I may even bring you Nacho Mountain from Childrens. :) Happy last month of pregnancy!

  2. I am getting so anxious for you! Can't wait to see if it is a she or a he!:)

  3. So glad that the dreaded "August" pregnancy woes have not gotten the best of you! You definitely have proven all the stories wrong! What a trooper! Hope you get to feeling better soon! Miss you guys!

  4. p.s. You better call/text/send smoke signals the second anything happens no matter what time! Can't wait! Still have my fingers crossed for before August 16th!!!

  5. Wow, I can't believe you are so close to your due date already!! It seems like it was just yesterday that you were announcing your pregnancy!
    I hope you feel better soon. When I was pregnant with Hayley I had a nasty cold and was miserable for about a week before I decided tylenol cold and sinus was safe to take.
    Can't wait to see pictures of your little one!!!!

  6. So glad you're doing well!! I have to admit I'm pretty miserable much of the day do it's good to know it doesn't have to be this way. What a relief to know that baby will be ok if he/she decides to pop out early...really makes the rest of the journey a joy...not like it wasn't already!

  7. You do look like you are carrying just a bit lower than your last pic! Can't believe you are 36 weeks already!!!!!

  8. I agree that it looks like baby is dropping. Enjoy your last month! If you're like me, you'll miss your belly for a while, but eventually you'll forget how much you miss it because you're too busy loving every second with your baby! (Oh, who am I kidding? I still kinda miss it!) Can't wait to find out what s/he is!