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 22, 2010

Back on the heart monitor... :(

Saw the OB today and I reported what the cardiologist told me. I then tried to tell her that my heart has been acting a ton better since being put on part-time and that I didn't think we didn't to repeat the holter monitor as he has suggested. She proceeds to send me across the hall to our cardiology department to get one put on before I left the building, knowing that if she let me do it tomorrow at my clinic, it probably wouldn't ever get done.

So here I am... attached to this bulky, uncomfortable monitor for 24 more hours. Well, we're actually down to 17 hours and 15 minutes now. I at least talked them into letting me take it off at noon tomorrow when I get done seeing patients so that I don't have to drive it back to their office, I can drop it off at mine. The results will get sent to the cardiologist eventually and he will get around to reading them in the next couple of weeks. So the baby could potentially arrive before we even know the results. Which the results will be normal, because my heart is doing great this week...

I don't think this picture quite shows how large and bulky this monitor is, which is attached to a strap that goes over one of my shoulders. Like a seatbelt. Or you can wear it like a fanny pack if you don't have a giant belly like mine. :) Regardless, you are hooked up to four leads on your chest and belly and then those are taped down well enough that nothing can pull them off, and they all go into the monitor. Looks cool and feels even better!

As far as my appointment went, things are going well. Baby is measuring 37 weeks now, so we're 2 weeks ahead all of a sudden. Heartrate in the 140's. We didn't do my group B strep test today because we know I'm positive, and that I'll need antibiotics while in labor. I've had tons of fetal movement this week which is so reassuring, so we didn't do another non-stress test. Oh, and my ankles have decided to go M.I.A. for the remainder of my pregnancy I think. Definitely not going to do any auditions to be a foot model at this point!


  1. Awww hope your ticker is ok :) Those things suck, I had to wear one years ago and I thought I was going to go nuts.

  2. I think we need to see pictures of the MIA ankles. That's something that we need proof of! Sorry about strapping on Mr. Holter again. I'm sure it's much more uncomfortable since they belly is a bit bigger than last time. Hope noon time comes quick for you!

  3. I saw the title of your post and got worried! Thank goodness your heart is doing okay. It sucks you have to be on the monitor though. I had to do that back in high school to try an identify an arrhythmia and it really sucked.

    Glad baby is doing so well! =)

  4. Hang in there lovely lady, you're almost there.

  5. Good job Gil! You're already such an obedient boy growing so big! Feel free to come anytime (wink-wink) while Aunti Em has tons of time to play with you!

  6. I'm glad they're being cautious and taking good care of you, but that does sound like a pain...

    Girl! Don't stop now - we need to see the good, the bad AND the less-than-attractive =) Keep the pics coming. I'm even planning on finally putting up a belly pic just so that you guys can know how truly ugly my belly is. We don't judge =)