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!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Doc's appt

I went for my 2 week check yesterday afternoon at my OB's office. Blood pressure, urine, fetal heart tones, and my weight are still all doing well. My heart rate has been a little higher lately though and I have had several episodes of dizziness along with it recently. When I mentioned it, they decided I should see a cardiologist. I had a cardiac work-up early on, but they want me to see this guy in particular so he can review what I've had done. Plus, my symptoms have worsened, so they are being cautious.

My heart rate was in the 140's for about an hour yesterday and I was having a lot of skipped beats and irregular rhythm. I'd feel better if we just ensure that my little ticker isn't going to explode from the stress of labor!

They also put me on part-time (8-12) starting on Monday for my last 3 weeks. This will hopefully help a lot to make me feel better if I can get off my feet more. I feel like such a wimp that my body can't handle working full-time up until delivery, but the baby is the MOST important thing and nothing else matters in comparison.

I go in for weekly visits with the OB from here on out now, which is C-R-A-Z-Y. And I see the cardio on Wednesday, so we make it a double-header appointment this week. Fun stuff. All because I have a very special person that is getting close to making an appearance!


  1. woohoo for part time! we will have to play some! ohhh, i'm getting so excited for you guys! baby gil is almost here!!!

  2. so sorry to hear about your irregular heart beat. ask the doc about svt. it is when you have an extra av node. i had it when i was 23. hope you are ok. praying for you.

  3. I think going part time sounds lovely! Just think of all the naps you can have... and all the extra time for oohing and aahing over all the cute baby stuff... and all the doctor's appointments you'll be able to squeeze in. Hope everything is okay with your heart.

  4. I love that your doctors are being cautious in the name of healthy mom and baby. Good for them. Part-time will be awesome! Don't fight it!! When I read that you'd be part-time for the "last 3 weeks", I thought "but what about the rest of the time??" And then it hit me - oh. That's about all you've got left! Time is flying at warp speed. Are going to wake up at these babies' high school graduation and not know how we got there???

  5. Hope your doctor's appointment goes well - is there a chance they'll do something earlier for delivery depending on what he says? And Yay for part-time! Enjoy it!

  6. I can't believe you're almost there! Yay for half days! Let us know how your appointment with the cardiologist goes!

  7. Wow. I can't believe you are so close to the end!! Keep us posted on the cardiologist report!

  8. Yay part time!!! :) Hope the appt goes well! XOX

  9. I think it's great that you're being so proactive and cautious about your heart! And yay for part time work now!

    I can't believe baby gil is so close to coming now ... it's crazy and exciting and wonderful, isn't it? =)

  10. I hope your cardiologist appt goes I'm sure it will. Take it easy from here on out, it's gonna go by FAST!