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, August 3, 2010


Dear Gil,
You and I have accomplished a full 37 weeks with you in utero!!! There were many days over the past 2 years that I doubted that I could ever be in the wonderful situation I am in now. Looking back over it all, I would do it a million times again in order to have you in my belly. My love for you is unlike anything I have ever experienced and I truly did not know that I could love someone so much without ever having laid eyes on you. (Except on ultrasound.) I would do anything to keep you safe and happy, and I am so in love with you already.

We're getting rather huge these days even though I still feel good. I'm a little fearful that you're setting records in there with the way you're growing! You still kick and wiggle and roll around, and it still makes me happier than anything in this world. I just want the rest of the world to stop when you move, so I can fully concentrate on it without distraction. Sometimes I just want to keep you in there forever so I can always be with you and feel that you are safe and comfortable.

The family is REALLY anxious for you to get here, and people are starting to suggest that I do ridiculous things to induce labor, such as drink castor oil. We really don't want a big nasty case of diarrhea at this point, so I'm going to pass and let you come when you're ready. And to be honest, I'm in no rush to evict you. You've been an amazing "roommate" and I will miss having you so close. Of course, I can't even imagine how incredible it will be to hold you and kiss you!

Let's take a look at what you've done to your momma's belly this week:

People keep saying they can't tell I'm pregnant from behind, so I had to have a picture for proof. My normally voluptuous rear-end doesn't look as big right now in comparison to the curvy belly, but otherwise I guess it isn't too bad! Your daddy and I put our house on the OKC pond tour a couple of weeks ago and here are some pictures from that. We don't normally color-coordinate our clothes, so don't worry that your parents are complete dorks! (Even though we are science nerds...)
I love this picture because my belly is humongous!!!! You were really poking yourself out there for this one. :)

Your arrival could be anyday now and we are beyond ecstatic about it. It's all I think about all the time, and I get teary-eyed just thinking about meeting you. You have so many people who are going to love you so incredibly much, and have been waiting for so long for you to come into our lives. Thanks for being such a good, little fetus and thanks in advance for sleeping through the night, never throwing temper-tantrums, and limiting your pooping to convenient times and places. :)


  1. Looking good! Happy Full Term! I love that you said "your parents aren't complete dorks"....I wonder how long until our child will realize that not only are we dorky, but also weird / nerdy / etc etc. LOL.

  2. I loved this entry!! You're so happy and so in love with your little one! =)

    Congrats on being full term!!! YAY!

  3. Congrats Momma! I'm "full" term too! Looking at your belly makes me think of precious, so beautiful and perfect!

    Not too much longer until sweet Gil is here!

  4. Funny, my normally voluptuous but is looking increasingly voluptuous these days! You're looking good and it really is amazing that your little one could come anytime in the next month!

  5. I can't believe it!!! He/she is fully cooked and ready to go and aside from a pretty big day of labor and delivery, you've made it to the finish line!!! Congratulations!

  6. Your are so sweet!!! I LOVE your pond too!! I really relate to your words. This is such a special time and you do such a good job capturing it in your writing!! XOX

  7. So sweet! I can not wait to find out pink or blue and see his/her face! I can only imagine how you are feeling!

  8. AHHHHHH! YAY! You did it! So excited you, your hubby and baby gil! Cant wait to see pics :) Good luck girl!

  9. Congratulations Show off!! ha! ha! I am so happy for you all and can't wait to meet little Gil. Please don't have the baby while I am gone. So excited you are done with work. Let me know when you want the girls and I to meet you for lunch. You look gorgeous by the way! Mendy