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, August 19, 2010

Gil is staying put!

Aaron and I went to my weekly check-up this morning which went well! My cervix last week was 1 cm and 40% effaced. Today it was 2 cm and 70% effaced. She seemed really pleased with the progress. I was hoping for 100% and 3 cm, so it fell short of my goals... all these painful, random contractions are doing something though. And apparently my cervix is really low because the checks don't hurt at all. I wouldn't even call it uncomfortable, thankfully!

Gil's heartrate was in the low 120's and even upper teens today during the doppler, so she hooked me up to a non-stress test which was perfectly normal. Lots of movement and appropriate accelerations in heartrate. Still, she decided to send me downstairs for an ultrasound to check my amniotic fluid levels. (Have I mentioned that they are all super cautious with me because they're my co-workers and my history hasn't been great?)

Ultrasound went really well. Alan (our tech) showed us the kidneys, heart, bladder, parts of the brain, spinal cord, femur, abdomen, etc. Then we got a couple of great looks at the sweet little face. He pointed out how FAT the baby's cheeks are. I mean they are really FAT!!! Guess I've been feeding Gil just fine...

I asked if there was any hair (my biggest wish after the baby being healthy) and he could see pretty long hair in the back of the head. He can't tell about the rest because baby is too far into the pelvis at this point. So, I either get my baby with a good head of hair OR we have a baby with a mullet. Or possibly male-pattern baldness. Awesome...

And the real kicker... the estimated weight was 8 pounds, 3 ounces. YIKES!!! How do they think that will possibly come out? He did mention that it's plus or minus a pound. I don't like the sounds of plus a pound! You can do the math. TOO BIG for this girl. So, they all think it's more like the 7 pound range, but I guess we'll find out soon.

I go back on Monday which I know will be the day we start discussing Plan B on how we're going to get this very cozy baby to move out. And I'm kinda sad about it. Part of me wonders if my ovarian drilling will continue to restore my fertility or if my PCOS is going to win the battle again. I just can't stand the thought that I'll never be able to be pregnant again. But I guess I should just be really thankful for the past 9 months. And I am SO looking forward to kissing those chunky cheeks and brushing that rockin' mullet.

23 comments:

  1. Gil can only pull off the mullet if he's a boy...if it's baby girl Gil then I sure hope she's got long hair everywhere! :) Glad your appointment went well - thanks for the update and I'll be thinking of you for more progress on Monday. Gil may be very punctual in his/her arrival!

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  2. It looks like you've got some great progress! 2 cm is fantastic! Hopefully Gil (and his/her mullet) will make an appearance before Monday...

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  3. My daughter didn't have a mullet, but she definitely came out with a mohawk! haha. Hope you keep progressing!

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  4. Oh, the thought of chunky baby cheeks makes me want to reach through the computer and squeeze your big belly! 2 cm sounds great!

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  5. Hah, I sure hope there is a full head of mullet hair for you guys :)
    I'm glad the baby is good, the check didn't hurt and everything slowly moving along. Any day now, You never know.

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  6. So glad to find you during such a happy and exciting time! The idea of your baby having a mullet just cracks me up!!
    Happy ICLW

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  7. How exciting! That baby will come out when it feels like it ... hoping for a happy, healthy, and safe delivery for you.

    Happy ICLW!

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  8. Wow! We haven't heard from you in a couple of days so perhaps that means that Baby Gil is making his/her appearance?!? I can't wait to find out the sex! I'm a long-time lurker and I've been following your story since your big secret reveal! ICLW brought me out of the woodwork! :)

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  9. Congrats.

    ICLW
    #56 Miss Ruby
    http://www.themissruby.blogspot.com/

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  10. Happy ICLW! Congrats and hopefully baby is here or almost here! You had me cracking up about the mullet!

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  11. Happy ICLW! You're so close to the end... that's awesome! I hope and pray that your labour and delivery goes smoothly, and that your little Gil arrives soon!

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  12. Happy ICLW & congrats!! Aug 25th is my baby sister's bday...what a great day to be born!

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  13. Glad that things went well at your last appointment...hopefully things will continue to be okay! Happy ICLW!

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  14. A rockin' mullet. Love it. You could always shape it in to more of a flock of seagulls look. Really hoping you get to see that lovely baby super soon and even more that you'll get to experience this again without much difficulty.

    Happy ICLW!

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  15. Happy ICLW! So super excited for you! I hope you have a very smooth (and easy!) delivery and get to hold your baby close very soon. (Btw, I laughed out loud at the mullet comments!)

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  16. Wow, everything sounds great! I wish you the best with your delivery.

    ICLW #137

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  17. Love your blog and so excited about your upcoming arrival! Praying it is a wonderful birth! :D

    Happy IComLeavWe!
    <3MaryAnne

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  18. She can be here in any moment now. How exciting!!!
    Your story is very inspiring.
    Happy ICLW
    #127

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  19. I noticed you haven't blogged in a few days...Does that mean you are off having a baby?? I hope so! I can't wait to see pictures of your little one!

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  20. Happy ICLW - Good luck with the birth of your BIG baby - hpoe it's as painless as possible, but most of all that your baby arrives perfect and healthy with a great head of hair.

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  21. Reading about how you had success 2 months after your D&C is such a breath of fresh air! So many people say that they take months or that it happens in 3 weeks following. We're still waiting to get back on track. It's hard, but we're doing it. And trying to be patient along the way...

    ICLW

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  22. Happy ICLW!

    A baby with a mullet. That will be great! Good luck with the birth!!

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  23. Looks like you might be busy during ICLW!

    Congratulations!

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