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!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

It's crazy how big I thought I was so many months ago. I'd stare at my barely poochy belly in the mirror and wonder how it could possibly get any bigger. Seemed impossible that I could get to the point I am now. In fact, I've actually had several people say that it looks painful. (It's not amazingly.) But for comparison, I thought I'd include a picture from when I was about 5 months pregnant and one taken this weekend. You might notice a little difference. :)

And what's really funny about it is I actually like my pregnant body best right now. I remember telling a friend that I would always look at my naked body in wonder before every shower and she told me that I wouldn't be doing that by the end. I still do it every time I change clothes. And I still think pregnancy is beautiful! Maybe it's because I spent $9,000 and 2 years to get to this point... I'm even proud of my ovarian drilling scars, which are currently hidden from me by the bump that they helped me get!

Lately I've been thinking back over this pregnancy and how it seems like it's lasted forever in some ways and how quickly it's passed in other ways. Kinda can't remember not being pregnant with Gil, and it's hard to imagine life without a baby in the belly. I am so thankful for the chance to experience this and hope that we will get to do this again. (As long as Gil isn't the spawn of Satan...)
Side note: Is anyone else starving??? Starting about a week ago, I became ravishingly hungry all the time. I will eat a huge meal and be searching desperately for a snack an hour later. And I'm not sure how anyone could survive on baked chicken and veggies at this point. My meals consist of heavy duty food that should keep me satisfied for the rest of the day. Instead it wears off after 30 minutes. I bought a bag of about 20 mangos today that should keep me preoccupied between meals!


  1. I'm so excited for you! Not long now before you have your little baby in your arms. You give us all so much hope :)

  2. I can't believe how huge my belly is getting, it cracks me up! All of this coming to an end is bitter sweet, though I think I'll be happier for it to be over than you - I'm envious of your outlook on it all and mostly wish she could come out NOW. Be happy you can eat big meals! I get so full so fast and have been feeling kinda sick lately. You realize it can happen ANY DAY now, right? Yay!!!!!

  3. You make me smile! Glad you love being pregnant so much! You definitely glow!

  4. I'm exactly the same way! I'm 39 weeks tomorrow and starting about two weeks ago, I could eat like a horse! I gained four pounds in one week! :P But, I am happiest with my preggo body now more than ever! Best of luck to you! Almost there!

  5. you echo so many of my own thoughts- I laugh at myself when I think of how I used to think I was so huge at 30 weeks :)

    I imagine our bellies will continue to amaze us in the coming weeks.

  6. I completely agree! THe body is an amazing thing. Just when you think it can't possibly get any does! You look beautiful though!

  7. Yup!! HUNGRY ALL THE TIME!!! I am too...I think it's just par for the course towards the end!! Your pictures are beautiful and so are your words of appreciation. I love your posts...they always make me smile!! XOX

  8. You look so cute! I have been thinking I have been eating a ton lately! I always think maybe it's because my body knows it's about to go into labor. :) A girl can wish.

  9. Amber you look great! I guess I haven't hit the hungry stage yet...I get snacky in the afternoon but it doesn't require a mission for grub at that very moment. I'd enjoy it though, there's no better excuse to eat however you want than right now! :)

  10. You and mangoes. :) I've gone through hungry spells this pregnancy too. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night for a snack. Lately, though, it's all about thirst. I drink and drink and drink (and wonder why I have to pee and pee and pee...)