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!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Feeling a bit more thankful this year!!!

Thanksgiving 2009 could have been erased from the calendar for all I cared.  Same for Christmas.  We didn't even put up a tree last year because of my pitiful mood.  Why celebrate?  We had just spent our 2nd year trying to get pregnant with miserable results.  I'd had my ovarian drilling followed by unexpected hospitalization for a uterine infection.  Aaron had his varicocelectomy.  Our RE was beginning to recommend using donor "goods" since ours seemed so flawed.  Our awesome BFP turned into a nightmare when our baby failed to develop.  That was followed by a D&C.

I dreaded the holidays last year.  I had to put on that stupid fake smile and wipe away my tears so the family would think things were fine.  When the video camera came out and my mother-in-law asked what everyone was thankful for, I wanted to throw it through a window.  When I found out about several unplanned pregnancies, my heart sank with jealousy.  When everyone pitied me because I was a mess, I knew they were right.

The year seemed to center around failure, disappointment, and tears.  Until December 15th, when the year made a last ditch attempt at salvation and I got another BFP.  And now that little 2nd line on the test is an amazing 3-month-old with a ton of personality packed into her little 12 pound body!

I am thankful for her curiosity in the world around her.  And for the chance to introduce her to new things.

I am thankful for her innocence and perfection.

I am thankful for her sweet voice, amazing giggles and adorable smile.
It's pretty much impossible this year to not feel like the luckiest girl in the world.  I've been blessed with so much in my life.  She was worth every single thing we endured during 2008 and 2009.  And for the first time in a very long time, I'm actually looking forward to the holidays.  Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. What a great ending! Congrats on an enjoyable 1st holiday season!
    She is adorable!

  2. The holidays certainly feel different with a baby, don't they? Happy Thanksgiving!!

  3. Happy Holidays Amber! Thanks for sharing this. Just recently it was the due date that should have been for my first BFP (and I lost that little one just around my birthday, so I know the feeling you describe). Your post has reminded me that the best way to honour the past is by being thankful for the present. Hope you had a great weekend!
    - Nisha

  4. Paisley is adorable! Congrats!

  5. Just too much adorable cuteness for one post! :) She's so beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving!