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, December 21, 2010


This is my first real participation in ICLW.  Let me explain.  I signed up to do the August edition, but Miss Paisley decided to enter the world on the day it started that month.  So, I could have tried to comment on other blogs that day during labor, but I'm just lazy I guess!

Here's our story for those who are visiting...  My husband and I met in 1998, married in 2004, and decided to add a little person to our house in 2008.  Unfortunately for us, I ended up diagnosed with PCOS and he had a hydrocele causing MFI.  We tried metformin, clomid and IUI's without success.  In fact, I just wouldn't ovulate no matter what we did.

That's when my RE recommended ovarian drilling.  Sounded like the craziest idea I'd ever heard to drill holes in my already non-functioning ovaries, but guess what?  It worked!  I started ovulating immediately after and became pregnant in August of 2009.  That baby wasn't meant to be for us and I had a D&C in October. 

But luck was on our side again since I found out I was pregnant for the 2nd time in December of 2009.  We spent much of the pregnancy worried that bad fortune would find us again, but our little one stuck around.  We didn't find out the gender even though we had LOTS of ultrasounds, and on August 21, 2010, we welcomed our beautiful little girl into the world.   My labor lasted 9 hours, I had a wonderful epidural, pushed for about 10 minutes, and delivered the most incredible child ever born.  :)

Infertility changes you forever.  It links us all together in a way that nothing else can.  I know many of you who are stopping by are still trying and I want you to know that I pray for you all every day.  I've continued this blog to give others hope in the days when you just don't feel it.  We've all been there.  And I'm lucky to be standing on this side of things now.  But I'll never forget how fortunate we are and how tough it was to get here.  Thanks for hearing our story!!!

P.S.  My goal is to have 100 followers by the end of ICLW.  When I started this blog, I never thought I'd have over 10.  :)


  1. Lovely to meet you and the gorgeous Paisley Kate! :-)

  2. Paisley Kate is just gorgeous! Hard to believe I'll have a little girl soon! Thanks for stopping by and happy ICLW!! :)

  3. Here from ICLW. Congrats on your little girl. She is precious!

  4. I need to participate in this one of these days. Little Miss Paisley is absolutely adorable, as always! :)

  5. your daughter is such a little cutie pie!!!


    Happy Holidays and Happy ICLW!!
    #50 (and your newest follower!)

  6. stopping by from ICLW (#100). congrats on your beautiful baby girl! i agree. infertility does change ones life... forever. i some good ways too. enjoy your holiday w/ your new one.

  7. Awwwwwwwwwww what a great end to a journey! Welcome to the world of being an IF Grad... I hope that if you ever decide to try for more, it's a much easier journey.

    Happy ICLW from #37 and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

  8. Thanks for visiting my blog! She is so very cute and gives the rest of us hope.

  9. thanks for stopping by! paisley is adorable!!! i'm looking forward to following along, since you're a few months ahead and i can see what is in store! happy iclw!


  10. I love a happy ending to an IF story!

    ~Jem (ICLW#5)

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  12. Congrats on the birth of your daughter!

    ~Happy ICLW~
    ♥ May your New Year be filled with Hope
    And remember in 2011 to....
    ♥ to take risks regularly and love hard & without fear
    ♥ cry frequently but laugh daily

  13. Visiting from ICLW! Little Ms. Paisley is adorable. And I'm definitely biased on August 21 being a great day to be born. Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2011 and beyond.

  14. Hope you had an amazing Christmas with your precious daughter! 2011 is going to be an amazing year for your family! Lots of love from ICLW #110!

  15. Stopping by for the 1st time via Dec. ICLW
    Congrats on your little cutie pie! What a blessing! ;)
    Next time I'm asked about why I don't have kids, I'm going ot use your Blog title, I LOVE IT!
    For now my stork is still lost but I'm hoping it uses GPS for 2011!
    The Cs
    #78 ICLW