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, October 11, 2012

Birth control please

We are officially and most certainly shutting down the baby making warehouse. I have absolutely no doubt that this is it for me and I feel great about ending that chapter.

We have our son and daughter and feel very complete now. Sometimes it feels overly complete in fact. :)

So it's strange to change gears back to prevention of pregnancy. I tried the mini pill (aka: Amber's psychotic medication). Progesterone pills made me flippin crazy when I was using them for infertility but I was assured that the lower dose in the mini pill would cause no problems.

Except it did. It just took longer to kick in, but then the anger and the self pity took over my normal personality.

So much so that I was texting my OB on a Saturday begging her to order my IUD. Stat.

She unfortunately likes to do them with ultrasound guidance so I'm scheduled for the 23rd. And it sucks because I'll likely only have the IUD for less than a year because once I wean Graham I need the combination pill to control my PCOS best.

But this girl doesn't want any more babies (maybe adopted, not biological). And I can't trust nursing to be sufficient by itself again this time around!


  1. My husb and I are done after 2 kids as well {my pregnancies were so bad} and he got a vasechtomy when our youngest was 5 weeks. It was quick, and barely any pain {just a little soreness for about 3 days}. We both recommend it to anyone being done having kids!

  2. We feel the same way! Two and DONE! My hubby is also the one taking care of the situation. I hope you find a birth control method that you like!

  3. Yep, we are done - I still like to think we might get this "itch" to try again someday down the road, but truthfully we have hit our limits - physically, emotionally, financially, etc. So, I'm a Mirena girl for now and I make sure my ob checks that thing at my annual exams, lol! Crazy that I used to get anxious about getting a BFP, now I get anxious that my birth control could fail me! Life is CRAZY!