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!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Birth Control

Such an interesting turn of events that the blog that started as my comfort and safe place during the lonely world of infertility and charting and fertility drugs has now morphed over time into this.  The days that I am embarking on long-term birth control and preventative family planning.  Marking the end to my family building and settling in to the wonderful little group we've become. 

It's a happy place for me.   I love and adore my two little people.  They are incredible and I love them even more as they are getting bigger and more fun and more interactive.  Our lives are full and exhausting and overwhelming.  And I don't want an accidental number three.

My IUD has been in since Graham was 8 weeks old.  I would have had it inserted during my C-section if I thought that was an option.  We went with the paragard which is non-hormonal.  It was a simple procedure to have put in and hasn't caused any trouble since.  Who knows what periods would be like because I haven't had one since I got pregnant with Graham.  I am just now weaning him completely and breastfeeding totally shuts AF down for this girl.  In fact, I have only had two periods since becoming pregnant with Paisley almost 4 years ago so I'm kinda spoiled to not having them.

Here's the deal though.  My infertility doc wanted me to be on birth control pills when not pregnant or nursing.  So, I have an appointment next week to go to the doctor for a prescription.  But I'm hoping he'll let me keep my IUD in for the full 10 years it's good for as well.  Putting two men in the goalie.  :)

People asked why I just didn't tie my tubes during my C-section.  2 reasons.  1.) My hospital forbids tubal ligations because it is a catholic hospital.  2.) I need to be on birth control pills anyways to control my PCOS.  So, it just didn't make sense to schedule an outpatient tubal or even a vasectomy.  But I definitely am not opposed to combining multiple forms of birth control!  :)


  1. Two goalies lol I am glad you are in your happy place and at peace with your great little family! Oh how far we've come :)

  2. I had an IUD placed about 6 weeks ago- no more oops! babies for me! Although, when I went back to have it checked last week, my dr "couldn't find it"- by exam or ultrasound- greeeaaat. Hopefully it will reappear in another few weeks when I go to get checked. Sorry you have to be on the pill as well- ugh. I envy you and your peace with your family size- I have no idea if we are "done" or not and it's kind of making me crazy (although I do not want a 3rd anytime soon!)

  3. We just have one, but I am super at peace and happy with it. I feel like people who are happy and at peace with their family size are very lucky!

    I am going to get an IUD in at my next appointment. I am really hoping it helps with my periods the way the Doctor is saying it will.

    Yay for IFers preventing pregnancies!

  4. Hey girl! I may write a post on where I am with this too...someday lol. I had an IUD, the Mirena, and it gave me SUCH issues that I had to have it taken out after a year (there went $500). So we have no great options because I don't want to do hormones and I just am not ready for hubby to do a vasectomy (he'd go tomorrow if I gave the ok). So...condoms in this house and YUCK! HATE them lol. It was crazy for me after Addy was born because I was like, get me the strongest bc ever, double it up, there is NO way I can handle another one! lol! Such a shift from just a year before when I had zero babies. Anyway, I'm so happy you are content with your adorable miracles - they really are the cutest!