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, February 26, 2014

The Twins are Here

I had several people who read this who asked for more details so for those of you who have no interest in my new breasts, skip this post.  I won't blame you.  

I went in at 8 am and had surgery at 9.  We were in the car driving home by 10:45.  I initially felt some tightness around my chest from the muscles being stretched, but have had no discomfort since coming home.  I took one norco for pain and I'm icing the girls every 2 hours.  I've been lying down because I'm supposed to but I feel like I could easily tolerate mild activity.  

For those who are local, I used Dr. Justin Jones at Waterford plastic surgery.  He came highly recommended as the best in the state for this from a pa friend who works in the field and an anesthesiologist friend who has worked with a lot of plastic surgeons.  I had several consults but chose him because he was very thorough, and had amazing before and after pictures.  

We did silicone gel implants under the muscle so they don't interfere with mammograms and look more natural.  I chose 355 cc to bump me from my current large A to a full C.  They look like my nursing boobs already!  

So, I'm already pleased that I went through with it and I look forward to seeing how they settle over the next few months.  Woo-hoo for a better body and more self confidence in a swimsuit!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Mommy makeover

Well, in two days I will be gaining back some of my awesome nursing curves.  I have decided to have a breast augmentation!  Now, before any of you go to judging me and acting like I'm super self-absorbed, let me explain my reasoning.

I have always been super happy about my appearance and am really low maintenance.  I've never even used an eyelash curler, see a hairdresser about once every two years and buy clothes and purses that are not name brand.  Those things just aren't important to me.

I've always placed a lot of importance on taking care of my body with exercise and decent eating (love Mexican food and cheesecake unfortunately).  I loved my appearance during pregnancy.  Even with 45 extra pounds and swelling in my legs that made them look like elephants, I thought I was pretty.  I loved my curves!

And breastfeeding was even better.  I got to be skinny again and have awesome boobs.  What more could you ask for?  

So I spent four years straight either pregnant or nursing, so I was surprised at the changes in my breast when I weaned Graham.  I knew it wasn't going to be pretty but after nursing a big eater for over 14 months, damage was done.  And I no longer wanted to wear a swimsuit or change with anyone in the room.  Including Aaron.

So, surgery is Wednesday and I'm getting hot again.  Should say hotter because I bet these puppies look way better than before.  

I'll update later in the week on how things went and how I'm keeping my two snuggly people from clinging to my chest!