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!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Shower and Nursery Pictures

Our shower yesterday was a huge success and we had a great time. We had about 50 people come which was an incredible turnout! It was so nice to see so many faces that I haven't seen in way too long. We had both families and lots of friends there. I can't even tell you how much it meant to us that so many people wanted to help us welcome Little Gil into this world! This is a very lucky baby already...
Aaron has been the most incredible husband I ever could have asked for. He was so great during the infertility nonsense, and now he is such a loving and involved dad-to-be. So many people mentioned yesterday that they couldn't believe I drug him there. I think it's crazy because I couldn't have kept him from coming! It's OUR baby, not just mine and he should be there to celebrate. Just as he went to our wedding showers...
I'm just so fortunate to have him by my side to make parenting easier to manage since we will both be active in Gil's life (including diaper changes). And our child is so incredibly lucky to be getting a father like him. I never knew I could love Aaron more than I already did and somehow, this baby has made that happen.
The baby clothes are so shockingly tiny! I forget how little newborns are...

Aaron opened 1/2 of the gifts which made things move along smoothly. He was probably even more excited than me!

My best friend of 25 years, Sarah, wrote down all of the gifts for us which was incredibly helpful. I hope carpal tunnel didn't set in from all the writing!!!

All of the gifts before we started opening...

Our amazing cake. The lady who made our wedding cake did this one too (she's a family friend) and her cakes are delicious. She misspelled our last name, but I thought it was really funny and we didn't mention it to her!

We got home last night and after stopping to pick up some baby detergent, we unpacked all of the gifts, washed and folded the clothes and assembled some of the larger items. Thank you, Aaron, for working your tush off to get this all done in a matter of hours. Plus, thanks for getting us sno-cones! It kept Gil up half the night, but it was worth it!!! Here are some pictures of our nursery...

I love the shelving unit with the canvas totes in it. Also, the hostesses asked everyone to bring their favorite childhood book with them so we have a terrific collection of books to read to Gil.
Our cats pretty much think the nursery is the greatest room EVER so they've been hanging out in there a lot! Sutton even decided to try out the changing table. I'm going to wager a guess that changing the baby will be a whole lot easier than changing the "orange devil".

We are so EXCITED and feel like we've really accomplished so much in getting ready for this baby. We have a co-ed shower this weekend which will be lots of fun, and then we're going to be getting close to welcoming the most adorable baby on the planet!!!


  1. Sounds like you two had a wonderful time!!! Aren't showers so fun?!?!? Love the nursery pics!!!!

    Ps. You are SO organized to have gotten all the clothes washes already. I have yet to start on that... :)

  2. Awesome shower!!! Can you believe how kind people are? I know I was overwhelmed by everyone's generosity. That you had energy to do anything after is amazing!!!

    And I don't get why people are so surprised that daddy's to be want to be involved? I always shake my head in confusion when people say stuff like that... Your man is a good one - why else would you have married him? :-)

  3. Make sure you get a picture when your cats decide to try out the swing! I'm sure one of them will figure out how to operate it too. :)

  4. I love the nursery and shower pictures! Our orange boy kitty does the same thing he loves to sleep on the changing pad. We had our daughter on Wednesday so he is not allowed to sleep on it anymore. She came a week early surprising us! We are so very much in love with her and feel so very blessed! You both look so great I am so very happy for you both!

  5. I had to laugh about the baby detergent. I think Emma was a couple of weeks old before I read that some babies may develop a rash from regular detergent. Thankfully mine is not one of them!! Her clothes have always been washed in regular Tide. Congrats again! I'm so glad to see Moose is so involved!

  6. Looks like you guys had a blast!!! Your nursery is really coming along!

    Your cats are too funny. Our dogs think the same of our nursery as well!!

  7. The nursery looks awesome! Can't wait to see it in person. You look adorable too. We are excited about next weekend, the celebration/shower will be so much fun and I hear it is at a beautiful location. Ha! ha! Lov ya.

  8. WOW! Your shower looks amazing (so many gifts!) and your nursery is beautiful. Everything's falling into place, isn't it?!

  9. holy presents! you guys are gonna have everything you need and more!

  10. you are super organized! The nursery looks great.