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, August 24, 2010

Meet Our Little Miracle, Paisley Kate

The post I have been waiting 2 years to write is finally here and I can't really believe it. On Saturday, I woke up at 8:30 a.m. with BAD contractions. By the 2nd one, I knew I was in "real" labor. They were SO different than the braxton-hicks. I got out of bed and decided that I'd take a bath, until water ran down both legs. The pain after that got pretty unbearable immediately and I was having contractions every 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. So, I called Aaron at work to tell him it was "the big day". He decided I was kidding until I nearly leapt through the phone to wring his neck. :)

We got to the hospital an hour later and I was dilated to a 4 and having very active contractions. They quickly got me moved to an L&D room. I got my epidural (AMAZING- we'll talk about this in its own post soon) at a 6 and then my doctor broke my water. (Apparently at home, it had just leaked a pocket of fluid).

After he broke my water, labor started picking up even more and baby's head compressed the cord which caused the heartrate to drop. Within seconds, my room was a madhouse of nurses and doctors working to get baby stable. I thought I was paralyzed from the epidural until I was worried about my baby and suddenly I was able to turn from side to side, get on my hands and knees, etc. They actually gave me a shot of terbutaline to slow things down which worked and baby was good again.

I progressed to 10 cm and only pushed 12 minutes before introducing the most incredible baby ever into this world. I was in labor for 9 hours total which I consider VERY fortunate. It was the best (yet most painful) experience of my life and made all of our struggles worth it. She truly changed my whole life instantly and I am so in love with her.

Thought I'd post some pictures for now and tell more about her tomorrow since it's almost 1 a.m., my night owl is wide awake for the 3rd night in a row, and I'm currently breastfeeding her while typing with just 1 hand. Wow, I'm a mommy!!!!!


Our 7 pound, 9 ounce baby girl

In her carseat about to leave the hospital


Our tiny OSU fan


Those chubby cheeks are made for kisses...


Daddy's legs in the background, although mine probably look that bad!


All "girlied" up at the hands of the grandmas

Snuggling with daddy- our postpartum room was awesome. It had a queen size, comfortable bed so we could both sleep in it and of course get in some baby snuggling time!


Right after birth... I prayed so hard for a baby with hair and hers is perfect. Not the mullet we expected!
Thank you all so much for following us through all of this. I can only say to those still trying, keep the faith. It will all pay off in the end. I never, ever thought that this day would happen for me and I still think I'm going to wake up to find that it was all a dream. I love her with all of my heart and can't wait to tell you all my new mom thoughts about "the ring of fire", embarrasing moments during delivery, and my fun with breastfeeding...









42 comments:

  1. she is perfect:)
    congratulations mama you did good.

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  2. Congratulations! I'm a lurker (for the last couple of months) from New Zealand and just wanted to say congrats to you both and she is gorgeous!

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  3. YAY!!! CONGRATULATIONS! She is just beautiful! And your labor sounds like it was pretty great (relatively speaking of course), too. I am so happy for you both. We have that same monkey outfit -- Ethan was wearing it yesterday!! =)

    Get some rest and enjoy your little bundle of joy. Praying for a smooth and quick recovery for you -- although it looks like you're already a pro at multi-tasking!

    *big hugs*

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  4. Amber and Aaron!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! It's a GIRL!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!! Your quick labor and the whole experience sound perfect!!! I can't wait to swap motherhood notes with you!! Good for you for breastfeeding too! (I know it's tough now, but trust me it gets easier and easier after day 7!)

    She's precious!! Enjoy your dream come true!! XOX

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  5. Congrats! I have followed your journey for awhile now and I am so happy for you! When Sierra was born the first things my husband had on her was a "Go Pokes" Onesie Her 1st Halloween she was an OSU Cheerleader LOL

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  6. CONGRATS ON YOUR LITTLE MIRACLE!! She is so precious. I'm impressed with two main things: only 12 minutes of pushing (WOA!!!!!) and that you typed this whole post while breastfeeding. (I definitely type while breastfeeding but don't use capital letters LOL). Hope all continues to go so well; you deserve this!!

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  7. she is absolutely lovely- enjoy your little miracle :)

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  8. Oh, wow! What a way to start ICLW this month! Congratulations on your little miracle, and I absolutely adore the name!!!

    ICLW #77

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  9. Congrats lovely lady she's beautiful.

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  10. So many tears of joy for you two right now. She is so perfect. I can't wait to meet her. I will be calling to arrange that soon :)

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  11. Holy Buckets she is a cutie! Congratulations.

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  12. I am so excited for you guys! She is absolutely beautiful and I'm so glad you found a minute to post! P.S. I'm totally impressed you were typing one hand AND nursing. That is talent!

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  13. Congrats!! She is so precious!!
    Happy ICLW!
    ~Michelle
    http://mmproper.blogspot.com

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  14. Hello! I am a lurker too, I've been lurking for months since finding your blog through Kates at "this place is now a home"
    Paisley Kate is perfect! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE her name! Congrats to all three of you!

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  15. Your daughter is a cutie!! Congrats!!

    ICLW

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  16. Congratulations!!!!!! I'm so excited for you guys, she is absolutely gorgeous. What a special time for you and your hubs. I love all the pics of little miss Paisley. The OSU outfit your mom dressed her in is precious.
    Congrats again.

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  17. She is just beautiful....congrats!

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  18. Congratulations!!! I really imagined her being a boy all this time, what a surprise. She is just beautiful and I love her name. Glad the labour was smooth...but I do look forward to hearing about the embarrassing parts later!

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  19. Congrats you two! She is absolutely adorable!!!

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  20. Much congratulations to you and Aaron! She is lovely, and looks so squeezable! :)

    Enjoy her and each other. We'll be waiting patiently!

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  21. Tell Paisley to quit being so darn cute because she's setting too high of standards for when my baby girl arrives. :) Love the OSU outfits - makes me want to go get some more! Hope to see you both this weekend!

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  22. OMG, I can't believe she's here! She's so gorgeous!! Congrats, congrats, congrats!!

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  23. AWWW she is beautiful!!!! Congrats again!!!!

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  24. Congratulations! What utter joy and love you must be feeling! Thank you for offering me hope! God bless your family and its little miracle!

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  25. Awww I am tearing up over here! :) She is absolutely beautiful!! Congrats! And I am definitely keepin the faith :) Love her name too!

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  26. CONGRATS on your sweet beautiful little baby girl!!!! Her name is perfect! LOVE IT!

    ICLW #55

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  27. CONGRATULATIONS!
    What an absolute DARLING little girl!

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  28. congratulations and happy iclw! she is beautiful!

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  29. She truly is a beautiful baby! Congratulations again!

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  30. I love you and your sweet baby girl! I couldn't be happier for you my sweet friend! :)

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  31. Popping over from LFCA to say a HUGE congrats and she is beautiful!

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  32. Congratulations, honey!! She is just too beautiful!!

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  33. Can you BELIEVE it??? Is it not the most amazing thing ever?? I'm soooo happy for you - she is gorgeous!!!
    I love that a bunch of us had our babies so close together - they must become friends one day.
    Congratulations!!

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  34. She is so cute! I live in Norman, so I'm not sure about the whole OSU outfits. Just kidding, she is a doll! This is going to be the greatest years of your life. This is truly a blessing from God!

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  35. HUGE Congratulations! She is perfect!!

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  36. Congratulations!!!!! She is beautiful :)

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