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, August 29, 2010

Move over Heidi Klum...

We went to Target yesterday for Princess Paisley's first photo shoot and it took a little effort.... They were running behind when we got there with our very asleep baby and by the time they were ready for us, she was ready to eat. So they got her naked photos done with her eyes open, but then we had to go nurse before she would fall asleep for the rest.

They turned out great though and I actually almost cried when they were taking them because 1. she's the cutest baby on the planet and 2. I'm a little more emotional with her than I've ever been before and 3. my hormones are CRAZY!!!

Crazy to think that we're actually a FAMILY now!!!

Look at that fat belly!

I love her expression.

This is my favorite shot! It was quite difficult to get because we don't have the tiniest baby, people. Might be a little more manageable with a 6 pounder...

I got in trouble because I forgot to wear/bring my wedding ring... Look, it's all I can do these days to remember to brush my teeth and put on pants. So we just had Aaron's.

Sleeping is still going excellent with her in our bed. She's sleeping 4-5 hours at a time and cuddles so sweet! I wake her up for her evening meals so it will be great to see how long she can sleep when I don't have to wake her to eat. (Although there is really interesting programming on at 3 am) And I absolutely adore waking up to see her sweet little face. She has the cutest bedhead hair when she wakes up.

Oh, and I haven't mentioned it on here yet but nipple shields have saved my life!!! I had a friend bring me one earlier this week and it has made things so much better. She loves "leftie", but does not want to latch on to the right. With the shield, she latches right on and eats for a LONG time. Only problem with the shield is that it is usually really full of milk when she decides to rip it off and fling milk everywhere! And I know there are lots of opinions about these, but I'm telling you- my right breast feels SO much better now that I'm using it because it actually gets emptied. LOVE the shields!!!


  1. Those pictures are SOOOO ADORABLE! I love the naked ones :)

  2. What perfect shots!!! She is gorgeous! You are a beautiful family.

  3. LOVE the pics, Amber! She is just absolutely gorgeous, and I can't believe our babies were born on the same day!!!!!! (Btw, I was right about a GIRL!!!!).

    Thanks for the sweet comment on my recent post. It means a lot to have that support! I am using the nipple shields too, and can't imagine how awful the situation would be without them.

    Glad to hear you are enjoying mommyhood! Ain't life grand???

  4. She's absolutely precious!! Who knew Target did such wonderful pictures?!

    It's so wonderful to see a fellow PCOSer with such a beautiful little family. Congrats and good luck with the first few months of mommy hood!!

  5. She is soooo cute and the pictures turned out great! I'm totally impressed at her calmness! It was great seeing you at Target on Friday! You guys are such a cute family!

  6. Great photos! I wish our Target had a photo center - I've seen so many good pics done by them!

    I live for the nipple shields too! Baby and I don't manage at all without them. They've made feeding so easy! Though, I totally understand about knocking them off when they're full of milk. Yuck!

  7. Those naked baby pictures are so adorable. I showed them to my husband (who has a photo business on the side) and have already made requests for some pictures I want once my baby comes. Hope all your bits and pieces heal up well!

  8. Love the pics. They came out great. She is just precious!

  9. All I have to say the photos...and where can I get one of those pretty babies!!??? :)

  10. omg, she IS the most beautiful baby in the whole world! I can't believe she's here! One minute you're the pregnant-est woman ever, and now you have a baby! She's got the most adorable round belly! The pics turned out just absolutely gorgeous!

  11. Hey! Zachary was 9 lbs 3 oz at birth, but it was an inflated weight b/c of all the fluids they pumped in me during the 15 hour labor and the c-section. Your little peanut us just too cute, and just the right size!!!

  12. Beautiful baby, beautiful family. These pictures are great. And I'm so glad that the shields are helping so much. :)

  13. ADORABLE!!!!! SO SO SO SO SO CUTE!!!!!!!! :)

  14. she is so cute!! gosh, you must spend all day just staring at that adorable face :)