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!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Mr. Milkman made a Delivery!!!

My milk came in yesterday big-time!!! I was starting to freak out a little because I felt like she was going to starve, but we are feeding like crazy now. She literally lives on my breast, which I actually think is amazing. Sometimes she's eating, sometimes she just wants to hang out with it, but either way- she's doing great.

Breastfeeding is better than I expected, like most things pregnancy and baby related. She latches on really well (better on the left), and my nipples don't really hurt. The girls are a little huge and engorged right now, but it's a lot better when she eats.

We had our first pediatric appointment today and her weight was 7 lbs, 4 oz. Yesterday at the lactation consultation, she weighed 7 lbs even, so I was SUPER excited about her gain since my milk arrived. Yep, you see it right. She's sleeping in our bed! Why you ask? Because she doesn't sleep ANYWHERE else. She likes to cuddle with her mama's breasts to sleep and then she does great. We actually got about 5-6 hours last night (with feedings in between) which was great. Sure I wake up every 5 seconds to check on her, but its still "sleep". Amazing how little sleep you can actually survive on. And I'm still happy when she wakes me up because I feel like I miss her when we're sleeping. Crazy, I know.

This is my favorite pucker face! She does this all the time and it melts my heart.

Here she is in her "going-to-the-doctor" outfit! Too cute.
So, we adore this little girl more than anything ever. I can't even possibly explain the love I feel for her. It almost hurts me sometimes because she is so amazing. I guess it took God over 2 years for us to get her because she is so special. Ones like her don't come around all the time!


  1. She is just gorgeous!! I'm totally jealous of your milk but am so happy that nursing is working out so well. Feeding time brings on anxiety for me which I know isn't helping. I'm glad you appreciate all of your wonderful milk!

  2. She is such a doll baby. I just love her little pucker face. So cute!
    I'm glad to hear everything is going good, her weight, breastfeeding and things. That's great.
    I'm excited to keep seeing pics and stories about what your little miss is up to.

  3. Oh I love that pucker face, too -- Sophie does it all the time and it melts my heart. I wonder if it's a girl thing? My boys don't do it.

    You sound like you're in heaven! I am SO happy for you and your now family of 3!! And congrats on having such an easy time of it with breastfeeding, that's wonderful!

  4. She is so precious!! I, too, LOVE her little pucker face!! Too Cute!

  5. paisley is soooo cute! congrats on your milk coming in!!!!!

    i have a baby that likes my bed too!! Sometimes Blaine falls asleep on my bed while feeding and I just leave him. A few times I fell asleep while feeding him and woke up an hour and a half later with a sleeping baby beside me (ooops). I feel like the SIDS police will invade my house at any minute but hey what are ya gonna do? :). i strive to have him sleep in his bed at least 2-3 times a night (his nights are broken up into at least 4-5 sleeps). gettin there!

  6. She's beautiful. Our 4 week old, Ava makes that "ooooh" face too. We love it!

  7. Congrats! She's beautiful. Good for you for breastfeeding - keep up the good work.

    And I loved your comments about farting during delivery! I used to be so worried about all those bodily functions pre-delivery, but the whole experience is so intense that you don't even notice most of the time!