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, September 15, 2010

Future Veterinarian?

Paisley's been going to work with her daddy on Tuesdays (with her clingy mom in tow). She loves it at the clinic! She stays awake most of the time we're there and soaks up all the attention she gets.

I should follow up on my previous post about my "postpartum depression". I don't feel like it's fair to say I had a full-blown case of postpartum, considering it was really only 3-4 episodes of tearfulness/worry/feeling overwhelmed that lasted at most an hour each. Mine was completely attributed to sleep deprivation. I know some women have it much worse and I do not want anyone to assume that I think it is easy to get over true depression.
With that said, I am really feeling like myself again!!! I feel like the old Amber is really finding her place in this new mommyhood business and we're even getting a little more of a routine down. Queen Paisley still tells me we have to get up once or twice a night to eat, but she's sleeping pretty good otherwise. Which makes for a much happier momma.

Now, let's talk about exercise. I'm ready to get this body of mine toned back up! I currently weigh 132 which is 14 pounds more than I did before I got pregnant. I have lost 20 pounds which seems great, but I need some toning!!! I do try to remember that I weighed 130 before I started infertility treatments. Metformin caused me to lose a lot of weight. Anyways, it will be nice when I can fit in my regular clothes since my maternity clothes are too big now!


  1. I totally understand not being able to fit maternity clothes, but then not fitting into pre-pregnancy clothes. What a predicament! You look GREAT in your pictures though, so be encouraged!

  2. We are in the same exact boat. I weigh 130 right now and need to lose the last 10-12lbs to fit into my "normal" clothes. I started working out last week and I am loving it. We will get there!

  3. I hate wearing these maternity clothes!! I'm down 5 pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight (thanks to anxiety I think) but old clothes don't fit yet as things have shifted...oh well. Glad you're feeling better!!

  4. I guess you're back in the awkward too big for normal clothes, too small for maternity clothes stage, just like the old days of being a few months pregnant. I bet you'll be back to normal in no time, though. Glad you're feeling better!

  5. So cute!!!!

    Don't be to hard on just had a BABY!!! You look great to me!!!! XOX

  6. OH MY GOODNESS, AMBER!!! I am just getting around to catching up on blogs and I can't believe I completely missed your baby's arrival. She is BEAUTIFUL. I reread all of your posts and it sounds like you are doing so well adjusting to all of the newness. You are amazing, and I am so happy for you!

    P.S. The fact that you are pumping so much milk is awesome, I am jealous :) Also, sounds like you've got a great sleeper on your hands. YAY for that!