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!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Hooray for Sleep!!!

Dear Sleep,
Thank you sincerely for visiting me and my dear little daughter last night. We were in desperate need of several hours from you and not just the tiny blocks of time that leave me wanting more. I have missed our relationship and realize that I really took you for granted prior to having Paisley, who apparently does not require your presence. Hope to get more frequent and longer visits from you in the future. (At least when she leaves for college.)


My adorable little girl went to sleep at 11 last night and didn't wake up until 5 to eat!!! Now, the only problem with this situation is that I started waking up at 3 since I was certain she'd want to nurse soon. So, if only I could train myself to sleep in longer blocks of time again...

She took a bottle from Aaron last night better than the previous attempts. We used the Nuk bottles (thanks Andrea) and she seemed to like it best. I thought she might since she takes pacifiers just fine. She still needs lots of practice with the bottle before I can feel confident about leaving her with anyone, but we're making improvement.

TV is already a problem with her. When it's on, she stretches her neck as far around as possible to try to watch it. Mommy has to stop watching so much Cops and The Simpsons...

We've been trying to take her on walks in the evening when it cools down and she loves it. I want her to look around at the surroundings, but she likes to stare right at me. Which is so sweet. We don't put her in her stroller because it rocks her right to sleep, so we just carry her.

Today my half-sister is coming over with her baby who is 5 days older than Paisley for a play-date. I realize that they won't really care about each other yet, but it's sure nice to be around other new moms! She'll understand why my clothes don't match and my hair looks crazy. :)

Projects for this week are to work on her taking a bottle better and getting her to sleep in her cradle. I started laying her down for naps yesterday in her crib or co-sleeper and she did well. I didn't do quite so well, since I watched the video monitor like a hawk the whole time! But it'll get easier over time. She's just my tiny baby and I love being close to her!!!


  1. Yeah sleeP, Baby C is starting to sleep better also! Isn't it amazing!?! It sounds like you all are taking big steps.

  2. Yay for sleep! I know what you mean my little girl slept from around 11pm to 5:40am which was awesome but I was up around 4am waiting for her to wake up so I have to train myself to sleep later when she does. So happy for your sleep and aren't taking walks the greatest with our babies?

  3. Wow! That's a great stretch of sleep! It gives you hope that maybe they're starting to get the hang of sleeping for longer periods. I think the crib sleeping totally gets easier because the more you allow them to sleep there, you realize they are totally fine and it increases your confidence. Excited for you!

  4. Wow! Now if she could just make that the new habit, it might help keep the crazies away! :) I think you're doing absolutely fabulous. A trip to the vet and to the fair already! She's living the life of adventure! :)