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, October 14, 2010

Busy week

We have had such a fun week.  It makes me never want to go back to work!  On Tuesday, we went with my friend Mendy and her 1-year-old twin girls to the zoo.  It was a beautiful day and all 3 girls did wonderfully!  Then yesterday, I met two of my PA girls for lunch who are both on maternity leave.  One has a 2-week-old and the other has a 4-week-old.  It's going to be amazing to have so many friends for Paisley to play with.  And it's great to talk to other new moms and realize that you're not losing your mind!

As for our bottle battle, she's still refusing to play nice.  My mom has been trying this week (thought a woman's touch might help), but Paisley doesn't care.  We've tried 5 different bottle types with various nipples, all with breastmilk.  We've tried different times of the day.  And I'm always either on the complete opposite side of the house or outside altogether.   But she hates it.  She will only take about an ounce, leaking half of it onto her bib and then she throws a fit until I breastfeed her.  Good news is I have an excellent breastfeeder!

Also, she's still in our bed.  And still won't take naps anywhere but in our arms or in her carseat.  You lay her down, she wakes up.  Everytime.  What in the world am I missing here?  Pretty sure I've never been around a baby who needs human touch so much.  And it's really sweet that she's so bonded to us, but you know how hard it is to get things done?  Luckily, she will sit in her bouncer for about 15 minutes so I can get ready.
But she is a wonderful cuddler!

One of my best friends is going through IVF right now and had 13 eggs retrieved yesterday.  She's had a long journey, deserves a good ending, and would be an excellent mom.  Please send lots of prayers and well-wishes her way.  Her blog is This is the Journey God chose.  I'm sure she can use some positive thinking and encouragement over the next few days!  I've known Kandice for many years, but we were never very close.  Infertility has brought us much closer together, and I'm so thankful to have her in my life.  She was one of my greatest supporters during my miscarriage and then stayed by my side for my pregnancy, even though I know how tough that had to be.   So, let's hope and pray for a BFP in the near future for her!


  1. Our daughter had to be held all the time too. Finally we rigged this swaddle sandwiched looking thing on the sofa that simulated us holding her and it was warm and comfy enough to fool her. Sounds kinda weird, lol. I could send you a pick of it if you want.


  2. There's a lot to work out after meeting your baby! I understand it can take a while to get a baby to both breast feed and bottle feed. Hope she cooperates soon so you can have a break now and then!