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!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Life Changes

Today, I made a big decision. I decided to not return to my job at the end of this month. This was a tough thing to do considering I really like my co-workers and my patients. I never knew that it would be so challenging to leave a baby and go back to work. My single mom worked full-time my whole life and I knew I'd be just like her.

Until I met Paisley. And if we're being completely honest, I need her more than she needs me. But whatever. I'm not ready to leave this sweet little person yet and luckily, we're in a situation where I can stay home for a little while.

Now, I'll have to work eventually but I'm hoping to do part-time then. Being a PA offers me some great opportunities to work part-time for good money. So we'll worry about that later. For now, I'm a full-time mom. And it's the most important, challenging, rewarding and time-consuming job I've ever had.


  1. Hey doll, I'm still reading...thought I'd comment so you knew I'm not avoiding your blog, lol! :)

    I once thought I would be a working mom and then the moment I held little Miss, I just knew that I couldn't work. I couldn't leave her side and yes, if I had to, I would but like you, I can stay home. We are shifting things around and making changes, so when our baby finally joins us, we don't have to stress about it.

    Anyways, enjoy being at home with Paisley.

  2. Awww so glad you can stay home with your precious baby girl :) Enjoy her!

  3. I knew the minute I saw my son's face that I would be staying home. You'll never regret it!!

  4. The idea of going back to work after only 6 weeks seems ABSURD to me! I know it's necessary for a lot of people and I'm so glad you can stay home with Paisley a little longer.

  5. That's so amazing! I'm so happy you can do that! I actually work 2 days a week, and I've liked to continue that part of my life too, on a VERY part time basis:). I get a lot out of my work, though, so that might not be everyone's experience. But daddy is always home with Jackson when I'm away. I wouldn't be going to work if he had to go to childcare. Anyway, what an amazing decision for you and your family. Enjoy!!

  6. Yay! What a huge decision and yet not really a hard decision since it seems it was so clear to you. You're fortunate to have the option...and Paisley will love you for it!

  7. Yay for SAHMs! I am not going back to work either...and I'm glad for that because there is NO WAY I could leave him! I'm so glad for you and Paisley!

  8. I think you made the right decision... Maybe when she is a little older you can go back part time or something.. I'm sure everyone is going to miss you though.. Enjoy every minute her... Love you

  9. Congratulations! I'm sure it was not an easy decision, but how nice that you are able to work it out that you can stay home for longer with Paisley! Enjoy that baby girl. :)