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, October 27, 2010


Paisley is currently asleep in her CRIB (yeah, you read that right) and has been for 25 minutes.  Her morning nap hasn't been much more than a little catnap, so that's already pretty good for her.  Plus, it's the first time she's really slept in there at all!  She started taking a pacifier last week which has made her sleep even better.  And I have her heartbeat sound monitor on, which could be helping.

I realized that she's starting to really need a good afternoon nap or she's cranky in the evenings.  Problem is, she'll only sleep for a long period of time if I lay down with her.  So, I'm working on the crib this week.  Well, starting today anyways.  And this first trial is going well!!!

She'll still be sleeping with us at night for now since it's easiest to nurse her in bed and we're getting about 10 hours of sleep that way.  She only nurses once overnight, but I'm just loving the convenience still.

Some of you asked about baptism pictures and I'll post them as soon as I get them from the friend who took them for us.  She looked amazing in her light pink, frilly Gap dress.  And I managed to find a dress to wear after a somewhat depressing session of realizing that none of my dress clothes fit.  (The people who said I only gained weight in my belly were apparently VERY wrong...)  My new breast size is a huge problem in finding shirts to wear.  They're now tight through that area, show major cleavage and are too short.  And trust me, the midriff look is not good...

And lastly, I forgot to update on birth control.  We've decided to go with the spermicidal suppositories.  It has a 70% effectiveness which is fine with me.  If we are able to get pregnant with that 30% failure rate and our combined reproductive problems, then so be it.   We're really hoping for a 2nd baby, so we'll probably be the crazy couple with babies close in age.  And I'll be thrilled to death if we're lucky enough for it to happen again!!!  (Just got to get these last 10 pounds off first so I can wear my clothes.)

Paisley's still asleep in her crib and it's now been 30 minutes!!!


  1. Yay, glad she's sleeping in her crib! I think the pacifier definitely helps E with her naps as well. Also, totally feeling you with things not fitting up top...what a weird problem to have.

  2. If it makes you feel any better, we had serious napping in the crib issues. We started putting Eli in there at about 6-8 weeks for naps and it took like a month before we was okay with it. He is 4 months now and is MUCH better! We just kept with it until he learned. Best of luck!

  3. Yay for crib sleeping! Paisley is making leaps and bounds the last week with the bottle taking and now using a pacifier and sleeping in the crib! She's doing great!

  4. yay paisley!! crib for naps is something i REALLLLY struggle with!! crib at night is easy but daytime, wow what a war!

  5. We haven't even attempted the crib yet... I should probably get on that:). Good for you!! And good luck with the birth control:). We are definitely the crazy couple with babies so close in age (6 months apart), so I'll let you know how that!

  6. I am SO not looking forward to trying to fit into pre-pregnancy clothes. I am certain that my bottom half has kept pretty good pace with my belly and even some of my maternity clothes are feeling a little snug around the hips. No, I'm going to live in blissful denial for quite some time!

    Glad Paisley's sleeping so well. And time in her crib - yeah!