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, November 15, 2010

Christmas pictures

Paisley at her Christmas shoot!  I had no idea she could lift her body up so much...  :)

We're still doing good around here.  I left with her with my mom for 4 hours on Saturday morning to go work at Aaron's clinic and it wasn't too bad!  My mom loved it, Paisley never noticed, and I survived without a mental breakdown.  In fact, I didn't even cry!  :)

Sleep has been going pretty well here.  We fall asleep about 10-11 pm (I know it's late, but she won't fall asleep earlier) and she wakes up around 4:30 to eat, then sleeps until about 8-9 am.  Some nights she wrestles more than usual, but the past 2 nights she's slept soundly.  Of course she's still in our bed and I'm not quite sure when that's going to change.  The child is still not okay with being put down for naps in her crib or cradle, so I know overnight is out of the question.

She's a happy baby for the most part, but I'd never call her "easy".  She has a way she wants things done and if you don't do it her way, she throws a fit.  A little worried we have a diva on our hands....   Case in point:  she VERY reluctantly drank 4 ounces from a bottle on Saturday while my mom was watching her but threw a huge fit the whole time, just to remind her that it was not the way she wanted it.  My mom kept reminding her that it was my milk made just for her, but she didn't seem to feel like being rational about it!

She's talking more and more and gives such amazing smiles!  I love it when she coos and she started mimicing me when I stick out my tongue.  She loves her playgym now and turns her body in circles to play with all of the toys.  Her hand-eye coordination is less than perfect but she wildly throws her arms around and hits the toys hanging from it.  Super cute.  And she still adores her bouncer seat, but despises the swing...  You win some, you lose some! 


  1. love the pics!! i feel like we have a demanding child too with a "redhead's temper" so i feel ya on that! :)

    however, blaine does love his crib at night, but DEFINITELY not for naps. maybe try the crib at night only to start out. i think night sleep is easier for kids than day sleep!

  2. Great pictures!! It reminds me that I need to get moving on ours! Yikes!

    She looks so much like YOU!!!

  3. I love the last one...she is such a beautiful baby!

  4. Oh my, cute xmas pics!!! Headband is fantastic! :)And yay for no tears on those 4 hours apart!! "Baby Steps" :)

  5. The last picture is my favorite! What a little babydoll she is! =)


  6. Love those cute:). She sounds a lot like my little one - very much knows how he wants things and lets you know, loudly:). He has almost an exact sleep schedule as Paisley - he doesn't go down for bedtime 'til between 10 and 11 either, gets up at 5am and then sleeps until 8 or 9. So weird! And he sleeps beautifully in his bassinet at night, but still no luck during the day...sigh. We'll figure it out - like you said, you win some, you lose some. At least he sleeps in the swing during the day....sometimes:).

  7. Love the pics! I hope to get Callie's done this week for her 2 month shots. Glad Paisley is carving out a routine - at least you know what to expect for the most part. Like you said, "baby steps," things will continue to come along. Can't wait till Wednesday!

  8. OH!! I miss you all so much! I love the pictures. She has grown since Halloween. I have lots to catch you up on. I will try to call soon. The girls have been very sick. I need some amber conversation. Lov ya. Give the diva a kiss from Aunt Mendy

  9. Such a super cutie! Great photos and hang in there lovely lady!

  10. She's so adorable in her christmas headband! I love the pics! And good job, mom, on surviving your first half-a-day apart! :)

  11. She really is beautiful. What sweet pictures. I can't believe how skilled she is already! It's hard to believe my Tiger will be able to do all that stuff in just a couple short months.... although the sleeping part will certainly be welcome!

  12. Hi! Just found your site and have to catch up. I will follow! You give me hope and your little girl is beautiful. I am struggling with IF and hoping for a great result on my upcoming PT. You just never know! We went through IVF. Have a great holiday season- I will be reading about your family! ;)