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, December 27, 2010

Maybe I'm not such a bad mom!

Last night we went to sleep at 10:30 with our video monitor on the highest volume (the one that allows me to even hear her farts in clear detail).  I ensured this multiple times to avoid the same misshap from the previous night of it ending up muted and me ending up on the DHS Most Wanted List.  

I woke up for the first time at 5:30 this morning and thought two things:  1.) that the monitor must be off again.  2.) that my breasts were likely about to explode since I decided to skip pumping before bed, but then I realized that they had already leaked on the sheets so we were okay.  :)

Even though she's clearly doing fine on the monitor and is silent, I have to go check on her for my own peace of mind and maybe a little to try to make up for the night before.  She's asleep on her belly again and isn't with her pacifier.  I decide to pump and then lay back down.  I fed her at 7:15 and she didn't wake up until 9:15 this morning! 

So, one of two things happened.    Either she actually can sleep through the night and has decided to do so again.  OR she has given up on trusting me and just doesn't even want to bother crying.   I'm hoping it's the first choice.  Anyways, I've slept great for 2 nights now and I really don't want to go back to the waking up all night!!!  And I've retracted my nomination for mom-of-the-year due to my negligence but I'm feeling better about things now!  Thanks for all the reassuring comments.


  1. Oh, girl, she was just ready. Babies do not change their patterns and learn their parents' patterns based on one night (I promise, and I am an Infant Mental Health Specialist, so I say this with confidence:)). So, just enjoy it and know that she CAN and will sleep through the night...simply because she is ready! I'm SO!

  2. lol, your not a bad mom. You know, the What to Expect the First Year and What to Expect the Toddler Years are infinitely better then the pregnancy version and can kind of give you a heads up on what to expect in the coming months so you're not blindsided or caught off guard with growth spurts, teething and such.

  3. Of course you're not a bad mom! I'm so glad to hear Paisley is developing her independence and sleeping so well on her own! Our New Year's resolution is to move Zachary out of our room (he's still in the crib nest to our bed), now that he's going longer stretches at night. I've heard it all goes to crap when teething starts though, so I guess we can't get too spoiled!

  4. LOL! You're too funny! I hope I can be half the mom you are! :) It sounds like Miss Paisley was just ready to sleep thru the night! Love the Christmas pics!

  5. Glad you're getting some good sleep! I have a feeling she's just a good sleeper cause if the cry it out method only took one night of super quiet, can't even hear them from your room cries, there would be a lot more moms getting a lot more sleep! Enjoy your nights!