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!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Donated Booby Milk

Thank you ladies so much for helping me get my head on straight and remember that there is a GREAT use for my unused breastmilk!  I looked up the closest mommy's milk donation center to us and it's in North Texas.  So, I will call them tomorrow morning and hope that they want my milk.  It was just so disappointing to me to look at the deep-freeze full of perfectly good milk that I know in my heart my baby will never need/want.  She's still nursing as much as she wants and I still have overage.  They require at least 100 ounces to be donated over the course of a year, and I have well over 1,000 already.  So I'm hopeful that I can help out some babies that need it!  And don't think I don't appreciate having too much milk.  I realize supply is a HUGE problem for many women and I'm super thankful I've had enough to give.  Which makes it all the more frustrating when you have to waste any of that "liquid gold".

Since you all helped me solve that problem, maybe you can figure this out...

Paisley's sleep is C-R-A-Z-Y!!!!  And her mama is losing her mind!!!  It's always been a bit erratic but we seemed to be getting into a pretty good routine of either sleeping through the night or waking up once around 3-4 to eat.  And last week, she went 4 nights straight sleeping 9-10 hours straight which was equal to winning the lottery for me.   My dark circles under my eyes went away, I actually fixed my hair, and felt like life was in order again.  Until the last 4 nights which have been a nightmare.

I have NO idea what changed.  But suddenly she just will not sleep at night.  She falls asleep around 10 and then wakes up about 2 hours later.  Screaming.  Not a pleasant sound on the monitor and a terrible way to wake up.  She'll finally go back to sleep but then repeatedly wakes up about every 2 hours the rest of the night.  I used to put her in bed with us on nights like this and she'd do great, but now it's like she has restless body syndrome.  She just wiggles and stretches all over the place.  And she moans and whines in the process. 

Sometimes she'll fall fast asleep and then wake up screaming.  And I've tried everything that I can think of here.  I've went in immediately and tried patting her on the back or feeding her.  I've tried to wait it out to see if she'll go back to sleep.  I've even slept through it a couple of times because I'm so exhausted from the lack of sleep. I've held her in the recliner in her room and she still only sleeps for brief periods.

And even more strange, she's finally taking good naps during the day.  She's sleeping for about an hour and a half to two hours in the morning and early afternoon.  But she was also doing this when we were getting the great nights of sleep too.  She's eating more than ever and is happy all day.  The child is super active and wears me out, so you'd think she'd also be exhausted.  No teeth are trying to come in still.  So, what gives????  And will we ever sleep again???


  1. i've read that can happen before a big developmental milestone but believe that if you want! my son has been waking up CRAZILY alot since Christmas (6 times in a night is the norm around here). let me know if you figure it out!!!

  2. Back when my now 7 year old was a baby, he started having night terrors and would wake up screaming and nothing could settle him down. Not saying Paisley is having night terrors, but our pediatrician said that sometimes you need to interrupt the sleep pattern. All that you need to do is turn her over from back to tummy or tummy to back. If you find she is waking up after about 2 hours, you would do it about 15 minutes prior to that 2 hour mark.

    Good luck!

  3. Oh no, poor Paisley =( I wonder what's wrong... Hopefully it's just a short-lived phase. It's so hard when they're inconsolable. I have no words of wisdom, just empathy for your situation. I'm sure your girl will be back on track soon.

  4. We are in the same situation! My little twins are so erratic! I swear there is no rhyme or reason to their sleep habits, sometimes they wake up every two to three hours and some nights they will sleep for 9 hours straight! I have read every book out there and still have no good answer to this question! I hope you have better luck than me! And let me know if you find a solution!