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!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Back to Work

I got a phone call from one of my classmates from PA school last week, who works for a pain management specialist in the area.  He is wanting to add a part-time PA to their practice, and she already works full-time.  She loves working with him and felt like it would be a great opportunity for me.

They're going to pay me well, and the doc let me pick how many hours I wanted and what my schedule would be.  I can change it with just a little advance notice if needed, and he is super nice.  We all three laughed a lot during my interview and seem to have a good group dynamic. 

We've decided for now that I'll work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8-12, but I'll still be at the clinic too.  I realize that doesn't seem like much but I'm still sad about leaving my princess. Even if it is just 12 hours a week! I feel like I've gotten so used to being together 24/7 that it will feel like I forgot to wear my pants to work if she isn't with me.  But then the other part of me says it will be really good for both of us.  I need to be involved in patient care again.  I need to feel like I'm using all the knowledge I worked so hard to get.  I need to be around adults sometimes.  And every now and then, it might be nice to have a break from dirty diapers and breastfeeding.

This isn't going to be easy, but I think it's the right thing to do.  Aaron supports me either way and I know he'll take great care of Paisley when I'm at Job #2.   And I'll still get plenty of time with her at Job #1 and home. Both she and I will probably enjoy it even more!  I've been missing my career more lately and feel like we're getting to the point that I can be away more.  My mom watches her on Saturdays while I work at the vet clinic and I do fine with that.  I even enjoy it! 

Words of encouragement?  I know I'm going to need them when I leave her the 1st week!  (Which will still be a couple of weeks out since I have to get my license changed over and get new malpractice insurance.) 


  1. I think it'll be ok. I know how you feel. I went back to work last week after being home for 12 weeks with both babies. It felt like I went to work, but my heart was still walking (or crawling:)) around at home! But, like you said, I do enjoy my time to be ME, to do something I love, to get that satisfaction. And they are home with daddy while I'm gone, so that helps. I work 2 days a week and that seems to be just enough, but not too much...just like what you have worked out. So, all I can say is, the balance has worked really well for me and I am sure it will for you too:).

  2. It will be great for all of you. She will learn to be away from momma, but will know that you'll be back soon. You'll get to have some time just for you (even if it is on the job). Congrats on the new job!!