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!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Walking? No, Thanks.

Paisley started walking while holding both of our hands about 3 months ago.  Then she would walk with just one of our hands about 6 weeks ago.  I thought for sure that walking independantly was right around the corner.  But she's still holding on.  And now we're nearing the 1st birthday which seems to magically make children start walking, so I'm wondering if my little gal is going to get the urge. 

I can hear you all out there saying, "get ready.  Things get WAAAAYYYY harder when they start walking."  And maybe you're right.  But I'm never one of those people who appreciates an "I told you so."  I love each of her developmental stages.  And I don't love the baby stage.  So I actually look forward to her being able to do more.  It makes both of us happier.

Crawling actually made our lives easier because she was more content and played more on her own.  So, I'm ready for walking to begin.  And my poor back needs a break from bending over!  I've tried luring her with toys/food/remotes/phones to no avail.  We've tried having her walk between us but she just throws herself on the ground like her legs are broken.  But then every now and then, she'll just take three or four steps before lowering to crawl mode.  And she can stand very steady if she isn't thinking about it.  Any ideas on how to encourage her?


  1. Do you have one of those walker toys? Something she can hold onto with wheels? Im sure you've already thought of that, but throwing it out there :) ps- I hate "I told you so" people too. When I hear an "I told you so" all I want to do is slap the person across the face :)

  2. Wow, I can't believe she is a walker now! She is getting big and is the cutest! I don't have any advice for walking since my little guy is almost 6 months.

    Good luck!

  3. I honestly think they just do it when they are ready. Jax now lets go and walks across the room! But he started out doing it on his own, randomly, and we'd just notice all of a sudden he was walking, lol! The only thing we "did" to encourage him I guess is have our living room set up so he could take a couple steps between things (couch to coffee table, coffee table to play table, play table to walker toy, etc). That is how he started - he figured it was faster to walk these short distances to get what he wanted than to sit down and crawl, so he did! He's only now just walking out into the middle of the room. Don't worry - she'll do it on her own time. The range of normal for walking is 10-15 months (with some leeway there) so I would say she is perfectly in the normal range. OH, and I've noticed girls talk first and boys sometimes walk first...Jax still doesn't use ANY words, no matter how hard we try! So there you go:). Ok, book over...the end, lol!

  4. Awe bless her heart, it sounds like she's so close. She'll do it soon I bet. Encouragement though? Maybe bribery :) Is that bad?? Ha ha. I would do it. :)