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!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Life around here is getting back to normal.  Aaron went back to work and has been able to do surgery without paralysis in his arms.  :)   Definitely a positive for the animal he's operating on...   Miss Paisley has been running all over the house, clinic, baby gym, mall, grocery store, etc.   Her tiny little legs NEVER. STOP.MOVING.  It's actually amazing.  I wonder how she isn't sore the next day from the high mileage she puts on them. 

And I realized several things this week. 

1.) She doesn't get into things.  I still haven't baby-proofed anything in our house with the exception of the plug-in protectors.  And let's face it, I'm just not willing to risk it with electricity and my only child.  

2.)  She's really happy.  Many days, we go without any tears or fits.  She smiles a lot and laughs hysterically when we play peek-a-boo, if a cat or dog licks her feet or face (yep, we let them...), or during parachute time at the gym.   But let's be honest, when she does throw a fit, it can get U-G-L-Y.  So the days without are amazing.

3.)  She's VERY healthy.  This may be due to multiple factors.  She hasn't ever had to go to daycare, but is exposed to the public on a daily basis at the clinic and baby gym.  Plus, we aren't germ-a-phobes by any means so I believe she's building an immune system.  Of course, I keep things clean for her but I certainly don't keep her in a bubble!  She lives with animals and works with them, so a certain amount of germs happen.  And sometimes she eats something off the floor at home after she drops it...   But she's never needed antibiotics and has only had a fever once.  I'm still giving all credit to my breastmilk.  :)  (Even though I was formula-fed and was just as healthy).

4.)    She's probably a genius.   Okay, so I'm totally kidding, but I do think she picks up on things really quickly.  And she's in a mimicking phase right now which I LOVE.  Keeps me on my best behavior.  I was cleaning a spill off the floor the other day and she grabbed a piece of tissue and bent down to help me.  So cute!

Bragging is over.  You won't catch me doing that much, but she deserves it this week.  She's cutting two teeth right now and is in a great mood.  Still sleeping good (8 hours at night and maybe a short nap, but that's great around our house), but her eating is pitiful.   She's on pretty much a milk only diet and just doesn't care at all about solids right now.  I'm blaming the teeth, but she's over 20 pounds now so I guess the whole milk is working! 


  1. I have a friend with a son around the same age as Paisley, he too is teething and will only take milk or milk products. He's a thriving toddler too :)

  2. You have every right to brag, she is amazing:)!!! Jackson runs everywhere too. His favorite thing to do is run around wherever we take him:). A guy at the mall said something about how funny it was that walking because less fun as we age - so true! As for meltdowns - OMG, mine have a million a day, lol! Lucky you! LOVE that she's healthy. Neither of mine have ever had to be on antibiotics either - yay! Addy refuses solids most of the time - hmmm, I thought that would end soon, lol! And, of course, Paisley IS a genius:).

  3. Oh, and if you followed my facebook page, you'd see that my kids are into EVERYthing - I have colanders, salad bowls, pans, etc strewn about my house all the time, lol!