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!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Time-Out from Blogging?

This blog has been my source of comfort, friendship and support for almost 3 years now.  I started it during my painful infertility battle just on the verge of undergoing my ovarian drilling which ended up being a success.  I've celebrated with you all, cried with you all, and prayed for my readers who were going through similar heartbreak.   I've even looked forward to returning from vacations so that I could check my blogger again for updates on my friends who were expecting good news soon. 

This blog has been everything to me.  It's amazing how many women I've connected to that I would never have met otherwise.  No one can help you through a tough time like someone who has been there or who is currently there too.  I swear my miscarriage would have killed me if I hadn't had such compassionate readers offering amazing words of strength and hope.  And I'm so grateful that I've had that kind of support.

But most of my long-time blog friends have babies now (thankfully) and have kinda moved on.  And I get that.  Life gets hectic with a child, to say the very least.  I've honestly had days that I never got to brush my teeth or even pee because her needs come very first.  And she seems to have a LOT of needs.  :)

So, I find that less of my friends update their blogs and even fewer comment on mine.  Which leads me to believe that fewer are following at this point.  I may just not update as frequently, but will definitely continue to follow those who are still in the middle of the journey.   I will continue to pray for those waiting, and celebrate with those who have succeeded.  But, maybe my role in the blogging world has been fulfilled.  Considering the extensive list of things I need to accomplish every day, this would be one less thing I'd feel guilty about not getting done.  :)


  1. Well you may not follow blog(not much to read)
    But yours is one I look forward to reading..
    And has been for a long time.
    I hope you keep updating :)

  2. Oh... I totally get what you mean! Even thOugh I still read your blog, when it becomes a "duty" to keep it updated instead of a joy to write and receive support from.. Then it's definitely time for a break!! I remember when I was still tcc.. It seemed like I could spend hours surfing through ttc or newly pregnant blogs to try and gain some hope from. But now that Cash is 11 months old.. Just like you mentioned, my schedule revolves around him! Not me! And that's okay.. Because tht means that our babies are loved and taken care of the way that they are suppose to be! I'm sure you will be back... When things settle down and you emerge from toddlerhood!! :)

    I was anxious to see if you were going to try for baby #2! Because you feel the same way that I do about it and I was gonna let you be the guinea pig so I could get a feel for what I might want to do !! Lol

    You will be missed amber!! My personal blog is mainly only read by my family members but in case you ever get bored (yea right!) here's the link to my blog!


  3. I agree. I enjoy your humor and honesty! I hope that you will continue blogging because I think all of your followers enjoy reading your blog!

  4. You know I'm still here, but I feel the same way - I get very few comments anymore and I'm not sure who is reading, if anyone. So I tend to write less. But I am still here and love to read your blog, so I hope you'll keep up some - but maybe it is time for us "veterans" (ha!) to slow down on the blogging and let others take over, lol!

  5. Don't leave! :) You and Paisley are a reminder to me of what's to come! But I totally understand how your feeling. I would miss you, but you have to do what's right for you. And maybe this blog, was there for the time you REALLY needed it to be there. I know for some IF bloggers it'shard to follow pregnant blogs or blogs who have babies, but I dont see it that way. I think it's a reminder that no matter what hell you are going through at the moment, your own miracle will come someday. We are all striving for the same thing in this blog community, so it kind of bothers me when some women have to stop following when someone gets pregnant or has a baby. I mean, I guess they have to do what they have to do. But I dont really get it, nor do I think it's very nice. Well, I hope you'll at least post pics of Paisley every now and then and check in! You have been a constant support to me. So thank you :)

  6. I have always enjoyed your blog & will be sad if you stop! You really have a gift for writing - you make things interesting & humorous even when I can't relate or have not been through that particular situation.

  7. Please don't go. I check your page every two to three days just to see how things are going with you and Paisley. I have laughed and I have sat at my computer with eyes full of tears. I hope you know how happy I am for you and how much I love you.

  8. Oh no I enjoy your blog but totally understand! I hope yu keep us updated.

  9. I love your blog, it's a great way to keep up on what's going on in your life! I'm not a blogger so I really have no idea on the time it takes. I say blog when you have something to share, but don't think you have to do it to keep your readers happy. We'll be happy with daily, weekly, monthly, whatever!

  10. I really enjoy reading your blog! I don't have kids but I love you read about your adventures. Most of my friends have kids or step kids but I enjoy being an aunt and friend.

  11. I really enjoy your blog too, but what I enjoy most is that you are my "real life" friend and I can call you anytime. I keep up with everyones blogs, but don't comment much because for some reason it doesn't let me anymore. (hence why I'm anonymous). I understand the lack of time. The only reason I get to randomly update mine is because I do it on my lunch hour at work. Do what works for you :)


  12. I totally get what you mean. It sometimes feels like a job to get a blog done. :/ I have to keep mine up for family that's out of town, so now it's just plain old boring. That being said, I'll miss reading yours because Casey is so close in age to Paisley, it's fun to see what each is up to!