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!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Let's Talk about Deuce

Thank you dear friends.  You reassured me that my own network of people haven't just decided that we are such awful parents to Paisley that they cannot imagine us having a 2nd.  (The thought actually crossed my mind.)  And when I come to think of it, I've kinda ignored people's subsequent pregnancies too.   Like the more you have, the less attention you need.  Yet, I've always thought people should have a baby shower for every baby because it's a celebration of its own.   I'm just a neglectful friend who commonly forgets birthdays and other sentimental things.  But I'm always here if anyone needs me!

So, let's just talk about Baby Deuce for a moment.  Because last night I feel like I finally had a little bonding time with this baby while preparing my adorable, newborn, neutral clothes.  It's not as easy to do since I'm so busy with Paisley.  With her, I did my prenatal yoga and continuously rubbed my belly and dreamed about her...  With this little person, I try to remember to see my OB every month and not eat raw sushi.  I didn't lift over 10 pounds with her and now I lug her 23-pound body around all day.   Things change...

Baby Deuce has been an absolutely wonderful inhabitant of my uterus.  This little one hasn't created much of a stir at all.  In fact, if the bump hadn't appeared and I hadn't missed my period, I could have been on "I didn't know I was pregnant".   I occasionally feel a sweet little flutter and Deuce loves to pose for the camera on our ultrasounds.  Deuce has NO food aversions which Paisley had a ton of.  I don't have a strong sense of smell this time (last time I could smell everything 10 times stronger than before).  I've had no nausea whatsoever.  And my reflux is being kept at bay with an occasional Prevacid. 

Sleep has been perfect this time.  I feel pretty again with my fast-growing bump.  And I'm a lot less scared about being a mom again.  It just feels right.  This baby will complete us. 

Names, you ask?  I don't mind sharing on here at all.   If we have a boy, the name is Graham Thomas which we'd picked last time.  Graham is for my grandpa who was the greatest man ever to walk this earth.  He would have adored my babies as much as he adored me.  Our son would be lucky to bear the name.    Thomas is for Aaron's side of the family.

Girl's choice is Piper Reese.  I loved Kennedy, but someone (not naming names) vetoed it.  He feels that it's cursed.  Whatever.  So, we agree that Piper goes well with Paisley.  The girl name has absolutely no sentimental value at all, just a name we like.  :)

SO, I'm super excited for August (or maybe late July) so that I can meet this little person.   And I know he or she will be greeted with as much love and excitement as Paisley.  Plus, Deuce already has the coolest big sister!!!


  1. Love the names you have picked out. And I'm sure Paisley is excited to be a big sister.

    Our baby just turned 1 and I'm hoping we have another miracle baby without having to go through IVF (again).

  2. LOVE the names! And I can FEEL your happiness in your words. I am so thrilled for you!

  3. I am so glad it is going easy! After a crazy or hard 1st pregnancy, I'm glad you can "sail" through this one!
    I love the names, especially Graham, what a great boys name. I like piper too, but too bad someone vetoed Kennedy, I ADORE that name for a girl. I have a friend named Kennedy and she is just about the most chill person you would ever want to know!
    Yay for deuce!

  4. I am in love with your names! I LOVE Graham for a boy- had considered it if we ever have another boy, but since we call Grayson G all the time, it might be too confusing. And Piper is one I have really considered too- so cute and spunky and it goes perfectly with Paisley! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. AH! I LOVE both of those names! Graham is a great boys name and Piper is so cute! I approve :)

  6. I have a feeling that you will be having a "Graham" : ) my pregnancy with our little boy was eeeeeeasy shmeeeeasy!!!!! Most of the people in my circle had way more symptoms/sickness with their girls! I can't wait to see either way!! Xoxo

  7. Oh I am pick the most beautiful names :) Lucky little bebe #2!!

    And I agree with Becca - all my friends with girls were tough pregnancies, and every single boy pregnancy I know of was super easy. But we shall see :) Either way, lucky lucky baby and parents and big sister :)