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!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Two Kids... Not so bad

Let me start by retracting an earlier made statement about not liking the "newborn phase".  Turns out, I actually love it this time around.  Not only because I have experience, but because I got an awesomely good baby.  Like the majorly Type B, calm, sweet, easily soothed baby that makes everyone jealous.  Yep, lucky me. 

He seriously has made life so much better.  He sleeps at least 4 hours at night and even went 6 hours last night before eating and then returning to sleep.  In his bassinett.  Did you hear that, people?!?  He isn't even co-sleeping.  Well, most of the time.  But he's doing it then because I need to snuggle him, not because he cares!   Just goes to show that you can't control what type of baby you have!!!

Breastfeeding is going well and I'm already having to pump to get the excess milk off in the mornings which I'm hoping I can donate again to the NICU.  He's a good little eater which I'm thankful for and I have my awesome breasts back for a short-time.  It's a nice difference from Paisley who was attached at the breast 24 hours a day if not spitting up and/or crying.  :)

Paisley really does love him.  She is actually even good at diaper-changing which I thought was surprising.  She gets his "bipey" (diaper) and then wipes.  Luckily he hasn't peed on her yet.  Aaron and I are not so lucky.  She holds him for long periods of time on the couch while watching her cartoons.  The funniest thing is that she now loves her dolls that she's never acknowledged!  And she calls him her Baby Boo, which I find adorable because "Bubba" and "Sissy" make me crazy.  No idea why...

I went into this with such a dreadful expectation of how hard things would be with 2 kids and I'm happy to say that it has been much better than anticipated.  My babies have definitely been polar opposites and I'm so thankful that the "difficult" one was born first to pave the way and set the bar really low for an easier baby!   She is such a great big sister and a hilarious child to have around.  Just not the easiest kid I've ever met.

With that said though, I'm so thankful that she is so independent and self-assured making this transition so smoothly.  I haven't noticed a trace of jealousy yet and her pure love for him makes me love her even more than I already did.  Pretty sure my heart could just explode at this point from how much love it has.

Okay, enough bragging about my cute kids.  Just glad to report that things are going well and no postpartum this time around!!!  Plus, I still love my husband and haven't threatened to move his stuff to the front yard for no reason.  :)


  1. This post made me so excited to meet my little man!! I'm so nervous about being a mom of two. You have two wonderful kids, thanks for sharing your mom of two journey!

  2. This is great! So glad Graham is such an easygoing baby and Paisley is an awesome big sister. I hope I'm as lucky when baby #2 arrives next year!

  3. wow... if you keep writing posts like these.. I will end up with baby #2 on the way before I know it! My boy is soo soo energetic, type A, and has never been a great sleeper. So, this gives me hope that if I ever miraculously pop out another one.. it might actually NOT make me want to go jump off a cliff! Awesome!! =D

    I'm glad to hear that he is "easy" and that the transition has been smooth for you!!


  4. You lucky woman you. :) Maybe my second will be an angel too? Hmm, probably not. :) So happy it's going well!!!!

  5. Wow, yea, I would prefer an easy baby as number 2. My friend had the exact opposite experience and she is FREAKING out and before, she loved the newborn phase.

    So yea, that was the way to go!!!!