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, January 3, 2013

Sleep: yep, still talking about it

If I went back through all of my blog posts, I have probably written about 100 focusing on sleep. Or usually, the lack thereof. For 28 months now, rest has been an elusive creature. We have tried many things to turn our non-sleepers into book perfect sleepers. Much to no avail.

Paisley is now sleeping in her crib all night for about 12 hours and taking a 2-3 hour nap in there. This is the best it's ever been. Problem is- the crib should be Graham's by now.

So, Graham is still sleeping with us in our bed. And honestly, I think even if the crib were available, he would be anyways because he just doesn't EVER sleep for long stretches. Not for naps or overnight.

This sweet pea has always been good overnight meaning he never cries or stays awake. But he literally wakes me up every 1-3 hours to nurse. Sometimes it's just a little and sometimes it's a lot.

I never need to pump in the mornings like I did with her because he's eaten enough to keep the jugs near empty. So it's hard to imagine that he doesn't need the food. And since he doesn't take a binky, he uses me for that too.

So, even if I did decide over the next few months to evict him from our bed, I don't even know what we'd do. His bed is still being used by a girl who is finally sleeping really well, he likes to nurse all night long, and how in the world do you let a baby cry it out when they are in a room next door to their sibling???

Aaron keeps reminding me that I just need to enjoy this. After all, he is my last baby and I guarantee he won't need me to go to college with him so we can co-sleep. :)


  1. sleep is probably been the biggest adjustment since we have had a baby too! I totally agree with you if Paisley is finally sleeping well don't touch it. I hope that sleep gets easier with Graham and that you and aaron can finally get some rest! If you find the perfect solution let me know!

  2. The only thing I can offer is that you would be surprised what kids can sleep through. I know every kid is different, but the boys share a room and the other (for the most part) will stay asleep even if they other one is screaming. Hopefully you get some rest soon, but if not we can have 3am conversations because I'm up too.