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!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Parenting 101

Let these confessions serve as a learning tool for all of you out there striving to be a better parent or as comfort to those of you making your own mistakes. Here goes Round 2.

I locked both of my kids in the car on a very warm summer day when Paisley was barely two and Graham was no more than two months old. I had to have Aaron bring his keys home from the clinic 10 minutes away so I could get them out. Luckily, Paisley thought I was just being silly and Graham slept through most of it. They were super sweaty when I got it unlocked finally and I felt terrible!!!

I sometimes skip baths if we get home late and the kids are already asleep or very tired. Even if they did get really dirty. And sometimes I can't recall when Graham's last bath was so I baby wipe him down.

My kids have both rolled off the couch as babies. For some strange reason, they always learn to roll for the first time while laying on a piece of furniture that I have temporarily walked away from. Not excited about that milestone and it always happens too early!

They have both chewed on rawhides while teething. Sounds gross but it works really well. Both have found them without my help and then decided they love them. I swear the dogs bring them to the babies.

I have let them wear the same clothes two days in a row. My excuse for Paisley is she has a major opinion on her clothes and it becomes a Pick your Battle situation in taking stuff off. So she wears it again if we won't be seeing the same people. :)

On numerous occasions, I have let her pull all of her wipes out of their container just because it takes her awhile. This kid has SO much energy it's ridiculous. And I'm not 20 anymore.

Worst of all, I gave my newborn son meningitis. I was unlucky enough to contract a virus at 38 weeks pregnant, infect the rest of the family, go into labor and have my c-section while recovering from said illness and then give it to him.
He could have even gotten it while in the "safety" of my uterus. He had to have wished for a better family from the start. :)

Please share more of your awesome mom moments. I have loved reading them and I have gotten a lot of feedback from people who enjoyed them too!


  1. I regularly let Gwen pull all the wipes out of the container, or all the tissues from the box. The cutest thing is to watch her stuff them all back in.

    There are also two cupboards of dishes (utensils, and plastic containers) that I don't bother stopping her from going through, even if it does mean that the contents sometimes end up in unexpected places. This morning we found the egg beater behind the rocking chair in her room.

    I am trying to teach her that big-people books are not toys (though when she does play with them she is extremely good and gentle for the most part), but since our living room has 8 book cases, which means 8 shelves of books at easy reach, and sometimes I just don't have the energy to stop her from pulling all of them off into a great big pile, even though I know I should be consistent about telling her that they are not toys.

    We've gotten into the habit of throughout the day snacking. Joel and I snack throughout the day, I have a hard time justifying that she can't while we can.

  2. I have a baby safety lock on our kitchen cabinet below the sink (where we keep some cleaning supplies and stuff) and then a safety lock on the bottom bathroom cabinet (where there is also toxic things for children). They are never locked. Yup...

  3. Mine are currently awake and crying in their cribs so I can catch up on fb and blogs before I begin my day...mother of the year here!