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, June 20, 2013

Finding Balance

Last week, the kids started Mother's Day out for the summer session.  They like to call it Children's Day Out to make it sound less like parents are just dumping off their kids for a few hours of sweet freedom, but let's call it what it is.  

Paisley has been there for a year now, but Graham is just now old enough.  She has loved it and I feel like she has learned a ton.  And let me tell you how amazing it has been to have two days a week to do my errands, work out, catch up at the clinic, pee alone, etc.  

I drop those two off without a second glance, dodge the other parents in the hallway, and peel out of the parking lot headed for alone time.  You can hear me giggling with glee and celebrating victory.  

Yesterday, I went to the gym for an hour then mowed our front yard.  I showered alone, ate lunch with my husband, and ran a ton of errands.  All in 5 hours time.  With kids, it would have taken... Until the end of time.  Lets face it, nothing gets accomplished with these two around.

And I am such a better mom when given the chance to miss the kids.  Distance makes the heart grow fonder. :)

I am super pumped about the fall semester when they'll each go three days a week!  Yippee!!!  Finally, I'm getting a balance back in my life.  We've been seeing our friends a lot more, our kids are getting more fun with each passing day, and I am sneaking in some "me" time.  


  1. Yay for alone time! Grayson goes to school 5 days:/ week and tomorrow I am going to sign Charlotte up for MDO in the fall. I can't wait!

  2. Haha "giggling with glee" totally describes me, too, when I dropped them off at MDO. Sadly they don't go during the summer. There is nothing stranger than peeing with 4 heads trying to peek into the toilet at the same time. Counting down the days til the fall when it starts up again!!

  3. I just can't imagine being a SAHM or the the hybrid version you are currently doing. I really enjoy my time at work! I like having adult interaction and being able to eat lunch in peace. I agree that I am a better mom for Avery because of the distance, not despite it. Also, I am confident Avery is happier out and about with other kids and activities than being at home with me all the time! Maybe if she was less active or if she was timid it wouldn't suit her so well?

    I am so glad you are feeling some balance!

  4. Yay for peeing alone! Except when Davie's not there I'm still trying to shoo the cat and dogs out the door. *sigh* Davie starts Mother's Day out three days a week in August. I hope she loves it! I mostly want her to learn socialization skillz.

  5. The sweet taste of "me" time. Sometimes I do try to remember what it was like to chew my food or pee/poop alone. haha. Thankfully, my MIL is really close by and takes Samantha some afternoons for a few hours so I can get some "regroup" time :) But then a lot of times I spend it cleaning or doing chores! So glad you are getting some balance back!

  6. YAY! Can I just say I am not at all slightly jealous;)>? I have none except for work right now and it SUCKS! Jax will go to preschool 3 hours a morning on Tuesdays and Thursdays in September and I am just looking forward to having just 1 kid. I NEED A BREAK lol! So...I have set my sights to fall 2014 when they will be away together for a morning or 2 a week:). Of course, I'll probably just end up working....sigh.... Balance is not something I have right now...but I love reading about yours, it gives me hope:)!