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, December 2, 2013

Where Have I Been?!?

 Where in the world has time gone?  It's like I blink and a month has passed without a single blog post from me.  I would try to explain the Bermuda triangle of time that seems to suck away hours and even days without anything to show for it.  But it is truly just filled with crazy kid stuff.  And a teeny-tiny bit of sleep. 
 We've been doing great!  Spending lots of time with the horses while the weather has been nice.  The three girls are all doing wonderful.  One of them had a squamous cell cancer of the eye, but one of our best friends happens to be an equine surgeon so he removed it and she's doing well.  I realize the above picture is of a baby naked on a horse.  This is Graham as Lady Godiva.  :)   Actually, he had just destroyed his clothes playing at the land...
 Paisley is still her very happiest on top of a horse.  She sings sweet songs and zones out into her own pleasant little world.  I absolutely love it.  She thinks its awesome to brush them and give them hay and treats.  And it's hilarious when she tries to boss them around as if they're smaller than her.  One of them seems genuinely obedient to her, which is crazy considering the thousand pound difference in size.  :)
 Paisley has been really good lately which makes me believe that she's saving up her energy for a really rough phase soon.  :)

 We were a farm family for Halloween this year which Paisley insisted upon.  I wanted to be superheroes, but the girl wins.  Every.single.time.  Can't wait to see what we'll be next year.
Graham FINALLY started walking!!!  Paisley walked on the week of her 1st birthday, but we knew Graham was going to take things a bit slower.  We did not know, however, that he would be nearly 16 months old before he'd walk.  He is so much happier and so much less needy know that he can get around on his own.  He plays with Paisley more and allows me to walk out of rooms without acting like I've walked out of his life forever.
He also weaned finally which I may have mentioned on one of my previous posts, but it still seems worth another shout-out since it took 15 months.  I wasn't all that sad to wean either child because I thrive on increasing independence.  Baby neediness kinda wears me out and I love having more of a relationship with the kids as they get bigger. 
Sooo, life seems to be finding a new normal finally.  Having two kids was an adjustment but not nearly as much as having the first.  That rocked my world for a LONG time.  They really love each other and I really love watching them interact.  Totally worth it.


  1. Wow, great update! I love that her happy place is on a horse! Also, the costumes are adorable! I agree on the walking thing, people were all gloom and doom when Avery started crawling then walking and I was like, no this is SOOOO much better. She is independent, I am independent.

    Glad all is well, I love to hear your updates!

  2. Your kiddos are so adorable! It is way more fun when your kids reach that age where you can actually interact with them and they can tell you what they want/need (for the most part).

    Life sounds like it is busy, but look forward to more updates. :)

  3. So glad you posted! Saw that first pic of Graham and gasped! He totally looks like a little boy and not a baby anymore! Omg! I so love that Paisley loves her horses :) Great Halloween costumes!

  4. So apparently Graham grew up and I didn't even realize it. Guess we need to have a play date soon! Miss you!

  5. Ummm...your kids are the cutest ever. Seriously. And that farm family picture- hilarious! What a good sport you and your husband are- love it! Glad you are back!