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, May 18, 2014

Blogging Failure

The fact that I blog less than I exercise is not a good sign.  I miss you all.  And I'm glad to be where I'm at because the problem is that my cup runneth over.  Life is crazy.  The kids are growing and becoming real people and exploring and I'm still struggling to figure out how to parent a VERY challenging 3-year-old.

Dear Paisley is actually quite a joy to raise.  She is spunky and energetic and funny.  We desperately struggle to stifle our laughter as we discipline her for things that I never expected her to do or say.  She is the center of attention and loves her baby brother like there's no tomorrow.  I've never met a more opinionated and divalicious child though.  She picks every piece of clothing she wears, which toy she brings in the car, exactly what she is willing to eat, how her hair is fixed, which door she uses to get in the car, etc. 

I hear you out there judging me.  I would have to until I gave birth to Whitney Houston Jr.  I'm telling you now, I've tried to hold my ground and refuse to give in.  Guess how that went?  Several hours of crying and fit throwing allowing us to NEVER make it out of the house.  We would literally have to just board up the doors and windows if we decided to make a war out of this crap.  And the house would implode from the fighting.

So, pick your battles.  I make her do what has to be done whether or not she likes it.  But this little firecracker doesn't settle back down once you get her fired up.  It's a snowball effect and you will lose every single time.  Most sentences of hers start with "But why you not _____?" or "But why I not have _______?"  It's quite because it's so grammatically incorrect, but after the 100th time of hearing it in a day, it gets a bit tiring...

Sweet baby Graham, on the other hand, is a doll to parent.  He is exactly the opposite of his sister (which we prayed desperately for).  He is calm, laid-back and easy in every regard.  I adore this boy and how much he snuggles and loves on us.   With that said, he talks a LOT less than his sister did at this point.  He is slower in all developmental milestones, for that matter.  Not that we care.   When he waited until 17 months to walk, the only thing that annoyed me was the questions from family/friends about when he would start walking and when we should get concerned.  Back off, peeps.  This is not a competition.

I work hard all the time to find the balance in my life.  I'm going back to work part-time this month (one day a week to start and we will consider a 2nd day in the future) doing botox and other cosmetic procedures at a local spa.  I'm excited to be doing something other than rectal exams and listening to women talk about depression for an hour.  Sure the family practice gig is "more important", but I'm too tired now to deal with that.  My job is now my time away.  :)

Hope everyone is doing well and I really will make an effort to get my rear in gear and start posting more!


  1. Good to hear from you ! You know I am in the same boat - I am pretty sure about 3 people TOTAL read my blog anymore. But I've decided to start writing some more, and I'm starting with my blog. So hopefully I will see you more around here:). OH and yeah, Addy and Paisley would be a RIOT together - they sound like twins as far as temperament! Except Addy also likes to choose her clothes but always wants just jeans or shorts and a t shirt (as opposed to Paisley's AWESOME tutu inspired outfits:)). Take care and have fun at work!

  2. How are things?I can totally relate