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Forum: Infertility   12-13-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By lari
We are in the midst of IVF # 3, and while I'm...

We are in the midst of IVF # 3, and while I'm technically pregnant right now, my beta's were prety low and doubling on the slow side.  I had a miscarriage with IVF # 2 and I fear we may have old...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-12-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,855
Posted By lari
Since you've only had her 4 months it may be too...

Since you've only had her 4 months it may be too soon, but have you tried letting her go naked on the bottom?  That's the only thing that worked for my son.  Maybe try short periods at first to see...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-03-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By lari
Early intervention is usually specific to your...

Early intervention is usually specific to your county and should be totally free for an evaluation.  I had DS evaluated at 18 months for only have 1 or 2 words and while he came back slow on the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-30-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By lari
I personally would not ignore this behavior. ...

I personally would not ignore this behavior.  Don't make it a big deal but I would matter of factly tell her that she made a mess and that she has to help you clean everything up.    This will take...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-29-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By lari
I know you said you are anti CIO, but there are...

I know you said you are anti CIO, but there are modified forms that might help you.  I used the Baby whisperer for our son.  You do your normal bedtime routine and then lay them down but stay right...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   05-29-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 137
Posted By lari
Argh. It's 10:25 and yet again DS has JUST...

Argh. It's 10:25 and yet again DS has JUST fallen asleep.  WTF.  This is getting ridiculous.  Admittedly this evening was our fault we were out to dinner and then we all went for a walk and went to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-29-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By lari
Argh. It's 10:25 and yet again DS has JUST...

Argh. It's 10:25 and yet again DS has JUST fallen asleep.  WTF.  This is getting ridiculous.  Admittedly this evening was our fault we were out to dinner and then we all went for a walk and went to...
Forum: Parenting   05-26-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 791
Views: 23,793
Posted By lari
Being a SAHM is a priviledge, NOT a right.  Only...

Being a SAHM is a priviledge, NOT a right.  Only my rich friends can afford to have a SAHM.  Everyone else works their butts off to make ends meet and pay the taxes that go support those on...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-13-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,374
Posted By lari
Did you go to adoption court?  How did it go? ...

Did you go to adoption court?  How did it go?  Big hugs to you.  I can not imagine the stress you are going thru especially with DH not being on board with this.  Can you leave her with anyone,...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-11-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,566
Posted By lari
Congratulations on your new little girl!  That's...

Congratulations on your new little girl!  That's awesome.  I hope you are enjoying every minute.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-12-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,280
Posted By lari
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gi...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif  Yeah, that does sound kind of fishy.  Hopefully, whe will decide to place her little one with you, but I would be REALLY leary of shelling out...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   02-01-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,050
Posted By lari
I loved Shoo Shoos for ages 6 months to 18...

I loved Shoo Shoos for ages 6 months to 18 months.  They have some rubber soled shoes as well but I can't say enough good things about the leather soled ones.  Awesome, and they usually have great...
Forum: Infertility   01-31-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,742
Posted By lari
I'm newish to mothering and found my way here...

I'm newish to mothering and found my way here from ovusoft (now TCOYF)  That place just isn't the same anymore...
I dealt with primary infertility from 2004-2008 until I got pregnant from my first...
Forum: TV-Free   01-15-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,253
Posted By lari
I think audiobooks are great and for older kids...

I think audiobooks are great and for older kids I think letting them listen to books on tape instead of you reading is fine too, especially if you're cuddling with them at the time.  But I've read...
Forum: Grief and Loss   01-05-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,580
Posted By lari
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensa...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/greensad.gif  I'm so sorry, how absolutely horrible.
Forum: Working and Student Parents   01-05-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,003
Posted By lari
I absolutely would SAH.  I loved every minute of...

I absolutely would SAH.  I loved every minute of it when I had maternity leave for 12 weeks and hated going back to work.  I wouldn't say I hate work, but I'm definitely not that fond of it.  I...
Forum: Infertility   01-01-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,212
Posted By lari
Yup, I'm right there with you.  It took IVF for...

Yup, I'm right there with you.  It took IVF for #1.  He's 2 now and we've been trying for #2 since #1 was born.  We've done a FET, that failed, already and are now gearing up for IVF #2.  This will...
Forum: Family Safety   01-01-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,046
Posted By lari
rockport: drowning is definitely a valid...

rockport: drowning is definitely a valid concern.  It could happen.  We kept the bathroom door closed, but now he can open it and is in the process of potty training, so I just try to keep an eye on...
Forum: Infertility   01-01-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By lari
I probably won't cycle until March or April, but...

I probably won't cycle until March or April, but until you get more "friends" on this thread, I'll hang out with you.  I'm an IVF veteran; successful on IVF #1 in 2008, a failed FET just this...
Forum: Grief and Loss   01-01-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,804
Posted By lari
How absolutely horrible.  I'm so very very sorry...

How absolutely horrible.  I'm so very very sorry for you and your family.  I suffer from infertility and have thought long and hard about fostering.  your horrible story is the biggest reason I have...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-29-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By lari
Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions.  DS...

Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions.  DS loves waffle's so I'll try substituting whole wheat instead.  He seems to like peanuts, so I may try some other nuts too.  I already switched him to V8...
Forum: Parenting   12-29-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,198
Posted By lari
DS is 24 months and I bundle him up in freezing...

DS is 24 months and I bundle him up in freezing temps when we go outside to do barn work or play.  Even so, he'll frequently take off his mittens or hat.  If I'm busy and don't get them back on...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-28-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By lari
pbjmama- I will definitely switch to cut up...

pbjmama- I will definitely switch to cut up fruit instead of the fruit cups.  It's a little more work, but a great idea.  I don't think I'll be able to pull off switching out the daycare snack when...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-28-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By lari
I took my 24 month old DS to his 2yr well baby...

I took my 24 month old DS to his 2yr well baby visit and apparently he's lost 2 lbs. since October.  I have to take him back next month for a weight check. :(  A little background, DS is a horribly...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-28-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,039
Posted By lari
I've always laid DS down in the bath to rinse...

I've always laid DS down in the bath to rinse his hair, so that he almost never gets any water in his eyes.  Obviously, you're son won't go for that yet, but I might try telling him that you won't...
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