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Forum: Life With a Baby   05-21-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By leilamom
Hey Everyone -    My DH and I are foster...

Hey Everyone - 
 
My DH and I are foster parents.  Currently we have a 7 month old, but we could end up having a variety of different ages of infants in our home before the child we are meant to...
Forum: Infertility   03-05-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By leilamom
We went to Dr. Kim.  We didn't like him and he...

We went to Dr. Kim.  We didn't like him and he refused to treat us.  We are now going to Midwest Reproductie Center, Dr. Dan Gehlbach.  I LOVE their office and all the staff are really, really nice.
Forum: Infertility   03-04-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,812
Posted By leilamom
I have PCOS.  We have been doing another round...

I have PCOS.  We have been doing another round of injections with IUI.  Last round we did, we had the same dose of meds, but ended up with 3 follicles.  This time, same dose and now there are 12...
Forum: Women's Health   11-18-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By leilamom
Bump   Anyone out there have any suggestions...

Bump
 
Anyone out there have any suggestions on good doctors?
Forum: Women's Health   11-11-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By leilamom
I started seeing this wonderful doctor at the...

I started seeing this wonderful doctor at the advice of my acunpunturist.  She was great.  She identified what was going on with me within minutes of seeing me (chronic inflamation due to gluten and...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-23-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By leilamom
Reading this makes me feel a little better.  I...

Reading this makes me feel a little better.  I really thought I was being a little cranky about it, but it seems reasonable.  Because we have my 7 year old DSS part time, we have discussed it and...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-22-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By leilamom
Good suggestion CrunchyChristianMommy...I think...

Good suggestion CrunchyChristianMommy...I think I will drop some hints to my best friend...She has an account on here, maybe she will see this LOL.  I do live in KC...If you have experience with...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-22-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By leilamom
My DH and I are just starting out our journey to...

My DH and I are just starting out our journey to foster-to-adopt after a long struggle with infertility.  So, this weekend I was looking at all the things we are going to need to purchase to have...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-15-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By leilamom
My husband and I have decided to start the...

My husband and I have decided to start the process of becoming licensed foster parents with the intent to foster to adopt.  I do not have any biological children and he has a 7 year old son from his...
Forum: Life With a Baby   07-19-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By leilamom
I have a friend who just had a grandson born. ...

I have a friend who just had a grandson born.  The baby is about 5 weeks and she wants to purchase him some toys.  His parents have had specific requests about no toys from China and I suspect they...
Forum: Infertility   07-01-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,692
Posted By leilamom
I am getting accupuncture right now as well.  I...

I am getting accupuncture right now as well.  I didn't get pregnant with this first cycle of injectables and IUI doing it, however I feel very relaxed after I go, and if nothing else that is a great...
Forum: Infertility   06-21-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,773
Posted By leilamom
So, I took my trigger last Monday night.  I...

So, I took my trigger last Monday night.  I started testing the next day to test the hcg out of my system, but I never tested positive.  I know I ovulated, because I felt it happening.  So, can you...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-19-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By leilamom
I have a very good friend who is currently...

I have a very good friend who is currently nursing her 2.5 yr old ds.  Long story short, I am trying to get pregnant (just had my first IUI and now in the 2ww).  I am concerned that I won't have...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   06-19-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,751
Posted By leilamom
I agree that if the kids want to call you Mom,...

I agree that if the kids want to call you Mom, then that is their choice.  However, since you are not the mother who gave birth to them, don't take it hard if they change their mind later on and...
Forum: Infertility   06-17-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By leilamom
I have some good news to report.  I ended up...

I have some good news to report.  I ended up growing follicles (they counted 3, but there might have been more show up) and my estrogen went way up too, which means they were real.  I think what...
Forum: Infertility   06-14-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,287
Posted By leilamom
After 23 LONG days of Follistim (started at 100,...

After 23 LONG days of Follistim (started at 100, ended at 275), I finally triggered on Monday night for and IUI tomorrow.  I have 3 Follicles.  So, how quickly should the HCG show up on a urine preg...
Forum: Infertility   06-14-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,072
Posted By leilamom
I have PCOS too.  I did two rounds of Clomid...

I have PCOS too.  I did two rounds of Clomid (i've also self-medicated several rounds of femara and tamoxifen, didn't ovulate) and my RE only did Sono on CD 11 or something like that to see if I had...
Forum: Infertility   06-04-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By leilamom
Sigh, I've been crying all day.  I feel so...

Sigh, I've been crying all day.  I feel so defeated.  We started injections 2 weeks ago.  Went today for the ultrasound (5th one) and no growth from Thursday (or the time before that and the time...
Forum: Infertility   05-22-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By leilamom
Thanks for the responses.  I am hopeful that...

Thanks for the responses.  I am hopeful that this will work and we only have to go through this once. I am experiencing primary infertility...havene't ever been pregnant before...so this is new to...
Forum: Infertility   05-21-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By leilamom
My DH and I tried several rounds of Clomid...

My DH and I tried several rounds of Clomid (100mg, and 150 mg) and Femara, and nothing worked.
 
We are now starting our first cycle of Injectibles with an IUI.  The RE tested my FSH and...
Forum: TV-Free   04-30-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,619
Posted By leilamom
Ugh...My cousin posted on FB, that she thanked...

Ugh...My cousin posted on FB, that she thanked God for Baby Einstein.  I, of course, mentioned that I hoped it was Baby Einstein toys instead of videos, because the AAP recommends no TV for under...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-26-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,958
Posted By leilamom
The child support was court ordered to start on...

The child support was court ordered to start on July 1.  Nothing was mentioned in the papers at that time that it had to be done through the FSD.  Before that, he was paying alimony to her, which...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-25-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,958
Posted By leilamom
My DH and his Ex have one child together.  He...

My DH and his Ex have one child together.  He currently pays a set ammount for child support from their divorce.  This was not ordered to be paid through the Family Support Division (in Missouri),...
Forum: Family Safety   03-20-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By leilamom
I have a Fit as well. I do love it.  It is a...

I have a Fit as well. I do love it.  It is a great around town car!  It's not a fantastic "take a trip across the country" car, but it doesn't sound like that is why you would be getting one.  I...
Forum: Infertility   03-17-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,119
Posted By leilamom
So...the Clomid didn't work at 100 mg. and it...

So...the Clomid didn't work at 100 mg. and it didn't work at 150 mg.  The doctor wants to move on to injectible medications and and IUI.  So, we are probably going to do this.  My question is...
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