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Forum: Queer Parenting   11-05-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By WindyCityMom
If you did an at home insem...

...how long did you chart before feeling comfortable with going ahead with it?


Did you use frozen or fresh, did you ICI/IVI or IUI?
Forum: Trying To Conceive   11-05-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By WindyCityMom
How long to chart before AI with donor sperm?

Hi everyone,


I've been gone for awhile I know.


My partner and I are starting to think about TTC. We would be using frozen donor sperm and probably an at home insem (of her, not me...
Forum: Learning at School   09-16-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By WindyCityMom
Thank you everyone!! Here's where I'm at....

Thank you everyone!!


Here's where I'm at.


I met with the school principal. We are a title 1 school and the issue in the past has been a lack of parent involvement. The school has a high...
Forum: Learning at School   09-04-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By WindyCityMom
Smile PTA moms - advice?

My oldest just started first grade at a public school - it's her first year there.


I noticed that there was no PTA type program in place, so I took it upon myself to inquire and now I have a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-28-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By WindyCityMom
Oh... And that being said, sometimes it does take...

Oh... And that being said, sometimes it does take 45 minutes, but that's usually a day where she's had sugar or eaten too close to bedtime or is restless for some other reason.
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-28-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 685
Posted By WindyCityMom
My youngest will be two next month. Either...

My youngest will be two next month. Either myself of my partner will lay down with her to get her to fall asleep. This only works if the lights are completely off (I'm talking pitch black darkness)...
Forum: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa   08-19-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,853
Posted By WindyCityMom
I haven't read the whole thread, but in 2012 and...

I haven't read the whole thread, but in 2012 and 2009 I used Swedish covenant nurse midwives with Medicaid. I refused the glucose test and probably could have refused the gbs if i wanted to.
Forum: Parenting   08-19-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 610
Posted By WindyCityMom
How do/did you learn to accept your imperfections as a parent?

Hello everyone!


After a long hiatus I don't know if I'm "back"... but I'll try not to be such a stranger.


How have you come to accept your imperfections as a parent?


Back when I was...
Forum: Organize & Declutter   10-07-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By WindyCityMom
Hello! I'm trying to completely purge my home....

Hello! I'm trying to completely purge my home. I've gotten my stbx out of my home, and with him went all of his things!

A TV and DVD player and xbox used to clutter the mantle. Now there's...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-10-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By WindyCityMom
I am a bit in freakout mode.. oh, postpartum...

I am a bit in freakout mode.. oh, postpartum anxiety...

though I did find out today that J has stolen peoples things and thrown them away... no idea why. one girl cousin visits from out of state...
Forum: The Childhood Years   01-10-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By WindyCityMom
Recently I've had an issue with a family member...

Recently I've had an issue with a family member stealing from our house...
 
My MIL lives in a house with four apartments in it- she's on the main floor, and her cousin, his wife, and their three...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-27-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By WindyCityMom
My 5 year old isn't too interested, but has...

My 5 year old isn't too interested, but has asked and though I didn't give her the rundown about endometrial lining, I did explain that women's bodies prepare themselves to have babies and if a baby...
Forum: The Childhood Years   11-27-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 507
Posted By WindyCityMom
I'm highly sensitive to noise- it makes me...

I'm highly sensitive to noise- it makes me anxious and overwhelmed.  My girls are LOUD.  My nearly 3 year old DD is a screamer/screecher and my nearly 5 year old is a shouter.  And they both talk...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-21-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 647
Posted By WindyCityMom
Thank you all for the helpful suggestions!   ...

Thank you all for the helpful suggestions!
 
This past week at OT her therapist told me that she doesn't think that DD is ready for the group-play therapy and that she'd like to continue seeing...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-14-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 647
Posted By WindyCityMom
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by KCMichigan http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-14-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 647
Posted By WindyCityMom
Swimming is out- water aversion.  It would be...

Swimming is out- water aversion.  It would be more stressful than theraputic.
 
I like the idea of the indoor trampoline.. I could totally see her loving that.  Rock climbing as well- there is a...
Forum: Learning at School   11-13-2012, 11:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,384
Posted By WindyCityMom
Here in Chicago if you're low income you can get...

Here in Chicago if you're low income you can get into a government funded headstart or public preschool which is done by lottery.  If you're rich you can pay for your own private schooling.  If...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-13-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 647
Posted By WindyCityMom
Right now, both of my girls, nearly 3 and 5, are...

Right now, both of my girls, nearly 3 and 5, are enrolled in gymnastics.  My DD1, 5yo, is very sensitive, has a lot of issues in social situations, poor gross motor planning skills (improving), and...
Forum: Family Safety   11-08-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By WindyCityMom
Are we talking about the comfort-like pads or...

Are we talking about the comfort-like pads or the rubber HUGS things?
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-08-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By WindyCityMom
Hey everyone!  My DD is almost 5yo.  She's in...

Hey everyone!  My DD is almost 5yo.  She's in Occupational Therapy for sensory issues and gross motor planning delays.  She hasn't been formally diagnosed with Aspergers but it has come up as a...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-27-2012, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By WindyCityMom
Well, baby only took 7.5oz of milk today,...

Well, baby only took 7.5oz of milk today, surprise surprise!
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-27-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By WindyCityMom
Well today went fine.. I didn't pump until 7.5...

Well today went fine.. I didn't pump until 7.5 hours after I nursed dd and I got 10oz. I pumped 5oz this morning as I do every morning, so I was able to match the milk I left for DD (I left 15oz). I...
Forum: Breastfeeding   10-26-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By WindyCityMom
Mildly freaking out... I probably shouldn't be....

Mildly freaking out... I probably shouldn't be.  Baby is 5 and a half weeks old.  She knows how to take a bottle.  I have an abundant supply.  She will be cared for well while I'm at work.  Yet I'm...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   10-24-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
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Views: 215
Posted By WindyCityMom
When I was in the ER at 2 days PP they wanted to...

When I was in the ER at 2 days PP they wanted to do a CT (wild goose chase, essentially) and I declined because of not being able to nurse for 48hrs.  The doctor wasn't happy with me.  A nice male...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   10-24-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By WindyCityMom
IMO real sugar is better than any artificial...

IMO real sugar is better than any artificial sugar replacement.  As far as natural sweeteners go (agave, honey, stevia), I'm not totally sure.
 
I'm sitting here drinking a can of Coke now, so I'm...
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