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Kari_B December 13th, 2010 02:18 PM

Sister of the Week ~Leah~ Dec. 13-17th
Our Sister of the Week this week is Leah (LeahBonilla)!!!

If you want to request specific pics from Leah (for Friday) please remember to have your requests in before Wednesday 9 PM. And please save all of your questions for Leah for Thursday. I appreciate all of the love and support we give each other on the board, let's keep it going strong!

Monday: Post an introduction about you, your family, your TTC story, etc... (it can be as long or as short as you would like).

Tuesday: Post 20 facts about yourself. (It's harder than you think! ;) )

Wednesday: Share pictures of yourself, your family, etc. Try to save requested pics for Friday. Get creative ladies! (Also, remember to keep these appropriate for the board.)

Thursday: Answer any questions the ladies might have for you. Please save all questions for this day ladies!

Friday: Pick at least 10 pics that other members request from you. These will probably be things you might not think to post yourself. All pic requests must be submitted by Wednesday 9 PM of your week, that way you have Wed - Fri to get them taken, uploaded and posted. Even if you get more than 10 requests....you can pick the 10 you would like to share, or share more than 10. It's up to you!

Most importantly.... HAVE FUN!

LeahBonilla December 13th, 2010 02:24 PM

Re: Sister of the Week ~Leah~ Dec. 13-17th
Oh wow, that came up so quick! So exciting! WooHoo!

Kari_B December 13th, 2010 02:26 PM

Re: Sister of the Week ~Leah~ Dec. 13-17th
Yeah... sorry I didn't get it up sooner! Can't wait to read all about ya!

LeahBonilla December 14th, 2010 09:10 AM

Re: Sister of the Week ~Leah~ Dec. 13-17th
Ok, here it goes... My name is Leah. :waves: I'm 30. :cool: DH and I have been married 3.5 years and met at an architecture firm we both worked at. (Even though I swore I'd never date anyone I worked with... oops)! We started TTC right away - while we were engaged actually because I always figured I would have problems.

I didn't star my period until I was 16 and after that was never regular unless on BC pills. Docs just said it was because I was active and it would become regular the older I got... which never happened. When I say I'm irregular, I don't mean I have a 28 day cycle on month and 35 day cycle the next. I mean I would go several months and sometimes over a year without a period. So I knew it would be difficult to conceive. My OB/GYN ran a bunch of tests on me and put me on Provera, then clomid 50mg. He did an U/S mid cycle to check on my follies... turns out I had way too many so the dos thought I was being overstimulated and wanted to reduce the clomid. But, I actually still didn't ovualte with the 50mg so he sent me to the RE where I went through another battery of tests, but finally got some answers. Turns out my body naturally has lots of follies and I wasn't being overstimulated by clomid - the opposite in fact. So the RE upped my clomid dose to 100mg and monitored me closely during the cycle - lots of U/S and B/W and finally a follie was big enough to trigger. Turns out the very first time my body cooporated I got a BFP and now have a wonderful 2 year old DS to show for it. :D

Fast forward a couple of years and DH decide to try again - actually we kind of never stopped trying becuase we never used BC - just hoped it would happen on it's own. This time I wanted to try it on my own using herbs and accupuncture and other homeopathic remedies to help me O on my own. 6 months later... no AF, O, or BFP I decided to try my OB/GYN again. She frustratingly enough put me on provera and then 50mg of clomid (which I've never O'd on) and of course didn't work. And when she told me she wanted to try 50mg a few more cycles, I said... time to go back to the RE. The RE did exactly what got me preggo the first time and low and behold it worked again. I'm now pregnant with my miracle #2.

We are due in June!!

Other than that, i want you ladies to know how very much you all mean to me and how I couldn't have gone through any of my trials and tribulations without your support. I hope you all don't mind me sticking around and offering the same to you girls.

Sorry this was so long and boring. Bless you if you got through it! :D

LeahBonilla December 14th, 2010 10:14 AM

Re: Sister of the Week ~Leah~ Dec. 13-17th
20 Facts About Me:

1. I'm a Leo.

2. I'm a middle child (between 2 brothers).

3. I played soccer at Virginia Tech.

4. I broke my leg while being a passenger on a jet ski on 4th of July.

5. I'm an Interior Designer currently taking classes to become a K-12 art teacher.

6. I'm 5'5" and DH is 6'8" - a 15 inch difference.

7. I love to read and adore my Kindle.

8. My favorite books are romantic suspense. :cool:

9. We live in Baltimore MD, but will be moving out to Denver with in the year.

10. I love watching college football. GO HOKIES!!

11. One of my favorite things to do is sit in a chair on the beach with my toes in the water with a good book - and frosty beverage.

12. My favorite movie is The Thomas Crown Affair.

13. My favorite time of year is Christmas.

14. I have 2 screws in my knee and had reconstructive surgery after dislocating my knee 6 times playing soccer.

15. I love to go dancing.

16. I love to ski - water and snow.

17. I secretly love the time spent with DH after we put DS to bed - it makes me feel guity.

18. I have 3 tiny tattoos.

19. It drives me nuts when someone leaves their blinker on or the gas flap open.

20. My favorite snack is popcorn with peanut M&M's mixed in (it's the sweet & salty combo)

jenisuzy December 14th, 2010 11:28 AM

Re: Sister of the Week ~Leah~ Dec. 13-17th
Thanks for sharing so far :)

Jenn in DC December 14th, 2010 02:35 PM

Re: Sister of the Week ~Leah~ Dec. 13-17th
Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your BFP!!! I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures.

Kari_B December 14th, 2010 04:06 PM

Re: Sister of the Week ~Leah~ Dec. 13-17th
Ditto to number 1, 6 (except I'm 5'4" and DH is 6'5") and 7 (and I have a Nook! LOVE IT!!)

Great intro and facts... can't wait to see some pics tomorrow!

LeahBonilla December 15th, 2010 06:07 AM

Re: Sister of the Week ~Leah~ Dec. 13-17th
Ok, here is a picture overload!! Sorry they are so big!

My Fam: me, DH, and DS

DH and DS last Winter

Here's my monkey picking pumpkins.

Me and DS

DS riding his grandparents horse.

Family on the horse.

Open mouth kisses on Halloween.

Another Family Pic.

Jenn in DC December 15th, 2010 06:32 AM

Re: Sister of the Week ~Leah~ Dec. 13-17th
Leah - you have such a beautiful family! Your pictures look like something out of a magazine or catalogue (and I mean that in a very good way). Here are some questions for you:

What are some of your favorite family Christmas traditions?
What are your tatoos?
What's your favorite "frosty beverage" for the beach?
Do you have a favorite place to snow ski near MD? (I'm trying to convince DH to go skiing with me somewhere locally this winter. He spent a lot of time skiing in Utah when he was growing up and now turns his nose up at skiing locally).
When is your birthday? I'm also a Leo too (July 28)
Why are you moving to Denver?

And a picture request:
A picture of your Christmas tree

Thanks again for sharing!

nlyates December 15th, 2010 07:04 AM

Re: Sister of the Week ~Leah~ Dec. 13-17th
great pics! such a beautiful family!!! :smile:

LeahBonilla December 15th, 2010 07:26 AM

Re: Sister of the Week ~Leah~ Dec. 13-17th
Awe, thanks Jenn!

What are some of your favorite family Christmas traditions? My favorite thing is getting together with friends and family on Christmas Eve and also still spending Christmas Eve night with my parents (as well as my other 2 grown brothers) and waking up to find that Santa came.
What are your tatoos? I have the Chinese symbol for love on my lower back (got when I was 17 with a fake ID) :D, a lady bug on my lower hip (I was 21), and a Leo symbol on my ankle (I was 19).
What's your favorite "frosty beverage" for the beach? On the beach I just love a cold beer. Every thing else just melts too quickly. ;)
Do you have a favorite place to snow ski near MD? Honestly, I don't blame your DH - haha. Places around here definitely do not compare to Utah or Colorado. Our favorite "local" place to go is the Timberline Resort (Canaan Valley) in WV.
When is your birthday? Yay Leo's. My birthday is July 30th.
Why are you moving to Denver? No particular reason actually. We just love it out there and decided now is the time to do it. We do have family out there and my best friend is out there as well.

Thanks for the questions!!

Kari_B December 15th, 2010 09:13 AM

Re: Sister of the Week ~Leah~ Dec. 13-17th
Your pics are awesome!!! What a gorgeous family you have!

I'll post some questions tomorrow.... but here are my pic requests for Friday.

1. Inside of your fridge.
2. Favorite room in the house.
3. more pics of your handsome little guy
4. Any fur-babies?
5. Wedding pics.

Kim22 December 15th, 2010 10:30 AM

Re: Sister of the Week ~Leah~ Dec. 13-17th
Pic requests:

your view out your favorite window in the house
something that brings back a favorite childhood memory
your favorite family photo
the part of the house you least like to clean


esparando para bebé December 15th, 2010 04:44 PM

Re: Sister of the Week ~Leah~ Dec. 13-17th
Pic Requests:
1. your bed
2. where you sit on JM
3. your car
4. your favorite place in your house
5. A pic of you on the beach

nlyates December 16th, 2010 06:47 AM

Re: Sister of the Week ~Leah~ Dec. 13-17th
what about pics of your tattoos? (if they're in decent spots lol!)
a picture of your favorite holiday decoration

oh oh, and i have a question: planning on getting any more ink done?

LeahBonilla December 16th, 2010 07:02 AM

Re: Sister of the Week ~Leah~ Dec. 13-17th
Thank you girls for your sweet comments!!


Originally Posted by nlyates (Post 22452901)
oh oh, and i have a question: planning on getting any more ink done?

I do want to get more done - something having to do with my babies. I just don't know what though - and since it's been almost 10 years since my last one... I'm a bit more selective than I used to be. :D

Kari_B December 16th, 2010 11:24 AM

Re: Sister of the Week ~Leah~ Dec. 13-17th

1. Why the career change?
2. What is your earliest childhood memory?
3. Will your children know about your struggles to get pregnant?

LeahBonilla December 16th, 2010 02:37 PM

Re: Sister of the Week ~Leah~ Dec. 13-17th
1. Why the career change? I love what I do but am not fulfilled. And quite honestly, I've always wanted to teach - so I'm combining my love of kids with my passion for design and teaching art. :D And of course it would be nice to spend more time with my own kiddos.
2. What is your earliest childhood memory? Ooh, this is a tough one... I guess I would have to say that I remember being really little and waking up from a bad dream or not feeling well so I'd go downstairs to my parents room. I would basically stare at my mom until she woke up because I felt so badly waking her up by shaking her or saying her name. She still teases me for it.
3. Will your children know about your struggles to get pregnant? Absolutely! They will know what little miracles they are and what lengths we went to because we wanted them so badly.

LeahBonilla December 17th, 2010 06:42 AM

Re: Sister of the Week ~Leah~ Dec. 13-17th
Here are my photo's... ENJOY!!


Christmas Tree...

My truck...

Where I'm on JM...

Furbaby - with DS

Brings back childhood memories...

Tattoo... Leo symbol on my ankle

Inside of Fridge...

More of DS - here with my belly.

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