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happymom7, I have no BTDT experience.  But, I do have a 7 year old son who was just diagnosed with a calcaneal tarsal coalition.  He injured his foot this spring and was never able to completely recover.  He continued to limp and will admit it is "sore"  if asked.  We have been to a local ortho and to a pedi ortho at Boston Childrens Hospital.  We will see one of the doctors there this month that is a foot specialist. How old is your son?  When is surgery scheduled...
My twins are 5 now.  However, your post brought me right back to the final months of my twin pregnancy.  I also had a toddler home.  Though I was not on bedrest.  I don't think you need a reality check, but I will give you reassurance that it will get better. I would just try and take things day by day.  I couldn't bare to look at the big picture.  I will tell you that many of my physical ailments got immediately better. Even after the first baby delivered.   It was such...
Sounds normal to me.  I did not have a three year old in the house when my second and third (twins) arrived, but I did have a two year old.  A friend/neighbor gave me the advice to make individual and undivided time for my two year old each day.  For me this meant making sure my twins were fed, dry, and safe and taking time to read with my older child before nap time - no interruptions.  I also spent time each night with my older child alone as my twins had an early...
DS1 41 weeks 9 pounds 8 ounces Twins 38 weeks 6 pounds 6 ounces (daughter) and 7 pounds 11 ounces (son)
Hugs Mama! You will survive. In some ways I remember those days like it was yesterday. But I've also forgotten lots and I am having a hard time articulating suggestions to make your life easier. My twins are four now. Trust me the terrible two's will pass. But, twin toddlerhood is not easy. I remember feeling like all the Moms with the one little girl were looking at me on the playground or at play group like I was crazy and I couldn't control my children ( I had...
I do not have a gifted child. However, my husband comes from a family of 14. Of the 12 children we are aware that at least one of his brothers is a "genius." He was the only child formally tested. Several of my husbands siblings would be considered "gifted". I imagine that my husbands Mom would also be considered "gifted". She returned to school at one point to obtain a degree in education and decided to homeschool 4 of the children. I've asked my spouse on many...
We are lucky enough to have local farms with CSA programs - I would prepay the 18 week summer veggie/berry CSA, I would also do the grass fed meat CSA - if I had any $ left over I would prepay the farmer for my raw milk
kama'aina mama, Thanks for your input. Right or wrong two things are bothering me. The first is the length of the affair (7 years). During this time she brought 3 children into the situation. I understand that many marriages end in divorce, but I can't understand how she made the decision to involve three innocent children into this situation. I wish she got herself out of the marriage sooner and not built a family on lies. I am also having a hard time thinking that...
I love the suggestions for babysitting, meals, gas cards, etc. However, my daughter was 6 pounds, 6 ounces at birth (she is a twin born just shy of 38 weeks). She came home closer to 6 pounds and was swimming in newborn clothing. A close family friend purchased her just a few items in preemie size and I loved them on her Especially since she was also my first girl.
Thanks Mamas for all the advice. We still haven't talked with our kids. My sisters kids spent the night with us so that their parents could "talk things out". So we are still unsure of what and when things will happen. I agree that nothing should be said until after my nieces and nephews are told. Yesterday I got a feeling from my brother in law that he might try and work things out - I can't understand this, but to each his own. I liked the notion of "need to know" ...
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