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Just popping in to say hello! I'm Chelci, 20, married to a Marine. We have 2 children and live in Hawaii.
Welcome! I am Angela, Army wife and we just moved to Yakima, Wa. We've been really busy unpacking and getting ready for school, etc.. Oh yeah, and that "moving to a new place cold" that's running through the family.
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Yay for you. Mine is in training but we're visiting him now. Tough with a baby and a toddler but I met an army wife (well, he's retired) who nursed all six kids into toddlerhood, even tandeming, while her DH was active duty, and that was 20 or so years ago. Sometimes when you just hear someone surviving it's encouraging!
Wow, that's really encouraging! I'm still nursing the two of them but I don't know how much longer DS is going to go, it has definitely been a life saver though. Especially at bed time because he conks right out afterward. DH has been a bit delayed but it looks like he'll get in tomorrow sometime if all goes well, he almost didn't get on the flights he did and would have been even more delayed. So fingers and toes are crossed!
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We had a nice, new house in Anzio Acres when we were at Bragg. I would live in that housing area again!
That's encouraging! Thanks so much!
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My dh just got orders to Ft. Bragg. We'll be there in 3 weeks. Anybody else in this tribe there? We're coming from the Presidio of Monterey. That is going to be a HUGE change.
oh good, another MDCer coming to Bragg! There are several of us here, the more the merrier Definitely check out the Fayettville Mommies that Katie mentioned, we have some fun playdates. They have been a wealth of info for me. There are a couple of good Le Leche League meetings too if you're currently nursing and into that. We live off base, and are AF, so I can't help you much with info on Bragg housing. I've heard good things and bad, depending on who you ask. Good luck with the move!
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Oh and if you're here I'm having a cloth diapering playdate at my house on the 22nd!

DH gets in tomorrow, finally. And they're giving him two extra days, don't know why but I'll take it. I'm super excited, he's been delayed 3 extra days so far and I kind of felt like he would never get here.
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Oh and if you're here I'm having a cloth diapering playdate at my house on the 22nd!

DH gets in tomorrow, finally. And they're giving him two extra days, don't know why but I'll take it. I'm super excited, he's been delayed 3 extra days so far and I kind of felt like he would never get here.
Thanks, y'all! My son's been out of diapers for a long time (EC), but maybe I could still take you up on your offer. It will just depend on how busy we are those first few days. My dh has to report 20sep.
DS is still nursing; are there extended nursers who go to the LLL meetings there?
I just went to the Mommies Network (how had I not heard of that before?!) and filled out the info to join the group.
Katie, is your dh home on R&R? Must be nice to have him home AND the extra 3 days. Awesome. Your kids must have missed him. DS was really young when my dh deployed so it didn't bother him; I'm sure the next time will be MUCH different.
Well, we have lots of packing to do (we're doing a DITY), and then we're hitting the road next Thursday. It's going to be one long drive.
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Thanks, y'all! My son's been out of diapers for a long time (EC), but maybe I could still take you up on your offer. It will just depend on how busy we are those first few days. My dh has to report 20sep.
DS is still nursing; are there extended nursers who go to the LLL meetings there?
I just went to the Mommies Network (how had I not heard of that before?!) and filled out the info to join the group.
Katie, is your dh home on R&R? Must be nice to have him home AND the extra 3 days. Awesome. Your kids must have missed him. DS was really young when my dh deployed so it didn't bother him; I'm sure the next time will be MUCH different.
Well, we have lots of packing to do (we're doing a DITY), and then we're hitting the road next Thursday. It's going to be one long drive.
We were ECer's as well until we moved, then my DS refused to go on the potty. He's starting to take more of an interest in it again now. There's a toddler LLL group but I have not been to it yet. My DH is supposed to get in tomorrow. My DD was born 2 weeks after he deployed, he couldn't stay behind for it. This will be her first time meeting him. My DS had a very hard time at first with all the adjustments and at this point I think most of his memories of DH have been replaced by what he sees in pictures, he knows daddy is coming and has been asking everyday if "daddy come home?" so it'll be interesting to see how he does tomorrow.

Good luck with packing and the move!
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Oh and if you're here I'm having a cloth diapering playdate at my house on the 22nd!

DH gets in tomorrow, finally. And they're giving him two extra days, don't know why but I'll take it. I'm super excited, he's been delayed 3 extra days so far and I kind of felt like he would never get here.
Enjoy the time with your DH and your LOs!

I'm a little jealous of all you moms over at Ft Bragg, I wish I could find some MDC military moms where I am!
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DS is still nursing; are there extended nursers who go to the LLL meetings there?
I've been to the toddler group a couple of times, it's almost all extended nursers. my ds is 1, and he is probably the youngest there.
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Hi everybody!
I have a quick question about schools on Fort Lewis. Has anyone had any experience with the special education program at Evergreen Elementary? We are moving On-Post this month and are transferring DS1.
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I usually don't post here - occasionally cruise by. My husband deployed this weekend to Iraq. We only had about 10 days notice this time. It's in the midst of all this other stuff going on: DS1 starting a spanish immersion language school, I am starting to work again in a couple weeks after 6 years off, I am turning 40 in a couple days (so much for going out on my birthday ) and it is all feeling quite overwhelming. Kids haven't quite reached the freak-out point yet about missing Daddy.

And, the engine light came on my husbands car today - so that is one more PITA thing to deal with.

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I usually don't post here - occasionally cruise by.
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Sounds like a typical deployment scenario I'm sorry you are having so much to deal with all at the same time.

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I usually don't post here - occasionally cruise by. My husband deployed this weekend to Iraq. We only had about 10 days notice this time. It's in the midst of all this other stuff going on: DS1 starting a spanish immersion language school, I am starting to work again in a couple weeks after 6 years off, I am turning 40 in a couple days (so much for going out on my birthday ) and it is all feeling quite overwhelming. Kids haven't quite reached the freak-out point yet about missing Daddy.

And, the engine light came on my husbands car today - so that is one more PITA thing to deal with.

Thinking of you... :
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I usually don't post here - occasionally cruise by. My husband deployed this weekend to Iraq. We only had about 10 days notice this time. It's in the midst of all this other stuff going on: DS1 starting a spanish immersion language school, I am starting to work again in a couple weeks after 6 years off, I am turning 40 in a couple days (so much for going out on my birthday ) and it is all feeling quite overwhelming. Kids haven't quite reached the freak-out point yet about missing Daddy.

And, the engine light came on my husbands car today - so that is one more PITA thing to deal with.

Oh annekevdbroek - what a frustrating start to a deployment, and a typically annoying amount of forewarning! The only positive I can see is that with DH's car in the shop you'll have more room in the garage?

I'm dealing with the coming-home issues with DD. She goes from my partner to being crazy (acting out, wild physical almost add like) and listening only about 5% of the time. The thing about me is I really value listening - me to her, her to me - and this is the one thing she drops when he first come home. Of course he's coming/going all the damn time (gone a month, home 2 weeks, gone 10 days, home 3 days, gone two months - this is all BEFORE the BIG deployment coming up) and I know he'll be leaving in no time again which is so frustrating. Just when this behavior ends, I'll have to go back into helping mode as she needs extra cuddles, etc. once he leaves again.

I wish I knew the tools to have DD act "normal" though the transitions but I think it's a pipe dream
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Hi everybody!
I have a quick question about schools on Fort Lewis. Has anyone had any experience with the special education program at Evergreen Elementary? We are moving On-Post this month and are transferring DS1.
We live on Fort Lewis (Madigan neighborhood), and my two older boys will attend Evergreen for the first time this coming school year. My neighbor has two children in the special ed programs there (one ASD, one with severe memory loss), and she speaks very highly of the teachers and staff in the Sp. Ed. programs at Evergreen. The facility itself is very nice, and the office staff seems responsive and caring.

Nice to see another Ft. Lewis mom here! The post will be pretty deserted in the coming months as most of the units deploy, so we should start trying to get a support group together or something. I don't think the Officers Spouses Club is going to do it for me, as far as support for AP/NFL practices go .
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DH got in on Tuesday, we just got back from visiting my IL's today. We're having a great time together. Tomorrow is my DS's birthday, having DH here for it is definitely the greatest gift for him. I don't think he forgot for one second who he is.
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Katie, I'm tearing up. We just got back from visiting DH @ training. It was heartbreaking.

Ft. Lewis moms: :
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Is there a Sept. thread that I missed?



I have a question for you all. What do you do to "prep" your kids for when your SO deploys? Anything special?


Thanks!
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Whoops, new thread!
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Military Moms: Nov. - Dec. 09

Sorry it took me so long to start a new thread!

Lots going on here. I got a letter in the mail two days ago saying they're moving all the company grade officers into another gated community off post and then moving all the junior enlisted families into our housing instead. They're going to call me within the next 8 days or so to start making arrangements. They're going to move everything for us so that's a plus. Apparently we have the option to stay for a period of time but I'd rather go now and get first pick at housing rather than waiting until they force us out. I'm hoping that we'll be in by Thanksgiving.

It is stressful having to do the move on my own but it will be really nice having a brand new house. They're 4 bed/2.5 baths and have lots of upgrades, so they're actually worth what we pay out each month.

Still no word on DH's backpay and pay adjustment, everyone is still saying "we're not responsible for it". He forwards all of these emails to the other party but it's no use, no one wants to deal with it. He's spoken to anyone who will listen and he's not sure who else to go to at this point.
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