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post #21 of 125
We should have crashed your party, Laura. We were at our friend's house that lives near you. It was fun, but no other kids were there. We played frisbee and various ball games in the street and had water balloon fun at the park. We watched the fireworks near our house at the lookout area at 13th & Bybee.

I'm not exactly protesting when I don't come here as much, I just don't find it a community like it used to be. I still look on health & healing and places like that, and I browse the new posts when I'm bored, but it's hard to stay interested in a board that you are not really a part of.
post #22 of 125
Lee.. I am glad your dress fits!! Don't forget to post pictures!! Have a great time at the wedding today.

Arywn.. I could post why I think and know many people left.. but then I would get in trouble for questioning mods/admins.

We went to watch the fireworks on the federal building where dh works downtown. It's 16 stories and for some reason I still expected the fireworks to be over our heads.. instead we looked across to where they were shooting them off from a barge. The fact that I am very very very afraid of heights.. to the point of feeling sick to my stomach even when the kids get near the edge didn't make for a very fun time. Even though the ledge was to Elizabeth's chest and Breanna's chin and was about 2-3 feet thick.. it still scared the crap out of me. Like getting a sick feeling in my stomach scared. bah.

Alex wasn't interested in the fire works at all.. Bre I think had a hard time seeing them and keep getting bored of standing up to see them. I think next year I would rather just go to Estacada. The kids did have a good time all in all I think. We had a picnic at the little park across the street from the building.
post #23 of 125
And I just wanted to say. .. my posts look so... so.. NAKED!!

woohoo!! it worked!
post #24 of 125
hey pdx mamas, can y'all look at my thread here (about schools in PDX) and weigh in if you can? Thank you!

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...7#post14038297
post #25 of 125
Wow, I'm going to break down and figure out facebook hehe. But now I may have a shot at actually keeping up on this thread for more than like a day!

Does anyone have suggestions for a good realtor? We are going to be buying our first house ASAP. I think we're hopefully looking in the garden home area....or somewhere close around there where we can legally keep a couple mini nubian goats!

Also hopefully soon I'll have a LOT more reason to participate here! After TTC for over 3 years, we are in the process of adopting! We have friends who are making an adoption plan and have chosen us to be the adoptive parents (assuming all goes as planned) so if anyone has any advice or info on adoption stuff I'd love to hear about it. Right now I'm concentrating on finding lawyers and a place to do the homestudy (and buying the home to have studied lol) and figuring out all the right questions to ask.
post #26 of 125
that is super exciting news!!!

Is there a garden home area tribe? You might post on the main Oregon page to get a rec for someone in that area.
post #27 of 125
Amoreena (she posts in the vanc. thread) is the mama you want to talk to. She just went through an adoption with her babe.
post #28 of 125
Hi mamas! just stopping by.
post #29 of 125
Is garden home an area? I thought it was a type of home. . I have a realtor in Lake O but he helped us buy our house in Sandy so he has not problem coming out to other areas.... Let me know if this area is in the PDX area and I will give you his number. OH well here it is anyway.

http://www.johnlscott.com/agentdetail.aspx?ic=1453553

If you do call him, tell him Tina and Levi from Sandy gave you the number. (no one remembers me without Levi attached. )

This guy really goes the extra mile for his clients. We lived in Cali when we bought this house.

Oh and congrats on the planned adoption!!!!! You know there is an adoption forum on MDC. It's in Parenting somewhere. You might want to check that out for advice! Good Luck!!!
post #30 of 125
popping in to say hi too.

SO glad your dress fit lee. i hope the wedding was fun!


we went to stay at our friends' house in mcminnville for the 4th. it was much more mellow than our crazy annoyingly banzai neighborhood.


and now today i feel like BRRRRR! it's so chilly in here! a weather rollercoaster

i really need to work this week. must work on calling a couple of babysitters. and paying bills. and doing some laundry. today is my day to get organized. not very exciting.
post #31 of 125
Garden Home is a pretty tiny little area just outside Multnomah Village. It's in SW between Bvtn/Tigard & Portland. I used to live there when we were renting an apt. It was a really cute area. I like it a lot more than where we live now. Good luck with the house hunt and the adoption!

I need to get organized today too. Pay bills, make phone calls, blahblah, laundry.

We're meeting some friends at the Bvtn Park fountain. It's a bummer it isn't hot today. No fountain for us. Think good thoughts for me. Chasing 2 kids at that park can be really challenging.
post #32 of 125
Yep, Garden Home is sorta nestled in between 217, I5 and 26. It's near Ralaigh Hills and Multnomah Village. The reason we're looking there is that it seems like a nice area, is fairly close to my husband's work, convenient for getting a lot of places....and from what I understand they are unincorporated (though getting absorbed by Beaverton) which means we could legally keep goats there!

Thank you everyone for the suggestions! I've spoken with Amoreena and posted on the adoption forums, and they have both been VERY helpful. I'm just trying to gather as much information as I can. I've found it a little difficult to find info specifically about Oregon/Washington adoptions, but maybe I just don't know where else to look.
post #33 of 125
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Originally Posted by airmide_m View Post
Yep, Garden Home is sorta nestled in between 217, I5 and 26. It's near Ralaigh Hills and Multnomah Village. The reason we're looking there is that it seems like a nice area, is fairly close to my husband's work, convenient for getting a lot of places....and from what I understand they are unincorporated (though getting absorbed by Beaverton) which means we could legally keep goats there!

Thank you everyone for the suggestions! I've spoken with Amoreena and posted on the adoption forums, and they have both been VERY helpful. I'm just trying to gather as much information as I can. I've found it a little difficult to find info specifically about Oregon/Washington adoptions, but maybe I just don't know where else to look.
I'm not sure if you need a certain sized lot, or what, but lots of folks here in North Portland have goats.... and I've even seen a mini-horse here in our neighborhood. And almost every other house on our block has chickens.... So that might broaden your home searching area...
post #34 of 125
we looked around the garden home area a couple of years ago when i went through a rummer obsession phase (flat modern houses like eichlers). there is a whole neigbhorhood of them in garden home but they're too spendy for us. it was fun to look though


i'm super happy i got a 2nd babysitter whose schedule totally jived with our normal babysitter's availability. now i just have to stress about paying for it! i have lots of work to do though...which i should be doing.right.now. :
post #35 of 125
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I'm not sure if you need a certain sized lot, or what, but lots of folks here in North Portland have goats.... and I've even seen a mini-horse here in our neighborhood. And almost every other house on our block has chickens.... So that might broaden your home searching area...
Yeah N. Pdx has lots of backyard farming going on! I think you can have 2 pygmy goats, pigs or mini horses? 3 chickens or ducks? Though one of the houses near us has what I am pretty sure are full size goats (sorry for peeking through the fence, neighbor ) I love animals and am working on dh to put some in our yard.

Our 4th was good. A day off for me! We went to the movies (ahhh A/C) in St. Johns, then down to a neighbor's house for some fireworks. DD at six is finally enjoying the 4th. We were at the house of a friend from our local school and I loved overhearing dd tell him about her new school (trillium): "no homework and no principal's office! and it's way more educational..." I looked at MLC and Ivy, but after walking to school last year, I just couldn't do the drive. Trillium is very near my job so it hopefully will work out fine. I'll just have to go to work earlier, rather than back home to St. Johns. to watch What Not to Wear like I did last year.
post #36 of 125
So we're going on day three of no nursing
She was only nursing before bed and she would ask for it. She hasn't asked for two days. I know that my milk is almost gone, I can feel it
It's tougher than I thought it would be. I would think "man I wish she would quit"....but now I regret that. It's like...she is growing up way to fast and "our time" has passed and for those of you who know the struggles I went through to keep breastfeeding, not just when she was a preemie but even when battling CPS at one year...it's been a very long road and I look back and want that back and miss it now
Of course I am happy we made it to 3 years and 10 days...but last night I couldn't stop crying. I miss it so much and she is sleeping in her own bed...it's like everything is being taken away so fast by her and it hurts...I'm proud of who she is becoming and am fascinated and intrigued with how she is growing up...but I miss my baby. She tells me to stop crying that it's ok, she has to go to college soon...I think she overhears my mom constantly ragging on me about breastfeeding and cosleeping a 3year old and she makes snide comments how campbell will be doing it till she is in college....
sorry for my ramblings....i'm just really sad
post #37 of 125
If your mom is making snide comments that you think is effecting your relationship with Campell then don't visit her.

Alex stopped nursing when I was in the hospital last month and started sleeping on the couch in my room. While I do miss snuggling.. I am happy to have my bed and body back after 6.5 years! It's not like we never snuggle.. he comes in my bed early in the morning or if he gets scared. He snuggles on the couch with me.

I am sorry you are having a hard time. I hope you are able to come to terms with it in your heart soon.
post #38 of 125
I don't mind sharing my bed...it's a bit lonely and as for my body...I really didn't care and I loved our nursing relationship.

as for my mom...I don't think her snide comments are ruining anything, I think that campbell will hear bits and pieces and repeat them. I don't think it would be fair to campbell to just make her stop seeing two people she loves...even though I don't like my mom, campbell likes seeing her and my stepdad and misses them and asks to see them.

I just posted because I can't talk about it on my FB and I just wanted support and encouragement. I am feeling really torn up over this
post #39 of 125
Ericka, it's always bittersweet to stop nursing, but that was really just the beginning of a nurturing and close mother-daughter relationship for you and Campbell. It's OK to be sad, but there's so much new joy in every day as the babes get older. You grow more connected to them every day.
post #40 of 125
well it sounds like you had a very gentle weaning on campbells terms and what more could you ask for right? it is hard when they're not babies anymore.

i'm a few weeks out from weaning ebin. 98% sure i am ready to take that leap. time for a new phase in our relationship. it's bittersweet for sure. it's so hard for me to even remember what they looked like at any other age besides NOW kwim? i see pics of ebin just a year ago and i think whoah he was so bald! he is definitely turning more and more into a kid-toddler than a baby-toddler.

he's having a rough week. a new babysitter for 3 days in a row. she's totally great but it's a big change for him. he's had one nanny his whole life except his two months in daycare. this afternoon his usual nanny is taking the boys to wunderland and i'm sure they'll have a blast. he cried when i left this morning but doug was in the shower and said he was happily eating breakfast and watching elmo by the time he left.


we went to the free concert at the foothills park in lake oswego last night. i highly recommend it! the park is new and beautiful and right on the willamette. i'm so used to zoo concerts where every single piece of grass is covered. this one had plenty of room and space and was very pleasant. there's a little fake river the kids can wade in and there were TONS of kiddos running amok on the grass in front of the stage. yuppies really are happier
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