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Originally Posted by EdnaMarie View Post
Can they download music? Would a Christmas CD be appropriate? I remember when I was in Afghanistan it took ages to download music and I didn't have a lot of Christmas music on my computer. I sure missed it.
My husband was asking me for Christmas music recently. The internet is too iffy and slow most times over there for downloading. Depends on who the CD is going to though. Not everyone likes or celebrates Christmas.
post #222 of 238
Well, sure, but I bet for some it would be a welcome taste of home.
post #223 of 238
Thank you so much for the suggestions! I picked up some packets of Crystal Light lemonade and iced tea, and also some instant coffee from Starbucks. I think he'll really like that - he loves coffee. And if not, I'm sure he can find someone who would We also sent some photos, along with the mysterious ultrasound results. (My mom also sent him a package last week with lots of baby wipes - he requested those himself already too!)

I may keep the Christmas music in mind for next time - I bet he would like that.

Thanks again!
~ Gina
post #224 of 238
i hint on baby wipes, the cheep ones from Costco are great and dont smell like baby t all! we have used them for years
post #225 of 238
The Costco ones are the only ones we buy - too funny! They are great
post #226 of 238
New here and with alot going on....

My DH is in the AF and will be leaving very soon for a joint assignment Special Ops deployment. We are at a training base where few people deploy, and his work has been less than supportive.

We have a 26 month old son, who was just diagnosed on the autism spectrum. I am going to have to navigate getting him set up in the EFMP program by myself. We have a 7 month old son with severe reflux. I have beeen battling to get better medical treatment for him since he was 3 weeks old, but am consistently ignored by the doctors. For example, they refused a referral to a ped GI until he was spitting up blood. Now they are blaming lack of weight gain on poor breastmilk supply and refusing to do food allergy testing.

I don't have any family support, and am not close with my family. I do have a pretty good local support network but few people can manage 1 of my boys for a short period of time, and I don't know anyone that can handle them both.

Any suggestions?
post #227 of 238
The costco wipes are great. Plus they don't LOOK like baby wipes.
post #228 of 238
We used the Costco wipes as wet wipes for us, just you cannot flush them... so we switched to Scotty's. Pretty cheap too.

@ Soul-O: you can see the money more quickly. Your DH needs to harass finance all the time. It took 4 weeks after his promotion for us to get the backpay and new salary on his paycheck. It took less than 3 weeks to get our DITY money (each time!) and DLA and so forth. We pester them a lot, in a friendly way, but he keeps checking up every other day. That way, you do not have to wait ages for your money. We'll see what happens in June when he'll promote to the next rank. New base, you never know
post #229 of 238
It's been awhile since I have checked in on this thread, just thought I would pop in to see how everyone was doing! We are doing well here. DH isn't in the middle of a DI cycle which is really nice, so he has been able to come home every night and all weekends. DS is ecstatic about that! Plus he'll be able to be off for a few weeks when the baby comes (hopefully any day now) which will make a huge difference. He was deployed when DS was born so this is all new for him!
post #230 of 238
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Originally Posted by MrsReady2bMama View Post
Thank you so much for the suggestions! I picked up some packets of Crystal Light lemonade and iced tea, and also some instant coffee from Starbucks. I think he'll really like that - he loves coffee. And if not, I'm sure he can find someone who would We also sent some photos, along with the mysterious ultrasound results. (My mom also sent him a package last week with lots of baby wipes - he requested those himself already too!)

I may keep the Christmas music in mind for next time - I bet he would like that.

Thanks again!
~ Gina
Crystal Lite is the best deployment present ever!! I loved getting it, because I was trying to quit drinking soda. You had to suck down something all day long and I'd get tired of water.
post #231 of 238
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post #232 of 238
For all those at Ft. Hood, or who have loved ones there, our prayers are with you.
post #233 of 238
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Lots of prayers to anyone at Fort Hood right now that you and your loved ones are safe

My heart is breaking for all of those soldiers and their families.
post #234 of 238
So heartbroken about Ft hood.
post #235 of 238
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Originally Posted by racie0417 View Post
New here and with alot going on....

My DH is in the AF and will be leaving very soon for a joint assignment Special Ops deployment. We are at a training base where few people deploy, and his work has been less than supportive.

We have a 26 month old son, who was just diagnosed on the autism spectrum. I am going to have to navigate getting him set up in the EFMP program by myself. We have a 7 month old son with severe reflux. I have beeen battling to get better medical treatment for him since he was 3 weeks old, but am consistently ignored by the doctors. For example, they refused a referral to a ped GI until he was spitting up blood. Now they are blaming lack of weight gain on poor breastmilk supply and refusing to do food allergy testing.

I don't have any family support, and am not close with my family. I do have a pretty good local support network but few people can manage 1 of my boys for a short period of time, and I don't know anyone that can handle them both.

Any suggestions?
That's awful! Is there anyway you can switch pcm's to someone off post?
post #236 of 238
Sending my thoughts and prayers to anyone affected by the Ft Hood tragedy.
post #237 of 238
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Originally Posted by racie0417 View Post
New here and with alot going on....

My DH is in the AF and will be leaving very soon for a joint assignment Special Ops deployment. We are at a training base where few people deploy, and his work has been less than supportive.

We have a 26 month old son, who was just diagnosed on the autism spectrum. I am going to have to navigate getting him set up in the EFMP program by myself. We have a 7 month old son with severe reflux. I have beeen battling to get better medical treatment for him since he was 3 weeks old, but am consistently ignored by the doctors. For example, they refused a referral to a ped GI until he was spitting up blood. Now they are blaming lack of weight gain on poor breastmilk supply and refusing to do food allergy testing.

I don't have any family support, and am not close with my family. I do have a pretty good local support network but few people can manage 1 of my boys for a short period of time, and I don't know anyone that can handle them both.

Any suggestions?
Okay - do you have PRIME or Standard? I'd say switch to Standard so you don't have to wait for a referral. That being said you need to go to the MTF Ombudsman and ask for help - because this attitude with medical care is NOT okay.

On your EFMP - do you have the contact, help of his command? I think they have to sign off on lots of paperwork so you want them to know, before he leaves, that they need to assign an XO or CO who you can speak to who can sign the paperwork - NOT some low-ranking guy who will always promise to call back when he talks to someone. Get that "someone"'s number directly and make it work!

Good luck Mama - have you made any local MDC through your Tribal area? Maybe a local SN board for Moms of kids on the spectrum? Sounds like you could use a good mentor/friend to help through this journey.

Ft. Hood
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