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post #101 of 254
Thread Starter 
a little late, but

good morning mamas!

really hard day today. bad anniversary.

just was lurking and realized i hadn't said good morning.

asianyoushi...i'm so glad about the insurance- but sorry about the man-knee. hope he's better soon. try some arnica. its a miracle cure for screwed up joints and sore muscles.

hope everyone else is doing well. see you tomorrow when the fog clears for a moment.
post #102 of 254
Good news/bad news day here. We have all been sick and dh missed 2 days of work because of it this week. He was able to pick up work for the weekend, but if his new glasses had been in like he was told he would have been able to pick up a different job that would pay more. So money to make up missing money is good, but more money would have been better and promised glasses not showing up sucks. At least he was able to take advantage of a special that a local glasses place was running and do a buy 1 get 2 free special. So he now has a pair of glasses just for his day job = construction.
post #103 of 254
Hi, just checking in, again.
Turns out the the mechanic was able to fix my van . But I'm still looking for another car, maybe (I hope) I can use the van as a trade in.
Hope everybody is doing okay, to everyone.
Gotta go, kids are hungry

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happy mama to 4 great kids: dd1 age 15, ds1 age 14, ds2 age 11, and dd2 age 4
post #104 of 254
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have a lot of stuff to do this monring but I'm checking in to say that I'm really glad to see you around mamamoo!
thanks mama. I am so sorry I flaked on those knits. Is she just growing like a weed already? I saw something about 7 pounds!!?
post #105 of 254
morning

hubbys new job update-- all i can say is im gonna be rasing the kids bymyself- hubby will be gone 16 hours the three days he is working the new job(2 hours one way drive time)- he has to drive all the way to Astoria. luckily they are paying for 16 hours each day so that will be nice. then when he works his regular job he is gone for 13 hours (1 hour commute(30minutes each way) i am putting off doctor appointments until i figure out when we can actually go- dh has two follow up appointments in the coming weeks. and his schedule with the new job is not set in stone.(i really hope it gets set in stone quickly) gotta go save the kids they are tormenting each other
hugs to all hope u have a good saturday
post #106 of 254

Happy Heart Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes I know it's 2 (3?) days late but....
Did everyone have a good day? I got a hand-made card from my ds2 that he made in school and hugs from the others. It was a pretty good good day, at least THEY remember (unlike ex).
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happy mama to 4 good kids: dd1 age 15, ds1 age 14, ds2 age 11, and dd2 age 4.
post #107 of 254

no happy heart day

for me. it was the worst day ever kids were a pain husband forgot vday and the only remembered when i said happy vday to u and he said- oh yeah u too then slams the door in my face.
post #108 of 254
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Originally Posted by asianyoushi View Post
okAY lets TRY this again--- mdc ate my post..

i got insurance. hubby has a fractured knee has to go light duty for three months. he is out spending money to accomodate the doctors rules. i dont know how this is gonna effect the job he is supppose to start tuesday... i really hope it doesnt because we are gonna be so screwed if it does...( light duty means he cant lift or have on his person more then 10 pounds. and limited walking...) on a regular day his duty gear is 45 pounds with 6 hours walking in the 12 hour shift... we got our federal taxes this morning paid off 2 credit cards.. time to close them yipee!
hooray for paying off 2 credit cards. cut those bad boys up!


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Originally Posted by ediesmom View Post
a little late, but

good morning mamas!

really hard day today. bad anniversary.

just was lurking and realized i hadn't said good morning.

asianyoushi...i'm so glad about the insurance- but sorry about the man-knee. hope he's better soon. try some arnica. its a miracle cure for screwed up joints and sore muscles.

hope everyone else is doing well. see you tomorrow when the fog clears for a moment.
seconding the arnica. I LOVE that stuff. ediesmom, I've been thinking about you and your anniversary.


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thanks mama. I am so sorry I flaked on those knits. Is she just growing like a weed already? I saw something about 7 pounds!!?
not a problem. She really is growing like a weed. I didn't do her well-baby visit so I don't know how much she weighs now but she's actually fitting into newborn stuff so she's gotta be at least 7lbs. I'm going to put us on the bathroom scale when she wakes up.

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for me. it was the worst day ever kids were a pain husband forgot vday and the only remembered when i said happy vday to u and he said- oh yeah u too then slams the door in my face.
oh no! I'm sorry mama. That sucks. What a UAV! My valentines day wasn't that spectacular either if it helps. never very much fun when you are single.



So today was good. Went to whole foods and got acidophilus for Mady to counteract her antibiotics for Strep(yeah that whole day in the er was fabulous. don't get me started on that!) and some floradix for me for the anemia. girls enjoyed some blueberry fruit leather while I shopped and the baby slept in the sling the entire time. tonight we are making cupcakes to celebrate Gracie's(and Sara's coincidentally!) due date tomorrow. Nearly 7 weeks old and flourishing! Every year I celebrate Sara's birthday and then her due date as a way to remember how small she was and how far she has come. Now we can do that for Grace too! And I have been disinfecting the house because Grace has her first cold despite my constant vigilance with the purell and washing hands. She's miserable and gagging on post-nasal drip and her nose is leaking like mad and she's all stuffed up and coughing and sneezing. Kinda pathetic on a 6 week old really. But I'm taking massive amts of garlic, acidophilus, and vitamin c to pass them along to her. So hopefully she'll feel better soon. Sara nd I are the only healthy ones right now which is shocking since Sara is usually the first to get sick and have it hit her damaged lungs and need an er visit.
post #109 of 254
Asianyoushi, I'm sooo sorry that you had a bad valentine's day!








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happy mama to 4 great kids: dd1 age 15, ds1 age 14, ds2 age 11, and dd2 age 4.
post #110 of 254
dont feel bad- same crap different day..lol. this whole weekend (thursday- friday- especially yesterday) have been heck. wished we just divorced 2 years ago.. i dont even know if fighting for my marriage is really what i want to do...
post #111 of 254
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dont feel bad- same crap different day..lol. this whole weekend (thursday- friday- especially yesterday) have been heck. wished we just divorced 2 years ago.. i dont even know if fighting for my marriage is really what i want to do...

I didn't know either. we've been separated 6 months now and with this distance it's still hard to do but I can definitely see that it's what needs to happen. There was no more fighting for our marriage left in either of us. you have to both want it and try for it and that wasn't happening. I hope you both can figure it out and don't stay just for the kids. It never helps.
post #112 of 254
hi all

we just got home from 4 days in the Children's Hospital, they still don't know what's wrong with my dd, she still has vomiting and diarrhea and isn't gaining weight but they sent us home. : if she gets worse it will be a 3.5 hr drive back to where they can make her better. She has an appointment with an allergist in a week and is supposed to also schedule a follow-up with a gastroenterologist and also have a test done for Cystic Fibrosis.

I'm exhausted and have been fighting an emotional breakdown for a week now, I think it's my time to cry now. My dd is still sick, I've been so stressed out my heart hurts, I've missed over two weeks of work now and my academic renewal was denied.


I will come back and multi-quote everyone later when I am done crying.
post #113 of 254
Oh mama. I am so sorry!! I wish they could figure out what is wrong.
post #114 of 254
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Oh mama. I am so sorry!! I wish they could figure out what is wrong.
Thanks



you know what gets me is that, the last dr we saw (the one that discharged us ) was totally sure she's just allergic to dairy and needs steroids; I told her, 'she was on steroids for her asthma and it didn't touch her stomach problems, and also she's been off dairy 3 weeks and it didn't help her at all, it's not a dairy allergy' and she just. wouldn't. listen. and she also insisted that the color of a kid's stools don't matter; sorry but yes that's a huge indicator, my daughter's have been green and white and mucousy for over two weeks now and she didn't have any of the latest stool cultures back, so for all I know she has parasites and they sent her back home. oh yeah so I can wake up with her puking on my face again.

I'm just so angry and scared and frustrated and sad and exhausted, I don't even have a word for this. I'm shaking and worn out. She's sleeping but I'm so scared she's going to get dehydrated again, she's spent so much time dehydrated. I keep wanting to wake her up just to drink her fluids... but at the same time I know she needs her sleep.

OK sorry for rambling, I feel like I have no-one to talk to.
my dad had offered to drive us down to the hospital and then he did and waited with us but now he keeps reminding me how I ruined his valentine's day. well mine wasn't so great either. but blah nevermind I'm going to stop moping now and maybe go sleep.
post #115 of 254
aura major big hugs to u and ur dd. i hope u can go to a hospital that is competent to help ur dd. i hate when doctors dont listen.
post #116 of 254
Thread Starter 
realy kind of too sad to really post anything, just wanted to check in.

aura, i am so sorry. if she needs to go back...MAKE them hear you. you are the one responsible for her and they need to respect that. make them. hugs to you and dd

asianyoushi, you sound about a million times stronger than ever right now. i know its hard, but i think you are doing amamzing. be proud of yourself

and a HUGE HUG for all the other mamas
post #117 of 254
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Originally Posted by Aura_Kitten View Post
hi all

we just got home from 4 days in the Children's Hospital, they still don't know what's wrong with my dd, she still has vomiting and diarrhea and isn't gaining weight but they sent us home. : if she gets worse it will be a 3.5 hr drive back to where they can make her better. She has an appointment with an allergist in a week and is supposed to also schedule a follow-up with a gastroenterologist and also have a test done for Cystic Fibrosis.

I'm exhausted and have been fighting an emotional breakdown for a week now, I think it's my time to cry now. My dd is still sick, I've been so stressed out my heart hurts, I've missed over two weeks of work now and my academic renewal was denied.


I will come back and multi-quote everyone later when I am done crying.

Babies in the hospital is never a fun experience. I'm so sorry mama. I'll be keeping your little girl in my thoughts for a fighting spirit, a diagnosis, and healing vibes.
post #118 of 254
Thanks all

post #119 of 254
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realy kind of too sad to really post anything, just wanted to check in.

aura, i am so sorry. if she needs to go back...MAKE them hear you. you are the one responsible for her and they need to respect that. make them. hugs to you and dd

asianyoushi, you sound about a million times stronger than ever right now. i know its hard, but i think you are doing amamzing. be proud of yourself

and a HUGE HUG for all the other mamas
I'm here if you need to chat or vent or you need ANYTHING I can provide.
post #120 of 254
Happy Due Date to my Gracie!
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