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Forum: Allergies   05-13-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,055
Posted By bluezephyr
Thanks!   Unfortunately the gastric emptying...

Thanks!
 
Unfortunately the gastric emptying and reflux issues mean we can't get enough solid food calories in her, so we need something pretty caloric...something she'll take out of a bottle in...
Forum: Allergies   05-12-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,055
Posted By bluezephyr
Our foster daughter is 16 months and her doc...

Our foster daughter is 16 months and her doc wants her to move from Alimentum to a toddler formula and I'm hoping someone here can help!
 
Her medical situation is not terribly complicated...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-02-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By bluezephyr
Wow! Thanks everybody. I will go join the foster...

Wow! Thanks everybody. I will go join the foster parent board, too, just to see.

I didn't know back arching during feeding was a reflux sign. She arches her back when we burp her and just...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-26-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 813
Posted By bluezephyr
I'm asking this here because it's more likely...

I'm asking this here because it's more likely some of you have dealt with this kind of thing...but maybe not. I'll try here first!

So, our fd is 6 weeks old and is a neonatal abstinence baby (Mom...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   02-26-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,826
Posted By bluezephyr
We're in the foster-to-adopt process, are both...

We're in the foster-to-adopt process, are both white, and were planning to adopt transracially. The logic is thus--our county has a harder time placing kids of color. There are more of them. There...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-19-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 913
Posted By bluezephyr
GiggleBlue--we're not naive about race relations...

GiggleBlue--we're not naive about race relations here in the US. That's a large part of the reason this decision is so hard. By "classes" I mean ongoing workshops and education within our religious...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   02-18-2009, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By bluezephyr
I foster parented a kid with rages like...

I foster parented a kid with rages like that--clearly part personality and part distrupted attachment. She was also four and just didn't have the emotional skills to know what to do with her rage. I...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-18-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 913
Posted By bluezephyr
Hello-- My partner and I are both ttc and...

Hello--

My partner and I are both ttc and working through the process of becoming foster parents. We intend to adopt through the foster system at some point --we're halfway through getting our...
Forum: Queer Parenting   02-18-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By bluezephyr
FYI, shipping is an option. Works for some...

FYI, shipping is an option. Works for some folks...we've only tried once cycle, so I can't personally endorse. We had this one recommended to us: http://www.donorhomedelivery.com/, but there's also...
Forum: Infertility   08-23-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By bluezephyr
Thanks for the site with the tests! ...

Thanks for the site with the tests!

Yup--lining is still fine, even on clomid. She's done the hsg test, but has not been interested in the lap (too invasive)...I'll take that list into the re...
Forum: Infertility   08-22-2008, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By bluezephyr
Thanks for trying to help! I think I didn't give...

Thanks for trying to help! I think I didn't give all the details...

We've had the bloodwork done and according to that she's ovulating and fertile. (could the egg not be accessible to the sperm,...
Forum: Infertility   08-22-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By bluezephyr
Hi y'all--I'm wondering if any of you have some...

Hi y'all--I'm wondering if any of you have some experiences or expertise that might help us...I don't tend to come in here and post frequently because it makes the obsessing and the waiting even...
Forum: Women's Health   02-04-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By bluezephyr
Well! I'd been looking at ThreeLac--I'm glad to...

Well! I'd been looking at ThreeLac--I'm glad to hear it works, becuase that's the direction I was leaning for a probiotic. But, isn't it just a mega-probiotic? That's what confuses me about the...
Forum: Women's Health   02-04-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By bluezephyr
Hello--I'm looking for folks with experience...

Hello--I'm looking for folks with experience with getting rid of yeast. I've done the yeast control diet for a year with herbal anti-fungals plus three months of prescription anti-fungals. Life was...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   12-20-2007, 01:46 PM
Replies: 455
Views: 19,708
Posted By bluezephyr
Another cup user here! I've been using one for...

Another cup user here! I've been using one for 10+ years now. Can't help with the post pregnancy questions, but I use a post-pregnancy size even though I'm not (kegels haven't changed that). So,...
Forum: Dads   12-18-2007, 11:35 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 22,777
Posted By bluezephyr
Well--thismama, I appreciate your directness in...

Well--thismama, I appreciate your directness in both of your last posts. Actually saying (even if you have to skirt!) where you're really coming from helps me understand you better. Thanks!
...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   12-16-2007, 11:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,234
Posted By bluezephyr
Ha! I saw this thread just as my little brother...

Ha! I saw this thread just as my little brother called me...He's 19, went through an intense sex ed course and knew this stuff (he's particularly concerned about paternity and child support. FWIW:...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-16-2007, 04:15 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 1,510
Posted By bluezephyr
I HATE "uncomfortability". It seems to have...

I HATE "uncomfortability". It seems to have arisen in the consulting/training/experiential education fields in the 1990's as far as I can tell because that's where I hear it the most.

Why take an...
Forum: Dads   12-15-2007, 12:07 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 22,777
Posted By bluezephyr
Quote: Originally Posted by milkydoula...

Quote:
Originally Posted by milkydoula http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10013600)
It doesn't bother me on an individual...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-14-2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By bluezephyr
I have been getting a kick (and really good...

I have been getting a kick (and really good insights about their perspective) from playing pretend with the girls, when I am the baby and one of them is the mommy. They love to put me to bed (my job...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-14-2007, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By bluezephyr
Yeah that to all the PP... FWIW, I'm a...

Yeah that to all the PP...

FWIW, I'm a lesbian who has taught high school, helped teens start GSA's, and mentored a lot of confused kids trying to figure life out and I just have one other thing...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   12-11-2007, 11:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 543
Posted By bluezephyr
I'd like it knitted...because I never keep...

I'd like it knitted...because I never keep anything I knit for myself...
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-11-2007, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,171
Posted By bluezephyr
We're trying acupuncture this time round...no...

We're trying acupuncture this time round...no results to report yet.
Forum: Queer Parenting   12-11-2007, 11:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,705
Posted By bluezephyr
We're using my brother...we were doing the...

We're using my brother...we were doing the syringe and jar method until he switched schools. So, now we're waiting for his second HIV test results and then we're good to go with the doctor!


Any...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-11-2007, 11:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By bluezephyr
I would tell her that because of her behavior we...

I would tell her that because of her behavior we were not going to go to the playground. I would weather the tantrum and give her a way to earn back the trip--by being helpful and cooperative for...
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