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Forum: The Childhood Years   10-03-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 773
Posted By sagewinna
My dd is not quite 3 1`/2. She goes to bed...

My dd is not quite 3 1`/2. She goes to bed around 8 and gets up around 630, naps about an hour and a half as well. If she skips the nap, she can fall asleep around 630 and gets up at the usual time.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-18-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By sagewinna
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif...

http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif    We went into the courtroom with our dd's bio sisters and their family, and we all finalized together. Then we celebrated with a picnic at the...
Forum: Babywearing   07-15-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By sagewinna
I prefer the back carry for my 6 month old...

I prefer the back carry for my 6 month old daycare baby, I can get more done and I can pick up my 3 year old if she needs me.
Forum: Organize & Declutter   07-02-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,076
Posted By sagewinna
We have just under 1200 sq ft. It's Dh, me, 18...

We have just under 1200 sq ft. It's Dh, me, 18 y/o ds and his drum kit ;), 14, 8 and 3 y/o dd's. 2 cats 2 dogs. It's cramped sometimes but I can hear everything that happens in the house and can get...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-30-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By sagewinna
Mt youngest dd sucked on her shirt and chewed it...

Mt youngest dd sucked on her shirt and chewed it too when she was 5. I finally figured out that her 6 year molars could be coming in, took a look and yeah. Got her a teething necklace like the pp...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-30-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By sagewinna
That made me think of scrambled egg muffins... I...

That made me think of scrambled egg muffins... I make them for DH. They usually include cheese (we use almond cheese), you can add meat of some sort if you eat that, chopped veggies, etc, then you...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-30-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 787
Posted By sagewinna
What a blessing! Look at that hair!...

What a blessing! Look at that hair! Congratulations.
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-27-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By sagewinna
I always have beans in the fridge and my 2 teens...

I always have beans in the fridge and my 2 teens love to make nachos (chips, beans, salsa/avocado, sometimes olives). My 14 year old makes egg salad for a snack and eats it in lettuce leaves or on...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-26-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By sagewinna
We have big gaps... 18, 14, 8 and 2 years old. ...

We have big gaps... 18, 14, 8 and 2 years old.
 
The hardest part is that the older 2 are emotionally complex right now so that takes a lot of energy, then the 2 year old takes a lot of energy in...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-12-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,789
Posted By sagewinna
I got sucked into conversations early on...

I got sucked into conversations early on whenever I was out with my youngest. (We are the adoptive placement through foster care) She has an unusual haircolor and every.one.in.the.world. has to...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-12-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By sagewinna
What a wonderful picture! I am so happy for you,...

What a wonderful picture! I am so happy for you, so glad to read this update!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-20-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 612
Posted By sagewinna
I really think it is probably better in the long...

I really think it is probably better in the long run that he's appealing... It must be really hard to face the fact that your kids are not in your care anymore because of your actions. They don't...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-20-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 612
Posted By sagewinna
The worker emailed me back, dad filed an appeal...

The worker emailed me back, dad filed an appeal on the 5th! I wonder when we were going to be told?!
 
I know the state and county workers are overburdened but geez.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-19-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 612
Posted By sagewinna
Today is 60 days since TPR, the last day parents...

Today is 60 days since TPR, the last day parents can appeal. Both parents were submitting to the adoption plan from what we understand. The social worker is off on Fridays, so we probably won't hear...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   01-18-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,895
Posted By sagewinna
We spend about $900 a month. This includes dog...

We spend about $900 a month. This includes dog and cat food, cleaning stuff, all of the misc. household stuff. We eat out once a month or so, about $50.
 
There are 3 adults (oldest kid is 18 this...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-17-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By sagewinna
Congratulations! How long is the typical wait to...

Congratulations! How long is the typical wait to be matched?
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   01-09-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By sagewinna
I am so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine...

I am so sorry for your loss. I can only imagine the roller coaster of emotions! The only advice I have is that yes, you should name your son. I wish I had more to offer.
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   01-06-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 57
Posted By sagewinna
The meds were very slow to work for me. I had...

The meds were very slow to work for me. I had bleeding start right away, but it was a very slow process for that miscarriage. I passed the baby after 4 or 5 days, but it took 2 1/2 weeks to pass the...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   12-31-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 392
Posted By sagewinna
I am so, so sorry for your loss. 

I am so, so sorry for your loss. 
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   12-30-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 249
Posted By sagewinna
My Border Collie Corgi mix ate Christmas this...

My Border Collie Corgi mix ate Christmas this year. 
 
She actually rooted around in a box in my room while I was gone, unwrapped several gifts and chewed on them a little, then found a wrapped...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   12-21-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 209
Posted By sagewinna
Yeah, only we don't really have time on our side...

Yeah, only we don't really have time on our side since I'm 43. *sigh* I keep trying to come to peace about not trying again. Maybe I'll get there. it's more likely that I will find a place of peace...
Forum: Trying To Conceive After Loss   12-20-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 209
Posted By sagewinna
That is beautiful, I am glad you shared it Anna....

That is beautiful, I am glad you shared it Anna. I so want to be in that place, I mostly am, but DH is firmly in the terrified to try again camp. :(
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   12-13-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
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Views: 218
Posted By sagewinna
I am glad you brought the beautiful outfit you...

I am glad you brought the beautiful outfit you made him, it's perfect. Sending you love.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-06-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,323
Posted By sagewinna
We have several letters and cards from biomom...

We have several letters and cards from biomom and a letter from dad as well... One of them that mom wrote talks a lot about how wonderful their life together was and does talk about her struggles...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   12-06-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 951
Posted By sagewinna
I want to know how everyone is doing, I remember...

I want to know how everyone is doing, I remember the non ddc club thread from a while ago...
 
Our little girl has been with us almost 6 months now. TPR happened last month, her parents agreed to...
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