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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-12-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By SpringRain
Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-27-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,276
Posted By SpringRain
My son came home from Ethiopia at about 6 months...

My son came home from Ethiopia at about 6 months old and he had feeding issues too. He was terrified that there wasn't going to be enough food and would cry and demand a bottle every time he woke up...
Forum: Parenting   03-14-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,242
Posted By SpringRain
Quote: 1. Do you homeschool? (YES or NO,...

Quote:
1. Do you homeschool? (YES or NO, please... I guess you can answer Other but I can't use your data for my project.)
No. Both of my school aged children are in the local charter school.

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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-02-2010, 02:38 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 890
Posted By SpringRain
Not an issue for us at home since we park in our...

Not an issue for us at home since we park in our heated garage but I'm another shorty that does the best I can when I'm leaving work and find a foot of snow on my roof. Here it is also mandatory...
Forum: Family Planning   02-15-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
  Plan B?
Views: 782
Posted By SpringRain
Thank you for all the opinions and info. After...

Thank you for all the opinions and info. After talking about it thoroughly with DH we decided to try Plan B and I pick some up at the pharmacy today. I was surprised and pleased with how easy and...
Forum: Family Planning   02-14-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
  Plan B?
Views: 782
Posted By SpringRain
DH and I had an oops last night...

DH and I had an oops last night http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif and I think may be in the fertile part of my cycle. I used to chart regularly but, since we are done...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-25-2010, 04:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,568
Posted By SpringRain
I haven't adopted a toddler. We received my...

I haven't adopted a toddler. We received my son's referral from Ethiopia when he was 4.5 months old and brought him home at 6.5 months old and even though he was young (very young in international...
Forum: Pets   01-25-2010, 02:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By SpringRain
Quote: Originally Posted by lonegirl...

Quote:
Originally Posted by lonegirl http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14978632)...
Forum: Pets   01-25-2010, 01:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By SpringRain
Our old dog Carrie just turned 14 in December...

Our old dog Carrie just turned 14 in December and is really going down hill. She has been losing wait recently, has lost 90% of her hearing, doesn't see well, and has frequent accidents. Now she is...
Forum: Parenting   10-22-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,874
Posted By SpringRain
Quote: Originally Posted by GoestoShow...

Quote:
Originally Posted by GoestoShow http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14560783)
If your child ever has blood drawn for any...
Forum: Parenting   10-22-2009, 12:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,874
Posted By SpringRain
Since I'm A+ I didn't need to have the kids...

Since I'm A+ I didn't need to have the kids tested at birth like people who are rhesus negative do, so I don't know what my kids' blood types are. I can narrow it down on my girls since my husband...
Forum: Parenting   09-18-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,143
Posted By SpringRain
We have 2 bio and one adopted. I'd love to adopt...

We have 2 bio and one adopted. I'd love to adopt one more little boy but DH strongly feels that 3 is the max # he can deal with. Today has been a rough day with the 2 year old though so I'm about...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-01-2009, 11:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,712
Posted By SpringRain
We saved about 10K up front and then did a home...

We saved about 10K up front and then did a home equity line of credit for the rest. When we got the tax credit, we paid off the balance on the line of credit. Since the 10K paid for all of our fees...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-01-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By SpringRain
I own it. It's good but heart wrenching. I...

I own it. It's good but heart wrenching. I didn't learn anything that I didn't already know through pre-adoption education and extensive reading though...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-20-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By SpringRain
That sounds like the situation that happened at...

That sounds like the situation that happened at our agency while we were in the process of adopting our son. They were also incidences where parents where told their children were abandoned and then...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-01-2009, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By SpringRain
Love, love, love it. This...

Love, love, love it. This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-94JhLEiN0&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fhome.php&feature=player_embedded) is what a wedding should be... a celebration!...
Forum: Parenting   07-26-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 854
Posted By SpringRain
Your son is being totally age appropriate in his...

Your son is being totally age appropriate in his race awareness. I HIGHLY recommend the book "I'm Chocolate, You're Vanilla...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-22-2009, 01:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,374
Posted By SpringRain
We applied with our agency in August of 2006 and...

We applied with our agency in August of 2006 and arrived home with our son on September 2, 2007... so 13 months. The wait time in Ethiopia is getting a lot longer these days though so if I can ever...
Forum: Parenting   07-21-2009, 03:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,615
Posted By SpringRain
DD1 has Dh's gray eyes. DD2 has my blue eyes. ...

DD1 has Dh's gray eyes.
DD2 has my blue eyes.
DS has his birth-parent's very dark brown eyes.
Forum: Family Safety   07-20-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By SpringRain
Someone online recommended this TOTEaTOT...

Someone online recommended this TOTEaTOT (http://www.toteatot.com/products.html) product to get kids and car seats through the airport. It looks like a good idea but I wonder if it's really safe for...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-15-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By SpringRain
Quote: Originally Posted by msmiranda...

Quote:
Originally Posted by msmiranda http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14088148)
I think that if she actually has GD, it's...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   07-15-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By SpringRain
My sister is pregnant and due at the end of...

My sister is pregnant and due at the end of September. She just found out that she didn't pass the glucose test and now has to go in for the 3 hr one. She really wants to pass this time because she...
Forum: Parenting   07-13-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 9,194
Posted By SpringRain
Quote: Originally Posted by EdnaMarie...

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Originally Posted by EdnaMarie http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14073045)
OP- "buddy" means "friend", most often (but...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   07-13-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By SpringRain
Quote: Originally Posted by RedOakMomma...

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedOakMomma http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/14074600)
I'd like to do the USCIS envelope thing,...
Forum: Traditional Foods   07-08-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By SpringRain
I've always used this pineapple juice method...

I've always used this pineapple juice method (http://www.breadtopia.com/make-your-own-sourdough-starter/) because the acid in the juice prevents mold and bad bacteria from growing while allowing the...
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