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Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-24-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,100
Posted By MountainMamaGC
Aw, thanks. I still worry, but at least I have an...

Aw, thanks. I still worry, but at least I have an appetite now. I am going to do my best to support his mom while keeping boundaries intact. I dont want to be an obstacle for her. She left for awhile...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-21-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By MountainMamaGC
Black out curtains, a white noise machine and a...

Black out curtains, a white noise machine and a weighted blanket. Just some things to try.
Forum: Vaccinations   06-15-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,057
Posted By MountainMamaGC
And then she walks into a clinic and gets...

And then she walks into a clinic and gets examined for FREE!!!! Dun dun duuuuuuuuun!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-11-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,100
Posted By MountainMamaGC
I am finding peace in what's to come. I am going...

I am finding peace in what's to come. I am going to let December me worry about that stuff. I think I just needed to let reality soak in and dwell on it for awhile so I could move past it. The knot...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-09-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,100
Posted By MountainMamaGC
I know its going to feel like a punch in the gut....

I know its going to feel like a punch in the gut. Its going to wind me. Be gentle with yourself. Hugs.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-09-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,100
Posted By MountainMamaGC
I am feeling a little better about things the...

I am feeling a little better about things the last couple days. I am also considering opening my second bed in the fall. For a 2-4 year old girl. I must be crazy.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-06-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,100
Posted By MountainMamaGC
I am struggling. He is taken care of wonderfully,...

I am struggling. He is taken care of wonderfully, but I am struggling with the whole concept of foster care. I will see this through, but because he is so small, and so consuming, this is a really...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   06-02-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,100
Posted By MountainMamaGC
Its such a rollercoaster. I am bonding with him...

Its such a rollercoaster. I am bonding with him so fast because he is so helpless, but I am also scared for whats to come.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-31-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,100
Posted By MountainMamaGC
I have a newborn and he is so relaxed. Very chill...

I have a newborn and he is so relaxed. Very chill baby. <3 Its looking like a long term placement. :love
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-30-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,100
Posted By MountainMamaGC
So the ink hasnt even dried on our license and we...

So the ink hasnt even dried on our license and we dont even technically have it in our possession, and they are dropping off a tiny human this evening. I will be back later with more news.
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-25-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,100
Posted By MountainMamaGC
I should be licensed in about a week. So uh...

I should be licensed in about a week. So uh yeah. My life is going to change. 
Forum: Preteens and Teens   05-22-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By MountainMamaGC
On the odd occasion that she wants to swim and...

On the odd occasion that she wants to swim and she is on her period (the two cant line up that much), use organic cotton, applicator free (better for the environment) tampons. I use a diva cup, but...
Forum: Vaccinations   05-20-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 7,585
Posted By MountainMamaGC
What the hell are these activities that are so...

What the hell are these activities that are so nosy about vax status that you are bringing your child to? I have never been asked for any activity, ever. Just school enrollment and they dont care...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-14-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,100
Posted By MountainMamaGC
Foster care is a roller coaster, and things can...

Foster care is a roller coaster, and things can take forever. Its hard to know what will happen for sure because every case is so different. If the bio parents are slowly working the plan, often...
Forum: Women's Health   05-10-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By MountainMamaGC
I found vitex and magnesium at bedtime helped a...

I found vitex and magnesium at bedtime helped a lot. It took about 3 months to see results. 
Forum: Vaccinations   05-05-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,057
Posted By MountainMamaGC
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by Thorgrun http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/592446/vaccines-juvenile-arthritis#post_17623472)
 My daughter...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-27-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 943
Posted By MountainMamaGC
I dont see it as a problem, but I let my 6 year...

I dont see it as a problem, but I let my 6 year old play outside without me all the time. I dont think its something to freak out about, but it is something you should talk about because you know...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-25-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,100
Posted By MountainMamaGC
Its not going to be as cut and dry as I thought....

Its not going to be as cut and dry as I thought. The social worker is doing 2 home visits on Monday and Tuesday. And even though its an addendum it does seem as intrusive as an actual home study. We...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-21-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By MountainMamaGC
I used one for camping. It was nice to put her...

I used one for camping. It was nice to put her down with out worrying about her wandering away. 
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-20-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,100
Posted By MountainMamaGC
Deborah, I think they will probably just do an...

Deborah, I think they will probably just do an addendum to your home study. It shouldnt take nearly as much time/money as the first time. I think our addendum through our private agency back in Oct...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-20-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,100
Posted By MountainMamaGC
Waiting to hear from the homestudy social worker...

Waiting to hear from the homestudy social worker this week for an interview to put an addendum on our homestudy. Approval should follow fairly quickly after that. I am getting anxious. I hope this...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   04-16-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By MountainMamaGC
Ham sandwich on whole wheat with a laughing cow...

Ham sandwich on whole wheat with a laughing cow cheese and mustard, a granola bar, and strawberries. 
Forum: Women's Health   04-14-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,207
Posted By MountainMamaGC
Glasses fixed it for my daughter. As long as she...

Glasses fixed it for my daughter. As long as she wears them her eyes are perfectly straight.
 
ETA: The eyes cross when straining because the vision is impaired. You really cant fix it without...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-14-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By MountainMamaGC
My DD is pretty normal and she still needs help...

My DD is pretty normal and she still needs help with those things at age 6. I have to repeat myself a lot, and sometimes I even take her by the hand and take her to the room she needs to be. Take...
Forum: Selective & Delayed Vaccination   04-14-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By MountainMamaGC
They do meningococcal to babies here at 4...

They do meningococcal to babies here at 4 months. I guess a lot of this depends on at what age I get the child. I also may skip MMR because I am immunocompromised. I dont kick kids out after 4, I...
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