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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-10-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By sesa70
KatWrangler, can you share how its been going so...

KatWrangler, can you share how its been going so far and what you have noticed in terms of side effects?
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-28-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By sesa70
I wanted to bump this up and see if anyone has...

I wanted to bump this up and see if anyone has made any progress or decision :) I know I haven't!

I had another follow up, as her endo likes to see her every 6 months. She said her rate of growth...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-07-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By sesa70
I've been requesting a ton of books from the...

I've been requesting a ton of books from the library to preview first and decide what I want to own. There seems to be a ton of books for children born in China, and my daughter does like most of...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-03-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By sesa70
Congratulations! Beautiful family :) Big sisters...

Congratulations! Beautiful family :) Big sisters both look so proud!
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-02-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By sesa70
It seems more difficult to find books that are...

It seems more difficult to find books that are based on domestic adoption. I have come across many books aimed towards families with daughters from China, and they have mostly been lovely books, but...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-31-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By sesa70
My 7 yr old daughters favorite adoption themed...

My 7 yr old daughters favorite adoption themed books are sweet moon baby and the red thread, even though they are both more relevant to international adoption and she was adopted domestically. I...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   03-24-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,446
Posted By sesa70
Another thing to keep in mind is what a baby can...

Another thing to keep in mind is what a baby can tolerate. Just because you would prefer a particular kind of formula doesn't mean the baby will be able to tolerate it :)
 
My now 2yr old dd came...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-26-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By sesa70
current husband and I are basically...

current husband and I are basically incompatible. We got together when we were 18 and I got pregnant with my oldest dd less than 6 months later. Fast forward 14 years and two more kids and here we...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-19-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,376
Posted By sesa70
I have an idea of how frustrated you are, my 23...

I have an idea of how frustrated you are, my 23 month old has sensory issues and had had some of the same behaviors in the past. I am far from the point of having a solution, but I do find the idea...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-16-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 968
Posted By sesa70
I don't remember the specifics, but I seem to...

I don't remember the specifics, but I seem to recall there being something about Illinois where you have to work with an agency, even if you do work with a lawyer. I did not go that route, but  I...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-12-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 968
Posted By sesa70
OP: I am an adoptive mom both through domestic...

OP: I am an adoptive mom both through domestic infant adoption and through foster care in the chicago area, and I would be happy to answer questions for you :) I have a very open adoption with one...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-08-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,644
Posted By sesa70
I have not done it yet, but I am almost positive...

I have not done it yet, but I am almost positive I will be enrolling my super high needs almost 2 year old in montessori school within the next 6 months or so for 3 days a week. I just need some...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-07-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,644
Posted By sesa70
I haven't had a chance to read through all the...

I haven't had a chance to read through all the posts yet, but I have a question :) When does it cross the line from high needs/spirited or challenging to special needs? I just feel like our...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   01-07-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By sesa70
Thatnewgirl... welcome! Thank you for offering...

Thatnewgirl... welcome! Thank you for offering us your side of the adoption experience :)
 
Patti... I am so sorry your adoption experience was so awful. It must feel like a slap in the face to...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-30-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By sesa70
Alison's mom, our endo told us pretty much...

Alison's mom, our endo told us pretty much exactly what yours did. At this point I am taking a step back and watching her for a bit because I don't really think there is much more we can do at this...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-02-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By sesa70
well, my daughters endo basically said that her...

well, my daughters endo basically said that her projected adult height would be 4'8-4'9 without intervention, and with growth hormone she would get to about five feet. She also said that insurance...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-02-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By sesa70
Just being lighthearted here... but you could...

Just being lighthearted here... but you could always have her spend more time with my dd who is also 'brown like her' and has a white family like she does :)
 
I do think that noticing other skin...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-24-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By sesa70
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by fizgig http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-23-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By sesa70
34me your niece sounds like my daughter. It was...

34me your niece sounds like my daughter. It was almost the same for her... she followed her own curve until about 2yrs old then fell behind and her growth was really slow after that. My daughters...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-22-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By sesa70
Thank you! One of my biggest worries is making...

Thank you! One of my biggest worries is making the commitment because it is likely a life long one for her. She doesn't have any other issues, she is a very bright typical almost 7 year old in every...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-22-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 786
Posted By sesa70
I have to admitt they scare me :( My dd...

I have to admitt they scare me :(

My dd will be 7 in less than a month and she is just under 40" tall. She is very very small, has never a day in her life made the growth charts. Her height never...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-23-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,221
Posted By sesa70
I just wanted to share with you me experiences...

I just wanted to share with you me experiences with open adoption. I know every situation is different as is every birth parent, adoptive parent, and agency. From an agency perspective, open...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-21-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,004
Posted By sesa70
I was a foster parent for over 5 years and tried...

I was a foster parent for over 5 years and tried really hard to adopt an African American or Hispanic child or young sibling group. We were lucky enough to be able to adopt once, but after our...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   09-20-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By sesa70
If you are uncomfortable outright fundraising,...

If you are uncomfortable outright fundraising, maybe you could sell a product? Like bracelets or Tshirts or something? Most people are happy donating $5-$10 for a bracelet and those add up :)
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   09-19-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,201
Posted By sesa70
thank you again to everyone. I think right now...

thank you again to everyone. I think right now we are in a sort of holding pattern... This haven't gotten better but they haven't gotten worse.
 
I have actually spoken with her teacher on...
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