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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-16-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By rhombus
my 15 month old had his first open heart surgery...

my 15 month old had his first open heart surgery a year ago, on Valentine's Day, when he was 3 months old. We were all hoping, his cardiologist included, that it would be a "one and done" fix. But...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-07-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By rhombus
Jen! you are like a social media ninja! this is...

Jen! you are like a social media ninja! this is april with baby Ulysses. :)
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-06-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By rhombus
Hi, thanks for commenting.   I'm OK with how...

Hi, thanks for commenting.
 
I'm OK with how my son is, too. But I still benefit from talking to folks who "get it". Shoving emotions aside, there remains a lot of logistical challenges to having...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-06-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By rhombus
Hi. My 12 month old son is a bilateral lower leg...

Hi. My 12 month old son is a bilateral lower leg amputee (due to severe congenital bone deficiency). He's only one month post-surgery so we haven't started the process of being fitted for prostheses...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-06-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By rhombus
A year ago I had a baby with surprising and very...

A year ago I had a baby with surprising and very significant birth defects. It's a shock. But it gets easier.
 
My son has limb differences and a heart defect. If it would be helpful to your...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-25-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By rhombus
Hello.   I am feeling mighty alone as I...

Hello.
 
I am feeling mighty alone as I begin to navigate having a special needs child. My newborn (2 weeks old) son has limb anomalies, of all four limbs. I have been scanning through the special...
Forum: Grief and Loss   11-06-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,980
Posted By rhombus
(x-posted to pregnancy and birth loss, because I...

(x-posted to pregnancy and birth loss, because I wasn't sure where this belongs)
 
The summary: a quick ultrasound last Wednesday, which was my due date, to confirm baby's position, revealed that...
Forum: Pregnancy and Birth Loss   11-06-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 528
Posted By rhombus
The summary: a quick ultrasound last Wednesday,...

The summary: a quick ultrasound last Wednesday, which was my due date, to confirm baby's position, revealed that I'm carrying a baby with a multitude of severe abnormalities. That set in place a...
Forum: November 2011   06-23-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,117
Posted By rhombus
I was feeling worried re: lack of movement this...

I was feeling worried re: lack of movement this pregnancy, too. I'm 21 weeks now and *just* started feeling definitive, obvious movement within the last week or so. Have you had your appointment...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-07-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By rhombus
I'm afraid I can't offer any firsthand...

I'm afraid I can't offer any firsthand information about the local middle schools, as we've only homeschooled since living here. Through the grapevine, though, I have heard more favorable murmurings...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   06-01-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By rhombus
um, hi!   We've been in downtown McMinnville...

um, hi!
 
We've been in downtown McMinnville for four years now. We walk/bike all over and grow veggies in our front yard! Sadly, we don't have any simpatico neighbors, but we still enjoy our...
Forum: November 2011   06-01-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 629
Posted By rhombus
I thrifted the cutest little newborn sleeper...

I thrifted the cutest little newborn sleeper (natural colored and covered with a tiny print of owls and mushrooms) several weeks ago. I wasn't going to buy *any* baby things until much further...
Forum: November 2011   06-01-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,117
Posted By rhombus
hey mamas! I lurk from my phone plenty, but have...

hey mamas! I lurk from my phone plenty, but have gotten out of the habit of sitting at a real live computer, so I haven't contributed at all here lately.
 
I ended up having a rocky first...
Forum: November 2011   03-15-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 635
Posted By rhombus
i think it always feels unreal and almost...

i think it always feels unreal and almost science fictiony to me during the whole pregnancy! even in my other pregnancies, once I start feeling movement, I'm not completely convinced that it's a...
Forum: November 2011   03-15-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 656
Posted By rhombus
I have a twelve year old daughter and a five...

I have a twelve year old daughter and a five year old son and we have not told them yet. I'm right at 6 weeks now. We have some extended family coming to visit soon, and I am NOT ready for them to...
Forum: November 2011   03-15-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,117
Posted By rhombus
I concur that the suspense is stressful! My last...

I concur that the suspense is stressful! My last pregnancy resulted in a second trimester loss, so I'll be pretty nervous for a while yet with this one. So far, so good, though! I don't know when...
Forum: November 2011   02-27-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,431
Posted By rhombus
hey new friends! here's my stuff:   EDD:...

hey new friends! here's my stuff:
 
EDD: november 2nd
Name: april
Age at conception / Age at delivery: 35
Location: oregon
How long it took to you to get your BFP: years (wonky fertility)...
Forum: November 2011   02-23-2011, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
  hello!
Views: 209
Posted By rhombus
I knew something was up or off or something...

I knew something was up or off or something about a week ago, which compelled me to take a handful of tests: all faint positives. I confirmed last night, with a dark no-nonsense second line, and...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-20-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 705
Posted By rhombus
I order from Azure every two weeks with my group...

I order from Azure every two weeks with my group in McMinnville. I suppose occasionally some folks might work out a side deal to split a particularly large bulk purchase, but mostly everyone's just...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   08-17-2008, 03:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By rhombus
I live in McMinnville. Personally, I'd rather be...

I live in McMinnville. Personally, I'd rather be in Portland, but I lived there for 8 years and it feels like "home". But Mac (as the locals say) has endeared itself to me and I like it here enough...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-01-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By rhombus
When my little guy first started drinking, we...

When my little guy first started drinking, we went straight to some little stainless steel camping mugs we found at a sporting good store (maybe REI? I can't remember). I started with tiny amounts...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   07-03-2008, 01:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,570
Posted By rhombus
Here's a plug for another cute small city:...

Here's a plug for another cute small city: McMinnville! 45 minutes to Portland and an hour to the coast, but the quality of life here is fine on its own! Lots of independent businesses (like a toy...
Forum: Finding your Tribe Archives 2008   01-18-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 951
Posted By rhombus
There already *was* a screening near Portland, a...

There already *was* a screening near Portland, a couple of months ago in McMinnville. I went and it was awesome and there was a decent turn out. But maybe it would have been even better if more pdx...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   01-04-2008, 03:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,543
Posted By rhombus
Quote: Originally Posted by mandalin24kd...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mandalin24kd http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/10161922)
I wouldn't do it. Nursing a little or...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   12-31-2007, 05:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By rhombus
When my daughter was about 3 and a half, I...

When my daughter was about 3 and a half, I decided I was done nursing. This was mostly compelled by my chronic sleep deprivation, as she was still nursing frequently through the night at that point....
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