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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   06-02-2010, 10:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,835
Posted By Mamasota26
Sorry I haven't responded before. Wow, I wish...

Sorry I haven't responded before. Wow, I wish there were a convention here for kids with microcephaly. Anyway to update on my situation, my son is staying consistently at the 10% range for head...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-24-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,835
Posted By Mamasota26
Bandgeek, Your daughter is beautiful! ...

Bandgeek,

Your daughter is beautiful!
Thanks for sharing with me about her. My son we are not yet sure just how significant the brain injury is. I can tell you as a 5 month old he can already...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-21-2010, 10:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,835
Posted By Mamasota26
My son has microcephaly from some the damage to...

My son has microcephaly from some the damage to his brain. I'm curious to know if anyone else has a child with microcephaly as well and how it has affected your children? My son is a chubby baby and...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-21-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By Mamasota26
Yes my son does have medicaid. Early...

Yes my son does have medicaid. Early Intervention, PT, and Help Me Grow are paid through that.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-21-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By Mamasota26
I haven't yet applied for SSI for my son because...

I haven't yet applied for SSI for my son because we don't yet know the extent of his problems. Can I apply with a diagnosis of epilepsy and white matter brain damage? That is about all we know right...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-21-2010, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By Mamasota26
I'm just curious how you do it? My son is still...

I'm just curious how you do it? My son is still a baby ( almost 5 months old) and I am trying not to anticipate the struggle that lies ahead for us. We are a fairly low income family. I just wonder...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-20-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Mamasota26
Currently we are in the Early Intervention...

Currently we are in the Early Intervention program and Help Me Grow. The Early Intervention woman is bringing a PT with her at the next visit to start working on his physical therapy. Is there...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-20-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Mamasota26
I forgot to add that my son has no other...

I forgot to add that my son has no other problems so far that we can tell aside from the hypertonia, which is more in his arms than in his legs. He is a very strong little 4 month old and can...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-17-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Mamasota26
Hello all. My name is Stephanie and I recently...

Hello all. My name is Stephanie and I recently had a son, Dominic, who may be a special needs child. I say this because when my son Dominic was born, he got very sick a week after his birth. He...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-08-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,288
Posted By Mamasota26
Thank you ProtoLawyer for the info about how...

Thank you ProtoLawyer for the info about how courts view the types of discipline. I have read that same information somewhere before.

To everyone:

I did not mean for this post to become a...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-06-2008, 01:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,288
Posted By Mamasota26
Sunflower, I am not delving into the issue of...

Sunflower, I am not delving into the issue of discipline anymore, as I said before. That is over and done with, and I'm now trying to focus on the bulk of my question that I asked everyone to...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-04-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,288
Posted By Mamasota26
That's another thing. When we ask him if he took...

That's another thing. When we ask him if he took a bath, he can never remember the last time he did. When we ask him if he ate, he always says " at school". He can never tell us what mom made him...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-04-2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,288
Posted By Mamasota26
Mommyto3girls, I really appreciated your...

Mommyto3girls,
I really appreciated your answer as well.
I agree with you in every aspect about the husband analogy.We might be the step parents but if something is going to affect us, then we...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-04-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,288
Posted By Mamasota26
Thanks for the reply. I respect everyones'...

Thanks for the reply. I respect everyones' answers on this matter. We sent all of his clothes with him because we knew he needed them there since we would only have him once every two weeks. You are...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-04-2008, 12:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,288
Posted By Mamasota26
I would like to say that I don't believe i need...

I would like to say that I don't believe i need to stay out of it. I WAS HIS MOM for most of his life. He is 5 and I have been in his life since he was two. His mom was NEVER around. He lived with...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   12-03-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,288
Posted By Mamasota26
I'm going crazy!! A little background.... ...

I'm going crazy!!

A little background....
I've been married to my husband for three years. He has a almost 6 year old son from a prior relationship. My dss lived with his grandma for most of his...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   08-28-2008, 11:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 912
Posted By Mamasota26
I am certainly not close friends with my dh's ex...

I am certainly not close friends with my dh's ex but we are civil with each other and even have decent conversations sometimes. I don't agree with how she isn't in my dss's life very often(though...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-14-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Mamasota26
I enrolled at University of Phoenix online and...

I enrolled at University of Phoenix online and am also working fulltime. I just wanted to talk to other women that are going to school and working as well as being a mama and find out how you handle...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   07-07-2008, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By Mamasota26
DSS lives with my husband and I fulltime. His...

DSS lives with my husband and I fulltime. His mother doesn't have much to do with him. She usually never calls him and only sees him once every few months, normally only on a holiday. She has...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   05-28-2008, 01:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,441
Posted By Mamasota26
They wheeled him to me while I was in recovery....

They wheeled him to me while I was in recovery. They wheeled him in, in his isolette and I got to hold his hand and talk to him, then they took him by ambulance to another hospital because he was...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   04-03-2008, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By Mamasota26
My dss has been living with us for about 8...

My dss has been living with us for about 8 months now. His mom basically called one day and said she wanted him to live with us because she couldn’t afford to take care of him(she has two other...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-21-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,034
Posted By Mamasota26
My dss has written in marker on our washer, our...

My dss has written in marker on our washer, our bedroom door, the mattress in our bedroom, his whole arm, our couch, and lately he has resulted to peeling the paint off the wall in our bedroom. My...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-20-2008, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Mamasota26
I wonder if my dss will love me when he is older...

I wonder if my dss will love me when he is older like he loves me now as an innocent 5 year old.

I wonder if his mom will ever come back into his life for more than a few months at a time.

I...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-20-2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 812
Posted By Mamasota26
I was raised by my stepdad since I was two and...

I was raised by my stepdad since I was two and I'm 25 now. My real dad was never really in my life.....I always referred to my stepdad as dad because he is the dad that I know. There were and still...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   03-06-2008, 09:56 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 10,572
Posted By Mamasota26
I know this was posted quite awhile ago but I...

I know this was posted quite awhile ago but I completely understand where you are coming from. I think every stepmom has the right to vent sometimes because frankly, it is HARD to be a stepmom. It...
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