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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-02-2009, 08:20 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 18,460
Posted By black balloon
Quote: You absolutely expect to be arrested...

Quote:
You absolutely expect to be arrested for beating up the next person who officiously says "Oh, well leukemia/treatment of leukemia is NOTHING nowadays."
this one nearly made me cry. Although...
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!   04-01-2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 504
Posted By black balloon
Welcome to MDC, and congratulations! Twins are a...

Welcome to MDC, and congratulations! Twins are a wonderful gift.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-01-2009, 06:45 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,205
Posted By black balloon
We had Rory's memorial yesterday. it was a...

We had Rory's memorial yesterday. it was a beautiful day here, warm and sunny but not too hot. On a day like this when she was healthy, Rory would have been out hiking and swimming with daddy all...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-30-2009, 05:49 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,205
Posted By black balloon
At 2:30 in the morning of 19th March, 2009,...

At 2:30 in the morning of 19th March, 2009, Aurora quietly slipped away from us. Although her fight was not long, it was valiant, and we were proud of her. She was tired. She is missed, but we are...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-10-2009, 03:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,491
Posted By black balloon
We're going to bring Rory home...

We're going to bring Rory home (http://mothering.com/discussions/sho....php?t=1051763 (http://mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=1051763)) instead of having her in the hospital. We're...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   03-06-2009, 05:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,647
Posted By black balloon
In December, my 3 year old daughter was...

In December, my 3 year old daughter was diagnosed with cancer. In February, she had a seizure which left her severely brain damaged. She is on a ventilator and a feeding tube and if she wakes up she...
Forum: June 2009   02-06-2009, 04:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 386
Posted By black balloon
(not in your ddc, just lurkin' on by...) ...

(not in your ddc, just lurkin' on by...)

when my almost-4-year-old was small, I thought that I would NEVER have her in dresses, except when we were at "functions", etc. however, I found myself...
Forum: September 2009   01-25-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,521
Posted By black balloon
Just going to echo what Cristeen said...if you...

Just going to echo what Cristeen said...if you know your ovulation/conception date, it's hard to go by anything but that. Even ultrasound isn't infalliable. Aurora, my older child, was "due" by an...
Forum: September 2009   01-25-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By black balloon
I am one tired mama, and I'm just sick of being...

I am one tired mama, and I'm just sick of being pregnant...at 8 weeks.

DD is sick, and it's getting harder for her to have an upbeat spirit about the pokes, prods, pain, treatments...it was her...
Forum: Parenting   01-15-2009, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 720
Posted By black balloon
We're also TV-free! (My husband hates...

We're also TV-free! (My husband hates television. I've never watched very much, but my husband hates it. Ask him what his three least favorite things in the world are and I can guarantee his answer...
Forum: Parenting   01-15-2009, 05:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 720
Posted By black balloon
My husband is a musician, so Rory is exposed to...

My husband is a musician, so Rory is exposed to a lot of music. Not on a constant basis (I need quiet!) but very frequently. I think it's good for development, but if nothing else, it's something...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-15-2009, 02:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 892
Posted By black balloon
First things first, biggest of...

First things first, biggest of http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif, mama! I'm in a very similar situation right now, and it's very hard....
Forum: September 2009   01-14-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 587
Posted By black balloon
Quote: Originally Posted by AfricanQueen99...

Quote:
Originally Posted by AfricanQueen99 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/forum/post/12989711)
^^^ Wow. That was helpful....
Forum: September 2009   01-14-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By black balloon
Is anyone else dealing with AWFUL headaches? I'm...

Is anyone else dealing with AWFUL headaches? I'm drinking water like it's going out of style, but it doesn't seem to be helping. I know that both paracetamol and ibuprofen are safe to take in early...
Forum: September 2009   01-14-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 587
Posted By black balloon
We're not finding out the gender (I know it's a...

We're not finding out the gender (I know it's a boy, though, in my heart), but we're a http://www.mothering.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/nocirc.gif family. He's not cut and nobody else in his family...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-14-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 495
Posted By black balloon
My DH has a problem with official paperwork, too...

My DH has a problem with official paperwork, too (because he goes exclusively by a nickname of his middle name, how's that for convoluted?), but the only things he has with his full name are his...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-14-2009, 05:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 495
Posted By black balloon
Hughes is my last name, but it will be John...

Hughes is my last name, but it will be John Andrew Erasmus Hughes McLastname or Siobhan Iris Penelope Hughes McLastname. Aurora is Aurora Katharine Mercy Campbell McLastname (Campbell is another...
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-12-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 495
Posted By black balloon
Shev-onne (or in my husband's accent,...

Shev-onne (or in my husband's accent, "sha-vonne")
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-12-2009, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 495
Posted By black balloon
DH's brother died a few years ago (just after...

DH's brother died a few years ago (just after Rory was born), so not only was it super important for DH to use his name, I don't think that we'll have trouble with "little John". We like Jack or Jay...
Forum: Site Help   01-12-2009, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By black balloon
Is that something you have to set up? I probably...

Is that something you have to set up? I probably wouldn't do that because I'm a bit computer illiterate!
Forum: Site Help   01-12-2009, 04:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By black balloon
Sorry this posted twice, by the way--my computer...

Sorry this posted twice, by the way--my computer is slightly mental.

So a blog for, say, selling hairbows would be bad, but a blog for updates on my DD's progress is okay? (Because one is selling...
Forum: Site Help   01-12-2009, 04:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By black balloon
Hi, I was considering starting a blog to...

Hi,
I was considering starting a blog to document my daughter's journey through cancer treatment. Is it okay to have a blog link in the signature?
Forum: I'm Pregnant   01-12-2009, 03:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 495
Posted By black balloon
These are the names we've had picked out for...

These are the names we've had picked out for baby number two since we started TTC 2 years ago. Please tell me what you think! (Big sister is Aurora Katharine Mercy Campbell)

John Andrew Erasmus...
Forum: September 2009   01-12-2009, 03:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 615
Posted By black balloon
We're calling the baby "Drüski", after my...

We're calling the baby "Drüski", after my husband. If it's not a boy, I will be very surprised.

edit: we called Rory "sugarplum" because we knew she was a girl. I must be on to something with...
Forum: Unassisted Childbirth   01-12-2009, 02:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 411
Posted By black balloon
With my 1st pregnancy, I didn't really have an...

With my 1st pregnancy, I didn't really have an idea of a due date because my cycles had been wacky, but I ended up having to have an ultrasound because we couldn't find her heartbeat with a...
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