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Forum: Child & Teen Health   08-12-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By koalove
Question durable glasses for crazy active 9 year old

Turns out, DS, 9 needs glasses. He is fairly careless and looses everything so i dont want to spend a ton of money on them. also loves to fidget with things and breaks most everything. dh and i do...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   08-12-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By koalove
As a birthmother who has placed two children into...

As a birthmother who has placed two children into adoptive families i can tell you i have read a ton of those letters. honestly, i always thought they were sort of lame and i got much more from the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-08-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By koalove
and now he is in pain.  i think it happened...

and now he is in pain.  i think it happened yesterday because he woke up crying 4 times last night pointing to his penis and saying "owie".  and again today.  i see a place just below the glans...
Forum: Homebirth   04-16-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,604
Posted By koalove
footling~ no way.  ive seen a very traumatic...

footling~ no way.  ive seen a very traumatic birth that ended in death with a footling breech with a very experienced midwife.  before that, i probably would have.  not sure i would home birth a...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   04-15-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By koalove
yeah, i was going to say that too~ let her hold...

yeah, i was going to say that too~ let her hold something.  my 21 month old loves to kick me as well, or reach down and grab the poop.  ds loves to hold a wipe and wash his face.  maybe your lo...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   04-15-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,082
Posted By koalove
our open adoption has changed over the last 4...

our open adoption has changed over the last 4 years.  when we all lived in the same city, in the beginning, there were weekly visits, lots of phone calls etc.  i think this worked out only because...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-06-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By koalove
theres another video of this woman and a baby...

theres another video of this woman and a baby out there too...you can hear the baby cry at one point.  how can this person not be in jail??  im so mad, and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-06-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By koalove
im trying not to be judgemental...maybe i need...

im trying not to be judgemental...maybe i need more education in this area,  but is this for real?  someone please tell me they know about this and its good for this infant. ...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-12-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 216
Posted By koalove
hi!!!  so, we dont have the family bed...

hi!!!  so, we dont have the family bed happening, but ds has a crib next to our bed.  he is 16 months old and trying to climb out at night.  he is a bottle fed kiddo and still eats every 2 houra all...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   11-12-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 996
Posted By koalove
congrats on your newly arriving babe! what a...

congrats on your newly arriving babe! what a blessing!! i have to say...as a birthmother, im always incredibly annoyed at hearing how admirable it is to give up a child.  sure doesnt feel that way! ...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-27-2010, 12:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,305
Posted By koalove
my ds2 is almost 15 mos and we do tell him no....

my ds2 is almost 15 mos and we do tell him no. we are in the same boat as you~ hes incredibly active and has been for a long time and now that hes climbing on the counters and tables, eh eh eh has...
Forum: Dads   08-29-2010, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,592
Posted By koalove
my dh and i have spoken about this...

my dh and i have spoken about this exactly...what if we ever split (we are nowhere close to that now) how will we share the kids? he want 50% and i dont think its right, especially if the child in a...
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   08-29-2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,230
Posted By koalove
hello to a fellow bay area mama!! as the others...

hello to a fellow bay area mama!! as the others have said, you arent a terrible mom but i understand feeling that way. i hated breastfeeding too. i hung in there for 14 months and i dont think i...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-29-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By koalove
i did not do blw and my kid still gagged and...

i did not do blw and my kid still gagged and puked. he gagged on purees, then on the small chunks. ds1 did not ever puke from gagging so this was quite a shocker when ds2 did it but i was able to...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-03-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By koalove
ds turned 1 on the 9th (yes, im late for this...

ds turned 1 on the 9th (yes, im late for this thread) and is quite a handful! its adorable how bonded he is to ds1 and tries like crazy to keep up. hes been walking for month and is now climbing...
Forum: Adoptive and Foster Parenting   05-14-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,961
Posted By koalove
as a birthmother...i would not think twice about...

as a birthmother...i would not think twice about your family based on that information. im not AA so its hard for me to say on that, but, ive placed 2 kids and the first one i placed in a family...
Forum: The Childhood Years   04-05-2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By koalove
my just turned 5 year old has this too! where do...

my just turned 5 year old has this too! where do they get the mouthy-ness from!? sometimes im just stunned at the things he says. no advice, sorry. just another "me too!"
Forum: California, Nevada   03-31-2010, 12:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 180
Posted By koalove
DS is sooo into this right now. the only local...

DS is sooo into this right now. the only local option for us is this http://sites.google.com/site/doncarlos1/ but they dont have a 4-5 year old group. he said they could tailor a class to our needs...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-23-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,757
Posted By koalove
and im worried! he just does the same shrieking...

and im worried! he just does the same shrieking sounds hes done for ages. he does ahhhhhhhh, eh-eh-eh, and thats it. no consonants. he is however taking his first steps, so could that be where his...
Forum: Women's Health   03-16-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By koalove
the dollar store tests are very accurate and...

the dollar store tests are very accurate and sense low levels of hcg. i got a pos. test about 9-10 days after ovulation with those. also, post in the ttc forum and youll get tons of info.
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-13-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 733
Posted By koalove
yep, ds either tries to crawls away or if im...

yep, ds either tries to crawls away or if im really lucky, grab a handful of poop. i try to distract with a toy or funny faces but i guess im not that funny cause it never works!
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-13-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,077
Posted By koalove
ohhh mama im so sorry. its hard, i know. my ds,...

ohhh mama im so sorry. its hard, i know. my ds, who is 8 moths, was doing that at night~ only in my arms. we recently got a crib and put him in it. there was crying, and im not a supporter of...
Forum: Women's Health   03-12-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 225
Posted By koalove
i started synthroid about a week ago for a...

i started synthroid about a week ago for a hypothyroid and am curious, for those of you who are on this med., did you loose weight? i have gained about 50 lbs in the last 2 years, 25 of it in the...
Forum: Women's Health   03-07-2010, 01:51 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 45,641
Posted By koalove
hi! i was just dx with hypo and of course i ran...

hi! i was just dx with hypo and of course i ran to mdc for advice from all the lovely mamas here! i have lots of questions and am having a hard time finding answers online and this thread, while...
Forum: Women's Health   03-05-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,629
Posted By koalove
wow thanks for the replies. its so hard to think...

wow thanks for the replies. its so hard to think theres actually something wrong with me when i hear everyones symptoms and i do t have them~ weakness, dry sking, cold aversion, slow hb. i have the...
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