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07 January 2006 @ 09:02 am
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*waves* Hello! I just stumbled across this community and thought it might be interesting to join. My name is Chrissi, I have a 22 and 1/2 month old son, Gabriel. He's the love of our lives and is spoiled rotten. Gabriel was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus but we've never treated him like he is disabled. He is just starting to walk on his own (yay) and has above average intelligence (we've had him tested) I am a Montessori directress at a very small private school in the 'burbs of Chicago and Gabe has been there since he was three months old. Our friends all think we are nuts for the parenting choices we've made...we co slept, breast fed, fed him organics, and I wore him all of the time. BUT we also circumsized him and got all of his vaccinations. I am not opposed to doing things that are medically necessary (both the circ and vaccines were necessary because of his spina bifida) but don't think you should give your child anything medically unnecessary. I look forward to getting to know all of you and just thought I would promote my toddler commmunity if any of you are interested toddlermommas It's a fun community for moms of toddlers. Here's a picture of my little guy, Gabe
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A High Functioning Sociopath: cutenesshollsh on January 7th, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC)
Welcome to the community, your son is adorable. It's amazing what he's overcome.
I'm tangled up in our embracewholuvsya on January 7th, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC)
thank you very much...if that's your little guy in your icon...i am totally in love!!
A High Functioning Sociopath: Liamhollsh on January 7th, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC)
That's my eldest, this is my new one in this icon.
Margaret - Mrs. Lavender if you're nasty ;-pgoodybabe1034 on January 7th, 2006 09:04 pm (UTC)
welcome! your son is beautiful.
I'm tangled up in our embracewholuvsya on January 7th, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC)
thanks :-)
Kellymagdalene156 on January 7th, 2006 09:14 pm (UTC)
what a handsome little man!

I am literally (slacking off now) packing boxes right now to move (back) the the burbs of Chicago, from Dallas, TX! Probably the North Aurora/Batavia/St. Charles/Geneva area...My hubby, myself, and our new baby girl will be making the move in March. Welcome to the community!
I'm tangled up in our embracewholuvsya on January 7th, 2006 09:15 pm (UTC)
oh my...we live in St. Charles...ha ha. we should get together...ha ha
Kellymagdalene156 on January 7th, 2006 09:18 pm (UTC)
Absolutely! It will be nice to have local moms to hang out with once in a while! I was so vague about which suburb because we are still looking for an affordable apartment or townhouse!
I also noticed you and I have similiar "values" about raising children (baby wearing, breastfeeding, etc...)... my Maya Wrap just arrived today I am about to go figure this thing out! You know it's complicated when it comes with an instructional video!! ha!
I'm tangled up in our embracewholuvsya on January 7th, 2006 09:44 pm (UTC)
good luck with the affordable apt/townhouse. we just moved. we live in a cute little two bedroom apt, but it's 700 a month..no utilities included...ha ha. I'll add you to my friends list, if it's ok by you..I didn't have a maya wrap, but I used my snuggli regiously..my school kids called it my "pouch" and called me kanga for a while...too funny. have fun learning the maya wrap...ha ha!
I'm tangled up in our embracewholuvsya on January 7th, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)
also, I just thought of this, if you need dr referals, I am happy to pass along our peds # (she is AWESOME) and I have a wonderful ob/gyn that I will gladly share!
Kellymagdalene156 on January 7th, 2006 10:28 pm (UTC)
heya, can I ask which apts? and how big they are?
if you are more comfortable you can reply to that in my email... satrinah156@yahoo.com
I'll add you to my f-list as well :o)

This Maya Wrap thing is cool BTW, not as complicted as I thought it would be.
midnight_lotus: Franmidnight_lotus on January 11th, 2006 04:29 am (UTC)
Well, Chrissi, you know how I feel about Gabe. I ABSOLUTELY love your kid! He's such a sweetie! I love reading about the new adventures he gets into - oh, and of course - the photos!
I'm tangled up in our embracewholuvsya on January 11th, 2006 04:38 am (UTC)
well thank you! and you know how I feel about Drake..he is adorable and I just want to snuggle him!