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Rose in BC

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  1. We weren't planning on driving anywhere.  Is Coal Harbor or Yaletown better known for its food?  We are total foodies. :)

    Both areas are part of downtown Vancouver and have great restaurants. (And you can walk between those neighbourhoods. Downtown Vancouver is quite walkable.  I am there often on business and generally walk everywhere. )


    The skytrain is a convenient way to travel throughout city if you want to go outside of downtown.  In fact, you can take train from Vancouver Airport (YVR) to downtown quite easily.


    Vancouver is a great city.  You'll enjoy visiting.



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  2. I am sixth youngest of seven kids.  My next sibling is 8+ years older and I have three siblings 10+ years older than me.  My oldest brother 15+.  I have no memory of him living at home as he left at 18.  But i do have a relationship with him now that we're all adults.  In fact, I have a close relationship with all my siblings.  I will say I sometimes felt like i had more than one set of parents. :)


    I have a very close relationship with my sister 13+ years older and my brother 10+ years older has been one of my closest siblings through the years.  So age isn't the only factor in sibling relationships. :)



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  3. I have not read all the responses.  Honestly its very difficult to read because I am the parent of two FASD children who will struggle their whole lives because of exposure to alcohol in utero.  It is not for the faint-hearted parenting an FASD child. . . my husband and I suffer from PTSD and serious health issues because of the stress and trauma we have experienced.   But that pales in comparison to what my boys will experience their whole lives.  


    I love a glass of wine with my meal.  No way would I risk it in pregnancy.  It is not worth the risk.  

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  4. Can you toss in a bit of this and a bit of that together and make a meal? I can only cook by following recipes. I love watching cooking shows and I'm amazed they can throw together a meal with what appears to be little thought. I have no sense of what pairs together well or how things cook.

    Yup.  Every night I pretend I'm on Chopped Canada where contestants get a few key ingredients and have to make something with those ingredients.  I have a well stocked pantry so I always have good ingredients to compliment the main ingredients.

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  5. Thank you all for your kind comments.  My daughter is doing very well although we recently talked about the trauma and stress she endured living with FASD kids.  But she is a wise girl and told me that despite the stress there were many positives learning to live with people who need extra support.


    We have suffered a lot but I'm glad my husband and I decided to embark on this parenting journey rather than insulate ourselves from the pain that comes with parenting special needs kids.  I mean, we were naive when we adopted our kids but maybe that's okay too.


    We appreciate all the prayer we've received over the years and know our journey is far from over.

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  6. I would never have allowed him to go. She needs to come to him, not the other way around.


    Sorry I have not read all the updates. But what little I have read sounds like you have been through a lot. 


    For the record, my birthdad wanted me to visit him years ago. I flew to visit him and turned out, he had Schizophrenia. I went through living hell while there, including being attacked and had a hard time getting out. It was awful. And it was in a bible belt place so when I called the police (this was 25 yrs ago) I got told I needed to do what my daddy said. I was over 18 yrs old and I told them he was not my legal father and they did not care. I managed to escape. And now I just feel sorry for him. But in hindsight, I never should have gone to see him like that. 


    "let him go" is not exactly how it all went down.  He decided to go and was an age where we couldn't stop him.  We also received professional council that advised us not to fight him.  We did not buy him a plane ticket to go so we didn't make it easy for him. Reactive Attachment Disorder means regular parenting techniques don't apply.


    I can tell you as a parent you can spend a lot of time "would have, could have, should have"ing but the reality is we did the best we could, with the information we had for the circumstances we were presented.

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  7. We usually do either homemade buttermilk pancakes or belgian waffles with real whipped cream and fruit. However, I can't have grain or sugar now and dd can't have dairy anymore, so I have no idea what in the world we'll have. Dd hates eggs too, so I'm probably just going to plop a big bowl of fruit on the table and call it good.

    There are some fabulous grain-free (almond flour or coconut flour), sugarfree, easy pancake or waffle recipes.  We actually like some of them better than the regular wheat flour renditions.  

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  8. I'm Rose Elisabeth . .Elisabeth with an "s". :)  



    I think we are fairly sure this baby girl's name will be Rose, but I'm struggling with a middle name. I like Rose Elizabeth, but he doesn't like Elizabeth. Weird. Anyway, this is our list of possible names. If we use Rose, obviously Rosalie or Rosemary are not middle name contenders, lol. But the rest stand. What do you think sounds good with Rose? I've got a few thoughts, but would love an outside opinion. 










    Beatrix (Trixie)










  9. We were busy with company but wouldn't have watched anyway.

    Bad Canadians. Couldn't name one song of theirs. Never got into them.


    I feel sorry for him of course. Cancer sucks.


    We aren't fans per se either.  So i guess you're in good company . . . we're bad Canadians too. :)

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  10. Of course I don't know the details of your situation, but I am experienced with adopting kids out of foster care at an older age as a result afflicted with reactive attachment disorder (amongst other things).  Be very cautious about making any commitments.  The road is not easy and to be honest, it never will be.  They come with baggage they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.  Feel free to message me if you ever want to talk.

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