Ducky Diaries: October 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

"New Day"

Please excuse the missing blog on Monday.  The day got a little over-whelming with laundry and dirty diapers.  LOL
However, today, is a new day.  And I have made a minute discovery! While looking at my youngster during my morning workout, I watched him put each finger into his mouth. Sometimes, one at a time, sometimes two, and then he got adventurous and wanted to place his entire fist into his mouth and became quite upset with the realization that it wasn't going to happen.  

Anyways- back to my original thought train (how quickly it takes off on another destination!),  as I watched him, I realized, everything is new to him. EVERYTHING! Everyday from the point he wakes up to the moment he dozes off for bed, he is assaulted with new sensations and experiences.   

It's a little bit of a wake up call when you really think about it.  Most days, I get woken up by an irritated infant no longer wanting to be horizontal. I drag myself out of bed frustrated and tired because as usual I was woken up 2-3 times a night and didn't get home from work until 2 a.m. (I work at an airport)  and , oh looky!, it's now (what time is it- rub eyes- ARGH!!!) 7 a.m.    And as usual I know my day will be non-stop running around on only about 4 hours of sleep, on a good night.  
Day after day of this, it's easy to become just a wee bit (okay a massive heaping lot) jaded.   I find myself over-whelmed and frustrated just wanting a break from the hamster wheel known as my daily grind.    However, (AHA! We are at the epiphany!) while doing my squats (come on pre-pregnancy jeans!!!) and watching Zachary put his fingers through a taste test, I realized, somewhere, 

I've stopped experiencing.    

I simply, go through the motions.  

So in five minutes, my 4 and a 1/2 month son taught me a life lesson (Hold the phone! I thought this whole parenting thing, meant ME teaching HIM!?).   It is more important than we can even begin to understand, that we take just a moment, to experience our day.   To see the sun shining through the clouds (albeit, even when they're grey and scattered.).  
And that is my two cents for the day.  

Sunday, October 23, 2011

"Rubber Ducky", what?

A good day to you!

Hello to all.  My name is Candace and I hail from teeny tiny Ohio.  I am a first time mommy to Zachary, who is a 4 1/2 month old bouncing, squealing, slobbering, little boy. 
As a first time mommy, I've noticed my sanity is a little less than steady on pretty much a daily basis, and I have decided to share our little family's ups, downs, and all arounds. 

As you continue to read my blogs I can promise all of you other mommies a good laugh, a road map to other hilarious and insightful blogs, parenting, and cooking sites,  and maybe even just the realization that "hey", you're an awesome mom and you've got this!  

So I will end on that note and an invite to stay tuned for new blogs.