Ducky Diaries: October 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Happy Halloween!   

I hope everyone has enjoyed this years festivities!    

Ours have been wet and cold.  Not an entirely pleasant combination.  We decided not to take Zachary 'trick or treating' this year, but we did pass out candy.  And he did get to 'trick or treat' at Physical Therapy.    

Had I thought about it, I would have taken pictures of his getting candy, but, I didn't have my camera and even if I would have I'm not sure I would have posted the pictures of him walking with a huge blue metal gait trainer, otherwise known as a walking device.   Knowing my luck some A-hole would probably steal the picture and turn my son into an inappropriate 'e-card' and I'd have to harm someone.   

                           Here is a picture of said Gait trainer that my son uses.   We are thinking about purchasing one for home, they're only ONE THOUSAND dollars... Only....   

This is not my son....  Just an adorable little boy in the advertisement of this walker.   

Anyhoo- He was dressed in his adorable little dinosaur costume, that looked like a giant green frog....    

So just picture this,  in a Gait Trainer, grabbing candy and tossing it into his bag.   

   It was completely ADORABLE!!  I CRIED, PEOPLE, LITERALLY CRIED!  It was so AWESOME to see him walking, even though it was with the use of an assist device, it was still so cool.   I will say he disappointed me though...  He grabbed Gobstoppers and Whoppers and Lemon Tootsie Rolls!  Come on son, Momma wanted KIT KATS!!!!    We must FEED this pregnant belly!  

And speaking of pregnant belly.  We are right on the verge of 12 weeks!  HOLY WOWZA! It's flying by this time...    I am finally getting some energy.  Some, not much.  My poor husband... That's all I will say.    

And with this one last thing, I will end this shenanigan and see you in November.  

I'm pretty sure that since my body no longer has a period, my nose has decided to have one.   Holy pregnancy nose bleeds batman!!!!    I've been going between spotting to full on bleeding for the last two days.  I'm sitting here holding a lite flow Tampon and a regular flow Tampon.  I'm not sure which one to shove up my nostril.  

Oi Vey!    

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Parent Trap

par·ent  (pârnt, pr-)
1. One who begets, gives birth to, or nurtures and raises a child; a father or mother.
2. An ancestor; a progenitor.
3. An organism that produces or generates offspring.
4. A guardian; a protector.

Once you become a parent, there is usually a defining moment that makes you realize that you are in fact now a parent.  And weirdly, I've noticed it isn't the birth of said child.   The moment itself is brought on by something way less dignified.    

For example,   dinner time.   

 I'm standing at the stove, placing; corn, pork chop, potato salad and Phineas and Ferb macaroni and cheese, onto my 16 month olds dinner plate and Tom is asking me what Zachary and I want to drink ie milk, water or apple juice, nothing seems out of the ordinary.   

We sit to enjoy our meal.  And that's when it hits me halfway through a bite.   I am eating Phineas and Ferb macaroni and cheese!!!  We are drinking milk out of plastic kids cups!!!   

What the heck happened here!?   When did this become our normal???  

I don't know!  I don't even think I can give you a definite answer.  It just is.  It just became normal at some point.   And oddly I am okay with life, the way it is.    

So I continue eating my dinner and I go to give myself a pat on the back, when I graze my neck and feel something crusty and chunky.  I pray that it's food, or anything other than what I know it's going to be...   But it's not.  It's a huge crusty string of my childs boogers.  

This is parenting.  

Eating little cheese covered people, drinking milk out of kids cups, wiping boogers off yourself. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Old MacMommy.

This is a picture of my beautiful utters.
Be jealous! 

Old MacMommy had a farm, E-I-E-I-O

And on her farm she had a T-REX, 

With a "Grr Grr" here and a "Grr Grr" there

Here a "Grr" there a "Grrr"
Everywhere a "Grrrrrr"

   Old MacMommy had a farm, E-I-E-I-O

And on her farm she had a COOKIE MONSTER, 

With a (NOM NOM) here and a (NOM NOM) there

Here a (NOM NOM) there a (NOM NOM)
Everywhere a (NOM NOM)

Old MacMommy had a farm, E-I-E-I-O

And on her farm she had a MONSTER TRUCK, 

With a "VROOM, VROOM" here and a "VROOM, VROOM" there

Here a "VROOM" there a "VROOM"
Everywhere a "VROOM, VROOM"

Old MacMommy says "MOOOOOoooOOooo"   
No MOAR cleaning!!!  EVER!  

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Holiday Surprises!

a brief emotional state experienced as the result of an unexpected event. Surprise can have any valence; that is, it can be neutral/moderate, pleasant, or unpleasant. If a person experiences a very powerful or long lasting surprise, it may be considered shock.

That is the definition of "Surprise".  In case you were wondering.   But anyhoo...

Hello all.

The Jackson household has been abuzz with busyness..  

We've been baking pumpkin pies, making pumpkin seeds, carving our own family of pumpkins.

No more PUNKINS please!

We've also been busy scheduling lots of appointments for Zachary.  After almost 9 months with a physical therapist we are finally getting an occupational therapist and a speech therapist!!!!  WOOOOO!!!!  And they will be coming to us!!!  Thank you "Help Me Grow"  and Early Intervention!

Hopefully with all three therapies combined we will start seeing something exciting.

And speaking of exciting...

Holy Shit BATMAN!!!   

The Dr. laughed, literally LAUGHED at me when I told her that I don't know how this happened....
She then stated
 "I know how this happened." 

Okay, well, yes, I KNOW  how this happened....  But....  What I mean is.... 

I'm about to SUE the shit out of Trojan!   

Apparently, we are the 1% that proper use fails for.

We are in fact excited.   And I am in fact enjoying the junk food and toms willingness to run where ever at 2 a.m. to get me a blue raspberry slushie.    I am missing the wine however.  Sigh.  

But here are some pictures of our pumpkins.  :D   

Mine is the cute girly one....
Just saying. 

I don't know what at this moment was so interesting...

At least he smiled. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

October- Welcome to the house of Toddler Terror!

What day is it?

I don't know.

What time is it?

I don't know.

When did I last write a post?

I don't know.


It is October, that is ALL I know.  And only because I'm pretty sure I had a birthday this month.  Other than that we are drowning in a sleep strike or a sleep regression over here.  My precious son doesn't seem to understand that when there's an 18 month sleep regression, you wait until you are 18 MONTHS!  Apparently we dive head first into regressions here a full 2 months early.  YAY!!!

We are having the time of our lives.

Seriously.  Nothing is more fun than partying at 2 a.m. with a toddler. Blues Clues, warm milk and crackers for EVERYONE ya'll!    WHOOOOOOO!!!

Here are some pictures, because without sleep I am not coherent enough to write an actual post today.

Zachary has a girlfriend, and she is the cutest thing ever. And also in disguise.

Pumpkin patch kid!  

I like this little fella.  

And my birthday cake.  Mmmmm!
That's Toms ass, ^ he thought he was hilarious, until I told  him this was for my blog. 
Our Pumpkin family...  Mmm, Can't wait to bake some pumpkin seeds! 

Friday, October 5, 2012

MD's and I'm not talking about McDonalds.

We're home!  

After a multiple hour stay at our usual hotspot, the childrens hospital, we've made it home....

There's no place like home, There's no place like home, There's no place like HOME!!!!

I wore my brown sandals today, so no matter how many times I used that phrase, we were stuck.
Fall testing and appointments are back in full swing, which is becoming a normal life occurrence here in our house-hold.

Today we had blood stolen taken for our microarray.  We should receive results in 4-6 weeks and this will either aide in us having a diagnosis for Zachary and or being done or one step closer to done with all the blood stealing from my childs arms.   Cross your FINGERS and TOES and whatever else you can cross... Just don't explain what you're crossing to me.  I'm good.   Please Diagnosis Gods, hear our pleas!!!  And go easy and let it be something , if it has to be something, that Zachary can lead a normal or relatively normal life with.    (That's the part that pulls you back and punches you in the chest..)

Microarray info for teh curious

Then we had a fine lunch in the cafeteria and hauled ass over to the Opthalmology floor to have what we thought was a run of the mill check up...     And, oh you know, about all the way through the appointment we were asked if Zacharys former Opthalmologist had notified us that his left optic nerve isn't looking something something something.....

 I don't know.  I fell asleep for about 35 seconds...    And asked if they could dilate his eyes again.    Then the Dr. proceeded to try to put "patches"  and by "patches" I mean giant band-aids over Zacharys eyes, which he promptly ripped off..  Cuz you know, he has sensory problemos and really will not let anyone near his face... Which they would have realized had they asked, which they didn't...  Which caused me literal fits of hysterical laughter.   I mean, I wish I would have taken a video.  It was a 2 second grab and pull! Three times she tried to stick huge band-aids over his eyes.  No one else may fully understand the comic relief in this, but, now after pretty much seeing 5 different specialists on rotation, we are making it to vet status and small things like pure defiance against a lab coat, well, it makes me giggle!

So anyways, Tom was cranky, like 4 year old cranky, Zachary was cranky, like nap time is supposed to be now 16 month old cranky.  So sadly we declined the dilation today and made a return visit for the 19th of this month.

Ophthalmology info for teh curious

And that was our day...

This is Panda Bear.
Zacharys nurse gave it to him after his blood draw today.
And, in all honesty, I am way Jealous
all I ever got was a damn sticker.

The End

Monday, October 1, 2012

Back in the saddle.

So after our glorious 10 day hiatus, we have returned, and by we, I of course am talking about the Jackson Clan!    Just so everyone knows I have not gone absolutely bat shit crazy and begun referencing myself in plural form.   LOL  

Things are about the same ole same ole' here.

My closets are still a mess, yea, I just can't find the time.... And my laziness, just seems honestly, way better than organizing.       It is fall however and we are smack dab right back in the middle of genetic testing and ongoing physical therapy for Zachary.  And he is the same off the charts adorable little boy.  We will hopefully be switching from in office physical therapy to in home physical therapy relatively soon.  This one change will make an absolutely astounding difference in our scheduling ability, and my ever rising stress level. Especially in a house-hold with one vehicle.

So here's what's new or awesome in the Jackson home.

Zacharys ever present cuteness... 

Our sexy new flannel bed-set.

And general wrangling of a crazy toddler during diaper changes.
*No daddys were hurt during the making of this change*