Ducky Diaries: "Ma-na-ma-na"

Friday, November 23, 2012



                               It's that kind of day. Yes.  I don't know why, but it just feels right.  

I hope everyone had a wonderfully stuffed Thanksgiving!  We drove the hour to see our G-ma and have Turkey Day meal with her church.  It was lovely, and I did not have to cook and or clean, and,  I brought a plate home.  In my book that is a score for this girl!  

Otherwise, life has been chaotic yet normal here.  We now have 5 therapists and an E.I. coordinator rotating through our doors as well as an out of home physical therapist we see once a week.  Zachary is doing wonderfully.   He has mastered clapping, jumping off the couch, pointing to himself as well as other objects when he wants something and he said "more"  twice a couple of days ago.   We are pleased.    He has also begun the dreaded temper tantrums when he doesn't get his way and I am most certainly not pleased with that.   But what can you do?   LOL  

Wine is out of the question for at least another 5.5 months, so I pray, out loud, a lot these days... As in "Lord, please surround my son with the blood of Christ because so help me Lord, he's about to be hurt."  

Well, not really hurt, but I am so over it.   I'm sure mothers of toddlers understand.  

The Jackson household has put up our Christmas tree and some various decorations already and I am feeling festive!!!    For a tree that gets kept in a box roughly 300 days a year, it looks pretty fancy if I do say so myself.  

You can see a wee bit of it here, you can also see big brother Zachary looking adorably handsome as ever, and my wee baby belly growing in size.  :)   We are now 2 days shy of 15 weeks and feeling pretty good.  Not much movement to be sure of.  Little bumps here and there, but it could be gas...   However wee baby is laying/sitting/ doing something that is causing some odd sensations in my bum.  LOL 

We also got our first hair cut!!!  I think he looks exceptionally handsome!  As well, we also got a 'practice' sibling. I'm not entirely sure how it's going.  He seems generally cool with this little stuffing/plastic version of a baby, and at the same time, completely indifferent.  Yet, the dolls hand apparently makes one heck of a teething ring for his big boy molars that are breaking through. 


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the new baby.
It is going to be a long month with those decorations up already. The minute your back is turned the little ones tend to go right for the pretty stuff.

Candace said...

Thank you so much!!! We are excited to be welcoming a new one in May. :) And he has already gone after the tree and pulled decorations down. LOL