Ducky Diaries: May 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Walking Miss Daisy.....

So Zo, has officially been walking for well over a month now...  She was still using crawling as her main mode of transportation while experimenting with taking steps to and from various living room structures for the first 2 weeks.   

But now, she just rather walk.  It is all very comical, she is also teething and spending a good deal of time in her diapers, so realistically she looks like a very silly, slobbery miniature drunk to me. 

It still blows my mind though because she is the first child I've ever seen take their first steps.  It also feels strange because Bear can't walk.  She seems to little to walk to me.  My brain has a hard time wrapping itself around the fact that Zo is now an independently mobile child. 

So much so that she scares me about once a day.   I put her in one spot then turn around to tend to something and look back and she's gone or coming out from behind the couch and I have to remind myself that she is walking...  Because it feels like she is teleporting.   I've become used to having a child that is not physically quick. 

Walkers (both the dead ones and children) are extremely dangerous!!  To themselves and others!!!
Yesterday at a cookout Zo pulled a huge chopping knife down from the table!  I didn't even know she could reach the table!!!  I am pretty sure I actually shit myself when I looked down and realized she was holding a damn butcher knife.    It literally took her all of one second to reach up there while I was adding lettuce to our plate and just pluck it down, like it was NO BIG DEAL! 

OMG!   I DIED! 

Thankfully I was RIGHT there and saw her in time before she cut herself, but still, OMG! PUT HER IN BUBBLE WRAP DAMNIT! 

And then if that wasn't bad enough she completely sat on Bear's face today.  She was just walking along all wobbly, like a miniature drunk, and just plopped onto Bear, hard.  I saw his little nose bend.  Poor child.  

I'm just all kinds of out of my element here and I totally want and need to say more but my laptop battery is warning me that it's going to die any second, so I better just publish this shit already....

Before I go though, I'm tipping my hat to those of you with multiple walkers....  I mean, seriously, how do you contain them? How do you keep them safe.... . From THEMSELVES!?!?!?!?

I'm pretty sure I'm going to be surfing Amazon for baby leashes the rest of the weekend. 
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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

So.... This is happening.....

Exactly One year ago today at 10:00 p.m.  I was reading Boo Bear a bed time story and feeling terrified and unsure. 

Would I have enough love for two babies?  Would Boo Bear feel left out?  Would D.i.c. be able to take care of two babies, if I died??? 

I snuggled him well after he was asleep, watching him breathe and move whenever Zo would contort my overstretched, cramped stomach and kick him...

Afterwards I waddled around the house going over my check list 100 more times, certain I would forget something of utter importance for my hospital stay.

6:00 a.m. May 28th, 2013 came way too quickly after a night of minimal sleep.

 I kissed Bear as many times as I could while he looked at me like I was crazy and then went over every detail of his routine with granny before allowing D.i.c. to persuade me into our car....

After 8 days of Zo ignoring her expected arrival and lots of high blood pressure scares it was time for my induction.

We started at 9:00 a.m. and by 9:12 p.m. my fuzzy haired angelic daughter was in my arms and my heart.

She has been my snuggle buddy for a year now.  A very long, extremely fast paced year.  She has mended me in a way only a daughter orphaned by her mother can understand.  To say I am blessed feels like a lie because I am so much more than blessed.

Happy Birthday my saucy little Zo-Mamma!  Thank you for coming 2 years early and showing us that life is sometimes best left unplanned. 

  1 minute old

 
2 weeks old
 
 
3 months old

 
5 months old
 
 
9 months old
 
11 months 3 weeks 6 days

 
 
You are my sunshine!

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Where she at?

This is literally the first time I have looked at my blog in weeks. 
 
Don't get me wrong, I've thought about looking at my blog. Many times.  I've lusted after this blog.  I've day dreamed about this blog.  I have downright fantasized about getting away from everything long enough to open this damn browser.   But. But. But.
 
Life. Crazy life. She is a selfish lover with no patience for mistresses like this blog.
 
So, what have I been up to? 
 
Oh you know.
 
Reading and examining my sons insane 30ish page I.E.P.


Getting Bear registered for preschool and services has been no joke.  Literally ZERO jokes have been had. It has been time consuming and exhausting. My eyes have begun to bleed.  

And about an hour ago I noticed I had a missed call and voicemail from the Special Ed director expressing her desire to go over a 'few more things and ask a few more questions'.  You know. Just a 'few' more things.   Stab. Me. 

Ungh. Kidding, about the desire to be stabbed. It is ALL completely necessary and we are so head over heels in love with Bear's E.I.  team.   They along with us have fought so hard to ensure Bear receives every.little.thing. he needs for the upcoming school year.

But it is really tiring.

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I have also been spending time with the nuggets.  Especially this very clingy, adorable almost 1 year old we fondly call Zo-Zo Mamma.
Speaking of, don't even get me started about how this little thing thinks it's completely okay to be turning a year old in 2 weeks, when I just had her yesterday!  And she is taking STEPS! Quick someone push her down!!!!

But that is a rant for another day.
 
 Just look at this deceptively angelic face.
 
Speaking of nuggets getting older, can you believe Bear will be turning three soon as well!  I swear, these kids!  BIRTHED YESTERS DAY!!!! 
 
I. Cannot. Even. 

And lastly, I have been super busy getting weird ass sunburn lines because I can't be bothered to remember sunscreen after lathering the nuggets up....    

 
So you know, basically, I'm all mother-effing rock star status up in here..... 
Being super busy V.I.P. and shit.
 
It's not you, interwebs.
It's me.
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