Who am I?

I am Amanda, a stay at home mother to two wonderful children, Fiona & Ferris. Fiona has Autism, possibly caused by a small genetic deletion at 22q13.1 (but not the region attributed to Phelan-McDermid Syndrome - although she presents similarly), but we cannot say for certain, as her particular deletion is undocumented. In other words, according to medical literature currently available, she is the only known person with a deletion in this exact region, and so it is of "unknown clinical significance" and we have no idea what her future holds. Currently she is almost completely non-verbal, her only real word with any real meaning being "boob" as she is breastfed. *gasp* Yes, you read correctly, my almost 3 year old daughter still nurses, and I'm proud of that fact. Ferris is a neurotypical little chubba bubba baby man. He gives me sanity, and hope, and comfort for the future. He is nearly 8 months old at the time of this writing, and he is my charming, adorable, little-big guy. He is also breastfed, and doesn't seem to mind sharing with Sissy, who is the neatest thing since pureed peaches in his eyes. Want to know more? Just ask!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Note to Self:

Dear Self,
Please don't forget to take your Zoloft for three days. You should really know better after the first time it happened during the blizzard. It's not fun. It makes you feel super dizzy, light headed, faint, and don't forget the lip tingling. Remember how it scares you that you might just pass out? Kind of like the feeling of not having eaten for a good long while? Please don't put yourself through that again, it sucks. It also makes you an emotional wreck and impossible to be around. It makes people hate you and not want to be in the same room with you. You become a complete and total whiny bitch and prefer to sit around and cry over everything. So let's just skip this next time, okay? Missing one day, fine, even two, not so big a deal, but three? Let's.Just.Don't.


PS - I'm really sorry for being such a craptastic person yesterday. I suck.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Holy Hell

I haven't posted recently, and I apologize for that. I've been doing this whole moving thing, and let me tell you, it is so much fun. Not.

I cannot tell if I'm coming or going or which end is up or down. I haven't slept much in the last 2 weeks and I've had very little time for my online stuff, which sucks because that is my me time, browsing facebook and my various forums and looking up hot coupon deals. Blah. I haven't even done any shopping in like 2 weeks I think. Crazy, right? This is me we're talking about... haha.

I'm almost done though, and hopefully will have my online time back soon. I need it. I miss everyone terribly and I'm so far behind I have no clue what everyone is doing and how everyone is, and I really need to catch up.

Just wanted to post this real quick like so everyone knows I am alive and well, well the well part is debatable LMAO but I'm alive and will be well when I'm done with all this crap.

Then I can write up an update on how things are in more detail.

Okay, time to go. Hopefully to sleep, but knowing me, probably back to work around the house getting things in order.


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Moving: Too Much Fun

Sorry I've been slacking off a bit on the blog posts. We are in the middle of moving, and it's at that critical point of "Oh crap, we're moving in 2 weeks and we've only packed 10 boxes," and we're in overdrive right now. Which doesn't leave much time for posting blogs.

Yesterday I spent all day doing laundry, whether it needed done or not, so I could pack all of our clothing, bedding, and towels freshly laundered, and packed everything we don't need in the next 2 weeks. I had Nathan go through his things, and I picked out 7 outfits for myself and for each of the kids, and we will just wash as needed, and packed the rest. Well, most of the rest. I still have more that needs laundering & packing.

It's hard getting anything done in a timely manner with two children who are very needy lately. Who am I kidding? They are always needy. Hah. They tend to not like me to get anything done, so I have to work in small spurts while they are entertaining themselves, which doesn't happen often or for very long when it does.

Today I want to work on the kitchen a bit, but I also want to finish all the laundry packing too. I want to get all the towels sorted and just keep a few out and pack the rest. I want to do the same with pots and pans, keep 2-3 things out and pack the rest, but I think we decided we were going to get a Rubbermaid or Sterlite bin for dishes/pans/etc and we haven't picked that up yet so...

Well, there was my free time for the afternoon. Ferris is fussing, and Fiona is awake. So... thanks for checking in with me. =)