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The Versatile Blogger Award | 7 Facts About Me

Thank you so much!

Thank you to Lana from Finding Inspiration in the Chaos for the nomination.

I am definitely, definitely humbled. I’ve been nominated for three blogger awards the last couple months. It truly means a lot to me, even if it is a “chain mail” for bloggers. It means that people appreciate what you write, and appreciate you. Thank you girl!

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November 26, 2018

Mommy and JJ Movie Date | The Grinch 3D

I was fortunate enough to take our oldest son JJ to the movies this past Saturday. It was long over due! I try to make it a point to spend time with him whether it’s a trip to the ice cream parlor, the park, and movies. I spend so much of my time with his little brother, I don’t want him to feel as if I don’t love him or forgot about him. 

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November 21, 2018

The Sunshine Blogger Award | Peer Recognition

The Sunshine Blogger Award
A couple weeks ago I was nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award. I am humbled to be nominated and I thank The Sublime Mom Life and Women With Gifts International for nominating me. There are days where I think I’m not doing enough or not doing great and when I get these nominations it makes me feel a whole lot better. Thank you!

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November 20, 2018

Jaxson Update | 11.09.18

Occupational Therapy: 

Jaxson had his Occupational Therapy consult a couple weeks ago. The therapist recommended one hour therapy sessions twice a week, which looks like it’ll be on Monday and Thursday mornings. They will be focusing on mostly Sensory (SPD) with a side of Feeding and Fine Motor skills (as mentioned before). They want to strengthen his pincer grip as well.

Physical Therapy:

Jaxson had his Physical Therapy consult last Tuesday and the therapist was pleased with what she saw. She mentioned that he was at age for gross motor skills but was concerned with his feet. She felt that his ankles were extremely relaxed or loose. She recommended we see an Orthopedist to be fitted for AFO (ankle foot orthosis) to correct his feet and hopefully help with his balance. She wants to see him once a week for a few months to work on core and leg strength.

Other Therapies/Referrals:

We had to post-pone his ENT appointment because the referral fell through the cracks some how. The office got the referral from our pediatrician but the insurance didn’t. We finally received the boy’s medical records from the Naval Hospital in Pensacola. The lady handling their records here will be putting their information on a disc for us. I do have most of Jaxson’s referrals and genetic notes but I do not have the rest.

We are waiting to get in with the Neurologist, Sleep Center, Gastroenterologist, Ophthalmologist, and Genetics over in Raleigh.


Jaxson has been babbling more and more. Mostly it sounds as if he’s saying JJ’s name, it’s so sweet. He usually says it the most when JJ is at school, I know he misses him a lot during the day. He was so use to JJ being home with us but now he is gone from 7:30 to 4:30 (such a long day!). He also says something that sounds like “da-da,” I guess this momma is chopped liver.

The Speech Therapist from CDSA (early steps) has me being more hands on with Jaxson as far as signs. However, when I ask him to do please, all done, and eat he does the sign for “more” or claps. They will be coming by on Friday next week to see how he’s responding to me teaching him.

Overall, he’s doing well!

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November 10, 2018

Top 10 Toys, Jaxson Approved!

10 Toys that Jaxson loves!

I’ve been playing with the idea of compiling a list of toys that Jaxson (and his brother) and I loved over the past year. As most of you know Jaxson is special needs, he was diagnosed with DYRK1A Syndrome back in April of this year. He was a potato baby up until he was eight months old, before that he was only in his Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo, Rock n Play, or Play Mat.
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November 9, 2018