Friday, September 21, 2012

It's been 2 years....

and whew, we have come a LOOOOONG way! Remember this Diabetes 101

The memories have started flowing.

We sat in those diabetes classes like they were speaking a different language. We were scared to death. It is all here... Information Overload 

Now, it's just part of our lives. We don't like it, but it is, what it is. Some days are far worse than others and that helpless feeling is overwhelming.   Other days are just routine with finger pricks, carb counting and bolusing. Everyday we worry.

And we are tired. Like extremely tired.

Our sweet girl is depending on us to keep her healthy. I can honestly say we are doing our best.

We are still hoping and praying for a cure.  (TEAM LYDIA- March 3, 2013-Walk for a cure)

We are so very, very thankful for insulin. It is amazing and keeps our angel alive.

So today, we are are celebrating that diabetes is part of our lives, rather than something that ruined or destroyed it.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Tea party

Lydia's class had a "T"ea party this morning. Sweetest thing ever!!
And be sure to watch that video at the bottom. Cannot even take it! :)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Football Fun!

We took the girls to see two of their big cousins in action recently. Emma is cheering for JV at Wicksburg and Lawson is playing varsity football at Stratford. They loved watching Emma cheer. Lawson's team was playing in Albany, Georgia, this past Friday night, so we hit the road to see him in action. Sissy got the girls two uniforms from Providence (they happen to share the same colors and mascot as Stratford) and they thought they were something. They cheered for #88 and danced around the entire game. It was so much fun!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Long Weekend!

Another week of school has come and gone and the girls are loving it! They are  learning so much and meeting new friends. They chat back and forth to each other about their day and I learn so much,  just listening to them. Now, I completely get how Mom used to know all of my business. She just listened. :)

I haven't gotten any notes from Dantzler's teacher, but to hear her tell Lydia, she is having some table issues. Not completely sure what that means and there is absolutely no telling. Lydia tells Dantz that she would get a yellow ticket in Mrs. Sander's class, if she did not follow rules. They are funny.

The week has not been easy, though. A cold/sinus business hit me  last Friday night and it put me down for most of the weekend. I actually ended up going to the doctor on Wednesday, because I was OVER it. Seriously wish I had gone last Saturday. So, with that being said, the girls ended up sick too.

Sickness and Diabetes are not fun together, makes you kinda thankful to just deal with 'betes alone. Lydia's blood sugars were ALL over the place. Again, what a blessing to work at the church and be able to just walk over to check on her. She had more shots this past week, then she has had in a long time and it made me appreciate the pump, even more.

 I cannot even explain the feelings I get inside when my baby is HIGH. I know it is so bad for her and I know she feels bad; therefore, I feel helpless. I had the hardest time bringing it down because of her cold. Part of me worrying because she is high and then the rest of me worrying that I had given her too much insulin. It is a frustrating battle.

The girls think it is so cool that I am working at the church and taking care of the babies. They ask me every morning, if they can help."Mama, are we going to sit on the curb for you to get us, or are we going to eat lunch at church today?"

They think it is totally awesome to take a lunch box to school, three days a week. They are eating lunch at the church, on the days that I work and let me tell you what, that just might be my favorite part. It is three less meals a week that I have to beg for Lydia to take one more bite, or argue with Dantz that she has to eat something. I send their lunch, check and give Lydia her insulin and let them do their thing.  It is a win-win.

So, hello loooong weekend. We've been waiting for you!