Well thank you all for your warm birthday wishes for Emma yesterday. I'm pretty sure her day could not have been any better. With the two family parties, the phone calls, and the comments on yesterdays post its was indeed a special day. It has been a long time since i have been so excited for a birthday. And i am happy to be able to share it.
Her BG was more or less spot on yesterday considering cake, snacks, and other treats throughout the day. Just like any other 2 year old we monitor her no differently on what she takes from the table rationing her sweet intake. But unlike any other 2 year old if we see her number dip a little bit we will grab a higher sugar/carb item from the many on the table and make sure she eats it.
"Here you go Emma. Please eat this cupcake because you didn't eat all of your dinner. Yummy isn't it? Good girl" ;)
Regarding the article in the National Post. This one i read over and over. Normally i will just lightly skim over the research articles and get the jist of them. But this one was different. This one i know for a fact gives everyone a second wind with holding on to hope.
This is the season for Time Magazines Person of the Year. I always look forward to it. I find myself thinking what could i possibly do to get on the cover of this, what direction could i see myself going in to get there. But this year i finally made it. If you read the article you will find that we all have contributed to the way the world is now. I thought it was a brilliant choice myself.
The only good thing about a honeymoon phase it at diagnoses. It gives you this strong feeling that it could last forever in your circumstance. It gives you a few more moments to say goodbye as life as you knew it before without all the tests, syringes, carb counting etc.
This past couple of weeks we are seeing Emma wake up a little higher than in the past. We are seeing high 5's and low 6's. Instead of the regular low 4's and low 5's.
Some thing is telling us to hold on tight and dig in. Because we have an evermore challenging time with this yet to come. But i feel privileged and excited to have all of you on our side as we go through this.
"See you soon"