Monday, January 01, 2007

One 2 year olds birthday + one Christmas + One New Years Eve = 3 weeks eating, drinking, eating, running around, tired bodies, eating and just in case i have missed it alot of eating.

But the the biggest blessing we got through this past three weeks was Emma and her Diabetes. Is it weird to think that this was a blessing to us? Or is it a way of saying that it really empowered us to take control of it. Taking control so much that in these past days she wasn't hit with extremely high numbers or low for that matter. If she ate alot we would run around, if she didn't eat much and was running around we simply put it to her that she needs to eat something so that she can keep playing. Oh god does she ever love to play.

Her diabetes really connected us to her body throughout the holidays. We generated a great feel of the trifecta of carbs/exercise/insulin. With the risk of jinxing us i must say it was more or less a breeze.

She has always been involved with testing and her insulin. I know she hears us talk about carbs, measurements, etc. That will stick one day when she is old enough to understand such things. But as for now she is really getting that every morning it is test, insulin, then milk. No matter how we do it. And i like that she changes her routine every day and if she says no or she isn't ready we just ask her to let us know when and where she wants it. And 9 times out of 10 she will turn right around and let us know where and how.

Things are going really good for now and i hope everyone had the most amazing Christmas and i wish you all the best for the New Year. I have been cheking in daily on you all. Take care.

Goodbye 2006. You were a wild one. 2007 lets see what you bring.


jill. said...

What precious pictures!

Shannon said...

I've been waiting for Emma pictures!

She looks just like you.

It's great to know that the holidays were good to Emma and also to you and your wife.

Carey said...

Great post, Chris. Good to hear that the holidays were under control for little Emma.

MileMasterSarah said...

What a sweetheart she is! I'm glad your holidays were good!

Jamie said...

I'm glad to hear your holidays went well :) Yes, Emma certainly looks like you, Chris!

Are you guys still coming to Brandon this month?? If so - drop me an email - maybe we can hook up for a coffee :D

Take care and Happy New Year!

Chris said...

Emma looks like me? Wow..lucky her! Talk about getting a good start on life.;)
Thanks you guys i also love seeing pictures of you and your families, you all have nice families and i love seeing grass in the middle of the winter in some of your pics.

Scott K. Johnson said...

That's great stuff there Chris! Thanks for sharing pictures of your little joy with us.

Puts a smile on my face!

Jenn said...

Cute cute cute!! Looks like she had a good month. You should pass some pictures to her family out in TO via email sometime..

julia said...

Hippo birdy, Emma!

She has adorable, pinchable cheeks.

Penny said...

She's beautiful, Chris.

Happy New Year. I hope 2007 is filled with good things for you and your family.

mcewen said...

You are doing a superb job, and you're right, she will absorb your words that will make life easier for her in the future.
Best wishes

Kassie said...

I would waste entire days just pinching those cheeks! She is adorable!

Chris said...

You guys are killing me here. I wish you all can have a turn with her cheeks. I highly reccomend it.
I love it the most when she initiated a hug and she puts her cheek next to mine. It is the best feeling in the world.