Monday, November 29, 2010

A hard weekend...


I've been watching Logan really closely these past two or three weeks and noticed that he's been going to the bathroom every 20-30 minutes. It got me concerned. I remembered my mother telling me that having to urinate frequently was a sign of Diabetes. So I went online to get the other symptoms. He was drinking water like crazy and hungry all the time. The night before Thanksgiving he wet the bed. He NEVER wets the bed. It was also on the list of symptoms. We called my sister-in-law, Magen--who is diabetic, and asked her to bring over her blood meter. When we tested him it read HI (which means any number over 500). A normal person should be around 80-140. We knew then something was wrong. Friday I took him into the dr. to confirm it. Sure enough he has Type 1 diabetes. Luckily the dr says we caught it one week before he would have been so sick he would have needed to be hospitalized. I thank my Heavenly Father for that--for letting me see the signs and feeling the urgency of his condition.

So now we are on a very hard journey. We have to check his blood by pricking his finger 5-10 times a day and give him insulin shots 4-7 times a day. It's a lot of poking and it truly breaks my heart each time we have to do it. Logan's been so good natured about it all. He's never cried or fought us. The hard part is that he gets confused and asks, "Why do you have to do that?" "Is my sickness gone yet?" even though we've explained it to him over and over. He is such a brave little boy. Every nurse that even meets him is amazed at how sweet he is. The two times that they had to draw blood from him (4 viles of blood) he watched them do it, didn't cry or fight at all. He got a teddy bear and a huge handful of stickers. They said they've never seen a child be so calm. He truly is my sweetheart.

We are now looking at different pumps instead of giving him shots all day. Hopefully we can find one we like and get it soon so we aren't poking  him all the time.

I'm still struggling everyday with the emotions of finding out your child is sick. I heard someone say it's the "grieving of your child's perfect health." It's true. He's going to be just fine. He will live to be as old as anyone else. He's just going to have a lot more to do to stay healthy. You just never think it will happen to your child.

These pictures were taken a week before we found out. My sweet, brave little boy!

Monday, November 22, 2010


 Hello everyone! Are you enjoying the 10" of snow that we got this weekend? I can't believe it's STILL coming down out there! Yesterday we took some time to get all our snow clothes on and have a little snowball fight. We made snow angels too. But can you believe that it snowed so long last night that it looks like the snow has NEVER been touched?! Craziness. I was going to head to the store today--looks like I'll be cozying up at home with some hot chocolate ( I've already had a cup today ;)!!

So if you're stuck in the house and need some creative inspiration... I've got a couple of cards I haven't posted on my blog yet. My scrap room is calling me today---maybe I'll actually get something done!

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Mini Muffin Morning

We woke up this morning and it just felt right---had to have our mini muffins! Is there any easier way to put a smile on a little boy's face? They could hardly wait until they came out of the oven to eat them.

I think Logan ate the most--pounding down a total of 12 mini muffins!! haha

Hope you get to find a way to make your friday great! I'm celebrating my hubby's 30th birthday (it's on monday) tonight. We're going on a date!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Sorry I've been gone so long. Life got away. We have some exciting news to share-- partly the reason I've been gone for a while is that I'm PREGNANT! yes, I know, a little scary! We just found out that it's a little boy. Not quite sure what I'm going to do with 3 of them! But we'll make it work! I've had horrible scatic pain the first 6-8 weeks. Now that I'm up and moving again, I can get back to my old life! ;)

Like the new blog look? I can not figure out for the life of me how to change the background. I've tried everyone's tutorials online and can't get it to work! ugh! Oh, well, we'll just have to settle for white. ;) But I'm liking it all a lot better!

So I have a couple of things to share with you---well, a lot, but I'll just show you a few today!

 Here's one of my projects from TwoPeas last month. Lovin' that banner stamp from Hero Arts!

 And here's two of my Core'dinations projects for last month as well.

Thanks for stopping by!