Category Archives: Type 1 Diabetes issues

Blood sugar battles

I’ve been asked before if TJs numbers are stable now, and sadly, the answer is always: “he has his ups and downs”. We do get weeks (or days) where we figure out all his ratios and get his pump programmed to give him the perfect amount of insulin to keep him in range 80% of …

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Halloween 2019

For the first time ever, the boys were allowed to wear their costumes to school. I never wanted them distracted when homeschooled and last year TJs school didn’t allow costumes. This year, in middle school, TJ was allowed to dress up. I didn’t let him wear his new costume, because I didn’t want him to …

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Pumpkin carving 2019

We carved our pumpkins! Uncle Joe came over to help. He and Tony did all the dirty work: cutting off tops, most of the scooping, and assisted with the carving. I got to sit back and watch and take pictures. G chose a skull stencil for his pumpkin. TJ wanted to do his by himself. …

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Pumpkin patch 2019

TJ has been sick with a nasty cough and sore throat this week, he missed 3 days of school. (I’m sure I’ll get a letter this semester, saying he’s missed too many days 🙄). I was thinking of trying a different pumpkin patch this year, the one we always go to, rearranged their pumpkin field. …

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Miscarriage fears, faith, and a great God

Warning: girl problems and body parts discussed read at your own risk. At 12 weeks in my third pregnancy I had a miscarriage. Today I’m 12 weeks 4 days and I’ve had some miscarriage symptoms along with some odd bladder issues. A little spotting, some cramping, and difficulty urinating over the last two days. I …

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I can feel it!

Last week I felt some little flips always in the same spot of my lower belly. I thought it must be the baby. At only 11 weeks, it’s a little early to feel the baby’s movement but not unheard of. This weekend we were at family camp (a T1D camp we attend every October) and …

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When faith wins

When I found out I was pregnant again after 2 miscarriages, I was afraid. I was worried I would be afraid the whole pregnancy, but I gave my fear to God and asked him to full me with his faith. And it worked! Every time I feel worried or scared, I just ask God to …

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A real Mt Rainier hike

After being drastically less active over the last year, I decide to join a friend on a hike. 5 miles, shouldn’t be too bad, it’s kid friendly. Right? 🤣 It was beautiful and it was amazing! But there were times that I struggled. I had to keep telling myself,”just take a step” over and over, …

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Day trip road trip

Today we went on a road trip for just one day. I thought I was crazy for driving 3 hours one way and the getting back in the car to drive back the same day, but it really wasn’t as bad as I feared. I packed lunch, dinner, and snacks for TJ, G, and myself, …

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This was supposed to be the month…

I should be huge, uncomfortable, irritated by the weather, using 5 pillows to sleep at night, but super excited and ready to hold my baby. My little boy who was born in March and never took a breath. It should’ve been this month, his due date was this month. It’s crazy how often this thought …

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