One of the biggest heartbreak’s of my life was realizing that I could not sing. In my bedroom as a child I would belt out song after song with such passion and abandon, I thought I was Madonna for sure. I can’t remember when I found out I couldn’t sing, I think I knew it but didn’t care for a long time. Oh to be young and carefree. Like with my ‘Dancing’ post, my kids used to not care, join in, love it, etc. Now not so much. I can really embarrass them by suddenly breaking in ‘Wrecking Ball’ or something.
However a few weeks ago, we were talking about their new cousins and lullabies and they requested that I sing a few to them as a reminder. It was quite a lovely moment that I know is all too fleeting.
Last weekend I got to spend quite a bit of time with my new infant nephews. Babies are just so sweet and innocent and lovable. I haven’t been around infants in a very long time and it really is great when you get to hold and snuggle with them then go home for the night. I still get up most nights to check my daughter’s blood glucose levels (it takes its toll on you when you don’t get the consistent sleep) but I do not envy that part of having newborns…and having two at once makes it even more difficult. But that time passes all too fast and soon they move on to the next stage. Some good, some not so great. But in the end you won’t trade it for anything.
Before I start the blogging challenge I wanted to write a quick catch-up on things.
My daughter has been doing pretty well. Softball season started so that brings a new season of changes to insulin and how we manage things. We had a couple of bad sensors (or sites of sensors) so we had a couple weeks of low alarms where she wasn’t really low in thru the night – this made for a tired momma and daughter. We have had a better couple weeks now.
My twins turned 13 and my brother’s twins arrived 10 days later. Two beautiful boys. It’s been fun to get together and see them growing each time we visit.
I’m excited for the challenge and hopefully it will help me get into the grove of writing/posting more frequently.
Things have been going really good around here. Christmas was good, our trip (to DC) was good, January has been good. We’ve been sorta lazy this month, not much running on nights and weekend. But that’s all about to change as February is typically busy and then spring sports starts. I was feeling guilty about the lazy until I think about how hectic our Fall and Spring/Summer usually are.
Also, my girl (and her twin brother) turn 13 in a couple weeks. I am not ready to be the mother of teenagers! Also not sure if I mentioned it before but my brother and his wife are expecting twins this February too. It’s about to get crazy times two around here.
Type 1 never goes away, we deal with it, we hate it, we manage it, and we try not to think about it in-between.