First off I just want to say thanks for all of the kind words of encouragement. You all lifted my spirits and made me feel a ton better after our bad visit with the CDE. You gals ROCK!! It also helps that I made no changes to Bekah's regimen and her numbers were beautiful. I knew once the infection was gone we'd be back on track. From now on I will try to be better at turning off my ears when someone tries to discourage. "La la la la -I can't hear you discouragers" =)
Big event number one- Last night was Bekah's first sleepover with a friend. (At our house of course) Fun times! We discovered that the girls' birthdays are just a day apart and made some plans for a special girl time birthday. Bekah is not big on big parties so we decided this year we would just take one friend out for a mani/pedi and lunch. Bekah's b-day is exactly one month from today. If we have the money, I might just have to treat my self to a pedi too. I can't wait! =)
Big event number two- For you to see that this was indeed a big event for us, I feel like I need to let you in on Bekah's personality a little. Bekah is a sweet, shy, sensitive little girl. She likes knowing what is expected of her so she can do what is right. I have had to discipline her very little. She is just a good kid. Sometimes I wonder where she came from. Although I love them the same I can't say this of my other kids. They are your typical kids and get in to trouble their share of the time. Not bad kids by any stretch but you know kids. If Bekah has downfalls they are that she can be a little over sensitive (she gets that from me) and she doesn't like to talk about her feelings etc (I'm a stuffer so maybe she gets that from me too). Each time I have brought up the idea of a pump she has shied away. I don't want to push an agenda on her but I want her to be informed as to what is out there for her in managing diabetes. I want her to feel confident and comfortable with what ever method she chooses. I have shown her pictures of kids wearing their pumps and the pretty colors they come in. (Addy is our favorite since the girls are just a few weeks apart) We have a friend whose 6 yr old daughter was dx at 14 months and she is pumping so she has shown us her pump and how it works. I know that being at school 6 hrs a day next year, having a pump will make it so much easier for both Bekah and I. I want to hear her voice on the whole thing though. It's her body and she is the one who is suffering from this disease. There are times when as mom I just have to make the decision. This is one that I will not just jump to with out her input though.
The past few weeks each time I get the syringe out to give Bekah her Lantus, she squirms or complains a little. The first complaints I have heard from her since we got home from the hospital. We have had some weird numbers at night that require me to mix the Novalog and Lantus into the syringe as to have to only give one poke. (I hate mixing- makes me so nervous and then I second guess for the rest of the night if I did it right) A couple of nights ago, Bekah stood up, put her hands on her hips and boldly said, "I want a pump!" I am so proud of her!! Not for choosing the pump but for voicing her opinion and so boldly. It was not aggressive because she doesn't have an aggressive bone in her body but precise and bold. GO BEKAH!!