Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Snow in April

S was pretty excited about seeing snow this morning - I was just annoyed that I had to clean off the car because the garage is blocked by a dumpster and currently unusable.

But he helps put it in perspective, he walks outside immediately sticks his tongue out to catch the snow flakes and explains to me that "Minnesota is confused, it's really spring."

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Having gestational diabetes is not something I would normally post about, but why not.
Pregnancy #2, GD take 2, the only difference this time around is that I have a curious 4-year old asking tons of questions and wanting to watch everytime I check my blood sugar.

Here's his take on what's happening:

I picked S up at school the other day and he showed me a pipe cleaner he had to bring home to "test my blood sugar." He then demonstrated by using the tip of the pipe cleaner to poke his finger and explained it was a little sharp but not too sharp to give him just a little stick.

He then went on to explain what his blood sugar test was for - which he said is different then mine, his test tells him how much sugar to have. The diagnosis:

"It says I need one cookie a day, one chocolate chip muffin a day, and one all chocolatey muffin a day. That's how much sugar I need." [wish my test worked liked that]

He continues to watch me test, and use his pipe cleaner to test along with me. Tonight after dinner, our blood sugar was exactly the same with our different testing methods.