Wednesday, September 8, 2010

School w/out Diabetes? Yes Ma'am!

Today was Miss Morgan's first day of pre-school. She was BEYOND excited to go to school. She woke up this morning and said, "Mom will you pick something cute out for me to wear--maybe like long pants without holes in them?" It made me chuckle. So I got her all ready and did her hair "super cute" and when I dropped her off she barely said good-bye. I asked for a hug and she gave me the typical Morgan-eye-roll and said "fine." My sassy, independent daughter.

She is going to the same pre-school Syd attended and Morgan loved her first day. I picked her up and she had a million and one things to talk about. I took her to Wendys for lunch and we had a great little Mommy/Morgan date.

Leading up to Morgan starting school I realized how cool and neat it is that I can send her to school without diabetes. Syd was dx 7 months before she started pre-school. We haven't ever had a school experience where the big d wasn't in the mix. Now, we do. I guess if you haven't been in this situation it's hard to comprehend what its like but when Morgan came home and was telling me all about the snack they had and I realized something profound--she was able to just eat it. She didn't have to think about b.s. numbers. Or insulin. Or pumps. She just enjoyed her snack. It almost brought tears to my hormonal, pregnant eyes. I didn't have to worry about her dropping low. Or being high. She was able to go to pre-school and be a kid without the stresses having a chronic disease brings.

(And while I typed this blog Syd's teacher called saying Syd was feeling low and wanted to know what to give her to get through the rest of the day. It made me appreciate this post even more.)

It was a great experience for us. However, I've learned whether or not Type 1 is in the mix, your child will love school regardless. But not having to have Morgan deal with this is definitely a small little blessing. A blessing I never would have realized without having gone through what we have with Sydney. Morgan is a lucky little gal! Enjoy some pics from this morning. And go hug your kids.

(This is a picture from 2 years ago when Sydney started pre-school. We had her pack all ready. A home made, pre-calculated carb snack and her teacher knew what to look for.)


Misty said...

Awww! She looks so cute for her first day of school! I have enjoyed the same feeling as I sent Jessi off to kindergarten this year. She just told me yesterday that they earned a STARBURST in class! And I panicked for a second thinking - NO ONE CALLED ME!! Oh yeah, wrong kiddo!

Megann said...

Thanks for the post. It seems like it's moms who have a harder time on the first day of school. Then to add diabetes in the mix...well you know. I'm gonna go hug my girlies right now!

Rachel said...

You and I are in the same situation this year. Connor also started PreK this year. It is definitely different from what we experienced with Tristan.

When we pack Connor's lunch we are not making a list of carbs in each food. I'm not concern about gym and playing outside and running low or running high and snack and birthdays etc etc etc!

I so share you feelings! :)

Cindy said...

Your girls are just adorable! What a different experience it all must be with Morgan. The lack of worry must be the biggest relief! So glad she had a fun first day. Hope you're doing well and your pregnancy is going well!

Reyna said...

Aw...I am sooo happy that you get to enjoy this time... it is bittersweet. I, luckily, got to send Bridget to preschool before I had any clue about "d" lurking in Joe's body.

How's the pregnancy going? Things have been quiet over here...I have missed you :)

Lora said...

sometimes I feel like I neglect Leighanna because I don't have to spend as much time on her heading off to school :)

Morgan looks so cute.

Laura said...

I will say it again! They are so stinkin' CUTE!!!!

Love them!!

Enjoy Friend!! XOXOXO

wendys said...

I love her enthusiasm

Meri said...

She is a doll! I think your experience is much like the one I had when I had my third boy. My second boy was T1 as a was crazy how easy it was to have a baby without T1. Made me appreciate the little things, like not having to know exactly how many ounces he drank!

Wendy said...

She's so cute! I love you're beautiful girls :)

You're's weird. When my younger 2 are in school and I know they're going to have a weird!!!!

Congrats on another milestone. And that super cute girl!

Megan said...

What a cutie, I love the comment about "long pants with no holes". Must say, I'm jealous that you can send your kids to Miss Kathy. She's the best!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad Mo had a great first day! She looked so cute, and I'm glad you can relax alittle with one kid. One word of advice while home alone till the baby is born....TAKE IT EASY! Don't think just cuz you don't have kids to bother you that you can run errands or clean! This is YOUR time! I love you chica! TTYL!


Heidi / D-Tales said...

I know exactly where you're coming from. I think about this all the time, as I send my two non-D kiddos off to school with so much ease.

I love that Morgan asked you to pick out something cute to wear, like pants with no holes! That's hilarious!