Sydney is doing great as she is entering her last month of first grade. She is a superstar reader and is closer to the 3rd grade level than 1st grade. She is getting excited to go to Washington D.C. this June to meet with congress. A cure is needed. Some days I get overwhelmed with the reality of having a child with Type 1. Even though we have done it for 3 years now, sometimes reality still has a way of running you over and knocking you down. Sometimes I feel like we are dealing with a terminal illness...in many ways we are. Her A1C has been the highest it's ever been. It was 8.1 in January and was still 8.1 when I had it ran a couple weeks ago. I can't figure out how to tweak her numbers to bring it down. For those who are unfamiliar with the A1C code, that means her AVERAGE blood sugar number is over 200. Click HERE for a blog post I did about the "A1C sweats" that we mother's get every 3 months. But congress is a great step to keep our mission moving forward. Syd needs a cure. Syd needs a future free from diabetes complications. She is a great little advocate.
Morgan is entering her last month of pre school and is very ready for kindergarten. She is almost reading and can do basic addition and subtraction. She is feisty and always has a smart a$$ remark for almost everything we say or ask her to do. She is so great with Hadlee and willing to help with anything...diapers, feedings, snuggles, reading her books, or anything else. She is a wonderful big sister. Sometimes I worry between Syd and the new baby, she is feeling neglected. That's why we were trying so hard to afford to take the whole fam to D.C. so she wouldn't feel left out once again. But it just isn't happening this year...there is a reason we can call Hadlee our $200,000 baby (between pregnancy complications and NICU stay.) Anyway she is doing great though and keeps us laughing that is for sure. So, there is our update and onto the pictures.
A quick update on me. I generally don't talk to much about myself on here because I think my kids are just so much cuter and more interesting. But I will update for a second. During my pregnancy in the 2nd trimester my pelvis separated. It happened w/ morgan too but wasn't as severe. With Hadlee I had to use a walker or wheelchair to get around. It's a very painful injury. They said it can take 4-6 months to completely heal after delivery. I just haven't felt it was healing great though and last week we did xrays and it isn't healing properly. It has many bone spurs on it. They said that's from trauma to the area because of the separation and it also looks "arthritic." I'm not sure what that looks like but I guess it can look that way if you fracture or break a bone and it is trying to heal. My back is also out of alignment pretty badly. It curves like an "S." So it's going to take 3 appts a week and some pain to to get it all functioning properly again. They also found a heart condition during my pregnancy and they were hoping it would go away after delivery but it hasn't so I have some tests coming up with my cardiologist. Other than that though, we are doing well and counting our blessings. :)
Also, since I am so horrible with reading other blogs, please comment here and update me about your life. I miss all my internet friends!
~Morgan reading a book to Hadlee while I fold clothes.
~Hadlee is getting big enough to play in her little jumper toy. She loves to look at the figures on it.
~We took a trip to visit my sister Krystal and her hubby Mike. We went to dinner and had the server snap a pic of us.
~She loves bath time and getting wrapped up in her big towel that my friend Brook made her. :) I need like 2 more of these things!
So, there is our update. We are alive out here. Just still remembering that babies take time. :) And when Hadlee sleeps, usually mom sleeps. :) I have started to read Water for Elephants. It is great so far. My bff Jessie and I plan to go see the show for her birthday. I hope the movie is just as good. Anyone read or seen it yet?