Friday, August 14, 2009

7 quick takes: 1000 posts!!!!!!



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1000 posts.

I have been on blogger for nearly 3 years now. Tonight I am posting my 1000th post.

Blogging has been a big blessing in my life.

Thanks so much to all my followers and friends that I have made through blogging. You all are a real blessing to me.


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Give away.

I am having a give away. I am not sure what I am going to give away yet, but with a milestone like 1000 posts and 3 years on blogger, I want to do something. I still need to get my Pay it Foward gifts out and haven't forgotten you all. I thought that a hand made something for the pay it forward and a give away for 1000 posts could be done by me this week.

If you want to enter, just leave a comment. You will need to be willing to email me your address so that I can post out the handmade gift if you are the winner.

Also, if you are one of my pay it forward winners you can still enter and I won't send you two of the same thing. I have a couple of things in mind that I will be able to send you so please enter still.

You have until Tuesday the 18th to enter my competition. I will draw a winner on Tuesday night after 8.00. (that is Central Australian Time)

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15 weeks!!!!!!!

This pregnancy is flying so far. I am sure it will go very slowly once I hit the 8 month mark though like the rest have.

I am feeling really well but still very tired. I am getting a rest most afternoons and that is my saving grace.

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Christopher and Insulin.

Christopher needs two different insulins. He has a background insulin that is for every day use and a fast acting insulin to bring his sugars down if he is very high.

Because Christopher is still honeymooning, he rarely has the fast acting insulin. We give him 0.5 a unit if his sugars are over 20 ((360).

So yesterday morning I do all the bsl tests and get his breakfast. I then give him his injection. I pull it out and realize I have given him the fast acting insulin instead of the background insulin.

I freak out a bit and then phone the Endocrine specialists at the WCH to get advise. I have to get him to eat and avoid a hypo and check his sugars every half hour for the next 4 hours. He was fortunately very hungry and I had no trouble getting him to eat enough while the insulin was active. He did have one low at 3.8 (68) which considering how low he could have gone wasn't too bad but I managed to keep him up for the 4 hours the insulin was active.

Last night though after tea his sugar went up to 21.4 (385) so we gave him 0.5 a unit of novo rapid again and this morning he was back on target.

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Trip to Adelaide.

A couple of weeks ago, I was going to visit Bill and Linda and on the way, I had a tire blow out. To cut a long story short, we discovered that day that our jack on our car doesn't work properly.

Yesterday we had been traveling for about 50 minutes and I felt the car wheel start to vibrate. I pull over and we discover a punctured tire. I know that our jack isn't working so decide to drive to the next town (about 5 km away) and get some help.

By the time we drive there the tire is completely wrecked. I pulled into a tire shop and tell the guy what has happened. He says he can put my spare on but I say no, I am traveling to Adelaide and would rather have a whole new tire since this happened only two weeks ago also.

This turned our 3.5 hour trip to Adelaide into a 5 hour trip. The children had fun while the car was being fixed. We went to the Port Pirie Foreshore. Here are some photos I snapped while we were there.


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Visit with the Endocrinologist.

Today Tom and Christopher had their 3 month check up. They are both going pretty well now. Tom's hba1c was a bit high at 8.2 but it is coming down. He is getting better at bolusing after eating and telling me what he has eaten.

Christopher got a Rufus Bear that he insists is called Max.
So I suppose it is a Max bear instead of a Rufus Bear. His hba1c is 6.6. It is higher than when he was diagnosed but hopefully his average will be this good for a while.

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Home school.

Next week is week 5 of third term. I really cannot believe how fast the year has gone. Only 6 weeks till we have holidays again.

Visit Jen at Conversion Diary for other quick takes.


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