Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Big Daddy cursed.

Yesterday when I called Big Daddy to tell him what the doctor said about Claire's tests, he cursed. Not because the results were bad, but because we have yet to have an experience with Claire that didn't involve someone who idiot. Here's the conversation that took place yesterday between me and the very sweet nurse from our pediatrician's office. (This was NOT her fault or anyone in our peds office because they rock!)

Nurse:"We received the results of Claire's bone age."
Me: "Oh."
Nurse: "Yes, and it has not advanced since the last time we did one which is great news!"
Me: "Fantastic! Do you have the results of the labs yet?"
Nurse: "Oh, I'm sorry...let me oh here they are! Her liver enzymes are normal which is GREAT and her glucose is well within the normal range."
Me: "Oh, that is great news...but her glucose isn't the's her insulin."
Nurse: "Oh dear."
Me: "Yes, they were supposed to test her INSULIN not her glucose."
Nurse: "Oh, dear...let me call you back."

I hang up and call Big Daddy. That's when he cursed. The thought of having to draw more blood from our baby girl doesn't excite us. Neither does the thought of buying another overpriced stuffed animal from the pharmacy. Luckily, the sweet nurse called me back and told me that they think they have enough blood left over to run the insulin test. (I'll bet you dollars to sugar free wafers that we will be charged for both!)

I got a call this morning from KC wanting to make sure that Claire had eaten a big meal 2 hours prior to the blood being drawn. I told her yes and fought the urge to say, "because I, unlike SOME people, follow instructions." She said she just wanted to make sure and that the lab here was TOTALLY confused and had no idea what postprandial (after a meal) meant. YIKES. I didn't know what it meant before we had to have postprandial blood draws for Claire, but I would know enough to GOOGLE IT for crying out loud!!!! Besides all that, it doesn't matter what postprandial means because it has nothing to do with them! I am the one responsible for making sure she was there 2 hours after a meal.

The good news, is that the medication isn't affecting her liver and I am so thankful for that. Now we just wait to see what her insulin levels were...that is unless they decide to check for the German measles instead.

Monday, February 16, 2009

25 things I like about me.

I'm going to copy my dear friend Teri and post my "homework" for our new study Fascinating Womanhood. We were supposed to make a list of the 25 things you like about yourself. It was tough but here it goes! (Nothing like a chance to toot my own horn!)

1. My sense of humor.
2. I am a GOOD mother...thank you very much!
3. I am a kind person.
4. I usually look on the bright side of things.
5. I am willing to change in order to become the best wife I can be.
6. I am a fast learner.
7. I compliment other people...and mean it.
8. I am a TOTAL softie.
9. I am creative.
10. I have just a few close friends but I take those relationships VERY seriously and work hard to maintain them.
11. I am very good at "Guitar Hero"
12. I have a great relationship with my parents.
13. I have a great relationship with my mother-in-law.
14. My family is the most important thing in the world to me.
15. I know sign language & French (I said KNOW, not speak fluently!)
16. I am the point where it TOTALLY annoys Big Daddy.
17. I am thrifty.
18. I LOVE the Lord and LOVE learning more everyday about what he wants for me.
19. I have a college degree. I don't really use it, but I like the sense of accomplishment it gives me.
20. I am loyal.
21. I care about other people, I mean genuinely CARE about other people.
22. I appreciate nature. (Except snakes)
23. I consider myself to be an intelligent person.
24. I'm tall.
25. I have become VERY independent since Cohen was born.

Some more profound than others, but 25 things is HARD! I find it a little sad that I had that such a hard time coming up with 25 things I like about myself! I also had to fight the urge to follow each one with a "but" or "except" and I am sure that some therapist somewhere would have a field day with that one! I am very much looking forward to our study tonight. Especially my dinner with Jess before! It's been a while since we have had a chance to catch up!

I also wanted to brag on my little girl a bit. They had to draw blood today and she did so great! Before they came in she wanted to pray and ask God for courage. So we did and she was so cute asking for "courage and make it SUPER fast God." She cried just a bit but as soon as they got the needle in she just sat and watched the tube fill up! Her bravery was rewarded with a new stuffed animal and some "sour straws" at the pharmacy there in the building. I am anxious to get the results. Please pray that the medicine is working without taking a toll on her liver. You know I will keep you posted!

Happy Monday!!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Love is.....

"Love is, my nice warm home."-Claire Age 4.

**I read this on the bulletin board at school. As a stay at home mommy my main goal in life is to make our house a home that Big Daddy, Claire and Cohen love to be in. Mission accomplished.**