The Adoption Option

My spot for thoughts, feelings, rambles, and updates as we journey through the adoption process. Highlights: Dossier arrived in Thailand ~ Sept 26, 2005; Approved ~ October, 2005; Matched ~ August, 2006; Referral received ~ January 2007; Traveled & Home ~ June, 2007; Finalized!! ~ December, 2007

Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday craziness

So, of course right when I decide to start blogging again, my life explodes into craziness! But now I am able to breath again. We had a fantastic Thanksgiving with at my sister's house, which led into a hectic week of Hanukkah, which led into a few weeks of gathering teacher gifts, holiday parties, and some baking. Ahhhh - but today everything is calming down. Ian and Jesse are both on school break now, so maybe I can sleep in for a few days next week :)

Since I haven't been blogging in a while, I'll catch some of you up. Several months ago, I had a bit of a health scare. I've been living with Type II diabetes ever since Ian was born - and for several years it was very well controlled......and then it wasn't. It's no secret I have weight issues but beyond that my diabetes was not being controlled properly anymore. My doctor felt it might be time to explore insulin. This scared the crap out of me! So I did everything in my power to get things under control. I went on a strict diet, counting my carbs and measuring everything I ate. I did loose a few pounds, but more important my sugar levels dropped back into the well-controlled range! I was so excited! I thought I had things in check.....and then came Halloween. OH MY GOD! I thought I was going to be able to ignore all the glorious chocolate and candy....mmmmm, not so much. And then came Thanksgiving, and then cookie exchanges, and holiday parties. Well, needless to say I think my weight has gone back up a little (not too much, since my new clothes still fit) but I'm super scared to have my sugars checked in a few weeks! I just hope my doctor is understanding enough to realize I WILL get back on track. Keep your fingers crossed my numbers have not gone all crazy again! I would say I've been good about 80% of the time, but when I slipped, I really slipped!

Anyway - wanted to get that off my chest! I think it's going to be fun to have the boys around for a few days.....two weeks! Well, we'll see if we all survive :)

Hope everyone out there is gearing up for a wonderful holiday season with family and friends and lots of love!


Blogger Jay and Chandra and Penny Regan said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the sugar scare and I'm going to pray for you about this. That must be really hard! Especially having young children in the home who love candy! (At least I know my teen does.) So glad to see you're blogging again and loved to see your smiling faces on your holiday card! Blessings on your family!

12/19/2010 8:46 AM  
Anonymous Robin said...

Sorry to hear about your struggles with sugar, Hannah. What a bummer. Hang in there. That's awesome that you got it under control with diet - that means you can do it again. Best wishes to you guys. We haven't seen you all in far too long! If you need to escape the house during the 2 week break, you guys are welcome to come up here for a day.

12/19/2010 11:21 AM  

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