Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The sound of velcro

The sound of velcro can wake me from a deep sleep. Mac's pump pack stays closed with velcro (he keeps his insulin pump in a little pack, I'll see if I can post a picture later!)
See, I check his blood before I go to bed and Marc checks it when he gets up for work, that 5 hours is the longest we ever go without checking his blood. If his blood sugar is high we need to give him insulin. If Marc opens his pump pack, I wake up. It doesn't matter how deep my sleep is. That happened at 5:30 this morning.
A couple other things that wake me up... when Mac gets up to go to the bathroom and when he gets up for water. One sign of high blood sugar is thirst and frequent urination. If he gets up in the night I go and check his blood. That happened at 3:00 this morning.
I think it's funny that I keep track of how much he drinks and pees! You should see how much I check his blood on a hot day! Is he drinking because he is hot and running around? Is his blood sugar high? Those questions pop into my head countless times a day (and night). A good chunk of my other thoughts are wondering if his blood sugar is low! LOL! It always amazes me how his blood sugar can change so fast.
You may be thinking I am the worlds lightest sleeper yet somehow my four year old will crawl into our bed- right between me husband and I have no idea she is there!


  1. Jenn- your blog is so pretty! Love the flowers!

    The sound of a child vomitting in the bathroom wakes me up from a sound sleep. Thankfully, we don't hear that very often here.

    I love your blog! I'm learning so much! Keep posting!

  2. Love your blog, Jenn!

    Isn't it interesting what we are tuned in to? I listen for the front door to close whenever DS is out late at night--of course, it also helps that he closes it hard enought that our bedroom door rattles a bit.


  3. Welcome jenn!

    I couldn't post the other night, but I am enjoying your blog! Give hugs to Marc and each of your kids for me!

  4. I love the updates you have done to your blog. It is soooo pretty.

    I know exactly what you mean. There is nothing like a mother's senses.