Monday, December 2, 2013

Had a great fall...

I will be sporting a sling for at least another 3 weeks after a not-so-great fall last Sunday. I fell down our very steep wooden stairs onto the wood floor because my pj pants are too long and I slipped on them. Thinking I was just battered and bruised I used a lot of ice and was in a lot of pain on Sunday. Monday morning I felt even worse, specifically my left shoulder and into my neck, so I went to Urgent Care. It turns out that yes, I am battered and bruised, but I also have a separated shoulder and a fractured collarbone. Apparently it is just a hurry up and wait healing process. I can say for certain I feel no better this week than last. I follow up with my doctor tomorrow and am interested to hear his take on the situation.

We walked together.

As many of you know, in November our family, along with some friends, participated in the Walk for Wishes. The Walk benefits the Make a Wish Foundation and helps grant Wishes to children in Western and Central NC. Owen is a Wish Kid (we went to Disney World in October, 2011) and this year he wished to help grant another child's Wish. I am proud to say that with the generous donations of friends and family, Team Super O raised enough money to grant half of a Wish with the average Wish costing $6,000. Not bad! Our team was also the 3rd highest family for fundraising out of 86 teams. I cried, which is not surprising. Owen got a cool Dr. Suess-like hat. (Photos to follow soon.) Overall the event raised enough money to grant 13 Wishes, which is wonderful! 

Like last year, a Wish was granted at the Walk. A little girl wished to meet Rapunzel and her family is going to Disney World. She looked to be about 3 years old. They told us the type of cancer. I can't spell the name. Wait, yes I can. Horrible. This is why I walk, why I love Make a Wish.

We will continue to walk together.

Saturday, September 14, 2013


Our family is going through a lot of changes lately, and not just the diabetes diagnosis. Wes is changing jobs and I got another job. Most importantly, my boys are growing! Carter is doing great in second grade. We love his teacher. Owen turned 5 at the end of August and is adjusting to Kindergarten. Not easy when we are battling with his blood sugar. They are so big I can hardly believe it, and I will post pictures soon. 

New Onset Diabetes

I hate those words.

Owen had been complaining of a stomach ache. I thought he was nervous about school since he was having a bit of trouble adjusting. Then he wet the bed several nights in a row. He never has an accident. He didn't even when he was potty training. Wes and I were worried about a UTI. I took him to the doctor on Monday the 9th and our lives changed. He does have a UTI, but he also had a lot of sugar in his urine. As soon as I heard that I felt sick. We went down the hall to the lab for a finger prick and glucose test. Owen's blood sugar was 414. Both of my parents are diabetic so I knew that was high. I stood up and almost passed out. Without anyone saying the word, I knew my son had diabetes.

We saw the doctor again. He was shocked and felt awful about it. He is a family friend and said he just couldn't believe one more thing had been added to our plate. The next shock was when he told me I had to take Owen to the hospital immediately. I learned more in 24 hours than I thought possible. We are still learning and doing our best to care for Owen. We have wonderful family and some really great friends that have been so supportive. It means the world to me.

I have a lot of different emotions about this new diagnosis. I'm not quite ready to write about it yet, but I will soon.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Not me! I am having no more babies. My sister-in-law (Wes' sister) had twins at the end of July. They are gorgeous. At least from the pictures I have seen. They live in Ohio. I would give anything to go snuggle those babies. For now I am happy to be an Auntie again from afar. One boy, Dylan Paul and one girl, Elmslie Grace. They are truly blessings and we love them already.

Also, I don't think I've posted on here, but my sister is pregnant. 29 weeks pregnant. I am going to be an Auntie yet again! And she lives only about 10 minutes away. She is having a girl and her name will be Zoey Mae. I love her already as well. I also have to say, after having 2 boys, shopping for girl's clothes is addictive and dangerous.

Don't get me wrong, I love my boys and would not trade them for the world. However, since we are done having babies, this is the closest I am going to get to having a girl. And I will spoil her rotten!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Vacation photos

We had so much fun on our vacation to Isle of Palms! Here is photographic proof.