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1.22.2009

Bringing back Blogging.

I have finally started to recover from last quarter's events. As you may have known, my 4 year old was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in December and we've been learning some new things about parenting we never knew before! As far as getting back into a routine, I feel like it's starting to finally happen. I've gained back all the weight I lost at the first of my pregnancy (a whopping 18 lbs.) and a few extra to boot. The baby is kicking around regularly, and we have the ultrasound next week! My mom is recovering miraculously and doctors say she'll make a full recovery, how blessed we are!

As I think about work, and printing and design now that I'm out of the woods again, I find that one of the main things I've been afraid of getting back into is blogging. I feel like there are so many different things in my life now, that puts blogging in a backseat position, however our Diabetic Educator is encouraging us to pick up where we left off and put the pieces back together. I wonder if I am the same person, or if new me will be as responsive to design trends and new clothes when there's insulin to be paid for and blood tests to be taken every couple of hours. And then I consider: I want my son to have as fulfilling a life with diabetes as he would have had otherwise. If I can't put myself back together how will he ever do it? So we are bringing it all back. The fun - into our lives. Join me as I continue to blog from a dingbat's perspective with design eccentricities, current work, GIVEAWAYS, and maybe a little diabetes education on the side.

Below, for those in the throes of wedding planning, a little iCANDY for a favor idea. Great for the recession, and on the pocket books, these were adorned with tags printed by yours truly to match this invitation suite. Enjoy!


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6 comments:

emily said...

welcome back! I love those tags, so beautiful.

Lemiga Events said...

So glad to hear things are going so much better than a few months ago! Welome back.

Jingle said...

Welcome back! I am happy that life is balancing out for you!

Katherine said...

So glad that you're back & that everything is gonig well!

Holly said...

Yay, Adrienne! I'm so glad you're back and that things are getting better for you!

zoliepup said...

As a pediatrician, I understand how difficult diabetes can be on a family-- especially with a younger child.

There are some benefits, though... He'll grow up knowing this is a regular, no-big deal part of life. And, when he stablizes out after a while, you can consider an insulin pump which is a far more physiologic delivery of insulin. Once all this becomes a part of your regular routine, it shouldn't be too bad.

Not that you have time to add anything more to your plate, but maybe you can find a parents support group for diabetes. You'll be able to see how families manage to deal with diabetic kids, and learn lots of tips and tricks.

I'm glad you're feeling better!