Monday, December 28, 2009

How many carbs are in that ya think??

I found myself saying that in my head and to everyone else on Christmas eve. Whats the worst thing about yummy Christmas food that other people bring?? That other people made it. Most people don't think about how many carbs are in a serving of whatever dish they are making.. I do. I cant expect everyone to cater to Avery's needs 100% of the time so it was it pretty annoying having to "carb guess" my way through most of the meal. He stayed in the high 100's most of the night so I did a pretty good job. The frog eyed salad was what killed me though! Avery loved that stuff. I make it myself but I haven't in quite a while so I had NO idea what the amount of carbs were in that little dish.. It worked out.

Our first Christmas with Diabetes wasn't as stressful as I thought it would be. Santa left Avery some treats in his stocking and he's been very good about only eating them after lunch or dinner. No fits. No tantrums. Yay! Hes only 3 1/2, but I really think he is starting to understand more and more every day that there are just some things his little body cant have right when he wants it. He knows he needs to be checked and he has been so good about waiting patiently when hes high before he can start chowing down. He still amazes me every day with the way he has been taking all of this. Avery.. You are my hero! He is a great example to me and his dad and of course his little brother Landon. I hope I'm teaching my boys half as much as they teach me every day.

The other day Avery asked me for a sugar free doughnut :) I wish buddy!! He tries to be sneaky like that all the time "but mom, this has no carbs!" (as hes holding a bag of skittles) Cute little stinker. Like I've said before, we are taking it day by day and that's all any of us can do. I hope everyone had a great Christmas! Ill post some pictures soon.


phonelady said...

wow that is so awesome and glad you are taking it day by day . that is all any of us can do .

Meri said...

I am so happy you had a great Christmas without the big D getting in the way!

You're little guy is amazing! He reminds me of my diabetics when they were young. Very sweet!

Happy New Year!

Shannon said...

YAY you made it mostly through the holidays! It was really hard for us last year with diabetes only being apart of our lives for a few weeks. This year I thought I was going to loose my mind now that I have two diabetics, but we made it! Should we throw a party? LOL!

I am happy to hear that he is understanding. I can't imagine how they feel, they are super tough and brave aren't they?

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Leighann of D-Mom Blog said...

I know what you mean. When we eat at potlucks or parties I always guess at the carbs. And then if she's in range at the next meal, I pat myself on the back, lol!

I just launched a new blog called D-Mom Blog, which I hope is a resource to other parents of diabetic children. I hope to develop relationships with more parents.

(I've included you in my blogroll already.)

D-Mom Blog


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Shamae said...

Great job with the carb counting. I recently learned a new phrase for situations like that where you don't know the carbs...SWAG. "scientific wild a$$ guess". lol Good job though!! Keep it up!