Ok - that title is an attempt to be clever! I know, it isn't my forte and I will continue to practice! HAHA!
Firstly, I felt compelled to update on how my blood sugars have been doing. After I posted that I was having some difficulties, I took a short break from checking them. Wouldn't you know it? My numbers returned to normal that Monday. I've had great numbers after every meal, and the exceptions are not usually surprises. I do learn on occasion things I shouldn't eat, which if I stopped to think about it long enough aren't really surprises. High fat or high carbohydrates are typically triggers for me. And, I've discovered a high-protein snack before bed is a must, whether I feel hungry or not.
So that is all good. Another by-product is that I'm really tired of food and eating. I never thought I'd say it, but putting so much energy into thinking about what I should eat is exhausting. Sometimes I'd love to NOT think about it. Breakfast is especially hard, simply because I need a breakfast that I can eat on the go. And in the mornings, there are times where I would love anything more to simply indulge in something as a treat. But there isn't really anything I can treat myself with. (In the past, 'Bucks always did the trick.)
So things are going smoothly. I'm 18 weeks along now. Next week I will have my BIG u/s. I'm looking forward to that!
That is the "sugar" part of the post. Of course I can't really eat any sugar. If I get a sweet craving, fruit typically does the trick. Throw some whip cream on it (which actually is pretty low sugar naturally) and TA-DA...a yummy dessert!
The "lament" part is that I've been thinking of our old house lately. There are certain things I don't miss. For example, cleaning it. And in a weird way, I enjoy the closeness of the family by the smaller space. It is even nice it doesn't take so long to mow - William can mow (and bag) in about thirty minutes. So that is pretty cool. I love living so near everything. The other day on a whim I packed up the kids after dinner and we went to the playground at the local park. 5 minute drive, an hour of play and worn out kids is so worth it!
Some things I do miss...our old driveway. It was just plain huge and very flat. GREAT for the kids playing on (like bike riding). I miss the view out our back window. The storms were beautiful rolling in. I can't see too much of the sky where we are right now. And of course we hear all sorts of sirens and other normal city noises. Most of the time I don't notice them, but the incessant thumping of some of the music just plain hurts my head.
So it isn't all rosie here are or anything. But it is livable. And I figure as long as I'm not TOO comfortable, I'll continue to strive towards God's plan for us.