I hope everyone had a nice vacation/holiday/Christmas! I enjoyed being able to stay at home with Erik with nothing much to do other than sleeping (which has become my favorite past time!). We did our yearly Christmas rounds and watched most of the 24 hour â€œA Christmas Storyâ€ special that comes on every year starting Christmas Eve night. He and his family have a tradition of watching this movie. I donâ€™t like watching it personally â€“ itâ€™s a cool movie and all, but not for 24 hours â€“ but I figure itâ€™s one of those things you just let them have their joy.
Yesterday was a beautiful day though. You know how I keep talking about wishing and wanting snow? Well, we got it! And the day after Christmas at that! It was so exciting for us to see. (All across America I can hear a collective sigh among you guys.) And, it snowed for the rest of the day. AND it was still on the ground this morning when I left home to boot! We usually, if we get any snow and IF it sticks, will have it for a few hours one day and itâ€™s gone. Now, granted, the sun is back out today and most of it will probably melt by lunch, but it was the most awesomest Christmas present ever to have yesterday. We got some pictures and played a little while, though I had to take it easy because I almost busted my tail taking pictures.
I got up this morning and weighed myself just knowing that since I had used a couple of my nausea pills that I might have gained at least a pound over the Christmas holiday with all the eating that is a must during this time. Nope â€“ Iâ€™ve lost another three pounds. But looking back, Iâ€™m still eating less than I used to because of the glorious (can you just see my eyes rolling with that one?)
morning 24×7 sickness. It has gotten better, but itâ€™s still there. Iâ€™m learning what foods are okay and what to leave the room when being cooked. I have started picking up those little bottles of Special K protein shakes and drinking half of one with my meal (which mostly consists of either crackers, grits, or rice) to try and get some kind of protein in me that I can stomach since most are off-limits for the next few weeks (well, hopefully only that long!). I do think that switching vitamins helped though. The sickness is still there, just not nearly what it used to be. If I had known that, I would have asked for those â€œhorsepillsâ€ a lot earlier!!!
Otherwise, diabetes has been behaving for the most part. I will have to change a few basals in the early morning hours as I am waking up low around 3:30am, but otherwise things seem to be doing very well right now. Weâ€™ll know more when the next A1c comes back. Speaking of A1câ€™s, remember I was waiting on my other one to come back? Well, for those of you who donâ€™t follow me on twitter, it came back at 6.7. I was very upset with myself because the one time I decide to take a little break, I end up pregnant and itâ€™s higher than it needs to be. The OB wants to re-do the test at my next visit to be sure itâ€™s coming back down, and my endo assured me that though it did jump, itâ€™s okay, and to keep faxing in blood sugars once a week. (Iâ€™ve said it once and Iâ€™ll say it again. I love my endo!)