Tomorrow is my son's birthday (Kortnie's little brother), Kortnie asked what time Graham was born. I said something like 6:30am, she got out his baby book to look, she came across something I had written about how I found out I was pregnant on Halloween day and the conversation went like this....
Kortnie: How'd you find out you're pregnant on Halloween Day?
Me: I peed on a stick and it told me.
Me: That's how you find out, you pee on a stick and it tells you if you are pregnant or not.
Kortnie: Oh! Just like ketones!
Me: Um, yeah, just like that.....but better
Things only a Type 1 Kid would think of.
And yeah, peeing on stick and finding out if you are pregnant is way better that peeing on a stick and finding out you have ketones.
She looked thru his baby book further and read what I wrote about him sleeping for 22 hours straight after he was born and not eating, the nurses poked his heel and he had low blood sugar and so they poured sugar water on my nipple and stripped him down and made him cold so he would wake up and eat.
She thought that was the meanest thing and is now concerned about him having low BG when he was a brand new baby.
I also think of that often and wonder if it's some kind of omen that he'll get T1 or Hypoglycemia someday too, of course back on his birthdate I didn't know that stupid T1 would be a part of our lives someday. Kortnie's bday is in June also, in November after she turned 5 and started Kindergarten is when she was dx'd with Type1. Graham's bday is in June, he's turning 5, he's starting Kindergarten, I'm scared that in November he will also be dx'd with T1. I know it's kind of an irrational fear, but I am scared, nervous, and on edge about it. I wish November would hurry up and come and go and no diagnosis for him too. Am I crazy, or do other mom's worry about this too? My husband doesn't want any more kids because he's afraid they'll get Type 1, but he's not worried about the other 2 kids we already have getting it. I guess we both have our crazy, irrational fears.