The Friday Six: Weeks.
Too many ramblings for a decent post. A Friday Six? Don't mind if I do ...
1. There are a few new "Life, Uninterrupted" posts up at Animas - Ready For Lift Off! and What Keeps Me Motivated. Would love to have you check them out! (And also, have you uploaded your Pump Triathalon Relay video? Click here to visit that page and see what I'm wiling to do to embarrass myself.)
2. You know those calendars that have photos of foods that are fashioned to look like little puppies or spaceships or other "not food" sorts of things? I am endlessly amused. And then I found this site - My Food Looks Funny - and now I am in Internet love. Also debating submitting this photo of the pesto cat from Barcelona.
3. Back in the bloggy day, I remember doing some meme about fears. And ranking high in my list of fears (the list includes sharks, bears, and planes, in no particular order) are balloon animals. Well, not so much the animals, but the sound they make when the balloons squeak against one another and then POP. Cannot stand popping balloons (which made my post-honeymoon return to work even scarier!). In efforts to conquer my fears, I've been watching these balloon animal how-to videos (like this one on how to make a little yellow balloon cat). The site looks like it was built on GeoCities, but I love it. That main page guy? Has a giant balloon snake. Can't beat that.
4. I'm checking in at Joslin today for my first post-pregnancy appointment, and I am not looking forward to the A1C results. After a few weeks of motherhood, my blood sugars have seen some wicks highs and lows. And not just on rare days. Numbers are pinging all over the damn place, and both rhyme and reason are absent from the explanation. I'm hopeful that my endocrinologist has both patience for my lack of commitment to the sparklemotion that is my diabetes these days, and that she might have some suggestions on how I can even out these numbers. We shall see in a few hours.
5. I know lots of us are already part of the TuDiabetes family, but are you participating in the TuAnalyze project? Basically, it's a way to both track your A1C and, if you're comfortable with sharing your data online, you can see how your numbers compare to others in the diabetes community. The map of the United States is lighting up, state by state, once enough people from each state participate in the program. Here are the details on the TuAnalyze program, which is in partnership with Children's Hospital Boston, and how you can get involved!
6. BSparl is seven weeks old now, and every week, I notice something new. A few weeks ago, she started turning her head at the sound of our voices. Then she was locking onto my eyes while I fed her. And just a few days ago, she gave my both my first smile (awww) and my first unexpected pee shower (awww ... ful). Life in the Sparling household is sleepless and messy, but decidedly adorable and cuddly. We love her. :)
Off to Joslin - but one last thing: The Feed? It's back.