I saw my diabetic doctor yesterday who was in a much nicer mood. Perhaps he’d had a bad day last time or something? Anyway he looked at my numbers and wanted me on insulin both for lunch and breakfast, which doesn’t surprise me as I’ve had some bad breakfast numbers. So today I’ve started it.
I used it before breakfast – 1 piece of toast and 2 pieces of bacon, and got a very high 9.1! I’m not sure what to make of that, it’s not normally THAT high even without insulin. I’m hoping that it’s going to lower my numbers, not make them higher – otherwise that’s just weird.
So, I’ve just had my lunch dose with a toasted ham sandwich (lots and lots of ham) and I hope my numbers are good.
I’ve already learnt that the thigh is much more painful than the stomach to inject and insulin smells really strange. It reminds me of hospitals.
I’ve also been putting the ironed baby clothes away into drawers. Yes, I even ironed bibs, it’s taken me a long time to get to a place where I feel I have even the smallest chance of bringing a baby home, so I’m making the most of it and enjoying it.
You can see my drawer full of cloth nappies, I hopefully have just enough to cloth nappy a newborn and wash every couple of days. There’s a mixture of pocket nappies, all in ones, and shaped nappies (made from bamboo – luxury). The shaped nappies need a cover on top, either a waterproof one, or a wool one. My mother is knitting up some “soakers” which you wash in lanolin to waterproof them a bit.
Knitting wise, I’ve been knitting up a beautiful intarsia cardigan for my friend’s baby. It’s taken me ages, but it’s really lovely. I’m just waiting on buttons for it and then I can send it to her. I can’t upload it here as I know she reads my blog and I want her to see it when it arrives, which could be a while as she is on the other side of the world. I’m ready to start a project for button – I’m thinking a panda jumper or some sort of onesie/sleeper in aran.
I did make a little outfit for tiny girl babies, born too soon.
It’s a tiny dress and bonnet, it would probably fit an 18-20 weeker. Another thing to donate.
So, I’ve been quite busy. And of course now I’m off bedrest completely, being 32 weeks, so there is more things to do around the house. I do tire very easily and the pain in my pelvis prevents me from doing very much, but I can at least make my own food, sit downstairs and do ironing.