Saturday, January 5, 2013
Do you remember that scene in the Jungle book when Mowgli is with the vultures and they sing, "when you are... just look around"? I do. It might be one of the bleakest scenes in the movie, but I do like that they try and cheer Mowgli up because he doesnt want to go to the man village, he ran out on his best friends, and a killer tiger is bent on killing him. I really hate gestational diabetes-- when my insulin dosages are right, Im not really that hungry and its easy to stick to my diet. But then, the baby does what babies in utero will do-- it grows. And this sends my body into a tizzy whenever a big growth happens-- it drops off in its own insulin production, I become a hungry mama bear, and then I feel awful. Awful for feeling hungry. Angry that Im on a diet. Starving and angry at people who can eat whatever and not be affected. But, I know now that all of that the emotions, hunger, and everything else is just the diabetes. It cracks me up that one of the side affects of diabetes is irritability, um yeah-- wouldnt that be a given? Annnnnnnnnyway.... it gets me down and the worse is still to come. Every week that the baby grows, the harder it is for me to make insulin, my contractions will increase... but again, I digress, Im whining and off the point. When your down, I think its fun to find some cool positives. To look at your blessings, sure, but Id also like to share 5 things that are new or new again to me this week: 1. http://www.amazon.com/Wilton-Aluminum-2-Inch-Long-Loaf/dp/B00024WNOU/ref=sr_1_sc_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1357436298&sr=8-2-spell&keywords=wilson+large+bread+loaf+pans These Bread pans are amazing. Really, if you make your own bread, these are great because you only get two ends instead of 4 if you were to use two small loaf pans. They also make your bread look more store bought (yes, sometimes if you have kids, looks are everything!). Makes baking bread easier :) 2. Shark Valentine Plates. I love valentines Day. I love sharks even more. When I saw these plates in the dollar section at target, I knew they were designed just for me and my boys. The other one is cute too, but really, the shark ones steal the show!