Day 1 - January 1st, 2010. The ball just dropped. I am so excited that I am still awake to see it. Jim is beside me in bed - SNORING! He didn't make it to midnight. I am really surprised that I made it - I took 2 Tylenol PM and then a hot bath in hopes of some good sleep. I roll over and start to drift away into dreamland - it was a good dream. It was a dream where all children are disease free and all mommies get to sleep through the night - every night! Oops - but then I hear it. A little noise on the monitor that I keep right beside my pillow. What is that noise? It wasn't so much a cry - just a noise. Being the mom of a child with T1 - a noise is a noise is a noise and I must investigate. Uhhhh - out of my dreamland and into reality.
I trek across the house to Nate's room where I am hearing the strange noise and some labored breathing. Oh no - this is not good. I grab the bg monitor and check him immediately. He is so sleepy - too sleepy - he won't open his eyes. I move closer to the door to be closer to the hallway light so that I can see the reading. WTH? 40? Does it really say 40? Why is he making these strange sounds and yet he won't open his eyes? I am kind of freaking out. I carried him to the kitchen - banana? No - he wouldn't open his mouth. Juice - yep! He drank all 15 carbs of the juice and then went into bed with me for further evaluation.
He slept on my chest for most of the night while I lay there holding him tight. I stayed awake most of the night holding him, checking him, snacking him, holding him and checking him. He hovered around 69/70 all damn night. Finally around 5:30 AM I broke out the big guns!! M&Ms - not even the minis. He got a (Halloween Size) bag of regular M&Ms and I finally just collapsed. I slept until about 7:30 when Nate woke up again. I checked him at 115 handed him off to Jim and headed back to the bedroom where I stayed fast asleep until 11:30 this morning.
Ok - so this is not exactly how I wanted to start my new year but such is the life of a T1 mom. Just a friendly reminder from 2010 - didn't want me to get all lazy and happy forgetting that T1 mommies don't get to sleep. Even when they take Tylenol PM - Boo!!