Hi all! Happy Tuesday! We had some fabulous news yesterday. Ainsley met with her pediatric endocrinologist (a new doctor due to the unfortunate & very untimely passing of her previous doctor over the summer) and had her A1C test taken. An A1C is the test used to get the average blood sugar a person with diabetes had over a period of time. Anyone’s blood sugar fluctuates — a person with or without diabetes. However, you want the fluctuations to be smaller, steadier. You don’t want to go from a low (50 mg/dl) to a high (350 mg/dl) in a short period of time. (The US measures blood sugar in mg/dL, many other places, including Canada & Britain, measure in mmo/L. To find the equivalent, the US measure is divided by 18 and the Canadian/British would be multiplied by 18.) Ainsley’s A1C is 7.3, which is an excellent A1C for a 5 year old. So we did a little happy dance, which lasted only until the wee hours of this morning when she threw up and we found her blood sugar to be 495 due to a random stomach bug. It is the roller coaster of diabetes.
Today Jodie released some awesome Halloween Brats and backgrounds, in addition to some fantastic new Gus Birthday images. I’m a little behind, but had a bit of time this morning (sick child and all) to put together a fun Halloween card.
I’m not only in love with these new Brats and accessories, but also Cosmo Cricket Matilda. I see my Basic Grey being bumped down a notch. LOL! On that cute little Halloween bench are the witch and wizard, taking a break from trick-or-treating. Jodie not only draw the accessories for fall/Halloween, but also without the pumpkins and fall accents for everyday use. They are so awesome and Jodie is just insanely talented! The kids are colored with Copics and have a bit of bling with rhinestones and a sparkly May Arts ribbon & bow. Inside the easel card, I used a fancy Nestie tag and stamped a sentiment from the There She Goes Halloween Home Sweet Home additions.
Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps Furniture Backgrounds – Halloween Bench, Bugaboo Brats Halloween – Witch, Wizard; There She Goes Home Sweet Home Halloween Additions
Paper: Basic Black, Harvest Gold, Select White, Cosmo Cricket Matilda
Ink: Apricot Appeal, Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: V15, C3, C1, R20, E11, E00, E000, E18, E33, E13, E39, G85, Y38, YR18
Other Stuff: May Arts ribbon, True Black grosgrain, rhinestones, Nesties
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