Here are my kids on Easter Sunday.
I took the half-homemade route and made the skirts for the girls, the tops are from Crazy 8 that I purchased on clearance. The skirts were made following the Music Class Skirt pattern from Oliver + S. The denim is Kauffman from fabric.com. I didn't get these made until the night before Easter...our washing machine had been broken for almost 2 weeks, and I didn't get the fabric prewashed until that day! Here's a close up of the skirt. I loved the pocket detail and pleats on the side.
We had our own simple family celebrations this year, including some dyed eggs, and family egg hunt on Saturday.
That weekend was so warm, we let our little flock get some sunlight. Did I mention we bought 11 pullets?
As far as my health and family life goes, it's been hard to find my groove, but I'm still sewing away when I get a chance. It's been just over two weeks since I was fit with my insulin pump, and three weeks since I started using my continuous glucose monitor.
These are my new toys. Meet the Dexcom, and Tandem t:slim. (Plus my cute meter...she couldn't be left out!) The dex takes a measurement of my glucose levels through a sensor and transmitter, and sends the results to the monitor. (It says 101 there!) The pump sends me small pulses of insulin throughout the day, with the amounts differing depending on the time of day. I can also tell it what I'm eating, and it figures out what I need each meal based on what we set up in the fitting. I'm still tweaking settings, and still deciding if I really like the Dexcom. Here's a photo of the sensor/transmitter in my arm:
(Yes, that's me with no make up after just finishing a Zumba workout!)
For a woman who hates IVs, and didn't have an epidural with any of her kids, all these things stuck in me have been a big adjustment. I really like my pump especially, and have been feeling much better since I started on it. Bionic woman, here I come.
How are things for you? Did you enjoy spring break?
I have some fun things I've been finishing up, and will actually try to post with a little more frequency. Just because they are so cute, here's another photo of our chickies.
p.s. I received a tablet as a gift on Valentines, and can actually play with instagram now! You can find me @somecreativity.