Sunday, January 17, 2010


Libby is 18 months younger than Lainey and wants to do everything her older sister does; she even says everything that Lainey says, so I get to hear the same sentence twice several times throughout the day.
Like I said, Libby wants to be, do, and say everything Lainey does.
Libby even wants diabetes.
Over the last couple of months, I've posted about Libby's understanding of diabetes. You can read it HERE and HERE.
This last week, I've noticed that Libby's perspective has grown.
  1. While eating lunch Libby says, "Mommy? I'm low." Mom says, "Really? Then eat your sandwich."
  2. Libby climbs onto my lap and says, "Mommy? I'm high. Need to eat." (Obviously when your BG is high, you need insulin instead of food, but I'm not going to try to explain that to a two year old.)
  3. After checking Lainey's sugar, Libby wants a turn. I pretend to check her by cocking the 'poker' and pushing the button. When she hears the click, she says, "Ouch" even though I didn't really poke her. Then she looks at the meter and says, "One-Two-Three." Usually she just leaves it at that, but this morning she said, "Mommy? I'm low."

Maybe when Libby's older I'll explain that with her having a shunt and a pacemaker, I have enough to worry about. We don't need to add diabetes to the mix!


Meri said...

B used to cry, CRY! Real. Tears. Crying that he wanted a pump. (This was before he was diagnosed.) We would cringe every time.

He wanted to be like his older brother too. I feel your pain.

Laura Houston said...

My girls are 23 months apart and they are the same way. I hear the same thing 2x too. Emma says it then Sophie will say the same exact thing. So cute and annoying and the same time! :-)

Libby is so sweet. Both of your girls are such angels. You certainly have your hands full. No, diabetes is the mix with Libby would not be good but it is so sweet for her to want to be just like her sister.

Hugs to you and your sweet, sweet girls!

phonelady said...

Oh my goodness I had no idea that your youngest baby had a shunt . and then the diabetes mixed in wow . that is a heavy load . god bless you and your family .

Shamae said...

lol Libby is cute!! Ya hopefully T1 isn't something you will have to deal with with Miss Libby. :)

Heidi said...

At least with your girls, one of them can't say that the other gets all the attention because of her special needs!

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