I wanted to write this post to share a few exciting things and updates. I am reopening! I have a new logo and website for a fresh start! And I am now a full time pancreas! I will explain what that means and why that required a lot of mental preparation to get here!
Reopening: I have quietly and slowly been taking orders for the last few weeks. Shhhh it has been in secret! Well now the secret is OVER and I hope that you all will celebrate with me! I will be sharing those events on this NEW website and also my facebook and instagram page. First, I feel so incredibly blessed to be able to reopen the bakery because if you asked me in January 2019 you probably wouldn’t have liked to hear the answer. Opening the bakery in 2013 has been one of the biggest accomplishments of my life and then to gain all of you as wonderful customers and supporters has been one of my biggest blessings. I want to personally thank each of you for your kinds words, understanding, and for starting to reach out again which greatly encouraged me to reopen. My customers are truly the best and I get teary eyed every time I think about the love and encouragement I have felt in the last few months.
New Logo and Website: Thank you for checking out the new website and reading the blog! I am going to do my very best to keep new content flowing on the blog. But I also want this to be a place for announcements when I am doing offerings for holidays or I am hosting a class or something else fun! Please feel free to comment or let me know if you like it!
I am a pancreas: January 25th was like any other day but more exciting for me because I was supposed to be leaving with my best friend Allison to go on my first real girls ski trip. *If your a Mom you totally get this* When my husband called me and said “Don’t panic” but of course I was already in a full panic. My MIL and SIL had suspected something going on with Noah because his diapers were really full for the previous week and since my SIL is a T1 and has been since age 4 they decided to test his blood with her personal kit. They were both shocked to see he was reading “HIGH” which means he was over 700 (we still don’t know how high he got) and was probably on his way into DKA or when a diabetic goes into organ failure. Everyone but me then knew at this time that he was a diabetic. I had NO idea that one drop of blood could give Noah a lifetime fate. Please go here to see the symptoms of T1 diabetes because knowing these symptoms could help to save someones life!
I spent the next 4 days in the hospital learning how to keep Noah alive and coming to terms on what our new life was going to be. When Noah got diagnosed with Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes I really did feel the world as I knew it start to crumble. Obviously, any Mom doesn’t want their child to have a dangerous life long disease. And outside of all of the most important worries of how I was going to take care of this little two year old and ever feel sane, be able to sleep, be able to give shots (I have always hated needles) and just honestly keep him alive; I felt like I didn’t ever want to be around sugar again. How can a baker have a T1 kid? My husband and I have thrown ourselves into this since January to learn everything we can and how we can make Noah’s day (it is on a daily basis) a normal, healthy, and happy one. T1 never takes a break and that is one of the hardest parts of the disease. You want one night off to actually get a full nights sleep, one afternoon to be a normal kid, eat syrup, chow down on halloween candy, or go out to dinner without fear of when the meal will arrive are all things out of reach for us, especially right now, with this being so new and Noah being so little.
I don’t want to be ALL doom and gloom either! After the initial shock we have been able to stabilize Noah’s blood sugars pretty well each day with being very particular with his diet (Please Note: Some people decide not to change their diet which is their right to make their own choice! We have done what is best for Noah and our family.) and by using a CGM (dexcom continuous glucose monitoring unit) to be able to see his blood sugar automatically every 5 minutes and use that data to make the best decisions possible with food and insulin delivery. Noah currently receives MDI (manually dosed insulin) shots about 4-6 times a day. About a month after Noah got out of the hospital and was finally feeling better he started to beg me to go back to school. Noah’s preschool has taken this head on and has truly been amazing to accommodate Noah’s every need. When Noah at age 2 wanted to get back to normal I had to be that brave and say we all have to trust God, his plan for us, and soldier on. I believe with my whole heart that divine intervention is the only reason I am in a good headspace to deal with the challenges of everyday and have the courage to reopen my bakery. I thank God everyday and I pray everyday that Noah will be ok and that a cure will be found. Thank you all so much for reading my story and I hope that you can be excited along side me as I continue to grow my business and focus on all of the many blessings we have in life!