Thursday, January 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Reagan!

I should have posted this a few weeks ago, but the Holidays were brutal this past year for some reason. Anyway my baby turned 5 on December 20th. It's hard to believe. Right around Christmas marked the 3 month anniversary of when we found out Reagan had diabetes. It's amazing how hard it is to even remember life prior to that. She is doing well. She handles the shots really well. Although it still breaks my heart when a shot hurts her and she shuts her eyes and starts to cry. Every time that happens I feel like never giving her another shot ever again. She occasionally asks why she has diabetes. All I can say is " I don't know. Heavenly Father knew that you would brave enough to have it. " One time at the Treehouse, she was playing in the play kitchen with an employee and she said she wanted to make her a cake. The employee said "Doesn't that have too much sugar?", trying to be helpful. Reagan responded with "can we just pretend that I don't have diabetes right now?" Breaks my heart. I hate knowing her perfect little body doesn't work perfectly. Frustrating. But She handles it well. The majority of the time, we don't even think about it. It's just an extra step in our normal routine. I'm so grateful she is a happy, healthy girl!
See the ill-fated Hello Kitty Cake? Ryan used the box as something to support herself with. Could've been worse I guess.
A gift card to her most favorite place. Claires. The workers know her now.

Reagan with her favorite Tiny Tots teacher who is sad.

We love having Reagan in our family.
Happy Birthday!!!