Okay so this could cover so many things... What am I doing with a Blog?? What am I doing up at 12:15 am when I have to test Joshua's blood sugar at 3 am? What am I doing with a virus making everyone throw up at our house??? What am I doing on the computer when all I should be doing is sleep. Well ,while no one is throwing up I have decided now is the time to start this blog my sister has been telling me to do for the last 3 weeks. The reason for this blog, is to update Family, Friends, and anyone else who stops by on our Family aka Team Davis. You see 3 short weeks ago our world changed to what I have been referring to for a while as our new normal. (hence the blog name)
You see this has happened a lot for us over the years. So much so that I am really just counting the times we have had to say okay so this is just our new normal... There was the time in 2003 when we learned our 1st baby (Matthew) who was 22 weeks gestation was not going to make it. He had sever Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. But with God's grace, friends and family we moved on to our new normal. Then there was the time in 2004 when we learned I had a tubal pregnancy and we had another angel joining Matthew in heaven. We again adjusted to the new normal. Then in 2005 when Brian (my fantastic husband of almost 10 years) was diagnosed with Type 1.5 Diabetes (yea I know you haven't heard of it either). In 2006 were excited to adjust to a new normal of being parents. We welcomed Jackson into our world and MAN anyone who has ever been married for 6 years before kids will know THIS IS A HUGE change to a new normal. WE were excited and thrilled and had waited for this day for so long. WE welcomed this change yet...it was a new normal life for us. In 2009 after a scary start we welcomed Joshua into our world. LIFE with 2 boys has been a HUGE adjustment to a new normal. Then just 3 weeks ago, 2 weeks shy of Joshua's 1st Birthday our entire world was rocked. At 11 months and 16 days he was diagnosed as a type 1 Diabetic. It is rare for the doctors to see a baby under 2 diagnosed I was told and even more rare to see someone under 1. I had no concept 12 hours prior how drastically our life was about to change but that is for another post. In an instant my husband and I found ourselves begging to understand what this new normal life would hold for us.
We are blessed to have have friends and family who love and support us and are helping us to learn and understand that is this just one more change to what normal means. This blog is for them, to keep updated on our family, hear about our successes and read about our struggles. It is meant for people who want to follow it instead of being bored with updates on facebook or emails. It is an outlet for me, my sister the great blogger says, so I can get things out. (although I'm not sure Ill get out of it what she does) and hopefully it will be inspiration for someone else out there one day to find their new normal. But for me... for now... it is just a reminder that my husband and I have adjusted before, we will adjust again and this is just our new normal life.