Friday, July 23, 2010

It's HERE!

What else to bring me back to blogging...but our pretty little pink PUMP!!! After what seems like waiting ETERNALLY for insurance approval, I received an email 3 days ago from UPS telling me that they would be delivering a package on the 22nd of July from MEDTRONIC! AND...that it would require a signature...so I knew instantly what it was. Waiting for the last two days has seriously been a little like waiting for Christmas!

I rushed home from work yesterday morning (I work from 4:15 am-9:15am) in hopes that the UPS man wouldn't beat me. And I determined to stick myself to my house like glue so that I wouldn't miss him. We were told that delivery would happen between 10 am and 7 pm..gotta love that! Basically...I couldn't go anywhere! Which was okay, because honestly, I'm rather tired on a daily basis because of the hours I work. Such a great excuse to take a nap. However, my nap was only half there, because I was afraid I would miss the ring of the door bell! Of course, the kids kept their eyes open for me. Jada kept coming inside to ask if that "big brown truck" had brought her pump yet!

5 o'clock rolled around and nothing yet. I had to go and pick Jeff up from work and I JUST KNEW that it would show up while I was gone. I actually asked my neighbor to keep her eyes open for the UPS truck and asked her to sign for it! The suspense was killing me! Fortunately, Jeff works close to home, so I was only gone for 15 minutes. I kept looking for the truck in my neighborhood as I drove so that I could chase him down if I needed to!! :) And yes...I would have!

Jeff and Eli had football and I was supposed to be having my recovery group at the church office at 7. It was nearly 6 pm and nothing yet...not even a sighting of the "big brown truck" in our neighborhood. Jeff left and I called my gals and said that I was moving the group to our home for two reasons....no one to watch the girls AND that pump had not yet arrived!!! So..I commenced with my rushed cleaning and the ever frantic watching out the window for the big, brown truck!! At 6:42 pm exactly, Jada, standing in front of the window, jumps up and down and begins to scream, "It's here....it's HERE!"

I fought back tears while I signed for it....the UPS man was a little baffled by all of the emotion...Jada's excitement, my teary eyes....but I explained to him what it was.....and yet, he still didn't quite get it! :)

Jada could hardly wait to tear into the box...I couldn't either. It was full of so. much. Finally, we found the box that said "Mini-med Paradigm Revel"....there it was....the cutest little pink pump I've ever seen. Of course, Jada wanted to put it on right now and then I had to explain to her what we had to do to start wearing it. She wants signed up for a pump class...like, ummmm...YESTERDAY!

So, it's here. I called the dr. today (and of course she's NOT IN) to let her know we received it and that we are ready for pump class. I hope to hear something back soon...because I'm ready to get going...and Jada is too!

12 comments:

Melissa's Thoughts said...

wooohooo, I know this will change her life. I'm so excited for the both of you!!!

thisiscaleb said...

Congrats! It is so exciting!

phonelady said...

yes and I hope you and she can deal with it and like it . I know I have been at shots so long that I doubt I could cope with a pump .

connie said...

That's so exciting!!! Good luck with everything...can't wait to hear more about that pretty pink pump :)

Wendy said...

I remember how excited we were when Addy's pump first arrived!!!

I cried too :)

CONGRATS!!!!

Lora said...

yay!! glad Jada is so excited... that makes the process that much more exciting :)

Elle said...

That's exciting! Sorry for not being up on all the medical lingo, but is it a pump that regulates insulin injections? It sounds like you guys are super pumped (see that pun? SEE IT??) to get it! I hope it works well! :)

Reyna said...

WAHOO!!! I cannot wait to hear about your new pumping adventures Amy! Congrats! Tell Jada we are excited for her.

Heather said...

So exciting!!! Where are the pics of that cute little pink pump? I was like that too when we got ours. It was like Christmas for me and Audrey!

Hallie said...

I remember that joy! I'm so happy for you! Happy pumping!

AjsMommy82 said...

YAYHOOOOOO!!!!!!! SO EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS!!!!!!! But... where are the PICTURES??? I want to see Miss Jada's excited grin holding that pink pump!!!

Jill said...

You made me teary-eyed! So excited for this big step for you both!