Third Timers

Assorted distractions.

Assorted distractions.

Sensor falling off. Think better switch tonight or risk fall-off during school/wind up pathetic search through dumpster for transmitter, like lost-orthodontic appliance person days of yore. This evening = third inserstion. Surround Bubs distracting entertainments:

Brother expound theories re fair taxation +Xbox worm game +Fart machine.

Third time = Bigfoot feel fairly expert re harpoon mechanics. Read Katie’s instructions before approach belly, but not keep instructions by side for mid-harpoon consult. Hardest part always how fit in transmitter. Never can tell which is broader/narrower end; never can tell how match up magical dots, also always unsure how snap off plastic tab at end. Eventually everything click. Final flourish press center button on fart machine. Hilarious.

Check out that smooth finish! Thanks, Katie and IV Prep Pads

Check out that smooth finish! Thanks, Katie and IV Prep Pads

This time (as per Katie), apply IV Prep pad in “O,” harpoon, and then wipe the IV Prep pad on top of the sensor adhesive too. Wow. That thing plastered on like whoa. But Bubs so eager-beaver try Flexifix Opsite tape, so intriguing green grid pattern, crestfallen face when hear, “I don’t even think we need it.” So put that on too.

Yuck. Ouch. Itchy. Sticky. Gunky. It was on for 8 or 9 days, but the outermost edge of adhesive was only on for 2 or 3 days.

Yuck. Ouch. Itchy. Gunky. It was on for 8 or 9 days. We changed the sensor because it was falling off, not because we got to the point of the sensor konking out.

Skin where peel off old adhesive all red + mottled. Itchy too. I’ve been dying to scratch under there all week! Do you think I’ve been kind of a good boy? For not scratching it? Try scrub gunk off w. Uni-solve pad; fragrance offend Bubs + must apply elbow grease force. Bubs decide prefer keep brown-black gunk on skin.* It will probably just wash off in the shower. Optimistic child.

I love this thing. And I really, really, really miss it when it's in la la land.

I love this thing. And I really, really, really miss it when it’s in la la land.

Currently in limbo while sensor settles into/acclimates/explores life outside factory wrapper. Like new baby. Know/hope it eventually nurse, open eyes, poop, crawl, walk, say words, draw pictures, predict medical phenomena. But sensor/baby become part of human world in mysterious, unhurried way. Bigfoot honored bear witness its unfolding presence.

*BONUS JOKE: What’s brown and sticky?

(Answer: a stick.)

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6 responses to “Third Timers

  1. I like when you add his comments in, like about how hasn’t he been kind of a good boy. Adorable.

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  2. Thanks for my first ever blog shout-out! Not sure how you were using the Uni-solve, but I wipe it over the white tape, really soaking it in. Then gently start pulling up a side, while continuing to take the wipe and wipe it under the tape that I’ve now pulled up. Back and forth, back and forth, all the while continuing to gently pull up on the edges. The opposite of “rip the band-aid off in one motion”…more like “how slowly can you peel the edges up and off”. That might help keep the redness down.

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  3. We use goo-gone or de-solv-it. Has a nice, pleasant orange smell & won’t remove your nail polish or furniture finish. Very cheap. Purchase at your local hardware store. Also useful for a million other things.

    Re: red rash. Slap some hydrocortisone cream on it. If it continues/gets worse, order J&J tough pads and put one on under the sensor. No nasty rash + holds that sensor in place like cement. Will absolutely need above-mentioned products to remove it!

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  4. I use olive oil for adhesive gunk. My Mum taught me that trick. She’s pretty awesome.

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  5. Sara

    I really hope you find the CGM! IV Prep gives me hives so I just use the Flexifix and get at least 14 days from the sensor? Maybe Bubs only needs one or the other too?

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