I have a lot to be thankful for this year, the main thing being my adorable new turkey: Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!!
It’s been a few weeks since I wrote last and that’s mainly because my life has been turned upside-down, but in the best way possible. Two weeks ago, I welcomed my son into the world! Baby C was born Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at 3:57PM, weighing 10 pounds, 14 ounces. He was 21 inches long […]
When your high risk OB tells you to start coming to the appointments with your hospital bag, it’s usually a good idea to listen to him. My high risk OB told me to start bringing my hospital bag starting at week 32. Of course my husband and I didn’t listen and showed up at week 32 without our bags. The weeks went by and we still didn’t pack our bags. Every appointment, though, went fine. Baby passed his BPP (biophysical profile) with flying colors, getting a 10 out of 10 each time. I would also go to the regular OB every week and my little guy was sitting high up, cervix completely closed, no sign that he wanted to come out early. We procrastinated on packing because it didn’t seem that urgent. It didn’t seem like our guy was going to come out anytime soon. It felt like we were going to go until our induction date on November 11th.
Hi all! So I’m getting a c-section in about 11 days and I wanted to get a few photos documenting the last few weeks of my pregnancy but I didn’t want to hire a professional photographer because I’m not feeling all that beautiful (i.e. feeling huge!) right now so it would most likely be a […]
Today marks the second anniversary of my blog! This has been one of the smartest things I have ever done. Writing this blog has had such an impact on my life in just two short years. I’ve written over 200 posts (this is my 217th to be exact), received almost 30,000 views and had people take the time to comment on my posts over 800 times.
So I haven’t done a “*Wordless “Wednesday” post in a while (is it even still a thing?) but I did want to share with you my favorite time of year as a diabetic (Christmas is my favorite time of year for my non-diabetic life). This is my favorite time of year because it’s when the […]
So Saturday marked the start of my 37th week, or when the baby is considered full term! I am ready for him to come anytime now :). Since my last pregnancy post, a lot has changed. At my 36 week appointment, I found out that my “little” guy is measuring in at over 9 […]
This is the second time it has happened in the last few months. Maybe it’s the pregnancy hormones but it really, really upsets me when you make the comment “I don’t think you are really diabetic.” How can you say that to me? What do you think being “really” diabetic looks like or means? I […]
The October DSMA Blog Carnival prompt is the following:
Type 1, Type 2, LADA, Gestational, diabetes brought on by surgery . . . . the list of types of diabetes goes on. Each type may have differences, but ultimately they are all diabetes. When we think about it, there is a whole lot that all types have in common. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t give credit for some differences too. So lets look back to our “Breaking down the barriers between types” chat on September 10th and discuss . . . . .
Anything easy about living with your type of diabetes that isn’t easy for another type?
Before you go judging me based on my blog title, bare with me for a moment. Before joining the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) a few years back, I didn’t know many Type 1 diabetics. I met a few here and there but the only one I really knew closely was my mother in law. She was diagnosed as an adult and she always made it seem like diabetes wasn’t a big deal. It could just be that when we get together, she is more interested in what’s going on with my husband (her son) than talking about our chronic condition.