Life with two kids under two is hard. Trying to work while taking care of two kids is even harder. Trying to take care of two kids under two, while working and trying to manage my blood sugars is pretty much impossible. If I could sum up the last two months, I’d say I’ve been […]
Today is World Diabetes Day! Also known as Frederick Banting’s birthday (born in 1891). Banting is the one that discovered insulin so he is the reason that I am alive (besides my mom and dad’s contributions).
Sunday marks my blog’s fourth anniversary! I can’t believe I have been writing about diabetes for that long. Lately, life has been crazy so I haven’t had a chance to write. I’m pretty sure my next blog post will be title “Overwhelmed.” Before I find the time to write that though, I wanted to do […]
For my blood sugars, I LOVED being pregnant. I had a fabulous CDE on retainer evaluating my blood sugars with me weekly and helping me to make adjustments. I had blood sugar goals-60-90 pre-meals and not spiking above 140 2 hours post meal. Seeing an A1C in the 5’s was amazing and celebrated (mainly by myself and my high-risk OB). Now that I’m 2 months postpartum, I’m in a weird state. My husband and I are most likely done with kids so I don’t technically need to keep my A1C down in hopes of trying to conceive (we are like 90% sure we are done so there is still a 10% chance). So I feel like I’m in a weird spot now.
I mentioned in a previous post that things went fairly well for us this time around in regards to the birth. However, there was one thing about the birth and hospital stay that made me a little upset. My son was born with low blood sugar. Low blood sugar is pretty common for most babies. […]
I forgot just how difficult the first few weeks with a newborn are. If you take a look at the two graphs below, can you tell which one was during my pregnancy and which one was after? *Hint, the first is pregnancy and the second graph is postpartum It is so much tougher to manage […]
Since it’s Wednesday, I thought I’d do a “wordless Wednesday” post. I love looking at my data on Carelink. Below is one report of my total daily insulin during and after pregnancy. Can you tell when I had my baby!? Pretty crazy how much insulin needs change!
Last week, my son and I went for his one month checkup. My husband had been going with me to each pediatrician’s appointment, but it was always such a production with my toddler in tow. We decided he would stay home with the toddler and I would handle the appointment on my own.
And just like that, it’s been a month since I gave birth! It has definitely been a roller coaster ride so far and not just for my blood sugars. Baby 2’s first month of life has been a lot more stressful than my first’s. Luckily, my first didn’t have any issues except maybe struggling to figure out day and night like most babies. This time around, we have encountered a ton of different issues.
On Tuesday, July 19th (my husband’s birthday), we welcomed our second son into this world. He was born via C-section at 9:47AM, weighing 11 pounds 2 ounces and 22 inches long. Unlike my first son’s birth, this birth was a lot less dramatic.