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.
The newest addition to my family!! This little guy arrived last Tuesday, the 19th at 9:47AM via c-section. He weighed a whopping 11 pounds 2 ounces and was 22 inches long. I’m still recovering but hope to share the birth story and how my blood sugars and baby did soon! Have a great weekend and […]
Tomorrow is the big day!! I get to meet my second baby boy! I’m officially 38 weeks today and I feel ginormous! The last week or so has been really tough; I haven’t been able to move around as much and I am so exhausted! Luckily, my husband has reduced his hours at work this past week so he has been able to help out with our toddler.
Happy July! It’s been a while since I’ve posted, almost a month! Honestly, this pregnancy is getting the better of me. I have been fighting a cold for what seems like forever (in reality it’s been about three weeks). My last “pregnancy” specific post was when I was entering the third trimester, which seems like a lifetime ago! So I thought I’d try and take a minute to catch you up on what’s been going on.
Now that I am approaching the end of my pregnancy, I’m mad. In the Diabetes Online Community, we spent a lot of time talking about diabetes stigma and the differences and similarities between the different types. But one thing that isn’t talked about much is the stigma surrounding diabetes and pregnancy. The default go-to is that if you have poorly controlled diabetes you will have a big baby. This makes me so mad.
About a month ago, I started having some pain on my right foot. Every now and then I do tend to have issues with my feet (thanks diabetes) but I find if I wear good shoes for a while, it tends to get better. So I started wearing my slippers around the house non-stop and I wore my tennis shoes out whenever I left the house. I wasn’t seeing any improvement and in fact a couple of weeks later, it got so bad that I couldn’t even walk on my right foot. I was in intense pain so I decided to call the podiatrist.
Last week, I participated in Diabetes Blog Week. I love Diabetes Blog Week because it’s such a great way to reconnect with the Diabetes Online Community. I’ve been a little MIA in the DOC because of this pregnancy and taking care of my toddler and trying to work takes up a lot of time. But when I participate in the DOC, my care is so much better so I’m glad to have had a reason to reconnect. I attempted to read every DBlog entry last week and I tried to comment on as many as possible (a few blogs gave me trouble when it came time to comment). Since I did read so many, I thought I’d share my thoughts on the week (this is several days late because I had to try and catch up on work that I missed from last week when I was busy reading all the blogs!).
Today’s topic is Tips and Tricks. I’ve written about my tips and tricks in the past so I thought I’d take today to do a Wildcard entry: My Day in Food