My beautiful daughter Dorothy (we call her Dot) was born October 25th. I am overjoyed and grateful for how smooth my pregnancy and her birth went. Here is our story. I had begun my weekly Biophysical profiles at 32 weeks and had my last growth ultrasound at 36 weeks. A biophysical profile is conducted by … Continue reading Birth Story for Baby #2
It feels like I have been pregnant forever. Probably because I've been pregnant 18 of the last 21 months, more than that with miscarriages. Although I complain about pregnancy significantly, the end result is clearly worth the sacrifice and selflessness. I know that 2 kids under 2 seems like something only crazy people would sign … Continue reading I Wasn’t Given a Choice
I'm 24 weeks pregnant and still chugging along. Mostly I feel pretty good. I am tired often but I attribute that to my 10-month-old and general pregnancy fatigue. Trying hard to get a good night's sleep these days. I went for my 24 week ultrasound last Wednesday and everything looks great. No issues! All organs … Continue reading 24 weeks pregnant- Judging doctors
Woo hoo! I am more than halfway through this pregnancy. If you are one of those women that loves being pregnant, I envy you, because although I love love love babies I loathe pregnancy. There is nothing I like about pregnancy. Some women glow; I get bad acne. I have a petite frame, so I … Continue reading 20 weeks Pregnant with Baby #2
I saw a post like this on "The Diabetic Journey" a few weeks ago and have been thinking of writing my own ever since. I initially delayed writing this for several weeks because I couldn't figure out a way to write it so it's not whiny, downtrodden, or bleak. I'm generally pretty upbeat about my … Continue reading 10 Things I wish People Knew About Type 1 Diabetes
My blog has been dormant lately because I've had my hands full keeping myself and my little one happy and healthy. And if you don't follow me on Instagram @type1pace - I'm pregnant with Baby #2! The past 5 months I've focused on exercising and spending as much time with my son as possible. Once … Continue reading Second Pregnancy-Update!
Last summer, I was one of the 100 participants that were part of the study testing the new Sugar.IQ App. The trial lasted 90 days. We were prohibited from telling anyone about it or posting any content in public spaces like social media. But, now that Medtronic has announced that they will be releasing … Continue reading I Piloted Medtronic’s Sugar.IQ App and Here’s What I Found
After I had my scary hypoglycemic episode January 15th I committed to figuring out why my blood sugars had been a roller coaster - and trying my best to fix those. I had been weaning my son from breast milk for about a month, and I didn't realize how much the lactation hormones along with … Continue reading Flattening that Average Glucose Line
"Insulin - too much can kill you, too little can kill you" I see this quote often on the diabetes social media pages but try not to think about it too often. But the thought behind it is driving a lot of my subconscious lately. The past few years I have had excellent diabetes control … Continue reading Diabetes- The Mental Tax
To All Who Read This Blog: Thank You It is January 2018. December 26, 2015 I got married. I knew I wanted to have children as soon as possible to lower my chance of breast cancer (my family is extremely high risk and I am involved in multiple research studies that say HAVE KIDS AS … Continue reading Thank You!