Postpartum Life

Initially this was intended to be a blog about having type 1 diabetes while being an active runner, but shortly after starting the blog, I got pregnant so this quickly turned into a forum where I could discuss pregnancy and Type 1 diabetes. I’m thinking the blog will evolve as my life changes, right now … Continue reading Postpartum Life

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Birth Story

Finally finding some time to sit down and write this between feedings, diaper changes, and naps (Mom's naps not baby's).  My birth story is a bit unconventional but isn't every birth story unique?  I had an induction scheduled at 39 weeks gestation for September 21st, but this story begins on September 11th. On Monday September … Continue reading Birth Story

Diaversary

July 31st marks my 19th "diaversary".  I have now been living with type one diabetes for 19 of my 29 years. I don't have a dramatic or elaborate diagnosis story and its challenging now to piece together the events, but I'll try to do my best. In 1998 my mother was running for State Legislature … Continue reading Diaversary

Sleep & Diabetes – Why I’m tired of people telling me I’m going to be tired with a newborn

Sleep is for the weak.  Not really.  I'd love to get some. Most people know that getting sleep while pregnant is challenging, but throw type 1 diabetes into the mix and sleep becomes almost impossible.  Right now, I'm averaging 1-2 good nights of sleep a week.  I have a few new readers so I'm going … Continue reading Sleep & Diabetes – Why I’m tired of people telling me I’m going to be tired with a newborn