Diabetic Mommy

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Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes and Family, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetic Mommy By November 16, 2016 Tags: , , , , 20 Comments

Ahh bullet points.  Ye be the only(e) way I can process things at the moment. I don’t have a lot to say over here lately, and there are a dozen different reasons for that.  One is that the new baby kiddo keeps me extremely busy, what with his cluster feeding and chatty ways, and also the fact that he is…

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Second-time Motherhood.

Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy, Real Life Diabetes By October 24, 2016 Tags: , , , , , 5 Comments

This whole mom thing is a little easier, in some respects, the second time around.  And it’s simultaneously harder by a frigging long shot. It’s easier because my son’s arrival wasn’t as jarring as his sister’s.  Going from no kids to one kid was like WHOA.  Going from one kid to two kids was lowercase whoa.  Chris and I are…

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“How do you explain diabetes to her?”

Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy By September 30, 2016 Tags: , , , 5 Comments

“How do you explain diabetes to her?” How do you explain diabetes to your kid?  I wish there was a strategy, a predictable path that conversations about health and wellness could take, like when my daughter brings out The Game of Life and I want to replace all the normal life stuff with the diabetes versions I marked as milestones along…

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What Happens to Your Brain When You Don’t Sleep.

Diabetic Mommy By September 28, 2016 Tags: , , , , 6 Comments

There’s a little boy who lives in my house now and he seems to likes us.  He likes his big sister and he likes his mom and dad and he likes the cats.  He likes socks.  And fluffy blankets when we go on walks.  And he loves taking naps while the sun shines through the living room windows. All awesome. What…

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Looking Back: A Matter of Apologies.

Diabetic Mommy By September 26, 2016 No Comments

I’ve been up since all hours with my son, who has decided that he would prefer to count stars with me between midnight and 4 am.  But now he’s asleep and I’m wide awake.  And as I was answering emails this morning, I came across this blog post about apologies.   I’ve been apologizing often these days, with my emotions ramped up…

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Bliss Balls.

Diabetic Mommy, Diet and Food By September 22, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , 10 Comments

Do you know what bliss balls are?  I had never heard of them before.  There’s a coffee shop near the beach out here that sells these bliss ball things.  They look like desserty meatballs and are kept in a glass jar near the cash register.  If you’re sleep deprived, they look like pets held captive by the bakery ladies. Chris bought one…

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Day in the Life of a New (Old) Mom … with Diabetes.

Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy, Real Life Diabetes By September 19, 2016 Tags: , , , , , 9 Comments

Six years ago, I was adjusting to motherhood for the first time during Diabetes Blog Week, and one of the post prompts was to write about a day in the life with diabetes.  My day in the life was flanked on all sides by figuring out what to do with a newborn, so I chronicled that. And just before my…

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On the Other Side.

Diabetic Mommy, Infertility and Pregnancy By September 12, 2016 Tags: , , , , 11 Comments

The first time I was pregnant, the physical journey was the hardest part for me.  Building a baby, watching blood sugars, dealing with body changes … the list was long but included mostly body changes, and also a boatload of excitement about crossing the threshold into “parenting.”  Back in 2009/2010, it was inconceivable to me that something “bad” would happen during…

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C-Section Party Time, Hey Hey.

Diabetic Mommy, Infertility and Pregnancy By September 6, 2016 Tags: , , , , , 12 Comments

There’s another kid in my house now, and he’s two weeks old as of this afternoon.  But how did he escape, you ask?  Sunroof exit!  Here is some of the how and why my son came a bit earlier than expected. That Tuesday morning two weeks ago came with the promise of another long drive to Beth Israel hospital in Boston,…

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Four Chairs.

Diabetic Mommy, Infertility and Pregnancy, Real Life Diabetes By August 29, 2016 Tags: , , , 39 Comments

Our kitchen table has four chairs, and for several years, we had our family of three at the table for four.  But three chairs filled felt right at the time. Except when it didn’t.  A few years ago, that fourth chair became this thing for me, like it should have A Person for it.  There was a feeling that someone was…

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Month 8,455 of Pregnancy.

Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy, Infertility and Pregnancy By August 22, 2016 Tags: , , , , 12 Comments

It’s been very quiet here on my blog, and this is because my body and mind entirely are being slowly devoured by the baby.  I’m nine days away from my scheduled c-section (but past 38 weeks, so could go into labor on my own any time) and my body hasn’t ever been this pregnant before. The baby apparently likes being…

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