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H1N1: Fighting for the Vaccine

Diabetes Advocacy, Infertility and Pregnancy By November 2, 2009 Tags: , , No Comments

Last week, I toddled my pregnant self up to the Joslin Clinic for my endocrinologist appointment and an ultrasound with my OB/Gyn.  And as excited as I was about the ultrasound and the opportunity for Chris and I to see our baby kicking around in there (more on that later), I was just as excited about the H1N1 vaccine. I know.  I…

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Diabetes, Lovenox, and Bathroom Jane Fonda

Infertility and Pregnancy By October 22, 2009 Tags: , , No Comments

The flight to Las Vegas from Boston is a long one – six hours on the way there and five on the way back.  I talked with my doctors before taking the flight, and being pregnant, I’m dealing with an increased threat of deep vein thrombosis.  The Factor V Leiden gene in my body is also a red flag, so these longs flights…

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Some Pregnancy (and Diabetes) Stuff

Infertility and Pregnancy By October 21, 2009 Tags: , , No Comments

Do you know how hard it was to not tell you guys I am pregnant?  Sitting on that information for three months was one of the most challenging things I’ve ever done.  There were SO MANY questions I wanted to ask, and so many stories I wanted to share, but I knew it was best to keep my mouth shut until…

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Vegas, (with my) Baby. Vegas

Infertility and Pregnancy, Traveling By October 20, 2009 Tags: , , No Comments

In addition to participating in the BlogWorldExpo medblogger track, I spent an extra day in Las Vegas with my husband, checking out the sights.    Yes, I went to Vegas for the first time, married and pregnant. (Something tells me I should have made that journey a bit earlier in my life.) So now that the pregnancy is out there, I can…

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Dear Baby

Diabetes and Family, Infertility and Pregnancy By October 14, 2009 Tags: , , No Comments

Dear Baby, I’ve been thinking about you for a long time. My doctors told me it would be a challenge to have you.  They said that diabetes would be a tricky hurdle as I planned for you.  They said you might not happen.  There were so many reasons to be scared and so many reasons to doubt, but I never gave…

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BSparl: 19 Weeks

Infertility and Pregnancy By January 8, 2009 Tags: , , , , No Comments

We’re at the 19 week mark with our baby, and things are starting to change again.  My belly is hard and high, completely obvious now and forcing me to rock NBF’s maternity jeans.  (She rocks, because she can provide some very useful hand-me-downs these days.  And NBF is due any day now!!  Ahem – sorry, I’m so excited!)  Pregnancy symptoms,…

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