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Being a Rotten Patient.

Healthcare, Infertility and Pregnancy By August 10, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , 15 Comments

Yesterday, I was a rotten patient. At this point in my previous pregnancy, I had already been in hospital on bedrest for two weeks, so this whole rolling around on the “outside” while a few days shy of 37 weeks pregnant is new to me. ¬†The emotions I felt on bedrest were really volatile and I cried a lot and…

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Spring-Loaded Navel Gazing.

Diabetes and Family, Diabetic Mommy, Infertility and Pregnancy By August 1, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , 12 Comments

(Edit: I had originally written “naval gazing” instead of “navel gazing.” Thus illustrating the point of this post, which is that my mind is quickly becoming mush. Thanks, Bobby, for the edit. ūüôā ) It’s week 35 of this fetus party. ¬†All I have left to give are bullet points. My stomach moves. ¬†Often. ¬†To be more precise, it’s my…

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Diabetic Pregnancy: Third Trimester.

Blood Sugars, Infertility and Pregnancy By June 21, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , 4 Comments

Ten weeks left until the little man arrives, which means I’m in the third trimester and ready to fast forward through the summer. ¬†FAST. ¬†FORWAAAAAAAAARD!! Swelling. ¬†So far, so good. ¬†I don’t have any swelling to speak of, which is a far cry from my first pregnancy, when I was in StayPuft mode starting around 28 weeks and stayed there…

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The Thin, Red Line.

Blood Sugars By May 10, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , 9 Comments

For the last few days, I’ve been sick. ¬†Sicker than I’ve been in several years – a man cold morphing into a respiratory infection¬†with an agenda, evolving into nausea that rivaled all my morning sickness put together, crashing into having to visit the doctor and cancel a trip to California this week. ¬†(For the record, I’ve never had to cancel…

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Halfway Point.

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetic Mommy, Infertility and Pregnancy By April 20, 2016 Tags: , 11 Comments

We’re a little over 20 weeks into this pregnancy, which means that I’m over halfway done baking (baking? brewing? percolating.) the new little Sparling. ¬†The last twenty weeks have been busy: Doctors appointments. ¬†There are many of these. ¬†We started with the visits to the fertility clinic, where I had a lot of assessment visits and then, once we were…

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