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diabetes and pregnancy

Two Heartbeats on D-Blog Day

Infertility and Pregnancy By November 9, 2009 Tags: , , , No Comments

The first time we saw him (or her), it was at the emergency room back in Connecticut.  We were only seven weeks into the pregnancy and barely had caught our breath from finding out when the bleeding happened and I panicked.  We spent five hours in the emergency room, poked and prodded and with an IV line at the ready,…

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Dexcom and Desperation

Dexcom, Infertility and Pregnancy By November 4, 2009 Tags: , , No Comments

For a few weeks, I had a tough run with the Dexcom.  Out of the five sensors I’d used in the last three weeks, three of them had gone kaput on me.  And by “kaput,” I mean that I’d put in a new sensor after Las Vegas and it instantly gave me “???” instead of blood sugar results.  I’ve seen the triple question…

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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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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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