Wednesday, March 17, 2010


 A photo of how small the needles are that I use with breakfast and dinner.  TINY!!!

Saw the diabetic educator again today.  I wasn't supposed to see her until next week, Tuesday, but she had me call with my blood sugar numbers and wanted me to come back in today to (re)learn how to use insulin again.  My numbers are good for a diabetic but not good for a pregnant diabetic. 

Chris is in Las Vegas on vacation with my brother and my brother's brother-in-law so I trucked Cadence in with me.  To my surprise she came as close as she could get while I gave myself a shot of saline and asked after, "Can I see the blood?!"  LOL!  Little gross baby!!!  She was very curious! :)  I was glad she saw it in a doctor's office instead of just all of the sudden to see me doing it at home.  She knows it's important this way.

For my own record, I take 10 units of long acting insulin in the morning, 8 units of Novalog with breakfast and dinner, and 20 units of long acting before bed.  Might possibly add a dose with lunch eventually but my numbers didn't show a need at the moment.

So I got my stash of supplies and started taking insulin with dinner tonight.  I could see the difference in my number after dinner already.  I'm genuinely glad.  Shots don't hurt... they really, really don't.  You would laugh if you tried it.  The needle is SO small and thin you honestly don't even know it's in there.  No sweat.  I got a little worried about it but when I did it for the first and second times I remembered how much of a cake walk those shots really are. :)  Mmmm... cake.

I'll go back again on Tuesday, as planned, to see her again and possibly tweak the dosage a bit more.  After that I see my OB on April 1.  I will no longer see the diabetic educator at that point since our insurance is changing ON April 1.  I purposely made that appointment for that day, smart lady.. I know!  I hope, hope, hope to hear that sweet little heartbeat on the 1st!!!!  Cross your fingers for me! :)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Officially official!

 I've known I am pregnant for a couple weeks now.  I've been waiting to make an official blog post until I had doctor's confirmation.  Something about getting that "positive" from them was really important to me. 

I had my first pregnancy appointment yesterday.  I had my lapband emptied at one (protocol for my clinic in case of vomiting), went over my diabetes in another, and saw a nutritionist to go over a diabetic pregnancy diet again.  Since it's been 5 years since I was pregnant last, this is all very new again. 

Things are going pretty smooth right now.  I'm no more tired than I am usually and am *knock on wood* not feeling sick or nauseous.  So far, just my breasts feel super tender to the touch and feel "heavier" than normal.  I feel like they need support 24 hours a day if that makes sense.  I had to explain to Cadence that she had to be gentle on me.  She was running at me to hug me and smacking me around in the process (to put it lightly) and it was almost excruciating. 

Exercise has had to take on a new method lately.  I had been running but with being so sore up top, that just couldn't happen anymore.  I've taken to the elliptical which is a lot less impact.  I still feel a bit sore when I start going but it gets easier and I do about 30 minutes, three times a week.  I also do a strength training session once a week for 30 minutes.  I've grown to really like the elliptical.  In the beginning, I begged to get off after 10 minutes.  Then I did 20 and eventually worked my way up to 30.  I do remember the days when I couldn't do 5 minutes on that thing.

No changed in my clothes or really in my weight yet.  Totally normal and, man, would I ever be in trouble if I started gaining weight already!!! :)

I'm 6 weeks and 1 day today, btw.  In the future this will be abbreviated as 6w1d.  I should be getting an ultrasound in the next month or so to determine a more exact due date but for now based on my last menstrual period, my due date is November 1.

I'll be back with new news as it happens!! :)