I mentioned in an earlier post that when you are diabetic, it takes longer for your milk to come in. Turns out, it’s not just your milk coming in, but milk production in general tends to be lower when the mother has Type 2 diabetes. (I am unsure of Type 1 as I have only… Read More Diabetes & Breastfeeding
Do you remember learning about the food pyramid in grade school? I’m not sure what grade that was, but I do remember it was easy. All of your grains and starches formed the basis for your diet, followed by veggies, then meats, dairy and finally sweets at the top (with I think oils and fats… Read More Sugar 253 || Total Carbs
Last year (wow a year huh?) I wrote about my personal record at the Flying Pig Half Marathon. This year was the 20th anniversary of the Flying Pig Marathon and I was having serious FOMO about not running. So as soon as my doctor ok’d me, I set a running goal of finishing the 5K… Read More 8 weeks and a 5K || Running Goals
I will be honest – I’m not good with getting personal. I am an introvert, I don’t share a lot unless I know you really well (and then I probably share too much), however, I am going to get personal here because I don’t think I can write about making progress against my diabetes without… Read More 10% Body Weight
In the first post about Baby Quinn’s arrival, I told you all about her actual birth. I had not gone into labor naturally, so this was really an exciting event! There’s another reason I’m sharing this story with you though. Baby Quinn couldn’t keep her sugar level up after birth, and it got to the… Read More Baby Quinn is Here – Part 2, Hypoglycemia!
It’s been a while since my last post and while I don’t have an excuse for the month of February, March has been busy! I have to share Quinn’s birth story because if you know us, it just fits that this is how her birth worked out… I was supposed to have an appointment March… Read More Baby Quinn is Here – Birth!
I’ve missed bread. Oh I’ve missed bread. I didn’t think I really ate it much before, but since pregnancy and hormones and diabetes…I guess I ate it more than I realized – because I MISS it. Bread, however, is not low carb. Specifically baby has wanted peanut butter toast. Now, with BOTH previous pregnancies, I… Read More Bread || Tried Low Carb
One thing that we know will reduce blood sugar is walking after meals – keep moving. I know it’s not easy, trust me. I am at 27 weeks pregnant – I want to sit down and put my feet up! However, getting my blood sugar down is much more important. So after breakfast Sunday, I… Read More Let’s Go For A Walk || Controlling Diabetes
Excuse my muffin pan, it’s not very pretty is it lol. But as mentioned in the last blog post, I have been working my way through various recipes, mainly found on Pinterest (if you aren’t a part of Pinterest, you really are missing out), trying to discover how to make some of my favorite foods low carb. … Read More Low Carb Chocolate Muffins
So I have these two amazing kids right? They are funny and sweet and I could not be more blessed. And then comes the curveball – Baby 3 is on his or her way! (We don’t like to find out what we are having – it’s a great motivator through labor!) Except now I’m Pregnant… Read More Little Bean || Pregnant and Diabetic