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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The announcement I keep forgetting to announce!

So I keep forgetting to announce on my blog that we are expecting baby #2 in October!   We are very excited yet apprehensive as adding another child is a bit scary, but not as scary as going for the first!

My diabetes has been fairly easy to manage, it is still Diabetes, but so far my its been like my first experience being pregnant and my blood sugars are easier to maintain.  The leg swelling has started and I have already had to give in to wearing compression stockings, they are fabulous you should try them!  They look really quite ridiculous but man oh man do they feel good to wear to keep the swelling/skin stretching/heavy leg feelings away! The other day my right leg felt like it weighed 50 pounds because I forgot my stockings at home.  

We are trying to avoid preecclampsia this time around and my OB has me taking a baby aspirin daily.  My blood pressure has been steady at its normal low numbers so far and my baseline 24 hour urine collection was normal.  Taking an aspirin daily has made me bruise more than I have in my entire life which is kind of crazy considering before I could whack myself pretty hard and not get a mark. (I am a wall and corner grazer) I also have this whirrling noise in my right ear all the time from it, but it is all worth it to avoid pre-e again.

My sciatic nerve pain came back with a vengeance at about 6 weeks, which I was hoping it could wait a bit longer but it did not.  I am forever grateful for my mother in law, she gave me foam roller because it was too hard for her and it has literally been my saving grace.  I LOVE my foam roller.  It helps the pain tremendously.  I think the one on the link is the exact one I have at home.  You literally roll on the floor over top of it on your back or wherever your pain is.  I sit on this and roll over the sciatic nerve that hurts, and boy does it hurt like hell to do this, but after you put the pressure on the painful spots until it hurts less you eventually feel a lot better.  Last pregnancy I was at the chiro office 1 or 2 times a week.  This thing has saved me hundreds of dollars!  It has also helped me a lot with my scoliosis back pain even before I was pregnant.

This time around I have stomach muscle separation which is kind of crazy looking and painful.  I'm hoping they don't separate much more since it is already a 1.5 inch gap around my belly button.  It kind of feels like my uterus is going to pop out of my stomach.  My skin doesnt really hurt or itch like the first time around, so that a plus.  Just another one of the joys of pregnancy and the toll it can take on a mother to bring another miracle baby into our family.

We are grateful for today's technology and the fact that with type 1 Diabetes I can bring children into our lives and not have many of the fears that women had just a few short decades ago about having children. 

20 weeks pregnant, regular jeans and just an extra size bigger shirt!

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  1. Congratulations!

  2. Congratulations!! I referred your blog to the TUDiabetes.org blog page for the week of June 20, 2016, so everyone can enjoy the great news.


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