Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Discoveries.

With a month of momhood under my belt now, I'm noticing a few things:
  • If you're going to snuggle a baby against you, probably go ahead and get your insulin pump out of your bra (who wants to snuggle against hard plastic/metal - no one).
  • If you're going to take it one step further and snuggle that baby with the use of a wrap, definitely get that insulin pump out of your bra because now you can't bolus without beeps and/or buzzes letting loose right next to their teeny, tiny, sleeping self.
  • Trying to figure out where my basal rates (or really, anything) should be at post-pregnancy is really hard. My body is still healing and readjusting to the baby being outside so simply going back to pre-pregnancy settings on my pump doesn't quite cut it. My CGM graphs are resembling [insert name of well-known roller coaster here]. 
  • How does anyone get anything done when there is a baby around? I'm lucky if I get to shower before 3:00 pm now, much less appear (clean, dressed, and coherent) at work on time. I have around 6 weeks left in my maternity leave and I have no idea how to go back to real life, or how to get into pants that don't stretch, or what "well-rested" feels like.
  • It's really, really hard to have to momentarily ignore my daughter's cries because I have to handle a low blood sugar. There's no way for me to communicate to her yet that while I know she needs me and more than anything I want to pick her up and take care of her, for her safety it's not a good idea right then. It upsets me every time it happens.
  • Also really hard? Dealing with a very fussy baby with a blood sugar of 376 at four in the morning without letting myself get cranky about it.
  • And lastly, I'm digging this tote from Tallygear (disclosure: I received this tote for free and while I am not required to write about or mention it, I like it, so I am), as a convenient way to carry my CGM, phone, a tube of GlucoLift and some lipbalm while taking a stroll with the Rabbit. The viewing window in the front of the pouch means I don't need to dig it out each time I want to see my CGM screen - super thoughtful! Getting out into the world - and the fresh air and sunshine - for a little bit each day helps to curb the cabin fever 'round here.

6 comments:

  1. I'm impressed that you found the time to type this out!

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  2. You look wonderful!
    And yup, getting out and about in the fresh air with your kiddo is totally worth the effort.
    Keep enjoying!

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  3. Thanks for sharing the pouch! This would be perfect for my beach honeymoon. I've been wondering what I would use that is still small, not ugly, and could be worn easily while wandering around the resort property. THANK YOU!!

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  4. I realize this is completely insensitive, but welcome to motherhood. Sounds like you're doing great. I'm sure you will continue to be a great Mom. Despite the momentary issues, I'm really, really happy for you. Oh, and wait 'til the teenage years.

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  5. You look wonderful and you're doing great!

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  6. At 4 in the morning I would be cranky regardless of my blood sugar level but I guess you gotta do what you gotta do

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