Today’s prompt: We don’t always realize it, but each one of us has come a long way since diabetes first came into our life. It doesn’t matter if it’s been 5 weeks, 5 years or 50 years; you’ve done something outstanding diabetes-wise.
I’ve had two humongous accomplishments in the 20 years since my T1 Diagnosis….
The first one happened February of 2008:
The second accomplishment happened April 2013:
Being diabetic, getting pregnant can be a daunting thought/process. Most of us are told we shouldn’t get pregnant. Or worse yet that we can’t (which was told to me while I was in the hospital after my dx at the age of 17.) But it can be done. And I’ve done it twice, and have had two incredibly healthy pregnancies -my first one produced my son, and the second one gave us our TWO sons. Having diabetes adds so many more factors to the process, from getting pregnant to maintaining a healthy pregnancy (for both mom and baby), to delivery, even after delivery (my twin boys are now 4 weeks old and I’m still dealing with postpartum blood sugar issues).
But for me, I’ve known since I was a little girl that I wanted to be a mommy. So I was going to do everything in my power to make it happen.. and I did. And delivered 3 beautifully healthy baby boys. Yay me!