The Best Mother's Day

Pregnancy and Diabetes Blog

The Best Mother's Day

May 9, 2011


Good morning, everyone! I hope all of the mothers reading this had a wonderful Mother’s day yesterday with your families. Yesterday, being my first Mothers Day (yes, he’s still baking in there, but we’re still counting it as my first one), Erik surprised me with season 6 of NCIS and a new picture digital picture frame to show off all of my pictures on.

Saturday, we went for our first 3D/4D ultrasound of our little one. It is amazing what they can do these days! Although he was sleeping most of the time, we were able to get a few good shots of his face. He sleeps like I do with his arms curled either behind his head, or his hands curled under his chin. His face is shaped like mine, but the features are his dad. Not surprising though with as strong as the genes are in his family. Either way, no matter which one of us he looks like, I’m completely in love now. Not that I wasn’t before, but this takes it to a whole other level. Actually seeing his face and his movements just has me in awe and completely love-struck. Though I wasn’t a Grinch before, I feel as if my heart grew “three sizes that day”, and I’m sure it will grow even more when I actually get to hold him and really see him when he’s born. And to get to see him the day before Mother’s day? That was the best thing ever!

We got a CD with all of the still images that were taken, so when Erik gave me the digital photo frame, I put all of the pictures from all of the ultrasounds on there, including all of those.

On the diabetes front, still nothing is making sense. One day I’m going everything to get blood sugars down, the next, I’m fighting to keep them up. But I’ve come to know that right now, nothing can be figured out, plan put in place, and it stay that way. Right now, it’s a constant change. Stress over anything is not needed during pregnancy, but especially over control. For me, I’ve had to learn to deal with things as they come one day at a time and stop worrying about what may happen tomorrow or the next day. The only thing that has really helped is having two basal rates. One for the days where I’m trending a little higher, and one for the days that I’m low more than I’d like to be.

Also, exercise helps too. I am trying to walk 1.25 miles at least three times per week not just for circulation and all, but also for blood sugar control. I have found that when I do, my night’s blood sugars are a little more manageable for supper and after. I also wake up with better numbers, which is a good thing since those are ones that fluctuate the most when I don’t walk.

Diabetes is rough. It’s even rougher with pregnancy thrown in the mix. But its in those moments that I am reminded just how precious life is, and how important the best control possible is needed. It’s not needed just for me anymore. It’s for him too.


To see one of the pictures from the ultrasound, click here.