Sickness and GD

Sickness and GD

I’m so sick I usually struggle with nausea in the first trimester, but I’ve been lucky enough to not suffer with actual vomiting in my previous pregnancies. Everything was fine this time… But something this weekend has changed! I keep

The first scan & time to meet the diabetes team

The first scan & time to meet the diabetes team

My first scan You pee on a pregnancy test stick and it says it’s positive and then that’s it. No one checks or does anything to check you’re actually pregnant until today. It’s all riding on this scan to see

Nighttime hypos

Nighttime hypos

Hypos in the night Since moving and settling in, my blood sugar levels have returned to be more stable, but I keep having the odd random nighttime hypo, hitting between 2 and 3am. Many ladies in my Facebook group say

Moving house

Moving house

Finally time to move It’s been a tough time with Gavin being away Mon – Fri working in Scotland and me practically being a single Mum looking after the boys on my own. We don’t have any friends or family

Needles…I HATE them!

Needles…I HATE them!

Needles…I HATE them! Regardless of what my team advocate, I choose to test my blood sugar levels at least 7 times a day. That’s fasting, 1 hour post breakfast, pre-lunch, 1 hour post lunch, pre-dinner, 1 hour post dinner and before

The sweet smell of insulin!

The sweet smell of insulin!

The sweet smell of insulin Many people laugh when I say I like the smell of insulin, but it’s true, I do! To me, insulin is the smell of pregnancy and is a happy thing. I get gestational diabetes in

First clinic appointment

First clinic appointment

First diabetes clinic appointment A midwife from the diabetes clinic has called to say that they will squeeze me into the usual Tuesday diabetes clinic at the hospital. She’s told me where to go, what time to attend and that the

Pregnant again!

Pregnant again!

Is it really a positive test?! I’m late for my period which is unusual as since having Finlay my periods have been so frequent, too frequent, which I put down to my endometriosis and PCOS (poly cystic ovarian syndrome). I