Coming clean…

Sooooo, you know how I’ve majorly reduced my running in the last few months, and how I said it was because I was burnt out, that was a lie. And you know how I’ve been getting my hemoglobin A1C done every month for more than a year, and have said it’s because I’m all OCD about blood sugar perfection, that was a lie (sort of ;)). And you know how I’ve been majorly struggling with low blood sugars the last while and I said I had no idea why, that too was a lie.

The truth, my friends, is it was all part of the plan.

Two years ago, after years of swearing high and low I would never go on an insulin pump, I switched from injections to the pump. There were two reasons. One, it was said the pump was way more flexible with running. And two, it was said Lantus insulin (which was required for injections) was not conducive to pregnancy. That was the main reason.

And so, here you are, the truth:
Princess and Big Ring sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G, first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes Baby Tartelette in the baby carriage!

As a diabetic, I knew there was way more preparation into getting pregnant than the normal chicks out there. I hate to say it, but romance could really only be a small factor in the equation. Everything had to be so absolutely precise, even to the point where my HbA1c for the month had to be under 7.0 at the point of conception; it was 5.8 – the lowest it’s EVER been! I also had to make sure I was taking an insane amount of folic acid, more so than the average pre-pregnant chick, to ensure no birth defects.

But the pre-pregnancy preps was nothing compared to the pregnancy and diabetes goings on. More on the later… for now, I’m just happy as can be 😀


  • 5:15 p.m. BG before: 5.9
  • Temp. basal: -100 per cent (1.5 hour)
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • 6:30 p.m. BG after: 3.4


22 responses to “Coming clean…

  1. Woohoo!! Congratulations to the both of you 😉

  2. Ditto…what Peter said;) (I am not excited or anything for you two!)

  3. Oh. My. Goodness!! 🙂
    Now I know what they mean by “Grinning from ear to ear” because I’m doing it!! 🙂
    So THAT’s what you’ve been up to!! 🙂
    I am so happy for both of you!! 🙂

  4. WOW! congrats! So excited for you guys!!
    and holy AMAZING A1C girl!

    • I KNOW! I have no idea where that number came from… I mean, I’ve been hovering in the mid 6s for over a year, but then BLAM 5.8 – wahoo!

  5. Katie – How very splendid! My heart is full of happiness for you and Mario and Buninoven / sincerely, debb

  6. Congratulations!

    I’ve been reading for a while, and enjoy your blog, but this is the first time I’ve come out of hiding. Just had to add my congratulations. What an excellent new adventure! 🙂

  7. Yay! Congratulations!

  8. AWESOME!! congratulations! got any names picked yet? 😉

  9. You’ve made my day! Fantastic news, indeed! My daughter is T1 (but only 13—-WAAAAAY too young to be thinking about babies!) but as her Momma, the difficulties she may one day endure in trying to have a baby sometimes weigh heavily on my mind. While your post makes me VERY happy for you, it gives me hope for my daughter, too. Well done. 🙂

  10. Awesome news…congratulations!!!

    Enjoy every moment because they fly by so quickly…

    My girls are now 15 and 17 and it seems like it was just yesterday that I was making a similar announcement.

    Take care of all of you,


  11. I just told Dad about your announcemewnt, he says unless he hears it from u
    it isn’t official. Congrats!
    The Other Princess, Carol

  12. !!!!!!! (again) Can’t wait for more details!

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