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Bumpdate:: Yesterday marked #thirtythreeweeks of #annacatebaby. I very much resonate with one of my dearest friends (@elenireid)'s post at this exact mark of her pregnancy last fall, when she said baby Michael was 16lbs and 58 inches. (๐Ÿ˜‚) My honest answer to inquiring minds on how I am is uncomfortable. Julianna Cate has gotten to the point where she can skillfully kick me in the ribcage and my back simultaneously. She's estimated to be 6+ pounds already (#diabeticprobs) and is somewhere in the 80-97th percentile for growth. ๐Ÿ˜ณ Her heart rate this morning was 155bpm and fortunately she complied with prodding to practice her breathing (finally). I feel like she's bigger than a basketball -- more like a BEACH ball -- and the weight of all of it makes for some major posture problems and joint pain. I'm honestly surprised my ribs and groin haven't just split from the pressure on my poor bones, but then again the whole thing is truly miraculous and mind-blowing how the human body accommodates growing a new person. Craving ice and unsweetened cereal with milk (which I can't have). Nesting efforts include our dining room reno, ordering her crib mattress and llama sheets, picking up a baby swing from a BST group, ordering/assembling my super legit Chicco Bravo-for-2 double stroller, and applying for life insurance policies. Thinking about Lilly meeting her for the first time brings me to happy tears. Sleep is uncomfortable but I need beacoups of it. Still waiting to get our car back from the shop. Need to make it past next weekend for important wedding meetings, and then this baby can hurry on out. Grateful, tired, "everything hurts and I'm dying", sooooooo appreciative of Drew, and very excited for the new chapters of life to come.

The best way to start a day ๐Ÿ‘† Smoothie and insulin โ˜€๏ธ

I've seen a few posts about being "bullied" or shamed for being diabetic the past few days. Thankfully that's not something I can relate to. I truly believe we show people how to treat us. If I'm not worried about it no one else will be.
Don't give other people power. It's nothing to be quiet about or hide or be ashamed of. The more people who know the better for your own safety.
My pump shows in plenty of outfits, swimsuits & clearly when my clothes come off. Believe me, I've never had a complaint. ๐Ÿ™ˆ Ladies no decent man is gonna give a damn about a finger poke, pump site or needle prick if you don't. I promise. โœจโค๏ธ
#AllTheJuice #Type1 #NBD #Type1LooksLikeMe #DiabeticProbs

My cat is a troublemaker๐Ÿ˜œ He LOVES chewing on my pump tubing. Does anyone else have this issue? #diabeticprobs

Today I cop told me to get off my phone, when in reality I was checking my blood sugar. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ #diabeticprobs

In a world full of apples, be a pineapple ๐Ÿ

Throwback Thursday! before diabetes took over lol yes I know I look so cool in my pink room.. #diabeticprobs #diabeticawareness #insulindependent #t1d #type1

thats my hero ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿฝ #diabeticprobs #myforevergoals


Lemme tell you how I really feel about being #diabetic - like it's one giant numbers game. Some days they're on point, some days a little low, and others high. I'll be honest and say I'm fortunate I've yet to have a super low or super high reading which means I must be doing something right. But tonight my numbers were the highest I've seen them since being diagnosed and I dug right into this. Now excuse me while I go guzzle a ton of water. #rollercoaster #livingwithdiabetes #type2diabetes #diabeticprobs

Safe to say l won't be putting a cgm there again ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜–

The best way to start a day ๐Ÿ‘† Smoothie and insulin โ˜€๏ธ

Sam handles my low blood sugars every morning! โค๏ธ#diabeticprobs #type1diabetes #juiceboxesforlife

Girl, same.
happy Friday! โšก๏ธโšก๏ธโšก๏ธ

Day 4 was challenging with a kid home sick. My timing was off today with meal prep, so a few leftovers happened, but at the same time I was distracted enough to not notice any discomforts. So a tip if you ever decide to give this a go, keep yourself busy. Maybe hunger really is just boredom talking. #momlife #onedayonemeal #typeonemom #typeonediabetes #busydaytoday #supermommy #momlifeisthebest #sickkid #mommystatus #diabeticprobs

#diabeticrantahead so I went to pick up my test strips tonight from the pharmacy. Same insurance I've always had. Same strips I've had for the last 4 years. I just picked strips up 2 weeks ago... my insurance is now refusing to pay saying I have to use onetouch... oh yeah that's perfect let me just put my one touch test strips in my meter that is also my pump... *insert sarcastic eye roll here*. I'm beyond frustrated and now after I test to ight I will be out of test strips until tomorrow because I did not have the cash to buy them outright. #frustrated #insurancecompaniescanbeawful #ugh #duckfiabetes #t1d #diabeticprobs

If your not thriving what are you doing? ๐Ÿค” #diabeticprobs #diabadass

Most steady night and morning I've had in a long while ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰ time to ruin it with burger and chips ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ .
#freestyle #libre #freestylelibre #diabeticprobs #t1dlookslikeme #diabetes #diabetic #diabeticlife #diabetestype1 #t1d #t1dstrong #t1diabetic #diabeticproblems

"I know You're able and I know You can
Save through the fire with Your mighty hand
But even if You don't
My hope is You alone
They say it only takes a little faith
To move a mountain
Well good thing
A little faith is all I have, right now
But God, when You choose
To leave mountains unmovable
Oh give me the strength to be able to sing
It is well with my soul"
My dad has been listening to this song over and over and over (and over), and as much as I want to be like, "Dad let's get a new one going eh?" I do love the message of it.
He too is going through a chronic illness battle and I'm sure this song gives him a little boost of hope and a feeling of relief.
Check it out: Even If by MercyMe. (He has a diabetic son and you can hear his testimony on YouTube too.)
โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข
#themodernautoimmune #autoimmunity #autoimmunepaleo #autoimmuneliving #autoimmunedisease #autoimmunewarrior #aip #typeonediabetes #type1diabetes #diabetic #diabeticgirl #diabeticlife #diabeticprobs #t1diabetes #t1d #addisonsdisease #adrenalinsufficiency #hashimotosdisease #thyroidprobs #itiswellwithmysoul #hope #faith #mercyme

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