Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Random Thoughts

1. I often wear nursing tank tops. The ones I bought at Target fit me much better than those made by a company called Glamourmoms. I bought the Glamourmoms ones in the hospital and wore them the first week, but Target's are much better. Cheaper, too.

2. My blood sugars are pretty shot to hell these days. When I can remember to test at all, I'm often high.

3. During pregnancy, I used to test about 12-15 times a day. I'm lucky to test 5-6 times a day these days.

4. I haven't been great about doing Weight Watchers. As a result, I haven't lost a lot of weight.

5. Just walking with my kid in the stroller isn't much of a workout for me. But I don't like the babysitting setup at my current gym. The room where Baby L would be watched in is down the hall and I can't keep an eye on him. Plus, he's so little and the room is filled with bigger-kid toys.

6. I checked out another gym nearby yesterday that has a Cardio Mom session. This means you can bring your baby into the workout room and keep him in his car seat parked next to your cardio machine while you work out.

7. This is ideal, except the time of day they do this (12-2pm) usually coincides with other things I'm already doing during the day (new mom chats, Mommy and me classes, baby-friendly movies, and such). Why don't they have these sessions in the mornings?

8. This gym is also a farther (20 minute, versus 10 minute) drive from home.

9. But I clearly need to do something more vigorous to get back into the exercise game. An hour on the elliptical or bike would do it. Several times a week.

10. I still make big to-do lists like I did pre-baby. It takes me weeks, rather than days, to complete them.

11. I actually finished a big portion of my book proposal on my type 1 pregnancy book. Now all I have to do is write up a sample Table of Contents.

12. Here's where you come in (that is, if anyone still reads this blog...). If you're type 1, what exactly would you want to know about the pregnancy experience? I have a ton of thoughts and need to organize them in a table-of-contents way. Would love to hear what others think.

13. Baby L has been sleeping alone in his crib for the past two weeks. He's doing pretty well, sleeping about 4-5 hours at a time.

14. Was too tired to pump last night at 1:30 (Baby L's last feeding), so am doing it now, typing with my left hand, and entertaining Baby L with shaking a stuffed animal that makes a rattle noise with my right hand while Baby sits in a bouncy seat on the floor. Motherhood is all about multitasking.

15. I have freelance work projects due next week and my mother has come over this week to watch the baby so I can work uninterrupted. Except the first day she came, I really just wanted to take a long nap, something I usually don't do.

16. Yesterday, however, I was alone with the baby, and he fell asleep on my chest for a delicious three-hour midaftternoon nap for both of us. No work got done, though.

17. My old boss emailed last week, telling me my replacement and another colleague worked til 1am recently during the latest deadline week at my old job.

18. I am glad it wasn't me. The magazine's biggest issue of the year comes out in August, and next week there's a huge party going on for it. Mr. L and I got invited to the party, and I'd be fine skipping it, but Mr. L wants to go and bring the baby. We'll see how this goes over.

19. Last week, Mr. L. and I went to a jewelry store (he's been promising to buy me swanky earrings in honor of Baby L's arrival) to check out possibilities. While there, I saw a woman with a Minimed pump at the same jewelry counter. We chatted (she was there scouting out swanky options to celebrate her upcoming 50th birthday). She had a later version pump than I do (who doesn't? Mine's three years out of warranty already), and we exchanged emails. I had a weird moment when I realized the business cards in my purse are out of date, but managed to write my email address on the back of one of her cards.

20. I haven't emailed her yet, but suppose I should.

21. I should also make up new business cards for myself, explaining I'm an independent editorial consultant, rather than a staffer at my last job.

22. There's one more thing for the to-do list.


Dr. Grumbles said...

Yikes! 1AM! Sounds icky!

Don't fret the weight too much, I say. It isn't a race.

Good luck with the party. Come on, nothing warms up a room like a cute baby, right?

Kevin said...

Thanks for the update.

Glad things are going well!

Anonymous said...

Hey there
Congratulations on your baby boy! I've read your posts for the last few months. My husband and I are in the beginning stages of trying to get pregnant. I am in my first week of pumping with the Omnipod to try and get my numbers down. With regards to your question about what would be helpful in your book, personally, I would be interested in tricks and tips for navagating a Type I pregnancy. I have no idea where to begin. Picking a high risk OBYN or going with a different endo for the pregnancy. What you liked about your diabetes care and what you didn't. What should I expect out of these people! Even daily diets that were satisfying but didn't blow your numbers. I recently took some time to read your archive posts and I found a lot of solace in your comments. Thanks for sharing your experience.

Flmgodog said...

Glad to hear things are going well!

I completely understand about the exercise. I haven't figured it out yet.

Can't wait to see how the book turns out. Their are so many things I wish I had known being Type 1 and pregnant.


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