This is what it takes to avoid catcalling

Handprints plate

Have you seen this video yet?  It’s only funny because it’s true. Men respect other men. We’re not even a consideration. Post by CollegeHumor.

Welcome Baby Antonio to the familia!

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Baby Antonio is officially here! We recently welcomed baby Antonio into our family.  Born 8 lbs., 3 oz. and 21 inches long.  Our daughter, Lilyana is thrilled to finally have her baby brother and we are beyond thrilled to finally have him in our arms.  ♥ Please join us in welcoming baby Antonio into our […]

Free sample birth plan for moms with gestational diabetes

Natural birth plan for gestational diabetics Both of my two pregnancies I’ve had gestational diabetes.  In the first pregnancy, I was able to control my glucose levels through diet and exercise.  This time around I had to take insulin.  My body just couldn’t help it no matter how much I trimmed my diet or added […]

Getting ready for baby

Over the past month or so, most of our time has been spent prepping for our new baby, who is on the way and will be here mid to late-September.  Mija has had so much fun helping us to get ready.  She’s been waiting on her little sibling forever.  She started asking for a brother […]

A Little Back Story on Me & the Hubs: How We Met

Celebrating 7 years of marriage Hubby and I recently celebrated 7 years married and 11 years together.  To recap, we’re sharing how we met and our engagement story.  Below you’ll also find some cool links with more great stories about our life together. How we met… I was working at a local amusement park for my […]

Corn tortillas vs flour tortillas for gestational diabetics

Corn tortillas vs flour tortillas for gestational diabetics Just a quick note to my fellow diabetics. If you love tacos, always try to stick to corn tortillas instead of flour. THE GOOD: Corn tortillas are only 8g carbs each, with 4g of fiber. So, if you eat 3 corn tortilla tacos, it’s only 24 carbs! […]

First morning after insulin during pregnancy

First morning after insulin during pregnancy So, last night I had a 156 1 hour after dinner and this morning, my fasting was 92. Just a little high for both. Today we’ll see how it goes now that I’ll have both meds all day. If it’s still a little high, we’ll do a minor adjustment […]

Starting on Insulin during pregnancy

Starting on Insulin during pregnancy I just took my first ever injection of insulin. I’m not a person who’s cool with needles. In fact, I can’t even watch them draw my blood at the doctor’s office, but I did it. It took me about 20 minutes with a hovering needle before I could do it. […]

Fine Tuning Gestational Diabetes with Glyburide

Fine Tuning Gestational Diabetes with Glyburide My glucose numbers are improving. It’s been almost 3 weeks since I started with medication (Glyburide) on July 4th and I’m finally in the 80s for my fasting blood glucose and in the 110-120s range 1 hour after meals. It’s taken a lot of back and forth, getting the […]

Mija turns 6 #CelebrateConBritax

This year, our little girl turned six years old.  It was a big year for her…and she’s excited to finally become a big sister.  Baby brother is on his way (due in September) and we couldn’t be happier.  She has been waiting for a sibling for quite a while and the “right time” finally caught up […]

Ketones, diabetes and pregnancy

27 weeks and counting Ok, so I’ve never had to do this before, but this week I’m learning about Ketones. I’ve been testing every morning and it’s been all good except today, which I think is a result of not eating enough on Monday (I was super busy and totally dropped the ball). Anyway, if […]

Getting enough protein when you’re diabetic

26 weeks and counting So, I recently asked my friends on Facebook about what kinds of things I could eat in the mornings to get more protein with my breakfast without eating too many carbs (right now I’m at 30 carbs for breakfast).   They gave me so many good suggestions.  Here is what they said: […]