Category Archives: Type 1 Diabetes issues

Miscarriage fears, faith, and a great God

Warning: girl problems and body parts discussed read at your own risk. At 12 weeks in my third pregnancy I had a miscarriage. Today I’m 12 weeks 4 days and I’ve had some miscarriage symptoms along with some odd bladder issues. A little spotting, some cramping, and difficulty urinating over the last two days. I …

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I can feel it!

Last week I felt some little flips always in the same spot of my lower belly. I thought it must be the baby. At only 11 weeks, it’s a little early to feel the baby’s movement but not unheard of. This weekend we were at family camp (a T1D camp we attend every October) and …

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When faith wins

When I found out I was pregnant again after 2 miscarriages, I was afraid. I was worried I would be afraid the whole pregnancy, but I gave my fear to God and asked him to full me with his faith. And it worked! Every time I feel worried or scared, I just ask God to …

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A real Mt Rainier hike

After being drastically less active over the last year, I decide to join a friend on a hike. 5 miles, shouldn’t be too bad, it’s kid friendly. Right? 🤣 It was beautiful and it was amazing! But there were times that I struggled. I had to keep telling myself,”just take a step” over and over, …

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Day trip road trip

Today we went on a road trip for just one day. I thought I was crazy for driving 3 hours one way and the getting back in the car to drive back the same day, but it really wasn’t as bad as I feared. I packed lunch, dinner, and snacks for TJ, G, and myself, …

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This was supposed to be the month…

I should be huge, uncomfortable, irritated by the weather, using 5 pillows to sleep at night, but super excited and ready to hold my baby. My little boy who was born in March and never took a breath. It should’ve been this month, his due date was this month. It’s crazy how often this thought …

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Summer fun

Summer is here! We have been keeping busy, playing with friends doing daily school work, chores, and enjoying the sun (when it decides to shine). We even went to wild waves with friends and had fun going down water slides and floating in the lazy river under a cloudy sky). But today was the first …

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Who knew

Who would have ever thought Mother’s Day could be so emotional? I can remember before we had TJ feeling a little sad on Mother’s Day because we had been trying for 2 years and hadn’t become parents yet. I’ve been celebrating this holiday for 10 years as a mom, and don’t remember crying on it …

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Museum family day

We went to the WA history museum today for family day. We went early to check out the exhibits We stopped and ate lunch just outside, with a view of the glass museum. The weather was so nice! It was fun and not crowded. We learned how printing presses work and got to use a …

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Five Minute Friday: Place

Usually place is a location, a city or a building, but the place that I’m at right now (aside from my home) is a very challenging one. I’m in a sad place, mourning the loss of my baby, taking care of my children who have the flu, trying to figure out my new normal. Here …

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