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Michelle's Journal

Pregnancy with Diabetes

Come along with Michelle
as she experiences
pregnancy with diabetes
for the first time.

Go to journal entries

Michelle Kowalski was diagnosed with pre-diabetes in February 2005. She discovered she was pregnant in April 2005 with her third child. Throughout both of her previous pregnancies, she kept a detailed journal of her thoughts and events. She has decided to share her third journal with us!

She has a bachelor's degree in journalism and English from Butler University in Indianapolis, and is a copy editor and proofreader for a national agriculture magazine.

Would you like to send a comment to Michelle? Go to our Diabetic Mommy Forum and send her a message.

Her forum name is Michko203.


Journal Index


April 1 April Fool's Day - I'm pregnant - really
April 5 Ectopic pregnancy? Birth defects? Self-doubt!
April 16 Blood sugar obsession, hunger & doubt
April 17 Hooray for free foods & noticable lifestyle changes
April 19 Hospitalized for a blood clot
April 20 Some hospital blues
April 27 Sonic & Baskin Robbins sing their siren songs
April 29 I feel lousy - but fast food nutritional information impowers me!
May 1 I still feel lousy - may the doctor appointments begin!
May 4 I have a due date/induction date and a little reassurance
May 11 Learning curve
May 12 Finally showing?
May 13 Not sure about these numbers
May 16 Walking does a body good (our seventh anniversary!)
May 17 Patience is not a virtue
May 18 Pen pals
May 19 Worried I'm not worried about birth defects
May 24 Donut, gummy bears, fries & apple cobbler
May 25 I can feel the baby!
May 26 Continuous glucose monitor - technical difficulties
May 27 Restart the continuous glucose monitor
June 2 Restart prozac
June 7 Fourth ultrasound today - look at future appointments
June 14 I'm getting bigger!
June 15 Mommy, how did the baby get in your tummy?
June 21 Odd blood sugar levels = new insulin plan
June 22 Keep on keepin' on
June 29 Simple pleasures
June 30 Proof positive
July 7 Two donuts and chocolate milk - justified!
July 12 Singing in the rain
July 15 Be patient
July 29 Stress sucks!
August 11 I think George is a girl
August 16 It's a girl!
Sept 2 Being fat had it's advantages
Sept 6 Pregnancy is starting to take it's toll
Sept 7 Are you stepping on my sciatic nerve?
Sept 8 The back pain disappeared!
Sept 9 Did George go breech again?
Sept 22 Countdown to the end
Sept 26 I'm nesting!
Sept 27 Ready for a challenge
Sept 30 Can't get back on the walking track
Oct 6 I like this fast-acting insulin thing!
Oct 12 Can't wait for the mood swings to end
Oct 21 Having contractions already
Oct 26 Diabetes rears another ugly head
Oct 27 Those darn pregnancy hormones
Oct 28 Unexpected very high blood sugar
Oct 31 Halloween candy sucks
Nov 4 Couldn't avoid big babyness
Nov 9 Stick a fork in me; I'm done!
Nov 17 Physical toll
Nov 21 Come out, come out wherever you are
Nov 22 Happy with weight guesstimate
Nov 26 A six-year-old's premonition
Nov 27 Ho hum...still pregnant
Dec 1 Patience is not one of my virtues
Dec 2 Trying to keep busy
Dec 8 Maya is here!


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