I first joined TuDiabetes in the summer of 2008 - back when we had about 3,000 members, I think. I was recently married, dreaming of motherhood, and watching ALL of my friends give birth to beautiful children. I couldn't find anyone in my life who understood the additional hurdle I faced as a type 1 diabetic trying to get my health in order so I could try to conceive safely. My A1c was finally in the 7s after 18 years of floundering in the 8-14% range and struggling for that kind of control, but I was still far from the "below 6.5%" that I needed to achieve to get the green light.

Then I discovered this community. I met women in the same stage as I was and those who were a few steps ahead. I asked questions, I made friends, and I finally got the green light four months later with an A1c of 6.1%. Nine frustrating months after that, we finally conceived. And nine months after that, with A1cs in the 5s the whole pregnancy, BabyBL has made her entrance into the world.


BabyBL
born at 38 wks via c-section
February 1, 2010 @ 8:47am
8 lbs, 2 oz
19 3/4 inches
Her BG at birth: 54 mg/dL (Target range for newborns: 45-60 mg/dL) YAY!!!!!!!!!!!

I couldn't be prouder - of me, my husband Kevin, or of BabyBL.

I will be writing up some blogs about different stages of the experience, so look out for them.

In the meantime, I can't express my love and thanks enough to this community for your support, strength, and friendship!

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Tags: baby, pregnancy, ttc

Comment by Lorraine on February 18, 2010 at 8:41am
Fantastic introduction! She is just beautiful!
Comment by nel on February 18, 2010 at 8:51am
Congratulations to Mom, Dad and Babe ...how wonderful .
Comment by Teena on February 18, 2010 at 8:52am
So happy that you and Baby BL are both fine. A miracle of life indeed... She is so beautiful! Congratulations!
By the way...any names yet?
Comment by Joe_h on February 18, 2010 at 8:55am
she's adorable! congratualtions hope she is sleeping good for you
Comment by Colleen on February 18, 2010 at 9:13am
Congrats Melissa!! She is beautiful!!!
Comment by Nan Sojka on February 18, 2010 at 9:15am
so precious!!
Comment by Scott on February 18, 2010 at 9:45am
She's gorgeous, Mel!!
Comment by Robyn on February 18, 2010 at 1:07pm
She is absolutely stunning! Congratulations :)
Comment by Nici on February 18, 2010 at 1:58pm
Wow, what a cutie! Congratulations -- you did such a good job! I can't wait to read your blogs!
Comment by Colleen in NH on February 18, 2010 at 4:06pm
Congratulations - she really is a beautiful little girl!

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