Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Finding those positives...

Before I say anything,
I am 16 weeks and 6 days pregnant
with baby Kimler. 


I know it has been a while
since something nice was posted about diabetes,
but lately, 
even though it is ALWAYS at the front of everything
I do and I think about it before I go to bed,
during the time where I am supposed to be sleeping,
and the first thing when I wake up. 

I can feel that baby is growing.
I felt an all of a sudden "pop"
and then BAM,
baby is REALLY growing, 
this is weird. 

then all I can think about
is how great my friends and family have been. 
Between my sisters being so excited and asking how i'd doing,
to my mom who cannot be ANYMORE thrilled 
for another baby in the family,
to my mother in law who is
pretty much a maternity clothing factory these days,
making me many different dresses and shirts to wear
as these maternity clothing in stores
are either super stupidly 
or too long, or not comfortable or 
not for my age.
My father in law and my husband Grandparents who have been
working so hard with house questions, projects,
always lending a hand.
I cannot think of a better family 
to have on both sides. 
And that my husband
is so supportive and helpful
and putting me first. 

Don't think for a second he doesn't already,
but really, when i come home and he's willing to help
in the kitchen or bring boxes up or down stairs.
He's always understanding that
not only am I getting, slower, 
bigger, and i'm sure much more
but he's there in this. 
He's just my rock and I am so thankful that Diabetes so far isn't keeping me
from trying to find the good
in this pregnancy.

 OKay back to baby updates
Also, I have had another OB appointment since
April and it was okay. 
I don't care for this doctor either,
she was pretty much whispering and didn't feel any more 
confident she knew anything about diabetes. 
I'm really sick of being told that
this place is the best for "high risk" 
yet I am doing more of the educating when it comes to 
pregnancy and diabetes. 

It's like I feel like I know nothing, but when I meet with some of
these doctors, 
I feel like a CDE or something. 

BTW- CDE stands for Certified Diabetes Educator. 

I go again on June 23rd but 
on June 27th I have a level 2 ultrasound. 
I have NO IDEA what is involved with a level 2, so if you do,
please feel free to inform me!

Also, hopefully we'll find out what it is I am carrying?
Baby Boy Kimler
Baby Girl Kimler!!!

Thanks for sticking by me and supporting me
and reading about our life and
our journey!

-Cassie, Austin and BabyK!


  1. You got that right we are so happy to have a baby on the way... and we love you both... and yes Austin does ROCK.... now we just need to add another boy to the mix... Love you!!!

  2. This is the perfect blog for anyone who wants to know about this topic. You know so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really would want…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a subject thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!

  3. What you're saying is completely true. I know that everybody must say the same thing, but I just think that you put it in a way that everyone can understand. I also love the images you put in here. They fit so well with what you're trying to say. I'm sure you'll reach so many people with what you've got to say.

  4. Let me start by saying nice post. I'm not sure if it has been talked about, but when using Chrome I can never get the entire site to load without refreshing many times. Could just be my computer. Thanks

  5. I am so proud of you for working so hard to be healthy for you and baby! Being pregnant is HARD work and doing it while managing diabetes must be an up hill battle but you are DOING AWESOME!!!!!! I can hardly wait to know the sex!!!