Oh hi there DOC.

Well hey there, DOC. How have you been? It’s not that I haven’t been here. I have. I’ve been on Twitter, reading other diabetes blogs, and working at my full-time day job in the diabetes world. But I haven’t been here on this blog. Why? Well, as you can see by scrolling down a few […]

Life right now.

They say having a child changes everything. You never really know what that means until you are in it and going through it. I have to say, it’s the single-handed most wonderful, most rewarding, most amazing, most awe-inspiring and most difficult thing I have ever done. I am madly in love with my little guy […]

He’s Here!

Well, we wanted a surprise and we sure got one – two weeks early! Baby Hauptman decided to arrive on August 24th at 6:16pm – two weeks ahead of his scheduled due date. Since then, we’ve been home enjoying every minute of time with him.  Even though we had asked to be surprised by the […]

That 10th month they forgot to mention….

I’m 37 weeks pregnant. For those of you who don’t count in weeks (I sure as heck didn’t until I became pregnant), that’s 9 months and 1 week pregnant. Yes, pregnancy is actually 10 months long (add that to the list of fun facts they don’t mention before you decide to have kids). Things are […]

The numbers don’t lie…right?

“You’re gonna be so bored by this CGM download” I chirped to my endo. “Things are so dialed in right now you can barely tell I have diabetes!” This was the tone as I was wrapping up my most recent endo appointment. Finally, in month nine of my pregnancy, I’m feeling pretty solid on my […]


I haven’t been blogging much lately and it’s not just because I’m so busy setting up cribs/washing tiny clothes/sterilizing bottles these days. With a mere five weeks or less to go until baby (eek!), I’ve got a lot on my mind too. I’m fully focused on my health and blood sugars right now, trying to […]

Quotable Quotes of the weekend.

Fourth of July weekend meant BBQs, hanging with friends, and watching some super-illegal commercial-grade fireworks being exploded at the local park. All around good times celebrating America’s birthday. It also meant being over 7 months pregnant and out in public in the heat. With all the food present at the festivities, there was plenty of […]

What’s Workin’.

There was time when anything over 30 total daily units on my pump meant I’d had a serious carb-heavy day. Like I must have had a bowl of ice cream, or a pasta dinner to warrant something in the upper 30s or GASP: 40 units! In one day! (Keep in mind everyone’s total daily units […]

Hope you don’t mind sleeping at your doctor’s office….

If you’ve noticed I haven’t been blogging much these days, it’s because I actually now live at my doctor’s office. I have packed an overnight bag and some snacks and I now just literally live inside her office, strapped to one machine or another, giving blood samples for one reason or another, and generally habitating […]

Crank it up.

Everyone said it would happen this way. The books, the blogs, and all the doctor friends I have in my line of work warned me: starting at about 24 weeks your insulin needs are going to go up. Like way up. And they’re gonna keep going up until you deliver. So why I wasn’t mentally […]