Balancing a career, a baby, a husband who works nights, and type 1 diabetes. Any advice??

By Cattaztrophie Latest Reply 2014-12-26 13:47:42 -0600
Started 2014-12-22 15:31:21 -0600

Being a newly wed, having a baby seems like the most natural progression in our relationship. My husband works a lot of 12 hour night shifts, and I am a full time real estate agent. Obviously, our schedules aren't ideal to bring a child into the mix, but my husband and I want to be parents so badly! When you add type 1 diabetes on top of everything else, the thought is just plain overwhelming! I am open to any thoughts, expressed concerns, and words of encouragement! I strongly believe that going into parenthood with eyes wide open is what is best for me and my (hopefully) growing family. Your insight is sincerely appreciated!

Blessings to all this holiday season!

4 replies

hjenkins 2014-12-23 03:44:51 -0600 Report

I would give yourself some time to just being a married couple, once you have a baby you no longer have the complete freedom of just the two of you all the time, that being said, you're a T1 you can totally rock this baby thing! You already know how to plan and prepare and multitask. Some days are easier than others but if you have a loving, supportive family then you will have plenty of help. I am not sure if anything can really prepare you for the reality of parenthood but when you meet your baby you fall in love and it just comes to you. Good luck!

lilleyheidi 2014-12-23 03:02:13 -0600 Report

There is no perfect time to have a baby. You can find a million reasons to not have one at any given time, all you have to do is find one good reason to have one now and that reason is because you and your partner love each other enough to want to share that love with a baby.
My only advice to you is to talk to your endocrinologist, if you have one, and make sure your A1c is in line for being in good health before getting pregnant and you do all in your power to remain healthy.
Prayers to you for a healthy, happy pregnancy. HUGS, Heidi

jayabee52 2014-12-22 15:54:09 -0600 Report

Howdy Catt
I waited until I was through grad school till we (1st wife and I) started having a family. In a way I really wish that we didn't wait so long. I am now disabled and have trouble enjoying activities with my sons, who are all now over 25.

I know it may be difficult to manage, but I would urge you not to wait until "a better time".

None of my 3 sons have children (at least to which they will admit — LoL) so my #2 son and wife are just now trying to conceive a baby in the past year. I have been praying that it will come soon

“A baby is God's opinion that life should go on . . . . " Carl Sandburg

Blessings to you and yours