Good question! I struggle with this on a daily basis. I don't know how old your baby is, but I didn't feel "like myself" again until mine was a year old (he's 20 months now). Many of my friends talk about how much they love having small babies. I love my son so much, but I enjoy being the parent to a toddler better. I found having a baby very hard. I couldn't put as much effort into my own health for the first year b/c he was very clingy and needy. As my son gets older and slightly more independent, it gets easier. (I'm making him sound awful, lol. He's really a good kid!)
When I try to test my blood sugar or take insulin (I'm on MDI), he always wants to grab the stuff. So, I've done couple of things. I have an old meter and old insulin pen in my kit. While I test and inject, he presses the meter buttons and lifts up his shirt to "inject" insulin with his extra supplies. When he was younger, he'd just practice taking the lid on and off the insulin pen. Also, when I'm in the car, I always test before and sometimes after I drive. That way, he's strapped in his car seat and can't interrupt. Also, it's a habit and makes me do it more often. I also have "special" juice and candy for when I'm low. He calls them "Mommy's" and knows he isn't ever allowed to have any.
I know parents worry about having a severe low while home alone w/ a child. But, if your a1c is so high, I really do think you need to raise your doses / basals! For me, my problem as a mom seems to be to make the "mental space" to stop and think about my doses. I find myself not focusing on my D as much b/c my brain feels full with all my responsibilities with being a mom, a wife, an employee, etc. I record all my BG's and try to make myself stop and look at the patterns every few days.
I don't know if this helps at all. I think it's just hard to have the responsibility of being a parent to a young child. I can't even tell you how long it's been since I bothered to get my eyebrows waxed, LOL. But, you're not alone!!