27 September 2012

Going, Going, Going!

17wks 1 day pregnant
Last weeks weight: 253.1
This weeks weight: 259 (O my holy lord what the hell happened!)
Food Aversions: Eggs, buffalo sauce on anything and the smell of beef jerky!

As you can see my weight has all of a sudden gone "Hey girl, I'm here and your preggo!" So the couple of weeks of eating what I wanted and thinking the bebe' would use those 1000 or so extra calories are over. (bebe/ only needs about 300cals).
It didn't help that dinner last night consisted of cream cheese wontons dipped into cheesy mashed potatoes. I really need to get a handle on this food thing again. I don't want the last 2 years of hard work to go to waste just because I am having a baby. It wouldn't work that I lost this weight to try and have kids just to be to fat to participate in their lives.

Recap on the week: spent Thurs/Fri sick on the couch with crap coming out both ends. F-u-n day that was. Over Sat/Sun I felt so much better so we went to the beach and I frolicked in the water like the sun goddess that I am now :)
I have an OB appointment on Oct 1st. I get to here the heartbeat and be reassured that everything is going ok. We wont find out what we are having till the end of October and we are going to be getting a 3-D ultrasound done. So pictures of that will of course be posted!
Work has been work but going by nice and fast this week.
Big news!! My sister in law had her second baby yesterday! So I am an Auntie again to another little boy! So yay! Family is expanding again :)
Hubby is getting ready to go to his field training for 3 weeks next week and I get the house all to myself! He will gone just long enough to were I will just start to miss him.

I have seen everyone on blogger and Facebook making preparations to have fun at BOOBs this weekend! I am so jealous! It was such a great time last year, and I learned and grew so much from all those wonderful ladies that I got to meet.
For those of you who remember the wine from last year, I still have an unopened bottle of the white wine in my fridge. I had planned on either bringing it with me this year or drinking it this year if I didn't go. It looks like I will just have to wait to drink it next year either in Chicago or cuddling my new baby and reminiscing!
Have fun ladies!!!

19 September 2012

16 Weeks and a Belly

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I am going to be posting mostly on Wednesdays. This has normally been my weigh in day and is now the day in the week that starts the next week in my prego hood.

16 weeks pregnant
Last weeks weight: 253.9
This weeks weight: 253.1 (general fluctuation)
Food Aversions: still want nothing to do with frozen yogurt, haven't even tried eating eggs this week
Cravings: Captain Crunch berry cereal and salads! (with ham chunks, almonds, cheese and bagel crisps YUM!)

Well this past weekend was really nice down here in SoCal. We had temps in the high 90's. A friend of ours just got back from deployment and spent the weekend with us. He and hubby spent the weekend by going to the beach and boogie boarding and playing xbox. I went window shopping while sucking down a light Jamba Juice smoothie. I also spent time and got my toe nails done. I also started making a baby blanket this weekend, crochet style. Overall a relaxing weekend.

I am not going to sugar coat my eating for you guys. I have had a horrible diet! I have basically been eating what I want when I want. I am now cutting out some of the sweet stuff and adding more veggies. I don't want to gain 50 pounds from eating my pregnancy away.

On the prego front:  thank heavens I have not had a headache all this week so far! Fingers crossed that I did not just jinx myself. I am always tired, whoever said you feel like your old self again and have energy in the 2nd trimester needs to be shot. I'm not drinking anything with caffeine (I had 2 cups in 2 weeks and I think that's what gave me the headache) so staying awake is next to impossible some days. I have a pillow in my car to take naps over lunch. I am getting up 3-4 times a night to pee and I hear it only gets worse! I have also started having heartburn. I can't lay down at night without taking my dose of tums and it's been getting to be an annoyance through the day as well.
Right now the baby is about the size of an avocado. In the next couple weeks baby is supposed to double is size, yay! The baby can hear things now and my husband seems to think that talking to our little peanut through my belly button is a good idea and it tickles the crap out of me! Hubby has been so good to me and is already so sweet toward the baby. He has been sticking his head down to my stomach and talking to the baby the whole time. He taps on my stomach and waits to feel baby kick back (even though I tell him that if I can't feel the baby move yet, your not going to feel the baby move yet)

I will take a new belly pics every 5 weeks. Started at 15 weeks and the next one will be at 20 weeks. Lets see if I can get some belly pics to load to give you guys a good before picture:


15 weeks

13 September 2012

The First Trimester

So I'm preggers!
I am 15 weeks and 1 day.
Food aversions: eggs (but always want them) and frozen yogurt (boo!)

I found I was pregnant at the beginning of July. For those of you who don't know my history, we have had a little difficulty getting to a viable pregnancy. So hubby and I are super excited!
When I was doing my research into what surgery was right for me it was difficult if not impossible to find any personal stories of banded pregos. I know recently a youtuber know as Kenze Restricted had a beautiful baby girl and has shared her story through video. So I want to add to her experience.

Ok here comes the ugly...it started right away for me!

You hear about how as soon as your body knows your pregnant your bowels stop, well mine sped up! The WLS community is no stranger to poopy issues, so I know you all can bear with me on this one. So for the next 2 weeks I was horribly nauseous with vomiting and poopy. I lost a total of 7 pounds in a 2 weeks time frame. This is what put me at my 100lb mark.
I am not going to complain I took that goal with both hands and screamed IT"S MINE!! (even though it was miserable getting to that point)
I had never had any real side effects with any of my previous pregnancies, then again none of them got far enough to along to warrant any.

I have told my hubby many times that this might be his only child with the way I have felt.

The pooping issue got better and the only worries were the nausea and minimal vomiting. I have not yet hooked up with a new band doctor out here, so I have not gotten an unfill.
That hadn't been an issue till about week 11.
My in laws came to visit and we were running around Lego Land, Disney Land and the beach and I got a nice little cold. I am the woman that never had any problem with being tight except in the morning and that blew up in my face!
I have had the slightest bit more restriction since being prego but then with a cold on top of that for a week it was almost impossible to eat solid foods. I have since come to the conclusion that I need to get an unfill, but I have put it off due to limitations on getting time off at work. It will have to happen though.

Here we are at 15 weeks and I have been dealing with headaches, nausea and exhaustion. Naps at lunch time have been helping. I have gone back up in weight to 253.5. So no real worries I guess, your aloud to gain at least 5lbs in the first trimester and those 3 little pounds have only been in the last 2 weeks.

I'll wrap this post up with saying that I am over the moon to be a mommy soon but I do not like being pregnant. Maybe that will change in a couple more weeks but to quote Gwen Stafani "This shit is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S!"

So let me introduce you to and show off my little peanut!!!

12 September 2012

Hello Strangers

Hi all!
I know I said I was going away forever but some pretty exciting stuff has been going on in my life and I wanted to put it all in writing and out there to help other people.

"Why did you try to leave us!?!"
Well names out of it...I had a person harassing me. Long story short this individual got denied by insurance and was taking it out on me. This person felt I didn't deserve my band and wasn't using it properly and that by my 1 year mark I should have been down to goal. So I blocked them and left blogger.  Not a good excuse I know but it gave me time to live without blogging and I do miss it and all of you that come with this package deal!

So lets get you all up to speed:
  • In May I achieved my Associates degree in general studies
  • In May we moved from Illinois to southern California.
  • I started working on Marine Corp Base Camp Pendleton (our current duty station)
  • In July I hit my 100lbs down milestone

  • In July I also celebrated my 26th birthday!
  • Also the biggest news of the year and the reason I feel I need to share my story more now then ever is...I am pregnant!

So that should catch you all up :)
Since this post is a lot all at once I will put follow up post about what being pregnant with a band has been like. The good, the bad and the ugly!

I also understand that BOOBs is coming up just right around the corner and I am sad that I am not going to be able to go this year :(