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!!!


  1. Hi, Congrats! I've gone through pregnancy with a band and I'm actually pregnant again! Around 18.5 weeks. Anyway, if you have any questions or anything about going through pregnancy with a band, feel free to ask me. I didn't really notice anything unusual, except by the end of the third trimester my port was very visible through my belly! It looked pretty strange :) Good luck with everything!

  2. Congratulations. I look forward to reading your new journey.


  3. Soooooooooooo cute!! Congrats!!


  4. I am so happy for you! So happy! Congratulations! Will miss you this year at BOOBS!!