02 January 2013

Single Digits!

31 weeks
Pre prego weight: 257lbs
Last weeks weight: 268lbs
Today's Weight: 272lbs
total gain: just going with 15lbs
Craving ice cream! This spells trouble!

You might remember that I was having trouble earlier in the pregnancy with my band (it corrected mostly with going back to better water drinking habits) and what I could or couldn't eat. Now it takes me at least an hour to eat about 3/4 to 1 cup of food. Some times it takes longer depending on what I'm eating. I even am having a little difficulty with thicker soups or chunkier soups. Example: For lunch which I started at 11:45am I am eating very moist ground turkey nacho pasta. I have only been able to eat half of it so far and I am still working on it at 1:53pm. Two mornings ago I felt a little bit of a problem when I drank some water first thing after waking up. SSssssoooo I have called my doctors office and am waiting to get a call back from a nurse....to get a referral...then wait for approval....to make an appointment....to drive an hour or more on a day I have to take off from work....to see a surgeon to talk about getting an unfill if they decide not to do it on the spot (if not I have to take a whole other day off work). Jeesh, I like that my insurance covers so much but this is such a long process just to do something that (if I had the right needle) I could do myself. It's frustrating. I hope that me being pregnant and having trouble eating will speed things along a bit.

In other news only 9 weeks to go (fingers crossed) until little girl makes her appearance!

I live on base and we have been notified by our housing that on 21Jan they will be fumigating all the houses on our street. It's a thing that they do every couple of years. So we have to vacate the house with all 3 animals for 2 days and go through all the crap that it entails and have to take all of the baby's stuff with us because I don't feel comfortable with it being exposed to those chemicals even though I am going to wash it all. All I keep thinking is that I don't have time for this nonsense.

We had a very nice calm New Years eve. Watched a couple of movies and I had a glass of sparkling cider. If you have been following me for a while you might remember that I don't drink carbonated beverages any more because I learned early on that they are just one of those things that screw with my band and make my stomach hurt. But I drank it in small sips over a long amount of time and did just fine. No, that is not why I had trouble with my water. The sparkling was the same day but much later. But it was a nice night.

I hope you all had a great new years eve and day and that 2013 brings you as much joy as I am expecting from my 2013!


  1. 2013 is going to be an awesome year for you and Mr. Derek! :)

    Hope they can get you in quickly for your unfill. Crazy how many hoops they make you jump through!

  2. I remember thinking there was no way I was to tight because I could eat the crap out of crap! WRONG! When it took me an hour to eat my solid foods, I finally went for an unfill. It's such a learning process.(even after 4 years)

    I too, never drink carbonated beverages. I pretty much stick to the rules. I've always been to scared of a slip.

    You are doing great Shannon.


    1. The crap is why I think I have gained 4 lbs this week. The good protein is what I need to be able to eat. I am always learning how to better listen to my band and my body. An ever evolving journey.

  3. I have been out of the loop for too long. (that's what happens when you check out of blog world for a year) I am so excited for you and that you are having a baby! I hate that you are having band issues with it but what an amazing blessing for you.