Wednesday, 16 May 2012

funny how a little bit of weight can weigh so much...

I've gained 15lbs and I'm 22 weeks pregnant. according to my midwives I am well within the range of normal and they are very happy. But just 15lbs and my body isn't happy. Aches and pains that had gone away with weigh loss are back... my feet hurt again and my knees sound crunchy when I go up the stairs. It really surprised me that this relatively small weight gain feels like such a set back for my body. I've taken up swimming 3 nights a week. It works every muscle in my body, no impact and I can do it after my toddler goes to bed. Its a nice relaxing treat for myself. I can't wait til I can enjoy a nice hot sauna after a swim again.... ahhhhh.

I'm still here! And still preggers!

Hey there,
I'm so sorry. I became one of those people that starts a blog and then goes forever without a post... The truth is, there was nothing really to report... My pregnancy so far has been well, normal! That is until a couple weeks ago. I'm 22 weeks now and I would say at 20 weeks my band started acting, well, unpredictable. Which resulted in the odd mild stuck, nothing too serious but I had never had a stuck episode EVER so this weird heavy feeling I got in my chest after swallowing was very strange. At first I just ignored it, figured it was a one off, but then it was happening more often, to the point that it was pretty much every morning, unless I stuck to shakes. So I called my surgeon and the nurses suggested I come in for defill. They suggested since I was having some issues to have all the fluid removed from my band until after the baby comes. So, that's what we did. Kinda scary. What happens now? Am I going to gain a huge amount of weight over the next 4 months?? So far I don't feel different when I eat at all... I had a stuck episode and I'm on full fluids for a couple days til the swelling goes down. So soup and shakes for the next day or 2. Has anyone ever had all the fluid removed from their band? I'm going to try my best to stick to my small portions... only time will tell I guess...

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

up 2 pounds! now at 184

So after a week on a cruise ship I have had my first weight gain since surgery (ma4 4th/11)... what a strange feeling to gain weight and be 'ok' with it. That's one of the question marks I have with this pregnancy... how much weight will I gain? How much show I gain? I have a non banded friend that only gained 10lbs in her pregnancy and then had a 9.2lbs baby, She was 'maybe' 20lbs overweight when she conceived... I wonder what the future hold on the scale for me...

I'm a newbie and I need help!

I've tried a couple times to add a ticker to my blog but it isn't working. I know how to make the ticker <a href="">
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but I don't know how to add it to my page... the gadget button won't accept my url... any ideas?

Monday, 5 March 2012

Vitamins and Nutrition

So the one thing that I am worried about with this pregnancy is making sure I get enough nutrients into my body to have a healthy baby. I'm taking my prenatal vitamins but I feel like maybe I should be taking extra vitamins too. I think I'll check with my doc... Does anyone else have any experience with vitamins and pregnancy with Lap Band?

I was gone but now I'm back!

Sorry about the radio silence last week!! I was on a Disney Cruise with Hubby and Toddler. It was GREAT! Just the relaxing escape from the cold that we needed. Before we left everyone had me freaked out that I was going to have major sea sickness due to being pregnant, I was totally fine! What a great way to have a family vacation and still get a break. I highly recommend it!!

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Things I'm looking forward to with this pregnancy

I have an awesome toddler that keeps me super busy. He is one of the reasons I decided to have my lap band surgery. I wanted to live longer for him, do more with him, and be active with him in every possible way. I was so lucky to not only get pregnant with him but also have an 'uneventful' pregnancy. There were however some weight related experiences that I happy I wont have to face again.
1. I can't wait to have a cute 'bump'. I barely took any prego pics last time because I didn't feel like I was a 'beautiful pregnant woman'. This time I'm looking forward to having a beautiful bump to show off.
2. Plus size maternity pants might as well be clown pants. They look awful and never stay up. My maternity wear from last time was a size 22 so I'm going to have to buy some size 12 stuff soon...
3. Just moving in general. My heaviest weight was when I was pregnant and that was 270lbs!!! I can't imagine I could even move carrying that much weight! I don't know what I will gain with this pregnancy but I know it will be much easy to get up from a chair, roll over in bed, out of a car, with so much less weight on my 5.3 frame.
4. not being judged! I hated going for ultrasounds and getting check ups with my midwife when they had to look at my belly and even worse... my lower abdomen... it was very uncomfortable.
5. being a low risk pregnancy because I'm a healthier BMI

I know there are more things but those are what I can think of for now...

Has anyone been pregnant while overweight and then at your goal weight? If so I would love to hear your experience!