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Friday, February 5, 2010

Thank you!

Thank you so much for your outpouring of encouragement! It means so much, coming from my bloggy friends.

Here's my status: I am nauseated, exhausted, spacey, bloated, gassy, and have sore boobs. In other words, pregnant. Not barfing, at least. No heartburn. I'm keeping my fill for the time being. But I know it won't be forever. And I feel like I'm already gaining weight without control anyway. I've put on 5 pounds and am not "showing" except that between bloating and plain-old weight gain, I look more pregnant than I am. I had an early ultrasound last week that showed things are on track, and they moved my due date up to September 22. My first official appointment is in 2 weeks.

All this stuff with my body is screwing with my head. It's weird to try to be accepting of the changes happening, when I am so anxious that I'll never lose the weight again--even though I know that's probably not true. And there is so much going on right now, and trying to find a job while pregnant is a challenge, since I have to tell people that I'll be going on leave just a few months after I start.

But at the same time, it is exciting. And I know that anything can happen at this point, but so far things are looking good. With all the uncertainty and anxiety, it is still exciting to finally be expecting a child.

I'm considering whether I should have a separate pregnancy blog. I'd like to blog this stuff, but I can't imagine who would want to read another pregnancy-only blog, so maybe I'll just keep it here and keep it relevent to my experience as a banded preggo.

Thank you again, you guys are terrific. :)


Canadian Bird said...

WOW... congrats!
I am getting up there in age, no kids yet, but am still hoping to someday.
LOVE finding your blog & that you're blogging while pregnant b/c that was a big concern while making my decision to be banded. I'm on track to get my band by end of April/early May. Just really starting my band journey. Started a new blog: Band on the Run

amandakiska said...

I think you should keep the weight-loss blog combined with the pregnancy stuff. Being pregnant can trigger a lot of weight-issues and those of us with disordered eating can understand. My two cents anyways! Congrats on the pregnancy. My two daughters are the light of my life.

Canadian Bird said...

Do you have to tell potential employers that you're pregnant? I'm just curious. I know a girl I worked with didn't mention it & my boss never noticed until after he'd hired her. LOL
With regards to weight loss afterwards, just plan on breastfeeding! You lose SOOO much baby weight that way. Good for baby, good for you! :)
Robin from Band on the Run

Diz said...

Wow...I slack off on the blog reading/writing, and you go and get pregnant on me!!! Congratulations! I've always found your blogs to be insightful and meaningful and the last three months have really blown me away. My prayers and good wishes are with you on this exciting journey. I have faith that everything will be fine and so will the weight aspect. Wow...you are going to make one hell of a great Mom!

Inspiration said...

OMG U R PREGNANT!!!!! congratulations, that is great news!! :D