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. :)