Wednesday, May 26, 2010

So weird not to weigh myself

Hi all,
How are you doing? Seems like everyone seems to be doing well these days!! some ups and downs that are normal but everyone seems to be keeping up the good fight.

So now that I have had time to digest the news of my pregnancy I decided that I am still going to blog about my band. I know that for some of us one of the major reasons to get the band was to have an easier time getting pregnant, or just the ability to get pregnant or to have a healthy pregnancy. I know that my 1st question to the dr before I decided on the band was can I get pregnant? Is there any danger to the baby? And if there had been any hesitation I would not have chosen to go forward with the surgery. Anyway so I am going to post about the ups and the downs and being pregnant with the band.

Last week I was so tight I could hardly get anything down. this week, hello are you still there band? I am trying to eat healthier and eat about 1500 calories a day for the weird to try and eat more food and not just food but substantial food.

I am trying not to weigh myself. Of course I am thrilled about being pregnant but sometimes I freak out because I think wow I worked so hard to loose this weight and was so close to goal and now the scale is going to go up. I know rationally that I will loose the weight again after the baby but trying to comprehend that the scale WILL NOT be going down for the next 9 months or so is kidna scary. I know it sounds selfish but I was just feeling really comfortable in my clothes and just started fitting it to size 8 ( yes I said size 8 ) which I never have worn ever!! Anyway as I said please don't think I am being selfish but it is just some feelings I am having.

It is weird too because I have not told anyone at work and by the afternoon I have the huge pregnancy bloat belly so I wonder if they are looking at me saying oh there she goes again she lost weight and is putting it right back on ha.

My 1st doctors appt is not until June 21st ( they don't see you until you are 8 weeks or so pregnant and I am only 4 weeks 3 days ). It is so weird because I know I am pregnant but cant wait to actually hear the heartbeat and then it will seem real.

I am drinking my water and going to the gym 2-3 times a week still just to keep fit.
Oh and on top of all that I was a smoker ( have been for 19 years except for the year I quit with my last pregnancy and then stupidly had one when he was 3 months and started back up again ). So obviously as soon as the stick was positive I quit smoking. So talk about severe withdrawal aghhH!!!

I have rambled on enough. Keep up the good work everyone!!!

P.S. If you have decided to sign off from my blog no problem, I wish you all the best on your journey!!


  1. Once you actually start to show, you will be able to get into maternity clothes and feel so much better. Yeah for giving up the smokes. Equals healthy baby. Yeah for you! And keep up the exercise. I worked out for 9.5 months (my babe was 18 days overdue-she's now 27!). You will be so much better in shape afterwards. Glad you are still blogging with the band.

  2. Quit following your blog?? Are you crazy!??! I think it's very interesting to hear about someone pregnant with the band. Like you said, it's a reason a lot of women choose band over bypass. Plus size maternity clothes are so much harder to find. How great that you don't have to worry about that. You'll be such a cute pregnant lady. Keeping up the exercise is good...doc always said that when I was pregnant. Also, I think it's normal to feel the way you do about gaining the weight. Think of how much faster the weight will come off this time with the band!

  3. Quit? Too legit baby!
    Can't wait to follow your new journey!
    Congrats again!

  4. Congrats on your pg-- this is the first time I've seen word of it.
    Of course: please share the news and excitement of this exciting time, it will be great to continue to see you and great info for 'to be pg' bandsters who follow!!

  5. HOLY SHIT!! I missed your last post... you're pregnant???? That's fricken brilliant.. so stoked for you, Carla. Congrats!!!!!

  6. I think all your feelings are very normal and not selfish at all. If you don't go crazy with food I am sure you can have a healthy pregnancy and not put on too much weight either. PS: I am not going anywhere either!!!

  7. CONGRATS!! Can't wait to hear about how the pregnancy progresses. So exciting! :)