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Monday, March 5, 2012

Pregnant after VSG

I'm Puhhh-REG-nant!  (That was my Oprah voice).

11 weeks as of Saturday.

So, I got pregnant about 5.5 months after having VSG and a little before hitting my goal weight.  I just looked through my weight logs and I weighed about 149 when I conceived.  I hit 141 on Feb. 13.  Honestly, losing 8 more pounds between conception and then was a combination of my sleeve, morning sickness, and getting Strep Throat.  Nevertheless!  I hit goal.

So yes, baby #3 is very exciting.  Kinda scary too.  I've been through this twice before----but I hadn't had WLS at the time.

There aren't a lot of people who've had VSG out there broadcasting their experiences to the rest of the world.  There is a gal on Vertical Sleeve Talk (.com) that has posted a ton of stuff on the message boards but I don't have the patience to cull through a bazillion topics.

So here I am with my Blogland Megaphone, ready to report anything and everything you want to know.

My due date is Saturday, Sept. 22, but I'll be a repeat c-section, so the birth be about a week earlier than that, I'm guessing.  Probably Monday Sept. 17 because hospitals don't like to schedule things on weekends.  But who knows?  I can't find my magic eight ball.

Oh and why did I say this is this "kinda scary"?  Because I'll gain weight, duh.....  Am I worried about vitamin deficiencies or, uhhhhh, important things, such as---my BABY?  No not really.  My OB isn't.

So, I'm focusing my energy on worrying about weight gain.  

Yes, I know I sound silly and petty, but I gained 50 pounds the last two times.  You might even say I gained 70 with my first child.  The morning sickness with my oldest was so severe I lost 17 pounds in the first trimester (had no idea I was pregnant).  So, after I realized I was pregnant at almost 20 weeks, I gained ALL that back, plus 50 MORE.  I never know what to say when people ask how much I gained.  Sometimes I say "70" and sometimes I say "50."

As for this pregnancy, I'm currently 2 pounds higher than my low of 141 lbs.  So, not too shabby, but I admit it is painful to see the number going up.  I know, I know, I should expect it!  That's what happens when you have a baby.  You gain weight!  But it isn't easy.  I will be so thrilled if I can keep my weight gain to the standard 25 pounds.

Here's my little 11 weeker.  :)

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  1. Congratulations!!! I have been anxiously awaiting this post! Try not to worry too much about the weight gain...just ensure that baby gets all the nutrients it needs.

  2. Congrats! Don't worry about anything other than growing that bebe!

  3. Congrats!! I am so excited to follow this journey with you!

  4. And speaking as a mom of three kids...you crazy, lady. ;)

  5. Congrats! I am so happy for you! :)

  6. So excited for you! Congrats! Like everyone is saying, just have a healthy pregnancy and baby, worry about the weight gain later if there even is anything to deal with later. You'll do fine!

  7. Congratulations!! I am very happy for you!

  8. Congratulations! I'm sure there are a few people who will be checking your blog and following your PAVSG (pregnancy after VSG!) You will do great!


    Wow, that would be a head game, but you'll figure it out (I still make my kids own the 20# each I could not get off after each of them). Three's the charm...so happy for you! -LBG

  10. Contests! September is a great month for babies. Yesterday I heard my first grandbaby's heartbeat (due Sept. 11).

  11. Congratulations!!! Like everyone else has said... worry first about making sure that little one is as healthy as possible (AND YOU!!)... any weight gain can be dealt with after. Remember that you don't have the ability to eat like you did pre-op...pregnancy or not... the sleeve will help you keep the weight gain down. Just try not to drink your calories and you should be golden. IN FACT, I'd think you might actually have to worry more about losing MORE weight as baby steals your nutrients!

  12. Wow! That is just awesome. I am really happy for you. I suspect you won't gain very much at all even being at your goal weight.

    1. OMG LEEANN!!! I'm late to the party! Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! OMG! Wow. You really are a brave girl! Moving and new baby! This is just lovely news and I am so happy for you! I have a September (the 20th) baby---I highly recommend them....;-)
      Looking so forward to following you along your new adventure!
      Many blessings to you and your adorable family!

    2. Hello lil 11week baby!! Can we just predict a girl since you already have boys or do you want another boy?? Congrats!! I know exactly what your feeling! I had a freak out when I found out I was pregnant because the first thought that came to my mind was gaining weight!!! I was afraid I would gain too much and/or the baby wouldn't gain enough and/or baby would make me more anemic. These fears will continue to creep in throughout your pregnancy! Just focus on you and baby, then you're good. If you gain a little, so wbat!! You've lost it all before and can/will do it again. Promise!!

  13. I found out I was pregnant about 3 weeks before my scheduled VSG operation. She is 11 weeks old. I've been struggling a bit trying to get back on track and get back to goal. Any advice?

  14. I found out I was pregnant about 3 weeks before my scheduled VSG operation. She is 11 weeks old. I've been struggling a bit trying to get back on track and get back to goal. Any advice?