A major update, and an overdue one, I'll admit!
I am doing very well, have been out and about since I hit the one week mark, and am excited to be feeling more energetic every day.
I had my one week appointment on Tuesday, had my staples removed (a bit of an ouch!) and saw the doctor. Although the nurse who I first saw mentioned she thought I was very swollen (I am) he didn't want to admit that, seemed to think it was just fine, and was his usual annoying self. He's just so smug. Bah. It's hard to describe how... he makes me feel a bit like an idiot for wanting to ask questions. Luckily his support staff are lovely and really knowledgeable, and he did do a great job at his primary role - cutting me open and sewing me back up.
I am really swollen. Swell-hell, they call it. It's not too bad at the beginning of the day, after I've been laying down, but once I'm been out and about for a while, my stomach gets so big. I'm ok with it. I look pregnant. For real. Adorably so, apparently.
The scene - the bathroom at House of Chan, home to every Jewish family I know on Christmas Eve.
We see Angie, adjusting her tank top and leggings under her cardigan, trying to make them lay flat.
Enter hugely pregnant woman and her mother.
Preggo: "Aww hon, if you think it's hard dealing with that, just wait till you look like me"
Her Mom: "But you're so cute - you're carrying like a little basketball belly"
Preggo: "When are you due? April, May?"
Me, stammering: "Umm... Thank you. Yes. End of April." and I booked it upstairs.
I ADMITTED MY IMAGINARY PREGNANCY TO SOMEONE. THAT'S HOW PREGNANT I LOOK. Awesome.
It doesn't bother me though. Honestly. I know this is part of the process, and the outfit I am wearing didn't really help. It'll go down, I already see some progress since I started massaging the tummy till it hurts 3x a day with Arnica gel. I took some updated pics, as well as me and my baby bump ;)
|Side view. Not too pregnant right now, haha, and to me really a satisfying difference. I still can't get over not having the roll below my belly-button.|
|This was just now - between being full (like no fill in the band full!) from Chinese food, PMS and Swell-Hell, I have a hysterical 5-month pregnancy!|
Mini-Goals and Statistics
Highest Weight; January 2009: 270
Surgery Weigh; March 4th: 255
Tummy Tuck December 15, 2010!
Current Weight: 150s
Current BMI: healthy!
Mini Goal 2: 230 - reached June 12th. - 10lbs/6 weeks.
Mini Goal 3: 220 - reached July 18th. - 10lbs/5 weeks.
Mini Goal 4: 210 - reached September 2nd. 10lbs/7 weeks.
Mini Goal 5: 199 - reached October 19, 10lbs/11 weeks
Mini Goal 6: 189 - reached December 18, 10lbs/9 weeks
Mini Goal 7: 179 - reached February 23, 10lbs/9.5weeks
100 lbs down!!