Pregnancy After bypass: Week 13 Pregnancy Diary

Pregnancy After bypass: Week 13 Pregnancy Diary

This week saw everything calm down for me. I needed a not so ridiculously busy week and I got it. This week started on a Sunday and I was so exhausted I managed not to leave the house all day which was exactly what I needed. My boys went out for a few hours so I actually had a chance to relax and have some quiet time! The baby is about the size of a lemon this week and it’s really starting to be a fully formed baby apparently.

I started this work week off with a proper coffee. Our software release didn’t go out at work on Friday and even though I had obsessively checked my email all weekend hadn’t heard anything. I was nervous what my day/week held and I needed the help of a single shot of caffeine to get me through. My day went well though and we managed to get the software packaged and ready to go, thank god, the stress and culmination of the last six months was done and over!

The rest of my work week was pretty low key. I wrote myself a new to do list and started on it but of course the lack of very time sensitive deadlines is something I’m enjoying for a little bit again. My little guy got his booster flu shot this week and he was much happier about it when I told him he was helping to protect his little brother or sister. He took it like a champ and I was so proud of him.

I heard back from the hospital nutrition department this week when I got a letter saying they had received my referral and they would be able to see me in three to six months. Three to six months’ time. You mean when I’m between six months pregnant or quite possibly have already pushed the baby out, clearly that’s not ideal. My husband is worried about the food and eating side of things in this pregnancy and after he had ranted for a bit said we may as well go private.

I have booked in with my surgeon’s dietician in his private practice, we’re lucky we have the means (and help from family) for this to be possible. I have quite a few questions and need to make sure I’m doing the best for this baby and myself with my limited diet. I also want to know if I need to be getting more protein in and how things are going to work when I’m breastfeeding. As I said, so many questions.

This is the last week of my first trimester and gosh I’m happy about it. The tiredness has been brutal again this week and each night, apart from Saturday, I went to bed between 8.30 and 9.30 which, for me, is really early and it didn’t really help. My study kicked off again this week and I got some reading done but nothing useful so I really hope this tiredness eases over the next few months so I can get through and do what I need to.

I finally gave in and got a couple of bras to see me through this week. I had been trying to get by with what I had but my boobs have grown so much and it was getting a bit ridiculous. I can confirm I have gone up three cup sizes. Three. Already. Three cup sizes in three months. I’m really hoping it calms down a bit now, they are getting so big and heavy and I’d rather not go up nine cup sizes in nine months’ thanks.

I’ve had a few funny days with my tummy and not tolerating food. It’s awful because it means I worry every time before I eat and if I’m out it’s really not ideal. I’ve been thinking what could be causing it and I think I’ve pinned it down. To celebrate finally getting the release out at work I had been having grapetiser mixed with sprite zero to pretend I’m celebrating with wine. If I have just a glass or two of fruit juice (and wine unfortunately falls into this category) more than one day in a row then my tummy gets a bit upset and I can’t tolerate proper food. I’m going to cut it out completely and hopefully in a few days my tummy will be back to normal.

How far along? 13 weeks, the last week of the first trimester!!

How big is the peanut? About the size of a lemon.

Total weight gain/loss? This week I stayed the same as last week so no change.

Maternity clothes? Oh gosh I am loving those Jeanswest Maternity jeans!

Sleep? Has been good this week, only broken to pee about three times a night but even going to bed super early it hasn’t felt like enough.

Best moment this week? Getting the release done at work, stress done.

Symptoms? Realizing just how much my boobs have grown and of course the tiredness.

What I miss? So much, basically all food or wine related. Also I miss not feeling absolutely bloody exhausted all the time.

What I’m looking forward to? The second trimester!

Milestones? Getting through the first trimester.

Bump? Not yet but I’m definitely getting rounder and my tummy is changing shape.

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