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About delilas

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  1. Whew. How has it been so long already? Life is a blur right now. Elaina is doing wonderful and growing like a weed. My diet has been an unfortunate bunch of convenience choices - that plus a crazy rebalancing of my thyroid again after giving birth got me a 10 pound gain but I'm working the program and getting back on track - first order of business being protein! I also joined a dance fitness/power yoga gym and it's been a blast to do something besides walk a stroller around the block! Staying on program, I hope to be able to check in here more often too! I finally got it added to my phone as its really rare for me to use my desktop these days. Baby tax - this girl has cheeks for weeks!
  2. Thank you all for your sweet words! She is a very loved little girl
  3. Little miss Elaina arrived last week! Born 4/18/19. Somehow I made a baby with a ton of hair We're slowly navigating those first days/weeks of sleep deprivation and general "what the eff" that is first time parenthood. She had some jaundice that we had to battle with as well, but as of yesterday, her levels are finally trending downwards. My tiny little dictator definitely rules the roost right now, and I definitely have some degree of "baby blues", but overall, we're desperately in love and excited she's finally here! I don't know if its WLS or the stress that occurs in the first week after birth, but as of today, I've dropped all 22 pounds I gained with her. Losing that much in a week is a little scary, but I know at least half that was baby+amnio/placenta, etc. It is a bit of a struggle to remember to eat right now, but the last couple days have been better. I hope at some point to be able to refocus well on eating and exercise, and resume posting here, but we're navigating life by the two hour stretch right now. I miss you all and have enjoyed being able to check in from time to time to see everyone's progress and maintenance. Three cheers for my NN's who continue to tear it up!
  4. Thanks for being my reminder to come back! I just finished at the docs, where this girls heart rate is spot on and everything is starting to progress....which is terrifying and also awesome. This is from last week (yay work bathroom selfies): Right at 20 pounds of gain right now, and while my doctor is very happy with it, it's been a hell of a mental struggle the last few weeks to see it sliding up a pound a week. Especially when suddenly I am actually craving all the healthiest of things. My diet is actually pretty good now that the crazy cravings have subsided and my biggest desires are for fresh fruit. I know the weight gain is all in the mindset of good things, but I'm ready to be able to be back to my "normal." I spoke to my bari office and they said they'd be happy to have me in to see a nutritionist after birth to try to figure out how to rebalance what I need with what baby needs with where I should be post op. Which is great, because now that I'm in full on waddling mode, I'm chomping at the bit to be back on the path of weight loss, and while I"m forever and forever grateful for this miracle baby, I can't help but think sometimes that I could easily be at my goal weight by now! My coworkers are the biggest sweethearts and actually went in together on a stroller/carseat combo that's actually pretty wonderful, and I plan on getting a zoo membership as well this summer, to give me another place to get out and walk (our zoo is HUGE, I've never actually managed to walk through the whole thing). Also got a ring sling and ergo carrier to try out some baby wearing on some of my favorite low-key trails in the area, because I desperately miss hiking right now. Cross your fingers for me, I'm praying I won't go until my due date or beyond - I'm ready for this girl to be here and for us to get on with our adventures!
  5. That looks great! Physical therapy is annoying at best, but it does work! I hated every session for my foot last year, and I'm not fond of the ones I'm doing now either, but they helped so much. You're doing awesome!
  6. Thank you all for the sweet words
  7. Not overall WLS related, so I didn't want to throw it in my blog, but I am still indeed alive! Thank you to @CheeringCJ for poking me once in awhile and reminding me to check in 31 weeks pregnant now, so we're in the home stretch! At my first scan at 20 weeks, baby was a little undersized (40th percentile), and considering my sleeve was pretty fresh, they put us on schedule to have a couple follow up scans to make sure she was getting nutrition and all. Surprise! At the scan at 28 weeks, she jumped to the 67th percentile and was already 3 pounds I guess all those burritos are working For real, though, mexican style food is all I want to eat - that and salads. Thank goodness for some balance! I can't get enough cheese in my life, or enough crispy cold lettuce in my life. I'm forever grateful, honestly, that my sleeve keeps the eating a bit in check. I'm trying to be very mindful of getting proper nutrition, but even when it comes to vegetables, I feel I could easily go overboard if not for the restriction I feel. I've gained 12 pounds in pregnancy so far. Its very disconcerting to see the scale go back up after fighting for the losses for the last year, but I'm trying to focus on what's healthy for us both! I have an issue called symphasis pubis dysfunction - the damn hormones that relax and widen everything are causing me to have a ton of pain when walking because my pelvis is essentially shearing So I know some of that gain, beyond a big ol' baby and amniotic fluid, is the fact I'm not moving much. I'm currently restricted to being on my feet 4 hours a day at work. I can't wait to have this kiddo and eventually get back to walking and hiking! I'm still fitting in the same size of clothing overall (14 in jeans and usually a L in shirts) as prior to pregnancy. I just have a basketball sticking out the front of me now I go for another baby growth scan in a couple weeks, and am crossing my fingers she didn't take my encouragement to grow to add another 20% to her percentile again!
  8. delilas


    I AM! Surprise pregnancy, I've been told kids weren't a possibility My surgeon is not amused, but very supportive! Having ourselves a little girl this spring! She's mostly been nicknamed "Lil Nacho" because the cravings for tacos and queso have been unreal. I'm super thankful this tool helped keep the craving eating in check! I've gained about 12 pounds in pregnancy, currently 31 weeks along so getting close!
  9. Hey there, little’s baby girl doing?  I am guessing you should be in your third trimester now?  (Or just about). How are you feeling?  Getting excited?  Update us all when you can (and a baby bump too, please! :D )

  10. delilas


    Have they tried Amitiza? It's our go to (I work in gastro/colonoscopy/endoscopy) for patients that fail with Linzess and don't have luck with large amounts of polyethylene glycol (preps). Colonics don't do much to help in the long term for most people, and no study has shown them to help with IBS-C. We've also had good luck with Trulance, although some insurances don't cover it. Here's hoping you find relief!
  11. delilas


    I like it! I'll add those to my ever growing list Particularly fond of BurgundyBeowulf (although it is a girl, hahaha)
  12. Yay! My DH's uncle got one done and liked it so much he immediately went back to get the other done Glad you're getting both! I think you'll see a world of difference in movement. If you can handle the recovery from WLS, this will be a (low sugar, low carb, gluten free) cake walk!
  13. delilas


    This stuck out to me. Between holidays and pregnancy cravings, I've been beating myself up a lot for what I've been eating. My DH had to help me put a stop to that and make me realize that there will be gains and losses and just because I accidentally have a self-induced 9 month stall, doesn't mean I am not in control afterwards again, and the gain is far more limited than it ever was before! Thanks Nerdy, for posting what I think a lot of us go through but don't always talk about!Â
  14. Aww thank you! Ive really belly popped since those pictures so I'll have to post again soon Thank you for the sweet words! I'm so glad to have had you cheering us on this last year!
  15. That's amazing, @msmarymac! What a way to encourage you to step forward into your transformation - and that you keep returning to keep giving back is inspiring Have a great trip!