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I believe most get unfilled durring the pregnancy. Check with your pcp or check with the lapband doc. Most of those guys have toll free number dont they? Or email him. The empty stomach in the a.m. causes many to be sick. You may want to put a few crackers on your nightstand to have first thing in the a.m. Call some doc to check out what you should do, quickly. Take care and congrats.

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Hello preggo mommies,

Its been almost aweek now since I posted last. Sorry. And welcome to all who have joined! so many of you are having lil boys! hehe Its so exciting. Is Bex the only one having a girl? I am still jealous! I will find out officially on the 22nd. It seems so far away. The holiday shopping has kept me pretty much pre-occupied so far. I did get to the doc last week- my urine test claimed I was fine. I almost bawled so he did a internal feel andI almost hit the roof in pain! He said my bladder was infected- so I got some meds. I started to feel better- but today I dont know- its just not a good feeling going on. I have not skipped a dose of meds and if I drink anymore liquids I might as well just stay on the toliet from peeing all the time lol. I see the doc again on the 26th. I hope I can make it. Its prolly stress related. Hey Bex, you mentioned a kneading pad? I can get that at Khols? Thats a kneading pad that you sit on? Sounds wonderful! I might add that to my christmas list! :) I need relief!

I made hubby put the tree up this year. I got to use the "but honey I am pregnant and cant get on the ladder!" as my excuse. Yays! The tree is almost 11 feet tall! No way was I going to do it, its so exhausting. We had fun decorating though. Ok, I must depart now! hope to hear from you all soon! *big belly hugs*

~Raynie!

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Hi Rayne and everyone!

Well I am 35 weeks and 5 days today. I had another ultrasound yesterday, to check on the baby's bladder, I guess there was something on the last ultrasound so they were checking baby again.. but my doctor told me not to worry about it, it shows up on many ultrasounds and is likely nothing. At any rate, my doctor's appointment last week she said the baby's head was way down and bum up by my left breast. Well ultrasound showed it still in the exact same position! Maybe I will be early? I do have another appointment tomorrow (as I go weekly now for appointments) so I will find out hopefully the ultrasound results then.

ON another note, I do NOT know the sex of my baby, we decided we wanted to wait till it was born. There are just so little surprises in life these days, and the anticipation is really starting to show in everyone's faces. I do however think I am having a girl! Just from all the old "wives tales" . We have a very fast heartbeat, carrying high, lots of acne which I was not prone to before... things like that. We are both hoping it is a girl anyways! (will be first girl on my husband's side and first grandchild for my side, not including the cousins babies of course)

Oh and a side note, I am finally going to the "bathroom" but it is still NOT great! I get a BM every 2 days now at least.. not much but its better than NOTHING!

Hope everyone else is doing great!

Candice

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OMG! Im so Excited! I just found out Monday that despite all the predictions of me having a little boy, that its a GIRL!!!!! I want a girl so bad! Hopefully she doesnt grow any,ummmm parts between now and May! LOL

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:help:Hi Everyone, I am 8 months out from having band surgery and just did reach the 50 lb loss... only to find out this Monday that I was PREGNANT... I had an IUD in, which they removed Tuesday, and well its to early to see how things are going but so far my hcg numbers have doubled. I am totally shocked right now and not sure what to do considering a lot of things are in limbo until I can get my first sonogram. I had my lap band doc apt Monday and he said it was ok..and that most of the time they didn't do anything to the band but maybe unfill it a little. I have a good restriction now.. Has anyone left their band filled and been ok eating? If so what did you eat? I need to eat healthier its just harder with my restriction.

Torn and confused.. lol as usual...

Thanks,

Brandi

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Hey everyone!!!!!! Hope all is well. Glad to hear you went to the bathroom Candice! I know that feels better. Well do give a short version. Back pain gor worse. Not bladder issues and trip sto the chirproprater and think it is a slipped disc! Yuck. Nothing they can do til lafter the baby is here. Can't pick up more than 5 pounds. My daughter does not understand that. She is 2. Lord how much longer do I have???

Rayni- get the pillow from Khols. It is great. Shiteasu is what it is called. GREAT!!!!!!!

Jodie-Congrats on the girl! That is what I am having, again!!

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Ok, I know everyone is busy with the holidays but wanted to give everyone an update!

i am on semi-bedrest. I have all the signs of preeclampsia (spelling?). My mom has had my daughter since wed and I miss her bunches. I am going first thing in the morning to stay with them for the weekend!

My IC has flared back up so I am back into the bladder treatments! I am 27 weeks so I am just taking it easy because I do not want to harm the baby at all! Hope everyone is well and ready for the holidays!!!!!!

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Hi Raynie,

I also found out I was pregnant (unexpectedly) Dec. 3rd. I am waiting now for a sono on Tuesday to make sure the baby is in the right place and not ectopic because I had an IUD in. Is this your first pregnancy? My band doc said they probably wouldn't do anything, maybe unfill it a lil, and I think thats the route I am going to go. I don't want it totally unfilled but I would like to be able to eat without having to worry about the band issues esp... since pregnancy has enough of its own issues. Hope to hear from you soon.

Brandi

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I have 5 ccs in my 10 cc band, and I wish I had more! I was completely de-filled when I found out I was pregnant, however I gained so much weight in the first month, that I went back to a fill. I still dont fell much restriction, but as the baby gets bigger (34 weeks now) there isnt much room left to eat alot and my breathing is getting harder! sleep is hard to come by these days too! I have decided to go on Maternity leave as of the end of next week. I can hardly wait! Anyways, speaking of sleep I am going back to bed for a nap! Sooo tired.

Candice

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Hi Raynie,

I just found out I was unexpectedly pregnant, with #3, at the beginning of this month. I would love to chat with other bandsters who are pregnant. I am only 8 mo out from being banded and I just hit the 50lbs loss mark.

How far along are you?

Brandi

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I am pregnant (about 8 weeks). We were IVF folks and I've been banded since 2003 with NO problems. Unfortunately my band reacted strangely to the IVF meds causing total restriction so I had an unfill. I go off the meds on 1/17, so on 1/18 I'll have a new fill :)

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i am 20 weeks pregnant and have not had a de-fill (i have 1cc in a 4cc band) yet but the last 2 weeks i have been having ALOT of trouble eating. Breakfast and lunch mostly but sometimes dinner too. i get maybe 3-4 bites in and then it all comes up. when did you take your fillout? anyone else have problems? thanks for the info.

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Welcome!! I was banded in february 07 lost about 50lbs then became pregnant in june 07 my total fill at that time was 3.2cc I gained about 5 lbs the first 16 weeks then I got defilled 0.4cc total restriction is now 2.8cc .Im now 26 weeks and I've gained an extra 15lbs which my OB doc says is expected. I probably could've done without the defill but I wanted to cut back on my Protein Shakes and eat more real food:) Now my diet consist of about 4 meals a day and a Protein Shake. Hope this helped, and congratulations!

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