28 February 2010

1 month post-op and other stuff

Well, here I am at 1 month out today. For the most part, I feel great! I have my days that I feel like junk, but those are becoming fewer and farther between. So far I have lost 42.5 lbs! I can't believe I have dropped that much in only 1 month. I should really start trying on jeans that are the next size down, but honestly, I'm a bit afraid. What if they don't fit yet? But, the jeans I am wearing now require a belt and they still nearly fall off.

I have finally been cleared to go back to the gym. I am excited about that. Oh, and the Nut said that I am getting in enough protein from food, so I don't have to drink the shakes anymore. HOORAY! I still am not able to eat much at all. Maybe 3-4oz at a time, so I try and make it all dense protein. I haven't really found anything that my stomach can't handle. I have even tried salad. My new favorite snack is grapes though. I can't seem to get enough of them.

I am still of course missing Mr. I like crazy! We talk on a pretty regular basis, which helps, but I can't wait to have him home! I am so ready for September! He seems to be doing well though.

Meta is doing great according to my mom. Although, she thinks he may have pink eye. She went in to get him out of bed this morning and one of his eyes was all goopy and shut. He said "I can't see. My eye closed. Arr, I a pirate." I cracked up when she told me that. I can't wait to see him again. It will be so nice to be in Colorado for Easter.

So, that's my 1 month in a nutshell. It is crazy how fast time has flown by already. I can't wait to see what the future holds for me and my new tummy!

17 February 2010

Tough Day

Today has been hard.

Mr. I left Kuwait for Iraq. I know they are right next door to each other, but it is such a world of difference. I am not sure when I'll be able to talk to him again. Hopefully he gets settled soon and is able to at least call.

That's not what made today so hard though. Today, I miss my baby. I mean, I talk to Meta every day, but today for some reason, it makes my heart hurt more than usual. I miss him so much. I miss his smile and his laugh. I miss the silly things he says and does. So, I cried today. I think today was the first major breakdown i have had about it since he left. Easter seems so far away. I know that he is there for a good reason and that he is being so well taken care of. I couldn't ask for more, but I want him home. Now, I know once he's home he'll start driving me crazy again and I'll be wishing for some alone time, lol. I guess the grass is always greener....

So, that is where my head is at today...Iraq and Colorado. I just miss my family. I guess I'll just keep taking it one day at a time for now.

15 February 2010

My new blog

I decided to start over with my blog completely. I was frustrated with the old one, and I am sick of feeling frustrated about things.

So, in this blog I will (try to) keep everyone updated on not only me, but also Noah and Cody. Who knows, I may even post about our pets, lol

So, here it is: my first offical post.

I am doing really well after the surgery. As of today I have lost 36lbs total and 28lbs since the day of surgery. No, I will not tell you what my starting weight was, or what I weigh now. Even Mr. I doesn't know that!

Speaking of Cody, he is doing as well as can be expected for being deployed. I am able to talk to him every other day or so for now. But once he reaches his final destination, communication may change. We'll just have to wait and see. Please continue to pray for his safety and his swift return home to us.

Noah seems to be thriving at my moms house. Every time I talk to him he sounds super happy. He loves my mom, who he calls Abbey, his Poppy (My step-dad) and Dodo (my little sis...don't ask!) I plan on going up to get him around Easter time unless Dodo decides to come down here for spring break, then I guess he'll just come down with her. It would be nice to spend Easter in Colorado though. And if I do drive up there I plan on stopping at Cannon AFB in New Mexico to see Alicia, Eric, Justin, Renee, and Perry. And to give Renee's baby bump a rub. :)

Not only is our friend Renee pregnant, but our friends Kate and Adam welcomed their first little boy Jude David on the 5th of Feb. And my best friend Robyn and her husband Shaun welcomed Dean Kenneth on Jan 10th. They are both amazingly adorable. I could almost say I have baby fever again. It's a good thing Cody isn't here right now seeing as how we have to wait a good bit of time after surgery before even trying to get pregnant again, lol

Well, that is our life these days. We have a lot going on, but it seems pretty boring most of the time. I will do my best to keep this blog updated so that you all have some sort of idea of how things are going. For now, I'm going to go to bed and hope that Mr. I is able to call soon.

Love to you all,