I was kinda surprised when I discovered I was pregnant, only 4 months after I my gastrectomy and only nine months since I gave birth to my daughter. I wasn't even sure that I would be able to have another baby let a lone so quickly. I was so skinny and worn out from the surgery and looking after a 5 month old. I was certain that my poor body had taken enough punishment and would be keen on having a rest. Apparently not. I remember being at work eating pizza and thinking it tasted really weird and I thought 'Oh shit, I know that taste' a pregnancy test the following day confirmed it and boom baby on the way.
I guess I was lucky that I had already given birth and had a completely normal pregnancy with my daughter Haea so I had something to compare the 2nd (post gastrectomy) pregnancy to.
|8 months pregnant with a stomach. Photo courtesy of Woman's Day|