This has not been the easiest pregnancy by any means. I had ZERO issues when I was pregnant with Kennedy and Jules – it was smooth sailing until delivery day. This pregnancy is WAY different.
Starting at 8-9 weeks I started having constant pains under my rib cage. According to my symptoms, my doctor immediately knew there was something going on with my gallbladder. He sent me for a gallbladder ultrasound, which showed no signs of gallstones. He said he believed I have a failing gallbladder. The problem was, pregnant women cannot undergo the hydro scan which assesses the function of the gallbladder.
I was put on a gallbladder diet, saw a dietician, and constantly monitor what I eat and drink. If you have ever been on a gallbladder diet you know how much fun that can be….plain toast, plain rice, plain noodles, fruits, veggies, baked potatoes, and bland sandwiches. This is my meal plan for everyday…during pregnancy! All I want is chili cheese nachos with a side of cheese sticks….which I can’t have :(
My husband has been so good throughout the past couple of months. Denying a pregnant woman food can put her a little over the edge…plus the added hormones WHEW! He puts up with my complaining, and tries to think of different recipes to cook and add to my diet. I’m sure I have not been the easiest person to live with, but I haven’t heard him complain once.
At 35 weeks, my doctor scheduled a late ultrasound to make sure the baby was gaining the appropriate amount of weight since I can’t eat much. He is measuring well and is estimated at a healthy 6 pounds so far!
BUT, the end is near! In just 25 days we will meet our little man, and soon after that I will kick this gallbladder to the curb. I. CAN’T. WAIT.