WOW! Congrats on the baby! Like you, my wife and I moved when she was pregnant. She gets mad at me over that, and it was more than two years ago
We have a little boy that just turned two this past Saturday. In fact, he and I share a birthday...except mine is 40 years before his. Our son had colic for the first year, and didn't sleep through the night until he was about 11 months. So, it was really difficut for my wife and me. Many mornings I would come downstairs to leave for work, and the two of them were on the couch crying.
He was born with Torticollis, which was eventually fixed with PT. Between the colic, Torticollis and him not sleeping or latching, I thought we were going insane. On top of it, my poor wife was pumping like crazy, all hours day and night. She finally got to a point where she said the sound of the Medela pump was almost taunting her.
The upside is now we have a healthy two year old that is into everything and learning something everyday. If you've had other kids, you may have been through some of this already. If not, it's going to be the most rewarding thing you've ever done.
Sadly, my health issues are what's standing in the way of Chace getting a sibling. My wife is 40 and just has a few ticks left on the clock. Of course, I feel immense pressure about letting both of them down, due to my poor health. Last year, I had to have sinus surgery and then developed Epstein-Barr. So, between my health and our son, my wife was about ready to go on a permanent vacation.
Aside from the stomach pain, perhaps the biggest struggle is actually related to my diet. The GI doc gave me a list of foods to stay away form because they could exacerbate the stomach issues. At the same time, I have to be really careful about what upsets my GB. As I mentioned, I'm losing weight, which is awesome. But, chicken and white rice can only be cooked so many ways!
I noticed that you have experience with weight loss, and wonder given your GI experience, if you have any suggestions? Right now, my diet consists of the following: rice (mainly white, cuz too much whole grain seems to make things worse), chicken, rice & chicken soup, white bread, bananas, eggs (mainly whites), graham crackers, plain salad with a tiny amount of vinagrette and Dasani water. I stopped taking my Centrum multivitamin, cuz it seemed to upset my stomach. I don't even dare take my wife out to dinner, because there isn't anything I confident about eating. Straying from this narrow list, definitely has its pifalls!
I should also mention that my URQ pain has never been nearly as severe as others I have talked to or read about. This makes me wonder if removing the GB is necessary. Don't get me wrong, it does give me some nagging pain, gas and bloating. But, I wonder if that's enough to warrant having it removed. I read horror stories about people that end up with chronic diarrhea after having their GB removed. Yet, I also read about folks that describe how much better they feel since having it removed. At this point I'm still planning to go through with it, but would welcome your thoughts.