Joshua is beyond ecstatic. He found out on Valentines Day after following a bunch of random clues leading around the house to different, cheesy gifts, but the last one was a set of binkies and he was a bit confused. When he put two and two together he was filled with joy. I am due October 24th and things are growing great.
Typically, breasts enlarge and become tender for a pregnant lady, one with boobs at least. I did experience a few odd symptoms during the first few weeks of pregnancy. My chest ached and my arm pits swelled up. I attempted to google research these symptoms, but found that there haven't been very many women that have blogged or posted about their pregnancies after PBM. I was fairly concerned and placed a call to the doc. She was a bit baffled too, but attributed the pain and soreness to residual breast tissue and/or the increased hormone levels. The pain subsided after a week or so and I have no had any other breast symptoms since. I will miss having those enormous, bulging pregnancy boobies.
We have successfully transferred our home to Germany. I am being seen at a German hospital and sometimes the language barrier is comical; like explaining my BRCA status and lack of nipples. Just imagine me tweaking imaginary headlights and shaking my head a lot. I think I have communicated my inability to breast feed, but I was scheduled an appointment with a lactation nurse so maybe I am mistaken. She might be in for a surprise when she goes to check the to see if the pieces are all working...
I have met a few people here in Germany and surprisingly it was easy to talk about my surgeries with people I had never met. I had such apprehension thinking that I would never be able to explain, but it's crazy how things work out and get brought up in conversations.