Matt and Suzy Preston Hoover Talk Pregnancy, Vasectomy
Imagine battling with your weight your entire life, reaching a milestone by losing 95 pounds — then learning you are pregnant and gaining many of those pounds back. That’s just what happened to The Biggest Loser season one contestant Suzy Preston Hoover — not once, but twice! During her pregnancy with 14-month-old son Rex Timothy, Suzy gained 65 pounds. At five months postpartum and having lost 30 pounds, she learned that she was pregnant again, and has since gained an additional 40 pounds. Suzy doesn’t want people to get the wrong idea — she “loves being a mom” — but “after the mental roller coaster with the weight gain with the first one, I was not ready to do it again.”
Despite having “swollen hands, swollen feet” and wanting to hide, Suzy, who is now 38 weeks along, is “trying to remember that the weight gain is nothing compared to the fact I will get another amazing son out of the whole deal.” However, before she can meet her new little boy — who will be named Jax — Suzy must endure labor and delivery, something that “if I could put it on fast-forward, I would.” Unfortunately, that’s not possible, so Suzy will “carry on,” adding that she’s getting nervous about the “painful process” as her due date draws nearer. In addition to this, Suzy is beginning to doubt herself and her ability to parent two small children.
“Fears are flooding in my mind that I am trying to fight off daily. Ones that say I can’t do it, or how will I take care of two babies at once. I fight off thinking that Rex will get left out, or the new baby won’t get all the same special attention that Rex got.”
Suzy isn’t the only one who’s fearful, however. Her husband Matt Hoover has a few worries of his own. When Rex was born, the couple were lucky enough to have their son sleeping through the night at five weeks of age, and the Biggest Loser season one winner finds himself “wondering if this next child will be the same … and how he will be different.” Matt admits that he feels like “I still don’t know what I am doing” when it comes to parenthood, but figures he must be doing something right as “my son is healthy, happy and smart.” No matter how scared Matt is, he knows that “I have a job to do … to be the best dad I can be!”
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Despite the fact that Suzy originally thought she’d have “four or five” kids, the couple have decided that two is enough for them. Explaining that “my wife doesn’t particularly enjoy being pregnant,” Matt reveals that “after some discussion, we decided that it was time for me to get the dreaded V-word.” On Friday, August 22nd, Matt went in for a “good old vasectomy.” Despite being “a little nervous” Matt says that he knew having the procedure was “the right thing to do for our family.” Luckily for him, the surgery wasn’t as bad as Matt believed it would be.
“It is not completely painless, but it really doesn’t hurt that bad. If you have ever had stitches anywhere else on your body I would liken it to that. He did both sides, put in dissolvable stitches and that was it. The whole procedure couldn’t have taken more than 20 minutes.”
Matt did learn that he should always listen to his doctors when it’s suggested that he takes it easy for a few days. The day after his vasectomy, Matt decided to go rent a movie and quickly learned that it was a “bad idea.” By the time he returned home, he had “a stomachache and some swollen boys” along with a “crappy movie.” Matt’s advice to other men in his position is “to take it easy when you need to!” In 11 weeks, Matt and Suzy will learn if the procedure was a success and he believes that “in a few more days I’ll be glad I did it.”
Source: Best Life Design