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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Changes

Well its that time again to update everyone on hows it going in the Odair household. First off, Logan got a new big boy haircut! I cried a little seeing his curls leave him, but boy does he look so cute and more like a little boy now. I can not believe he is almost 2 and 1/2 the time sure does pass! Stephen is doing great in LPN school he is loving all the work he has to do. I am not sure if I am loving it as much seeing he is gone most of the day and night, but it is so nice to see this change in him. He is now thinking of going to PA school, yeah I said great so how much longer will that be. He said maybe by teht ime I am 40 we will be done with school! lol
Now an update on the baby and the pregnancy. Things here have been well stressed to say the least. I have been having lots of concactions, and honestly all the signs of preclampcia like I had with Logan. I have been having bad headaches, being dizzy, feet swollen just by walking a block or two, and seeing spots. I knew the signs and choose this time to not ignore any of them. By doctor is wonderful!!!! He has told me time and time again do not screw and that if I think anything is happening I need to call his office and if it is after hours to not be scared to call the L&D nurse and ask questions. As he said they are paid to listen to us pregnant women! I went in on Thursday for my 32 week check up and everything was great with the baby. Heart rate 159 to 162 and also I am measuring a week ahead which he says is a good thing. I love how you get all the good news before the bad comes. First off my blood pressure was high! 138/94 now they did have me lay on my left side for five mins and it changed to 130/84 now I can not always lay on my left side, but it was ok. I mean so many things are different I am healthy which is number one for me! I have not gained any weight in fact I have lost weight. I walked everyday, eat right (ok I still crave those darn french frys and have some but hey they are my weakness and I am pregnant) I make sure I am drinking my water (even if it makes me pee) and more then anything I have changed the way I think! Honestly attitude is something that has to come when you are making a change. I never once have said I can not do this, instead I have a note that tell me everyday I can do this. I know it is tough and I know that I will fail sometimes, but its ok, with every fall there is a chance to be picked up and that is why we are such stronger people for trying to keep news things and goals in our life's. So what does this mean for me, well first off I am not able to pick up Logan anymore. I have to let others do that 28lbs is too much weight for me. I can hold two gallons of milk at a time and really that is all. I have to watch for signs that show early labor, and high blood pressure. I have to be willing to ask for more help, but more then anything it means that I have to be willing to take control and to keep this little girl inside of me as long as I can. It can and will be done!!!! Asking for help is one of my many weakness, but with others help this little girl may be small, but she will be able to come home with mommy and daddy this time. Trust me there is nothing worse then being wheeled out of the hospital with congrats balloons and flowers, but no baby! That is not a choice this time! We are going to do whatever it takes even if that means I have to lay on my left side all day! lol I want to thank everyone in the MAMAVATION world who have bene there for me. You know who you are. You are truly inspiring people and I am so lucky to have you! Also if you are looking for a life change apply to be the next mamavation mom! Take the chance and let mamavation help you the way it has helped so many others. Talk to other moms out there and see the change. Look at Lisa and Rachel who get to run in New York with Leah and Jarod from subway!!!! Come on that can be you!!! Know that no matter what we are here for each other. One reason mamavation can live and support so many women is because we are willing to help each other out. Reach out to your sisters online, talk to them when you are having a bad or good day. Talk to them to help you make a healthy choice. I know I have many times. Be willing to take that next step, and also find the ones who have fallen away and help them come back. Let them know that you are there for them. Sometimes all it takes is one friend to help someone through there day. I love you all so much! The tears I cry for you are tears of joy. You will be seeing a LOT more of me on twitter now as I have to keep it easy. But even with that I will not gain weight I will keep the promise I have made to myself and my daughter. Know you all loved and thought of often, till next week.
Amanda

8 comments:

Stephanie said...

It's so hard to ask for help. I am terrible at it. But what I learned through months of post partum depression and a colicky baby is that when the help is offered, it is genuine and it's better to accept than to decline it. Anything to get that beautiful baby into the world healthy and happy right? *Big Hugs*! I'm here for you!

The Maniacal Matron - @MMScarlett said...

Sounds like you're going through a rough spot, but keep your head up and know that soon you will have a beautiful baby with you!

Have a great week and take it easy! Stay positive :-)

Janice @ Mom On The Run said...

You're doing a great job! Paying attention to all of the signs your body sends you will help you make it over the next 5 weeks - we're almost there girl!!!

gretablau said...

Wow, Amanda. That's great that you know the signs and you're taking the steps to make sure you and your baby stay healthy. You're almost there!

Marie said...

Love your positive attitude. Keep your head high and a smile on your face. You are going to have such a beautiful little addition to your family. Get plenty of rest, water, and ask for help. It's hard, but well deserved your are working so hard for not just your health but your baby girl. Sending you lots of thoughts and prayers. Keep up the great work!

kia said...

You are in the home stretch Amanda. You have taken care of yourself from day one, you have lost weight in your pregnancy, you have been awesome. Now suck it up and ask for help when needed, rest as much as you can, you and this little one will be fine. You are doing so well!

Shell said...

I'm so bad about asking for help... so I can totally relate. I have learned(ok, so I am still learning)that if I don't take care of myself I can't take care of anyone else... I love that you are listening to your body and at least acknowledging what you can and can not do. I hope you have a great week! {{HUGS}}

@PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman said...

Hang in there!!!! It's a tough time but it will pass. Good luck this week.