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Woo Hoo! Down a Pant Size! (For Now)

Monday, April 22, 2013

I'm sitting at my desk right now wearing Size 14 dress slacks!

These are the same dress slacks I wore when I first started working here 5 YEARS ago. I haven't been able to wear them in 4 years!!

They are a little snug, but hey, I didn't have to wear anything special (i.e. control top) to get them on nor did I have to suck in until I was blue in the face! emoticon

I'm hoping I can hold onto it, but I know it's going to be a struggle since I'm already slipping due to stress.

My son had his 4 month check up the past week and he's a healthy 20 pound baby boy. BUT the doctor is concerned because his head is misshapen and he has three places where ridges can be felt along the sutures of the cranium.

They are concerned that he may have a condition called craniosynostosis--a premature fusing of the skull.

As most people know, babies are born with very mailable skulls, that's why they can get flat spots and such. They are born this way so that the brain can expand and grow and their skulls slowly harden over the next 3 to 4 years. That is why babies have a "soft spot", it's the open area between the cranial plates.

In craniosynostosis, the skull hardens too quickly, causing the brain to have insignificant room to grow and can cause the head to become misshapen as the brain tries to find ways to expand.

It can also cause brain damage, seizures and developmental delays.

If he has it, he'll need surgery--brain surgery.

Cue "I'm a mess".

I was actually doing well with this, I figured "I'm not going to worry about it until we know for certain if he has it", but yesterday it just kind of...hit me that my baby might need to have his skull cracked open.

The option of NOT having surgery isn't very bright since left unattended, it can cause all those problems listed above.

This, of course, means I don't feel like eating, let alone eating right. I'm trying my best, but it's difficult right now for me. I don't eat to feel better, but when things like this happen, I find myself apathetic--I might eat well, I might not, I just don't care.

Sorry for unloading...maybe I just needed to get it out.
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    Fantastic about the weight loss.

    Worrying does no good. Wasted time, wasted energy. We meet the bridge when and if we get there. That baby needs 100% mom, regardless. You were chosen to do that, a beautiful thing, your miracle loaner gift from God. They are meant to teach you as much as you are them. Enjoy your gift. And through my five, to get in shape, and help deal with the stress, I'd start joggin in place 2 minutes a night, building up to an hour. Then, a half hour each day, I'd put baby on a blanket on the floor, 15 minutes on tummy, 15 mins on back. And, do everything baby did. As they prepare to creep, crawl, sit up, walk, they strengthen every muscle in their body..a gentle way to get in shape with them...gradually. It's difficult to notice all the things they do simultaneously but helps make us more aware of our miracle.

    Wishing for the best. Prayers are with! God's will be done.
    1828 days ago
  • GOLMAR25
    Congrats on the pants thing, but OMG sounds like you have a lot on your plate right now! I hope it's not the worst case scenratio for your baby boy, and if it is I pray that Lord will be with you and your family during this difficult time! emoticon
    1829 days ago
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