Amanda - posted on 01/08/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hi! My name is Amanda and im somewhat new to Circle of Moms. I am mother to THE MOST amazing little girl I have ever known. My daughter, Rian (pronounced ryan), will be 1 on January 23 :) I am 17 years old, 18 in March. I got pregnant at 16 years old by the man that I am now engaged to. We have known eachother since I was about 7 years old :) I had my daughter via emergency c section due to a VERY severe case of Preeclampsia. My daughter was born a month and a half early. My life was changing drastically throughout my pregnancy, but it was a comment from my doctor that really put that shock into me that this is reality and that I need to thank God for everything he's given me. During my recovery, my doctor came in and told me that after reading over my test results, if I had missed the regular doc's appt where they detected the Preeclampsia, neither my daughter nor I would have made it another week because my body would have shut down due to the outrageously high protein levels and fatally high blood pressure. Hearing that really made me see life in a new light. I had this gorgeous, 4 lb baby girl that I just brought into the world, and even though she was in the NICU and on oxygen and a million different IVs and cords, she was the most wonderful thing I have ever seen in my entire life. I am proud to say that she is almost 1 year old and doing amazing!! I am taking my fiance's last name on April 24 of this year. He is starting training tomorrow at his small town's fire dept and will start Fire Academy in 6 months to become a firefighter. I, on the other hand, am an aspiring photographer with hopes to claim myself as a professional one day soon. It's always been my dream :) I love to meet new people so add me on facebook or reply on here!