On the 12th, I had a regular OB appointment. This time I had to drink that glucola stuff and take the one hour blood test. I told him about the extreme fatigue I was having and he told me that some of that was normal, to try exercising a bit each day, and we would see how my blood results came in. (I was so tired that even though I was actively participating in the conversation, I didn't remember him saying the thing about the blood test results...gosh!) He also measured me, and told me that Sapphira is measuring 2 weeks ahead!! (Another thing I didn't remember him saying by the way!!) Malachi was 9 pounds and off the charts at birth and he never measured that large. I think that I'm a little concerned. Hopefully she doesn't inherit her brother's enormous head...that was the worst part of it. Anyways...back to the blood test. On Tuesday, the late afternoon was spent playing phone tag with a nurse. Finally I was able to talk to her and she said my iron was low. No wonder I was so tired!!! I was about a half a point below the cut off and that I needed to get back on my prenatals in order to get my hemoglobin levels back to normal before I delivered. I had switched to Flintstones at my doctor's suggestion at the beginning of my pregnancy because they made me feel crummy. Luckily that is not true now. After just two days of taking my prenatals, my energy is back to my pregnant normal and I feel a million times better. I'm glad I had to take that test when I did...I don't think I could have gone on like that for much longer!!!
Welcome to our little cyber-spot! Our sweet family has been split in two...four of us walk together here on earth, while 3 of our sweet babies are snuggling with our Savior. Natalie was born on March 14 and met Jesus on March 16, 2006. Her little brother, Malachi, joined us in May 2007. Our second daughter, Sapphira arrived in April 2009. Our precious 4th child, whom we named Asher, met Jesus in Febuary 2011. Our 5th sweet baby, Azra, joined her siblings in Heaven in August 2011. Baby Amira is due to arrive in March 2013. A very patient dog and a cat round out our crew. Thanks for spending time with us!