Well, It's been a few weeks since I last left a post so I thought I should update. I stayed on my clean diet for two weeks, but the last few days I've been slightly off so I can tell I'm not feeling as good as I could.
I also found out that I have low iron, which would explain why even though I get lots of sleep each night 8 to 10 hours, I don't have a lot of motivation the way I did in my last pregnancy when all I wanted to do was organize the house. So, very soon I'm going to try some iron supplements along with some kind of stool softener because those supplements will bind you up.
And while I'm at it, I suppose I could mention a few other woes that I've experienced in the last two weeks. Well, about two weeks ago, I put my back out. So it hurt to walk, stand and even lay down sometimes. You know those power operated shopping carts like golf carts? It was hurting so bad, my husband actually talked me in to using one of those at the grocery store. It was funny, but I felt much better sitting on that than standing. I feel better now.
Then about ten days ago, I got sick with the stomach flu. I was vomiting and had diarrhea. After about 15 hours of that, I was getting dizzy. So, we went to the hospital for a liter of IV fluid to rehydrate me. I felt like a new woman after that IV. An hour after that, I could actually eat, whereas before I couldn't even keep down water and was throwing up bile. I would encourage anyone to do that if they're dehydrated.
Seems like a lot of people I talk to have been sick lately with the stomach flu.
It was so nice to see SunshineMeg's new little baby girl. Right now it feels like 14 weeks is a long time to wait for our baby girl, so it was encouraging to see hers. Congratulations SunshineMeg!
So, this is kind of a blah post, but I'm generally busy homeschooling throughout the day and then Monday through Thursday there is some extracurricular activity that the kids are involved in in the evening. I started homeschooling early this year so that when the baby comes May 7th, I can be off for a few months. I can see that it will be a challenge for me to be as prepared for this baby as I was for Morning Glory when I had the whole summer to prepare. So, I'm really hoping that taking iron will help my motivation. They say it takes several weeks though before your body absorbs enough iron for you to notice a difference. The last time I took iron supplements was 17 years ago and I stopped because of the side effects. So, we'll see how this goes.
Oh, happy February to you all!!