low iron can suck! i have to take supplements, too.
hope your DD feels good soon! and feel well and take care of you!!!!
That is too bad about your iron. I hope that you can get it up where it needs to be.
Mommy to three gorgeous girls
at 6 weeks 22/10/09
Well...I've been MIA for a while. My whole family (except me) has been incredibly sick with the "stomach flu". Poor DH was up all night one night this weekend. He threw up close to 30 times! He's still not feeling the best, but no more throwing up, Praise God. Whew....now His parents are sick. I need little one to not be born for another week or so. I would hate to tell the grandparents....Oh, congrats on a new grandbaby....but you can't hold her for a few days. That would be a bummer. I'm still praying I don't get sick. I spoke to my mw on Friday and told her about everyone being so sick. She told me to page her as soon as I started showing the same symptoms and she'd get me on an IV to make sure I don't get dehydrated. I haven't had to do that yet...yay!
Other "good" news...my grandma (over 80 yrs old) was suppose to come down this week to "help" for 3 weeks. I say "help" because she can't drive, she can't pick up my 22 month old, and she can't hold the newborn unless she's sitting down. She wouldn't be a lot of help...and in all reality would have been another person for me to look after and watch. Well...the airline she was going to fly down on just went backrupt and canclled all flights. She'll still be coming, but just for five days or so. I know this sounds horrible, but I'm relieved...it's been a big stress on me trying to figure out how I would entertain her for so long. I'm glad I get to see her...just not for so long.
I wasn't expecting this to happen, but all of a sudden, I've really been dealing with feelings of fear about the "big" day. Everything from something going wrong, to hurting people's feelings because I don't want them there while I'm giving birth. I've really had to work on taking my thoughts captive and not allowing them to over take me. I'm getting nervous. I think it's just the "unknown". I'm excited about going into labor naturally...but it's also making me anxious. ahhhh....I guess we'll just wait and see....
Had another MW appointment today...it went really well!
I got my iron levels tested again, won't know till Friday. But, I got a lot more info about the potential risks and interventions...and it's not as big of a deal as I thought. I will still get to birth at the birthing center.
She also checked me...and I'm dialated a "roomy" 2 cm...and about 40% effaced. I was so relieved, I almost cried. With DD#1...I wasn't dialated at all when I was induced, and barely effaced. I know it may still be another two to three weeks...but I'm just happy to know that something is going on. What a relief that was to me
DH reminded me how difficult it was to get to 3 cm in the hospital with DD when I was induced...so it's nice to know that my body is doing this on it's own...yay!!! Baby isn't engaged...but that's not a big deal with #2. She could feel the head and said she is about -1.
Only "problem" is that she is back to being posterior. So...I'm working on that. Hopefully we will get her to turn before she engages and is ready to be born. Anyway..I was excited and encouraged.
I'm going to start using Borge oil in a few days...anyone else use that?
I'm sending some turn baby turn vibes!
glad you're making progress! what a good feeling!