Thursday, January 29, 2009

Iron Deficient

My blood work came back from just your average pregnancy testing. Apparently I'm pretty significantly depleted of iron, which means I'm now on iron supplements. Praise the Lord! Since then, I've realized what it's like to not be sleepy most of the time and my horrible restless legs are essentially gone - making sleep happen. This has made such a dramatic difference in how I'm feeling. It was never horrible like some women experience during pregnancy, but until you feel normal again, you don't realize how it was really affecting you. A little over two months to go!

4 comments:

Hope said...

I had the same thing with all three pregnancies ... Calcium also helped the restless leg. But it IS amazing how that iron really effects EVERYTHING!!!

Stacie296 said...

I didn't realize your restless legs were gone too. Praise God!

The Tulloss Family said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better. I've been praying for you.

Mark and Kels said...

Make sure you are drinking TONS of water and eating lots of fiber rich foods... or you may end up with Abigail's worried poop face :). I am glad your restless legs are gone though!