Today was my 6 month check up with my doctor, it consisted of the usual; pee in a cup, weight check (at least I didn’t hear “oh that isn’t too bad” this time), bump measurement, blood pressure check and finally listening to the sweet sound of that tiny little heart beat. With all my headaches over the last few weeks, I was curious if my urine had any traces of protein, but I am excited to say I passed with flying colors. At my next appointment I have to do the Glucose test, so I opted for the orange flavored drink over fruit punch and will head in for the test in a few weeks. Given my affliction for sugar this pregnancy, I really hope that I pass that test as well. I haven’t had any issues with blood sugar in the past and no in in my immediate family has diabetes so I am hoping all goes well. Fingers crossed!
A few days ago I received a text from Sara asking me if I needed a new order of my DHA and prenatal vitamins. Sara had sent me the prenatal DHA a few weeks ago and I have been taking it daily as instructed. When she asked me if I also needed my prenatal I was shocked. All this time, I thought I had been taking a prenatal with DHA, but apparently, the DHA was supposed to be a supplement to my Raw Prenatal that didn’t include DHA…oops! After a few stressed texts from Sara, I assured her that the vitamin was really a precaution, and the baby would be okay. This package arrived today from Sara and in a few days I should also receive the new D3 drops she wants me to take.
If anything, the baby will steal nutrients from my body first before impacting him. Given that I haven’t taken the vitamins in over a month, I wonder if this is causing my extreme tiredness and fatigue. Usually I hit the gym a few days a week before work and then a night class or weekend class as well. For the last three weeks I have only made it a handful of times and I can barely get up in the morning. Work is crazy right now which could be the main contributor, but I have to wonder if my body is feeling a little depleted as well and since I started taking the prenatal vitamin a few days ago, maybe I will see a lift in energy.