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Duh! Why Didn’t I Think Of It Sooner?

I finally came out of my seven month cloud of exhaustion and fatigue to realize for a minute that I might be low on iron.   The iron pills I found in my box of medicine also may have reminded me that I have been low on iron every single time in my life that I have been tested for it.  I was quite low after Kai was born and I took them until my six week checkup when they told me I could stop.  (without testing me)

So I started taking iron pills a week ago and I feel like a different person.  I still don’t jump out of bed early in the morning all bright eyed and bushy tailed, but I feel so much better and can make it through the day without feeling like I am going to crash.

I know I should have gone to see my doctor first, but I have been through it so many times I am pretty sure that was my problem.  I will see how I do for the next few weeks and then go in and have my iron levels checked.  In the meantime I am hoping to wear the belt out on the treadmill now that I have some energy!

  • Woah! An image of you “bright-eyed and bushy-tailed flash” through my mind. You looked like a Squirrel hopped up on Red Bull.

  • whim

    Oh War, that is just because you have NEVER seen me bright eyed and bushy tailed in the morning. In fact, I don’t know if anyone has!

  • Ha! It is a Henke woman thing I think! Not being awake and alert until noon even if your body gets up at 8:00 AM