Thank you all so much for the replies!!! You made me realize I'm not alone in this, and that what I'm feeling isn't all that unusual. I've been direct with Chris to an extent, but part of me feels like I'm whining, so I haven't been too verbal about it. I'm actually doing much better today. It's crazy what a good night sleep can do for someone's mental strength and spirit.
I went this morning at the crack of dawn (seriously, the sun wasn't even up) to Labcorp to get my blood drawn. Honestly, it wasn't that bad. I was there for about an hour (from 7am to 8am) and it moved quickly, it was just busy. They took 6 or so vials of blood, but it took less than 2 minutes. Then I came home and went back to bed, lol.
I'm interested in seeing the results b/c I'm slightly afraid I'm anemic. I've been trying to eat but it isn't really happening. Prune juice is high in iron, so yesterday when I had to clean the house and had no energy, I chugged a few ounces (that stuff is just nasty) and immediately started to feel better and less dizzy/lightheaded. So we shall see. Extra iron might be in my near future - but if it makes me feel better then it's what I have to do.
Thanks again for all the support. This is what this forum is all about - us coming together when we need it. Thanks guys!!!
SAHM to Nora Caitlyn ('08)
and Finnley Dax ('11)
homebirthing, breastfeeding, babywearing, intactivist, doula mama!