|Chuck Norris approves my running logic|
Over the past 4 to 5 weeks, I've been dealing with light-headedness and headaches, enough to make me feel like I need to lay down and rest for a bit at least once a day, which is awesome when you have a toddler. It got annoying enough to bring up to my OB last week and he told me to go see my primary care doctor about it, even though I'm positive it's pregnancy related. He also told me I wasn't anemic (and that's my primary theory on what's wrong) based on my 9 week pregnancy blood test...all the way back in March. I didn't feel like arguing, so I just went home and called my primary doctor and made an appointment.
Today was that appointment and instead of getting a doctor who was coming off a night shift and was too tired and busy to listen to me, I got the Chicken Little of physician assistants and a 2 hour appointment (all with a toddler assistant). I told her my symptoms and she decided that I needed a full work up, including heart testing, even I told her I just wanted my blood iron checked. I tried to explain that if my heart was having any issues, then I shouldn't be able to still run 8 miles and feel fine, but I guess I should stop speaking in Swahili because she didn't seem to understand my logic.
Luckily, I'm seeing an actual doctor next week to discuss the results of the ridiculous amount of testing done today and I'm 98% sure his treatment plan will be for me to give birth in November and then feel fine again. My dream is that it's something simple like anemia that can be treated with a supplement and maybe diet changes (although my food intake is still really limited by morning sickness). Otherwise I'm just going to have to man up and quit my bitching. A little dizziness never killed anyone, right?
|You have to be drunk for this to make sense|
The best part of the whole appointment was when the PA walked in and said "You look so pale and tired!" Thanks lady. I tried to explain that I don't normally look that shitty, but I was up at midnight changing a poopy diaper and then up again at 4:30am-ish with a moany teething kid and never got back to sleep because the moaning didn't stop...and again she didn't listen and thought it was another sign of my impending doom.
After 2 long hours of trying to keep a toddler content in an examination room, I decided to bag my run today and just nap instead. I needed a day off anyway, so it was an easy decision. The dog was more than happy to keep me company for a nap. I think her recovery is spoiling me because I didn't take her for a walk today (it was pouring rain) and she doesn't seem to care. I wonder if this is what it's like to own a normal dog?
Faith was ridiculously high energy today. There must be something about rainy weather that makes kids nuts.
|My shirt is right, I'M AWESOME!|
|Daddy's shoes are the best for stomping|
At least if I'm going to have to lay down to deal with feeling light headed, now I have a new book to read. Kari sent Peanut and I a present in the mail and it's pretty perfect:
|Guess which is mine and which is the dog's?|
I feel like I've heard so many people talk about reading "50 Shades of Grey" in a negative light that I have really low expectations, so that probably means I'll enjoy it. From what I hear, this could be made into a pretty interesting show on HBO, mostly because the only thing HBO likes more than violence is explicit sex.
I also got a Kindle Fire as an early birthday present from my mom over the weekend and it's pretty much the most fun thing ever. My husband has developed quite the Angry Birds addiction already. It's hilarious how much he enjoys using the birds as bombs and Faith is his biggest fan/spectator. Every time he hits anything she cries out "BOOM!" and then laughs. The Kindle Fire was a life saver at the doctor office this morning because there are so many toddler friendly apps for things like learning the alphabet.
I've never had a smart phone or tablet (neither has my husband) so what apps are "must haves"? So far, I really enjoy Words with Friends and Draw Something, but I could also use suggestions about favorite apps for toddlers!