I woke up this morning bright and early after a great night's sleep, wrote the last blog entry and left the house to get an iced coffee at the Common. While drinking my coffee I started to feel woozy and I left to walk the block or two home. It is SO HOT out today. I knew as a pregnant lady I would feel hotter than the non-preggers, but today I read that in the third trimester one can feel up to 20% warmer! I decided to walk through the Dufferin Mall, just down the street, to take advantage of the mall air, and while walking through there I still felt terrible - a little nauseous, light headed and my heart was racing.
I went home and called my midwifery clinic to run my symptoms by a midwife (my primary midwife is on vacation). I was told that my symptoms may be a combination of the heat and low iron, and that my iron levels were on the low side when I last had blood drawn 5 weeks ago, and that they often go down in the last weeks of pregnancy. She told me to rest, keep hydrated and eating. I have an apt. on Thursday morning with my midwife and she'll test my iron then to see if I need supplements.
SO... on this beautiful summer's day, on my second wedding anniversary, I'm laying down all day in front of a portable air conditioner feeling out of it, drinking a lot of water and going pee every 20 minutes. I watched a terrible movie that I ordered from Roger's on demand called Modern Romance, and at one point when there was music on in the background of a scene and a phone rang (in the movie) I tried to use my TV's remote to turn down the volume of the music in the movie.
Looking at these charts, I think I'll make myself some quinoa because I sure as hell am not going to be eating canned clams or turkey or chicken giblets.