Monday, August 27, 2012

Little Man

 
This morning didn't start off quite like we'd hoped. At 9am, my phone rang and I immediately thought it was my doctor's office calling with the results of the glucose bloodwork I had done last Thursday. It turned out to be my doctor, telling me the glucose screening was just fine but my blood count is pretty low. I felt my heart drop. She went on to say that I'm borderline anemic and is starting me on an iron supplement right away. I asked her what this meant for Baby and she assured me that he is just fine, and I will be too. After doing some reading on iron-deficiency during pregnancy this afternoon, it turns out that it's actually quite common in mommas-to-be. I'm feeling much better knowing that our Little Guy is safe and sound and has all the iron he needs to grow. My question for you Mommas out there is: Did you struggle with anemia during pregnancy? Any advice is much appreciated!
 
 
After talking to the doctor, Z and I had an eventful morning consisting of grocery shopping, a storage auction, and lunch at a new burger & shake joint that pretty much blew our socks off. Anytime we can get our hands on sweet potato fries, a juicy burger, and a milkshake, we're happy campers. Happy, gluttonous campers. We then headed to the hospital for Tiny's big ultrasound, which totally made our day. Week, actually. Maybe even month. According to the doctor, he currently weighs 2 lbs. 12 oz. (the average size at 28 weeks is 2 lb. 4 oz.) and is "picture perfect". This news blew the sweet potato fries out of the water. We've waited (semi)patiently for 8 weeks to hear this news, and it feels so good knowing that our Baby is right on track. Answered prayers, my friends.
 
 
A few close-ups:
 
pouty face

Zach thinks he looks like a baby polar bear here. Maybe we could get rich off Coca Cola commericals in a few years??


I usually try to keep posts light-hearted and happy, so I apologize for airing my dirty anemia laundry to you guys. It's just that y'all always have such great advice and are such amazing supporters. Thank you for always leaving the sweetest comments that truly make my day. You guys are the best!
 
 
Hugs,
Britt & Baby

14 comments:

  1. Omg Brittany he is so adorable. I just want to squeeze him!

    I'm sorry about your news but happy that Tiny is perfectly fine. I hope that you get great advice from your readers since obviously I'm clueless in this area :)

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  2. That is sooo exciting! As I have never been pregnant I have never seen a 4D ultrasound. Its crazy how well you can see them!

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  3. I was borderline anemic my first pregnancy too and I had a great pregnancy, no problems. Although, I was super tired all the time thanks to the low iron.

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  4. Well no advice here since I haven't join the baby making train yet. But I'll spend lots of prayers up for you and baby Tiny!!

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  5. i actually have severe anemia (which wasn't surprising to me because i was diagnosed with it in high school too). Even with iron supplements my blood count is too low--so i had to sign a waiver saying i was ok with a blood transfusion if necessary if I lose too much blood at birth. I'm not worried...I trust in God's plan and know that baby is getting everything it needs. I'm just eating more hamburgers :)

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  6. so glad everything was good! yeah!!

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  7. Please don't apologize for your news! It's your blog and we (well I don't technically know any of these people, but it feels like a family!) are here to encourage you and lift you up! Praising God for doctors who know how to take care of mommas-to-be and little bitty babies :) Your tiny looks beautiful!

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  8. I have only just stumbled on your blog and omg I love it! You are so beautiful, tasteful and family-orientated. I hope everything runs smoothly for you with your iron levels. I look forward to following you more (all the way from Australia!). Best of luck Brittany :)

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  9. he is PERFECT!! :) we will be keeping you and tiny in our prayers!

    and i'm not sure if you make it inside the loop much, but if you're ever in the mood for a perfect burger and fantastic sweet potato fries, you should check out Mia's! it's the new american food concept restaurant Carrabba's is trying out. super yummy! they have pretty good milkshakes and ice cream sandwich cookies as well!

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  10. So glad to hear that you're doing well! And no need to apologize, it's your blog! :) Hope you have a great week.

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  11. I think keeping it real is more important than keeping it light. So glad you and Tiny are doing well though. He looks so sweet.

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  12. I had anemia too... and really it was just taking iron pills and everything was fine. I did however, have to keep taking them even after I had the baby. But eventually everything went back to normal.
    Precious pictures!!!! we have our ultrasound this wednesday! I'm so excited!!!!!!

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  13. How did I miss this post!! Your little one looks soooo cute! Such amazing clear photos. I bet you can't stop looking at them. I can't wait for my 4d ultrasound next week.

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  14. aww brittany, i must have missed this post. i am so sorry you woke to unsettling news but am glad to hear everything is okay!! no need to apologize...that's what blogging is for. :)
    love and prayers. <3
    maria

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