08 Oct 18 Weeks
If you have read my previous blog entry, you might remember that I have been feeling depressed and exhausted. I found it especially strange, as I am well into my second trimester – a time in which I was full of energy when I was pregnant with Alex.
I pondered the causes… Seasonal Affective Depression? Hormones?!
The gynae sent me for some blood tests and I think we found the cause – an iron deficiency! I have been on iron pills now for 5 days, and today, day five, I am feeling a little more energised. Also, the weather ‘turned’ three days ago! Winter made place for summer weather! Alex and I actually played in the garden today with water, a bathtub, watering can and bucket! I even had more strength for housework.
Other than that, baby number two is kicking and all seems to be going well.
With regards to Alex… I am falling deeper and deeper in love with my baby boy (I think it’s impossible to love him more than I do, but every day I love him more intensely!). He has made me so vulnerable – my heart is walking around outside my body, and I cannot have full control over the things that will come his way. I can only pray.