Tuesday, April 17, 2012

when bad is good

I have never in my whole life been happier than I was today to hear that there was something wrong with me. I've been tired for months; I sleep plenty, usually between 8-9 hours a night and sometimes close to 10, but I wake up tired and am tired during the day. I drink water, I exercise, I eat healthy and no, I'M NOT SLEEPING TOO MUCH! Someone always suggests that, and it drives me bonkers. When I sleep less than 8 hours, I'm barely functioning.

So today I went to see the diabetes doctor (A1C was 6.5--woot!) and I was super happy that she took my complaints of fatigue seriously and ordered a bunch of tests, and SO HAPPY when the nurse called me later this afternoon and told me that my ferritin was crazy sauce low, and that my B12 was also a little on the low side. Fantastic! There is an actual cause, but its nothing serious and easily fixable. All I have to do is take iron and get some B12 shots and I will be feeling perky again in the not too distant future. I am so happy!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

life update

So, here's the news.

1. I got an internship. Yay me! I feel like this is no small miracle that I was accepted somewhere. Anyway, it is with Utah State, I'll still be in utah valley, and I start in August.

2. As soon as we can sell our contract, we are moving to the apartment at Matthew's sister's house, which is going to be a fantastic upgrade. We're excited.

3.  Matthew graduates in a few weeks, and he is looking for a real job.

4. Natalie has almost completely transitioned to walking, instead of crawling. This is big news, people!

Friday, April 6, 2012

the one where germaphobes freak out

A few Sundays ago, during Sunday School we were feeding Natalie some Cheerios. 
I would put one in the palm of my hand, she would grab it and put it in her mouth. 
After doing this for a while, she held it out like she was offering it to Matthew. 
He opened his mouth, and she put the Cheerio in. 
He closed his mouth, Natalie turned and looked at me and smiled, and then put her hand back to Matthew's mouth, like she wanted the Cheerio back. 
He opened his mouth, she looked inside, put her little fingers in, and found the Cheerio. 
She took it out, put it in her mouth, gave us a big grin and ate it all. 

It is a good thing we were sitting in the back because I was laughing so hard.