nurse: You're anemic, dear. Look on the bright side.... at least your glucose test was fine!
me: Ok, so what does this mean for me and our baby?
nurse: you will need to take three iron pills a day....
me: Ok, do those come in flavors or gummies?
nurse: Um... I'm not exactly sure, I could go and ask the Dr.
me: Ok, because I really hate taking pills... I already have a hard time taking my prenatal vitamins.
nurse: You aren't taking your prenatal vitamins? That is probably why you are anemic.
me: Did I see I wasn't taking my vitamins? I meant that.... oh, never mind. When can I come get my iron pills?
And now I am on a diet of pills, but at least the monkey is getting everything she needs.
Wake up: take one prilosec for heartburn and one iron pill
Mid Day: few tums, and iron pill
bedtime: Iron pill, tums, and prenatal vitamin
Moral of the story: Even if you don't feel good, TAKE YOUR PRENATAL VITAMINS! If you don't, you could end up anemic like me, and have to take 8 or 9 pills a day.