Thursday, April 25, 2013

Our First Family Road Trip

It was a success! I wasn't sure what to expect while traveling with a two year old, but I have this trick of expecting the worst, so the experience is always better.. haha.
We had a great time! It's so good to get away and mix up routines once and a while. Then you get to come home and settle in again :) Here are a few pics of the trip...

Aali getting in some reading...

We were welcomed into a wonderful home for a few days.
And of course, Aali found all the babies right away!

Uncle Don and Mama singing. Apparently we had a fan in the audience  ;)

Exhausted after a long day of JUNO festivities...

Then we met up with some old and new friends!

It was so good to visit and catch up. We miss them already...

We took advantage of the nice(r) weather for a family walk. Aali definitely made a friend for life!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Iron Deficient

Hello, my name is Kimberly Oost, and I am iron deficient.

Haha... But seriously, it kind of sucks. I was researching the symptoms (after a blood test and a prescription for high dosage iron supplement, so ya'll don't think I'm exaggerating... Bec and Pam...)
Anyway, I found that I have been dealing with low iron for a long time. I don't know what it is about my body that can't hold my own iron.
It's totally possible to live a normal life with low iron for a while, but it's when I'm on the edge of becoming anemic is when it gets pretty annoying. Mostly energy, or lack there of, is hard to deal with especially with an almost 2 yr old at home.
I'm not sure if it disrupts my sleeping, but apparently my tossing and turning could have to do with restless leg syndrome. If you ask my husband, I do indeed have a problem keeping my legs still...
A few other symptoms just made sense, thin, wavy nails (I know, sounds gross, but I do occasionally see a wave in a nail or two)
And, seeing as multiple members of my family have low iron I can say I come by it... genetically. So I guess I do know why my body lacks iron. And I'm seriously thankful for supplements. I would hate to live my whole life deficient.