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After an 8 year battle with infertility and countless struggles, our family is finally complete. This blog chronicles the journey it took for us to start and build the family we always wanted. Background on the blog (started in 2012, just days before I found out the embryo transfer for our son worked).... I decided to start a blog after realizing I have only been able to make it through my TWW's (two week waits) with the help of Google and with the openness of other women suffering from infertility sharing their own stories and giving others hope. I have time and time again found my exact symptoms on other women's blogs and felt an overwhelming sense of calmness they provided me. I thought it was time to pay it forward and hopefully provide this same thing to other women on their own journeys.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

22w2d - Ice!

So I recently found out that I'm slightly anemic.  I will be upping my iron and vitamin C intake.  My friend at work pointed out that I have been chewing on ice - A LOT - lately and that is actually a sign of anemia.  I found this on the interwebz:

"Iron deficiency anemia may cause a person to crave ice. Pica is disorder in which people crave and eat non-food items or items with no nutritional value, such as dirt, paper or ice. A common symptom of iron deficiency anemia is pica, and specifically, the strong urge to eat ice."  

Haha!  At least I'm not eating dirt or paper.... yet.  ;)

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