A little personal update to get things started today. Last week I got news from my doctor that I have to go back on thyroid medication, which I was on during my pregnancy, because I'm back to being hypothyroid again. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which your thyroid isn't making enough thyroid hormone, so it's essentially under functioning. My platelets are also back down again. I kind of suspected to get this news because for the past two months or so I have felt pretty horrible. Tired, sluggish, achy, moody...I haven't felt like myself at all. My doctor looked at me when she read my results and was like, "you can't possibly feel good day in and day out?!" and she'd be right. I will say, though, it was hard to identify because I do have a 7 month old so tired just comes with the territory, right? Even though he sleeps through the night like a champ, mama still gets worn out and even more so with this wonky thyroid! I'm not exactly happy to hear this news (obviously), but mostly I feel relieved. Very relieved that now that we know about it we can get it under control and I can start to feel better soon!
I've learned a lot about the thyroid during this whole process, too. Hypothyroidism is actually really common and I heard this crazy stat that 50% of people that have it don't even know that they have it! Aside from the Armour (the medicine I'm taking), I've decided to eat a gluten free diet as much as I can (which I already do somewhat but I need to be way better about it now), and to cut back on my coffee intake. Both are good to do if you have thyroid problems.
Added Stack City Burger to our list of favorite casual restaurants in Columbus this weekend! It just opened this past week so check it out if you're local. I love that they have big salads on their menu aside from their yummy burgers, and that you're able to get any burger wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun.
This guy right here is loving being able to sit up in the highchairs now...(we've officially entered the plays with toy. drops toy. pick up toy. drops toy. pick up toy. world now)
he gets more delicious by the day..ugh. That smile melts me.
We had a super fun weekend! Yesterday my parents hosted a little party with all my aunts and uncles on my Dad's side so that they could meet Camden. It was so nice! They all live over an hour away so they drove in for the afternoon to spend time with everyone and to meet him! We loved visiting with them. And guess who completely dropped the ball and didn't take one picture? Ultimate fail. I did make my favorite easy greek tortellini salad, which everyone seemed to enjoy!
We went down to the North Market on Saturday..it was beautiful out! We got some ingredients to make salsa (in our blendtec!) and just walked around to some shops afterwards.
I GET TO SEE THE MOUNTAINS THIS WEEK!
And be on vacation! And sleep in! And hang out with my girlfriends!
And the obvious, miss my boys like crazy. But let's not talk about that part.
Completely random but since football season is approaching I can justify posting about them...I came across these sneakers that are perfect for Ohio State games! This coral/blue color is so cute too, if you aren't an OSU fan!
Speaking of football season, I will FINALLY get to meet Kristin this November when OSU plays Minnesota. Excited doesn't even describe it...we've been blog friends for so many years! WOO-HOO!
PS: I'm working on a post that only mama's or future mama's will be interested in-some of my recent must have baby items! We have found so many awesome products lately that this is well over-due! Also, don't forget to enter my current $100 Gift Card giveaway if you haven't already! Happy Monday!