Toward the end of the first trimester, my thyroid numbers came back slightly off. Apparently, this is not an uncommon problem in the first trimester of pregnancy, just one I had never dealt with before. Anyway, since the second trimester was so close, the doctor decided to take a wait-and-see approach, and re-test me once I was officially in the second trimester.
I got the results back today, and, as the doctor had hoped, the numbers are once again normal. This is good news…I think. I have to admit that there was a little part of me that was hoping the numbers were still off, because at least that would explain my fatigue this pregnancy. It does, along with some other factors, explain the extreme fatigue I experienced in the first trimester, but it doesn’t really explain why I continue to be so wiped out.
I really am I glad I don’t have another issue that needs to be addressed. Healthy and normal is good. But I have to admit, I’m a little embarrassed at the conclusion I’ve come to–I really think this is just the difference between being pregnant in my 30s vs. my 20s, (when all of my previous pregnancies took place). I knew it was inevitable, but I guess it’s true–I’m really getting older! Oh well, at least it happens to everybody…I’m in good company!