I decided to do a quick bumpdate, because baby’s rocking along into this really busy week. I still have about a million things to do hopefully before she gets here. I also am posting my prenatals, because I’m always nosy about what other people use. Plus, seeing what other vegetarians/vegans took really helped me out in the beginning.
Baby is still feeling good. There’s been lots of movement, lately, which I try to and occasionally succeed in capturing on video. She gets pretty violent for someone in a little space.
Surprise moment this week was when I tried to drink a Dr. Pepper and she immediately started dancing on my cervix. She was not having it. If you are unsure, cervix-dancing is not painful, but an unpleasant feeling. Goodbye, Dr. Pepper, we’ll be friends again soon.
We only have somewhere around a month to go, but I hit up the Motherhood Maternity clearance sale over the weekend, anyway. I found two tops on clearance and two pairs of leggings that were buy one get one half off. I think I can wear the tops after baby, so it was a good deal and I will have more options to wear. The same things start to get old quick!
She is currently the size of a pineapple, or a ferret. My Ovia app has weird animal choices, but ferrets can be cute I guess.
The prenatals I’ve been taking since the beginning are all vegan and would work for anyone, even if you’re not vegan.
Garden of Life mykind Organics Prenatal Multi
I take one of these three times a day, and it gives me my iron and almost everything I need. It’s kind of pricey, and I’m sure there are cheaper options, but I like that this one is made from whole foods. Also, one bottle of 180 pills lasts me for two months and I buy it through the Amazon subscription service to save a little extra. I have had bloodwork done a couple times since taking these, and both times, my iron has come back good so I know that at least I am getting a decent supply of iron.
Garden of Life Vitamin Code RAW Calcium
The only major vitamin I need that I don’t get from my prenatal is calcium, and since I don’t drink a lot of almond milk regularly, I take this to make sure I get it daily. I take four a day and that provides the majority and the rest can be made up through food.
Nordic Naturals Algae Omega
As someone who doesn’t eat fish, it can be hard to get omegas, and I have read that they are good for brain development. I have had this bottle for a couple months now, and am still not near finishing it, although I take a low dose because I’m not going to lie – it tastes terrible. I take a quick dropper-full in the morning and wash it down with juice/milk. However, it does its job and besides the taste, it doesn’t have any other ill effects. This is made from algae, and there is a pill form which you may be able to avoid the taste with. I prefer the liquid forms of omegas, but that is a personal preference, since I don’t like some of the ingredients of pill casings.
This is the supplement I was taking previous to the Nordic Naturals, but it was out of stock for a long time. It looks like it may be back in, and I highly recommend it since it tasted much better!
That is my daily vitamin routine. Everyone’s needs are different, but these have really helped me out, being a vegetarian who hopes to return to veganism after baby. Do you have any favorite vitamins?