33 Weeks Bumpdate + My Prenatals

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.

Prenatals:
The prenatals I've been taking since the beginning are all vegan and would work for anyone, even if you're not vegan.


Multivitamin:
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.

Calcium:
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.

Omega 3's:
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.

or

Ascenta Nutravege
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?

10 comments:

  1. totally pinned this for the future haha. i have heard of the garden of life ones, so that's good. i love that top you got from motherhood and want it for myself.. no fair. haha.

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  2. I finally got to the point where Ovia is telling me animals I've heard of!!! It's exciting. This week it's a canary. A ferret seems so huge! I'm super curious to see what animals they have for week 40. :P I love that teal dress. I've purchased a couple maternity tops already and I'm doing my best to find things I wouldn't mind wearing now (while I'm still basically the same shape), so that they're good for during and after pregnancy. I've always loved empire waists anyway, because it's a flattering cut on my bigger frame, so I'm pretty sure I can make this work. :P

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  3. I think that I would be really interested to find out what other women are taking for prenatal vitamins as well. I didn't even think about having to take different ones if you're vegan/vegetarian. That top you just picked up is so cute! I wouldn't have been able to resist buying it either!

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  4. Oh yeah - you can totally wear that after baby - it'll just be a little longer but it'll be super cute. & a belt can always lift it up some.
    I love that there are vegan multivitamins for prenatal care. I never gave that much thought before.

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  5. Love the top you got! So cute! Motherhood has been my go to for all pregnancy clothing. Their prices are fair, they run good sales and they have cute things. I have been taking a prenatal gummy lol. I am a child leave me alone. I guess I should be adding some omegas to my diet a little more too. Oops.

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  6. I think that white top is gorgeous and classic. I never really think about the options out there vitamin-wise for vegans, but I'm glad you've found something that works for you!! And I think ferrets are super cute ;)

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  7. Oooh, The bump is coming along nicely! That green dress is super cute.
    Abel was breech from 30 weeks on and so his little feet were kicking my cervix notstop... I agree - Not painful, but not pleasant either!

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  8. ooh off season clothing sales are the best!! :) That top is super cute and would work anytime. :) Great to know about the pre-natals. Pinning for later. :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  9. I love the top!! Glad you're doing well!!

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  10. I go back and forth between food-based vitamins and USP certified ones. I've been taking NatureMade ones for three years now because they are USP certified. I consider switching to food based, but then I wonder how effective they'll be. So many choices in life, haha! I've heard great things about all the ones you are currently taking, though!

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