Thursday, June 17, 2010

Take Your Vitamins, Say Your Prayers

I started taking a multi-vitamin tonight. Not the yummy-Fred-Flinstone-tastes-like-candy kind of multi-vitamin; a prenatal multi-vitamin. A couple of years ago, when I was still on the pill, I took prenatal vitamins the size of horse tranquilizers because someone told me they would make my hair and nails grow. Turns out that’s a myth. The ones I’m taking now are by Stuart Prenatal. They’re fit for a princess- petit, pink, and engraved with hearts!

According to all of the sources I’ve consulted, vitamins are an integral part of preconception. Not only do they supply much needed folic acid, but taking B6 before getting pregnant can help alleviate nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Too bad the potential side effects sound so unappealing: headaches, intestinal cramps, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, heartburn, muscle aches, pains, nausea and vomiting (Can you say “contradiction”?), fatigue, gas, belching, metallic taste, ringing in the ears, insomnia, yellow-orange discoloration of urine and loss of appetite. Woohoo! Can’t wait to ride that train.

Eric and I also made a pact to add this to our nightly prayer list. In the past we threw it in when convenient, but recently we decided to go ahead and bug God about it a little more often—at least for the next 89 days. We can’t ignore the “Your will be done” caveat, because both of us feel sure He has a plan for our family. It might not line up exactly with our plan, but we’re still going to ask and hope that we receive.

In the meantime, we would be grateful for your prayers as well. So tonight, before you go to bed, take your vitamins and say your prayers! XOXO

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