So my husband and I are going to try for baby number 3 in about a month so I thought why not share my experience with pregnancy and MY journey to creating a human. I want to make clear that this is my experience and not everyone or even every pregnancy is the same.
If you noticed I mentioned that we were going to start trying for a baby in about a month. Yes that means that I start preparing my body for pregnancy at least a month before we conceive.
Obviously I try to eat a well balanced diet all the time but honestly I love sweets, soda, and coffee so much that it’s honestly an adjustment for me when we think about getting pregnant. According to the American Pregnancy Association, caffeine intake should be less than 200mg per day. This equates to about one 12oz cup of coffee. In any given day I usually have 2-3 cups of coffee plus a soda (dr. pepper) so preparing my body of caffeine withdraws is something I need to experience prior to pregnancy since my body will already be going through a lot of changes during pregnancy. Now it’s not just my caffeine intake that changes, I also start regularly drinking Liquid I.V. I’m not a huge fan of powdered drinks but since I’ve eliminated soda, drinking this once or twice a day gives a little flavor in my life besides water, plus it keeps me extra hydrated so it’s a win-win.
Lastly and probably the most important is that I start taking a prenatal vitamin. I’m taking Olly Ultra Strength Prenatal Softgels and what I really like about these is that the pills are small. In the past I took gummies but I saw that these Olly pills are smaller than typical prenatal vitamin pills so I’m giving these a try. So far I’m liking them but we’ll see how I feel once a baby is brewing.
I’m a huge planner when it comes to my pregnancies. I understand that this may not be the way some or most people experience pregnancies but everyone’s journey is different. Every pregnancy is different. This is me and my pregnancy journey and I’m just here sharing it with you. Feel free to subscribe to my blog to get updates on my pregnancy journey, home makeover projects, diy craft projects, and parenting hacks.
So here’s to baby number 3! Send girl vibes my way because I’m outnumbered with all the boys in the house! 🙂