Thursday, October 31, 2013

My Vegan Prenatal Vitamins & Supplments

Since I blogged about the prenatal vitamins and supplements I took during Avery's pregnancy, it only makes sense for me to give you an update as to the ones I took this time around during Mila's pregnancy. Vitamins and supplements have always fascinated me and as you can tell from the post that follows, I thourghouly enjoy researching them. What comes from that research is finding new brands, new formulas, and new products, so although some of the vitamins may look familiar from that post from Avery's pregnancy, I've added, taken out, and changed a few things. 

Now although I'm one researching-girl, I'm no doctor! Do not let me be your end all to be all...these are the supplements that worked best for my body and my pregnancy. Everyone is different, but at least this could be a starting point for you to get you thinking. On top of all of this, many people think it was crazy for me to be vegan and pregnant! How could you possibly be getting enough calcium/B vitamins/iron/protein? Your baby is not going to be healthy! Well, those are all very valid points and possible downsides to having a vegan diet during your pregnancy, but I feel with some simple planning and common sense you CAN have a HEALTHY, HAPPY vegan pregnancy...not to toot my own horn, but I'm living proof! 

Little did I know I was about 3 days away
from giving birth here!

Update as October 31st...My baby girl was born 7lbs. 12 oz. and was 19 inches long. She was alert, happy and healthy. On top of this I had no complications with my pregnancy, labor, or delivery. 

Little Miss Mila

Granted I may have gotten lucky, but I like to think that all the planning I put into eating a healthy vegan diet, getting plenty of exercise (and rest) as well as taking the appropriate vitamins and supplements had something to do with it.

My prenatal vitamins and supplements.

Here's a video discussion of the prenatal vitamins that I took during Mila's pregnancy (which as you can see by the video, I'm still pregnant with!)....

So with all that said, let me jump right into the vitamins and supplements I took when I was pregnant (many of which I continue to take now):

1. Prenatal Multivitamin- I took: Vitamin Code: Raw Prenatal Multivitamin.

Approximate Cost: $39 (lasts 2 months)
When and how much to take: 3 capsules per day (I do 2 at breakfast, 1 at dinner)
Why do I take it: I take this pricey vitamin over a Centrum or One-A-Day prenatal is because it is made with whole-food complexes, not synthetic chemical isolates. Meaning that our bodies recognize and absorb the nutrients better. A key thing about this is that it also is easier for our stomachs, and when you're pregnant that is one area you definitely want to keep happy! These supplements are so easily absorbable by your body that you can take them with or without food (most traditional vitamins must be taken with food to help with their absorption). Although it could have been for a number of reasons, I experienced very little morning sickness and perhaps this prenatal multi had something to do with it?

Other key features: it's uncooked, untreated, contains no binders, fillers, is gluten and dairy-free, non-GMO, contains probiotics to help enhance mom and baby's immune systems, and ginger to help with morning sickness and digestion. It can be taken before conception, during pregnancy, and while breastfeeding (I took mine while breastfeeding Avery). Here is a closer look at the ingredients and supplement facts.

2. Omega 3s: I took: Dr. Fuhrman's DHA + EPA: Purity

Approximate Cost: $37.99 (lasts 40 days)
When and how much to take: 0.75 mL daily at breakfast (it comes with a dropper so this is easy to measure) Also, be sure to refrigerate it!
What nutrients and how much? DHA: 175 mg, EPA: 88 mg.
Why do I take it: For a long time I figured I was getting enough omega 3s from my diet, but from some research I've done, and recommendation of my health idol Kris Carr in the post: "Nutritional Supplements: Which ones should I take?" I've learned it's an important supplement to add to my routine.

While pregnant one aspect of omega 3s is very important, DHA. It has been shown to be benefical in supporting fetal brain and vision development. Additionally, Dr. Furhman's website cites a study where improved intelligence scores of breastfed children whose mothers took DHA during pregnancy and nursing.  (source) He also mentions that DHA supplementation reduces the risk of premature birth.  Omega 3s have also been shown to be helpful in treating depression, espescially postpartum depression.

Even beyond pregnancy, omega 3's have also been linked in helping treat and prevent ADHD and coginitive disorders, as well as prevent Alzhimer's, Parkinson's disease, coginitve decline that often comes with age, and even cardiovascular disease.

A key aspect of this supplement is...that the DHA and EPA is dervived from lab-grown algae instead of fish oil, so not only are we avoiding possible toxins like mercury and dioxin, but we are choosing a more sustaibnable opition instead of placing a burden on our already taxed oceans.

Other key features: Knowing how important Omega 3s are in supporting good health especially during pregnancy, I knew I wanted to start including them in my vitamin regimne, but finding the right supplement was a challenging task. Problem #1: Finding a vegan omega 3 supplement. Problem #2: Finding an omega 3 supplement without the food additive "carrageenan". Carrageenan is commonly found in things like non-dairy milk, non-dairy cheese, and nutritional drinks, and even pre-packaged meals.  This is an ingredient I first found out about in this post by Food Babe ("Watch Out For This Carcinogen in Your Organic Food"). This post led me to do some more research about   a report created by the Cornucopia Institute titled, "Carrageenan: How a Natural Food Additive is Making Us Sick." In this report, it stated that...

"Many individuals experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms (ranging from mild belly bloat to irritable bowl syndrome, to severe digestive inflammatory bowel disease) have noticed that eliminating carrageenan from their diet leads to profound improvements in their gastrointestinal health." 

So with this in mind, I cut it completely from my diet and my digestion has improved. To make a long story short, this DHA + EPA supplement by Dr. Furhman is the only one on the market I was able to find that was vegan and carrageenan-free. So although the price is a bit steep, I enjoy knowing Baby Mila and I are getting the benefits that come from omega 3s, while staying away from tummy-trouble-causing carrageenan.

Important disclaimer about omega 3s, while they are very benefical during conception and pregnancy, around 37 weeks of pregnancy I stopped taking this supplement, under the advice of my midwife because it a prostaglandin inhibitor (aka blocker). Prostaglandins are important when it comes to helping the cervix ripen and starting labor, so often times continued omega 3 supplementation in the last few weeks of pregnancy could lead to delayed and prolonged labor. So since I have a history of going late (11 days with Avery) this is advice I listened to and around 37 weeks I stopped taking this supplement. I replaced it with Evening Primrose Oil, a supplement I will tell you more about later, but in a nutshell, EPO (as it's often called) is a prostaglandin itself and has been found to help support the ripening of the cervix...which we want at the end of labor. Update as of October 31st, Mila was born one day after her due date, not sure if EPO's are to thank, but they sure didn't hurt. ( :

But no fear, I will pick the DHA + EPA supplement right back up once Mila is born in order to keep my omega 3 levels up to not only continue supporting her cognitive development (as she gets it through my breast milk) but also to help prevent postpartum depression.

3. Evening Primrose OilI tookEfaGold: Evening Primrose Cold Pressed Oil 500 mg.

Approximate Cost: $9-12  (lasts one month)
When and how much to take: 1 softgel daily at breakfast during the last 3 weeks of my pregnancy
What nutrients and how much? Evening primrose oil: 500 mg
Why do I take it: Evening Primrose Oil, or EPO, as it's often called, is high in Vitamin E, and the essential fatty acid: gamma linoleic acid (GLA). The essential fatty acids are converted to prostaglandins in the body, which is a hormone necessary for a variety of body I shared with the Omega 3 supplement. Also, it helps prepare the cervix for delivery and make labor more comfortable for mother and baby.

Come to find out, evening primrose oil can also be helpful for women that are trying to get pregnant because it has been shown to help women produce more cervical mucus and (which helps guide the sperm to the egg) as well as increase the survival rate of sperm in the mucus. Last, EPO has been found helpful for those that aren't pregnant, in how it can treat: bloating, cramping and breast tenderness due to PMS, joint pain due to arthritis, and even some skin conditions like acne. Read more here or here.

One last note: This product does contain gelatin, which makes it non-vegan, and although there are vegan versions available online, this one worked well for me, so I'm sticking to it.

4. Vitamin D- I takeNordic Naturals Vitamin D3 Vegan

Approximate Cost: around $18  (last one month if you take 2 doses a day)
When and how much to take: I take 2- 0.5 ml per day (I do 1 dose at breakfast, and 1 dose at dinner)
What nutrients and how much? Vitamin D3: 1,000 IU per 0.5 ml, making my total dosage: 2,000 IU daily
Why do I take it: Awhile back I read this book called: The Vitamin D Cure by Dr. James Dowd that really opened my eyes to the importance of getting more vitamin D and how it could help decrease risks of and heal: arthritis, obesity, heart disease, muscle cramps, and support a healthy immune system, and even improve your mood and skin just to name a few. But since it's difficult to get the recommended dosage from the sun on a consistent basis, I started looking into supplements.

Other key features: Not only is vitamin D great for everyone's health, it's especially important for pregnant women. A recent study was done that showed a group of women who took 4,000 IU daily during their pregnancies had less chances of: early labor, premature birth, and infection...compared to other pregnant women who took smaller doses of vitamin D. You can read more about this study and the benefits of vitamin D and pregnancy here.

Throughout my pregnancy I took two servings of this supplement, in addition to 1,400 IU from my multivitamin and 1,600 IU from my Calcium/ Magnesium supplement, giving me 5,000 IU of vitamin D daily and I did not experience early labor, premature birth, or infection. Whether it was due to this supplement I guess I'll never know, but there sure seemed to be more possible benefits in taking it, as opposed to not taking it.

Something special about this Vitamin D is that it is vegan...a rare thing when it comes to vitamin D supplements. A majority of vitamin D comes from lanolin (think the grease that comes from sheep wool), but now there is this awesome product so we can leave those poor sheep alone!  Instead of lanolin, this supplement uses organic lichen (pronounced- "liken" which is an algae/moss that grows on rocks), and just so happens to be a naturaly vegan source of Vitamin D3.

5. Probiotic- I took:Renew Life Ultimate Flora Critical Care 50 Billion ($35 for 30 capsules).
When and how much to take: I took one capsule daily at breakfast
Aside from helping my stomach feel better and staying more regular, there is some research out there that shows probiotics during pregnancy can: decrease your babies chances of developing allergies and eczema, and reduce belly fat in mothers after birth, among other things.

6. Calcium/Magnesium: I took: Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Calcium

Approximate Cost: $27 (lasts about 1 month)
When and how much to take: 5 capsules per day (I take 2 at breakfast and 3 at dinner)
What nutrients and how much? Calcium: 756 mg, Magnesium: 386 mg, Vitamin D: 1,600 IU
Why do I take it: It's clear that including calcium and magnesium in your diet is an essential aspect of pregnant nutrition, but when you don't drink milk, or eat cheese, yogurt, or other dairy foods how do you get this? With this delicious Cal-Mag supplement of course! "Wouldn't it be easier just to drink milk?" you may ask. Well if you would like to drink blood and pus (see here), yes it would, but since I have an allergy to cow's milk and I don't like the mucusy feeling it gives me, I steer clear and take this instead.

Other key features: A key feature of this supplement is that the calcium is sourced from a plant, not from rocks. Specifically this brand uses something called, AlgaeCal Raw, which is an ocean-derived, organic, whole food plant form of calcium. Benefits of using this plant form of calcium include that aside from providing calcium, it also provides 73 naturally occurring minerals and trace elements like magnesium, silica, and boron. This calcium supplement also contains vitamin D (1,600 IU), which helps support bone health and increases the absorption of the calcium by up to 80% (according to their website).  Also, it is gluten-free, dairy-free, free of binders and fillers, free from limestone, rock, chalk, or animal-bone sourced calcium, and non-GMO.

7. Vitamin B Complex- I took: by Garden of Life Vitamin Code: Raw B Complex 

Approximate Cost: $14 (lasts 1 month)
When and how much to take:  2 tablets per day, one at breakfast and one at dinner
What nutrients and how much? Thiamine B-1: 5mg (3,333% DV), Riboflavin B-2: 10mg (588% DV), Niacinamide: 45mg (225% DV), Vitamin B-6: 10mg (500% DV), Folate: 450 mcg (113% DV), Vitamin B-12: 133mcg (2217% DV), Biotin: 325 mcg (108% DV), Pantothenic Acid: 45mg (450% DV).
Why do I take it: Kind of like calcium, B vitamins are one of those things that us vegans might be a bit low in, and although there are some food sources (such as nutritional yeast), I wanted to be safe so I started this B vitamin before getting pregnant.  One main reason to take a B vitamin supplement is for cellular energy support , they also provide mental and physical energy, support healthy blood, healthy heart, immune system function, and a healthy response to stress.

Another great thing about this B vitamin is that it's high in vitamin B6, which has been shown to help prevent and treat morning sickness during pregnancy, and as I mentioned before, I did not suffer hardly any morning sickness...perhaps I have this vitamin to thank?

Other key features: Aside from having a variety of B vitamins, this formula also has added folate and biotin. Raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, free of binders and fillers, and non-GMO.

8. Digestive Enzyme- I took: Enzymedica: Digest Complete Enzyme Formula

Approximate Cost: $39 for 180 caps (that will last me about 90 days)
When and how much to take: I take two a day, one right when I wake up before breakfast, and one before lunch. It's key to take them BEFORE a meal, as opposed to after because it will be too late. You need those enzymes in there, doing there thing right when the food gets there, not after it's already been sitting there, and your body is struggling to digest it. The bottle recommends taking one before each meal, I haven't found that I needed to do this, as two a day seems to work just fine for me. I tried one a day, and that wasn't enough, so adding that second one a day, seems to have helped.

Why do I take it: I won't bore you with the scientific facts and descriptions, but the science behind digestive enzymes is basically that our body and the food we eat (when raw) is usually equipped with a variety of enzymes that help us breakdown our food completely and convert the food into absorbable nutrients. Unfortunately some individuals have enzyme deficiencies (which I think I might have), so when I eat food, my body only has it's JV squad out to help digest the food, leaving me with semi-digested food which leads to the bloating and upset stomachs I'm prone to getting. When I take a digestive enzyme before the meal, things change...the Varsity team comes out, my food gets digested, my tummy stays happy, and best of all there's no gas (sorry for TMI, but that's my body's first sign of digestive trouble).

Since I've started taking the digestive enzyme over a year ago, I feel like I'm getting more out of the food I eat. I try to eat very healthy and to think that my body was not able to digest and absorb all those nutrients and vitamins from the food I was eating in the past, is frustrating. But now that I have the digestive enzyme, I feel like I'm really getting more bang for my buck with all the healthy food I eat. 

During pregnancy, I think my digestion is even slower, so these digestive enzymes were even more crucial. In fact, I ran out for a week and thought I could make it just fine...but boy was I wrong! I was bloated, irregular, and uncomfortable. I will never make that mistake again. So whether you are pregnant or not, if you happen to struggle with digestive issues, you may want to consider trying a digestive enzyme. 

Other formulas to try out from Enzymedica: Digest Basic (wasn't strong enough for me), Digest Gold (too strong for me, made my stomach cramp), Digest Spectrum (wasn't strong enough for me), just to name a few. But everyone is different so try the different formulas to see what will work for you.

So that's my vegan prenatal vitamins and supplements, and now I will breakdown how I take them. To divide up the doses, I take one group of vitamins with breakfast and another group with dinner. I beleive that this helps keep the nutrients in my system at a steady pace instead of just dumping them all in first thing morning. Most of the supplements have several capsules, so dividing the dose in half is pretty easy. Here's about how it goes...

First thing: 1 Digestive Enzyme, 1 PB Assist+ probiotic. (I
get up around 4:45 AM most days so I take these first, then I
workout, have breakfast and take the rest. On the weekends
though, I just combine these vitamins with the vitamins next).

Vitamins with Breakfast: 2 Multivitamins, 1 Vitamin B,
2  Calcium/Magnesium, 1 dose Vitamin D, and since it was
late in pregnancy 1 Evening Primrose Oil. If it were
earlier in pregnancy this would be replaced with a dose
of the Omega 3 supplement.

Vitamins with Dinner: 1 Multivitamin, 1 Vitamin B,
3 Calcium/Magnesium, and 1 dose Vitamin D.

One last thing...if it seems like I spend a lot on vitamins and supplements, you're right I do, but I believe that the quality of supplements is very important, so I'm willing to pay a bit more. Don't get me wrong though, I like to save money! So I buy all of my supplements online, and a majority of them I use Amazon's Subscribe and Save program. This saves me a lot of money and most of the time I can get my supplements for half of the price as they would be if I got them at a health food store. Another perk about getting them online, or through is that you can read other people's reviews of them, which can sometimes be very helpful.

Whew...that was probably way more information than you ever wanted to know about the vegan prenatal vitamins that I took before, during, and after my pregnancy. Again, I am not a doctor so even though these supplements worked great for me, research yourself and do what fits you, your baby, and your diet/lifestyle. Have any questions? Feel free to post them below and I'll answer them the best I can.

*Disclaimer: I purchased all of these vitamins and supplements with my own money and this is my honest opinion of them.*

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Mila is here! (Video Announcement)

Here's a little video announcement about Mila being born as well as some footage of what life has been like lately for our new little family of four!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mila is here!

Hi greenies! I have some exciting news...Baby Mila is here! She was born on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 9:39 PM. Like Avery, she was born here at home. She weighed 7 lbs 12 oz. and was 19 inches long. Her birth was amazing and I look forward to sharing more about it in the upcoming days, but until then, here are some pictures of her and our new family of four!

Shortly after the birth.

Waking up the next morning.

Looking so much like Avery here!

Saying "hello" with mom.

Proud big sis!

Avery kept saying, "Aww, she's so cute." 
Well, time for me to get back to cuddling, nursing, and soaking up some Mila love! See you in a few days greenies...

Sunday, October 20, 2013

40 weeks

Looks like Baby Mila held out for one more weekly photo.  Will there be a 41 week belly shot like Avery had? There's no telling! But in the mean time, let's take a trip down memory lane and see all the bi-weekly belly shots...

Wow! What a journey this pregnancy has been. It cracks me up to see what I looked like back at nine weeks pregnant, I don't even remember looking like that. Guess I've just been pregnant so long, it kind of feels like this (the way I look now at 40 weeks) is just how I'm going to look from now on, even though I know that's not the case. Overall it's been so fun to plan and take all these bi-weekly pictures around my town, I have a feeling that even once Mila's born, I'll still be on the lookout for cool photo locations!

This week's photo background: For this week's photo I retunred to good ol' Unity Village, which I'm pretty sure I've used for 3-4 of my photo locations, but who's counting right? This time we ventured to the back side of Unity for this cool, layered stone wall.

The signifigance behind this wall is that we had our pregnancy announcment family pictures taken right literally a few yards away and across the street...

Clearly things were a little greener this time around, but I thought it was kind of fun to return to the place where this pregnancy's "photo journey" all began.

Now just as I've been doing some growing over these past 40 weeks, so has Avery! Check out how old she looks as she does a practice belly shot with me. I think it's safe to say she's seen me do a lot of these photos throughout this pregnancy and now it's a new pose she takes on...

Rockin' that belly shot.

Daddy on the other hand just got fun and smiles!

Questions of the week:

1. How big is the baby (with Avery's help)?

As we hit the end of this baby food size journey too, we had to break out the big guns, or shall I say, big "fruit" with this week's food: a watermelon!  Being as it's almost the end of October, I thought it was doubtful that I'd be able to find a watermelon at any grocery store other than those tiny mini-watermelons. But my local health food store came through for me with this big one.

Although Avery was a little bummed that she couldn't throw, hold, carry, or swing with it since it was just so heavy, she did manage to give it some love.

"I love Baby Mila," she said.
Now although it seemed like a pretty massive food size to end with, I think it was right on the money with the size of Mila right now as you'll see below...

Now it's only right to take another trip down memory lane to see how the food size has changed as this pregnancy went on. My favorite part though, is seeing how much Avery has changed as well...okay and her faces during some of these photo shoots are pretty entertaining too!

Thanks for your help these past 9 months Avery! Sometimes it took a little bribery, but you were one great helper and I know you will continue to be when your REAL baby sister gets here.

2. How am I feeling...
So that's pretty much the number one question I've been asked these days, as my due date has been approaching (and is now here) and the truth is that I feel great! I have "practice contractions"daily as I call them, sometimes they're right after I eat lunch or for some reason around 4:00 PM when my day at work is almost ending, but they usually settle down after a few minutes (once I sit down and just chill out) and then fade away again. Also, I've been feeling lots of what my midwife and I call, "crotch zingers" sorry for TMI, but it's the truth and apparently a sign of "effacement" or the thinning of the cervical tissue that occurs in the weeks/days before labor.

Other times I just feel Mila moving, growing, and kicking around in there and as I get later into this pregnancy the bigger and STRONGER she feels!  So sometimes her just moving around causes me to have a light contraction or sometimes a light contraction causes her to start moving all around. Either way, I take comfort in those mild contractions because I know it's my uterus' way of strengthening itself for labor (kind of like doing reps at the gym), so when the day comes it will be strong and ready.

"How long will your midwife let you go?" This is the second most common question I get these days in reference to how far over my "due date" I will go, and given the fact that Avery was 11 days late, my midwife and I are in no rush to speed things along or induce labor in anyway. I get weekly checks from her at this point, just to make sure everything is okay with Mila and I, so I know I'm in good hands, and I truly feel content if Mila just wants to stay in there and "cook for a while longer". It served Avery well, and it helped build trust in my body's ability to start labor when the time is right, not on someone else's clock.

I know for some people the end of pregnancy can be an exhausting time, but as I said before, I feel pretty good. I'm still working out daily for close to 45 minutes, and I'm still going to work. My big belly makes it a bit harder to maneuver around, and I occasionally causes me some lovely lower back pain, but sitting on a stability ball, using my grounding mat (as I'll share more about below), and getting weekly adjustments at the chiropractor, all have been helpful in keeping this pregnant mama feeling good.

3. What I'm eating...
Spaghetti, spaghetti, and more spaghetti...that's clearly my favorite food right now. I've always loved spaghetti, and especially during the early weeks of this pregnancy and Avery's, spaghetti was my top craving. Now as reach the final weeks/days of this pregnancy, spaghetti is the main food I'm turning to. Now to keep from boring the other members of my house with spaghetti for dinner every night, I forgo my usual leftovers and just take dry spaghetti and a jar of spaghetti sauce to school for lunch and make that fresh instead, and boy does it hit the spot!

Spaghetti has been my go-to dish these past few weeks.
These gluten-free, vegan, "Pumpkin Chia Muffins" from the blog: Hail Merry, have been hitting the spot too given the season upon us...

P. S. I added 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips to the recipe!

4. Best moment of the week:
Wish I had a sentimental moment to share about, but really my favorite moment of the past week has just been taking naps! I think that it took me being this far along in my pregnancy to really stop and say, "Hey you're 39/40 weeks pregnant and tired...take a nap!" I was a napping pro during Avery's pregnancy, but this time around, life is a bit busier and I often choose crossing things off my to-do list rather than slowing down, stopping, and taking time to rest.

Now when I talk about naps, I'm not talking about 2-3 hour sleep sessions, simply 30 minutes is all I really need (okay well sometimes an hour on an especially tiresome day).  And even then my point of the nap isn't necessarily to sleep, but instead just rest my body, relax, and prepare for labor. See I even like to multi-task while napping!  But seriously though, while napping I listen to tracks from my Hypnobirthing days by Aaron Aldridge from the CD, "Gentle Surge". 

There are two tracks on this CD, one with a guided relaxation and visualization, and the other is just a music track. I find the first guided track best to practice during pregnancy, and the music track is what I used to get me though Avery's labor.  Truly, these tracks give me practice relaxing my body and visualizing the birth of Baby Mila. I try hard when listening to them to make my body "loose, limp, and heavy" as the guided imagery track states and I know I will take this with me into labor because I remember during Avery's labor that I felt tense, tight and a little scared because I had never been in labor before and I wasn't sure what everything would feel like or how long labor would go on.  

So, this time around, my "mental action plan" is to refer back to these tracks, focus on taking deep breaths, and relaxing any muscles that feel tight. I guess you can say I've been conditioning myself over these past few weeks and days to turn to these tracks and "relaxing thoughts" because I have a whole routine I do with this nap, from the way my pillows are placed, to the things I smell (like essential oils).  So, when the time comes, you'll probably find me in my bed, listening to these tracks, and smelling my oils...or at least that's where I might start out. We'll see if I end up using it or if I throw it out the whole thing out the window and try something completely different...ahh the beauty of labor, right?

Another key aspect of my naps is my "grounding mat" which I shared about in this post, not only does this help me to relax, but it also gives me energy and reduces aches and pains. I couldn't have gotten through this pregnancy without it!

Well that's my 40 week post, we'll see if I see you for a 41 week post or if I've got an exciting Baby Mila announcement!  Thanks to all of you who have followed the pregnancy journey of mine, your support and kind comments have been greatly appreciated!  ( :
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