Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Prescription Prenatal Vitamins

Citracal Prenatal + DHA Pak

Each prenatal tablet
Vitamin A (Vitamin A palmitate) - 2700 IU
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) - 120 mg
Calcium (Calcium citrate) - 125 mg
Iron (Carbonyl iron, Ferrous gluconate) - 27 mg
Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) - 400 IU
Vitamin E (di-alpha tocopheryl acetate) - 30 IU
Thiamin (Vitamin B1) - 3 mg
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) - 3.2 mg
Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) - 20 mg
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) - 20 mg
Folic Acid - 1 mg
Iodine (Potasium iodide) - 150 mg
Zinc (Zinc oxide) - 25 mg
Copper (Cupric oxide) - 2 mg
Docusate Sodium - 50 mg

Each DHA capsule
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) - 250 mg
DHA is contained in the oil derived from microalgae.

Upsides & downsides of being pregnant

+ baby movements, kicking (affirmation that baby is ok)
+ thinking about life after baby is born
+ thinking about the Bean, and what he or she will look like
+ panhandlers leave me alone in Penn Station and on 8th Ave when they notice the bump
+ men and women more inclined to strike up conversation and ask about due date
+ can take afternoon naps without feeling as guilty as when not pregnant; can blame gas, burps and anything else unpleasant on the baby (that was the baby, not me...)
+ no periods or cramps for months!
+ people offer seats on the subway, and even offer to let me go ahead of them in line

+ a lot of moles appearing on my neck and torso (increased hormones)
+ tired, overweight, absent-minded, clumsy
+ shoes are tighter
+ sore hip joints while sleeping on sides
+ frequent blood tests
+ getting knocked in the bladder
+ pants with fixed waistbands
+ no interest in getting dressed to go to work or socialize...elastic waistband pajamas and over-the-belly maternity pants preferred
+ chest has gotten bigger so that boobs now rest on top of the belly when I'm sitting down (not attractive), but not so big I need larger bra size...
+ crumbs in cleavage and all over belly after most meals

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Car chase (March 10, 2007)

On the walk to Whole Foods to buy groceries this afternoon, I bumped into a crowd gathering at 7th Avenue on 25th Street. 7th Avenue was cordoned off to film a high speed car chase for the movie "Bourne Ultimatum", starring Matt Damon. Pedestrians were asked to wait inside stores and on street corners until the car chase scene was completed for safety reasons. Shortly after I arrived, Matt Damon drove a NY City Police car at high speed down 7th and took a sharp left at 25th, followed closely by a black SUV with a camera mounted on the roof. On the way home, along 25th while walking toward 8th Avenue, I passed several residential trailers (for cast or crew) as a trailer that had 6 lavatories (3 labeled 'Stunts', 2 labeled 'star', and one labeled 'ladies'), and one or two scrubby looking guys with cameras hanging around to get photos.

In terms of celebrity sightings while living in NYC, I've seen Sarah Jessica Parker shopping at Whole Foods, Jodie Foster shopping at Design Within Reach, Tom Brady and Giselle Bundchen walking hand-in-hand near the Spotted Pig, where we went for my birthday brunch in February, and Molly Shannon walking and talking on her cell phone on 60th Street.

My sugar test results were within normal range.