It’s a good thing having a baby does not require a standardized math test.
I read something about needing 400-milla-somethings of folic acid, and my Materna bottle said it only contained 1 mg. I panicked for a second, wondering if I needed to take an extra supplement.
But … duh … turns out the 400-milla-somethings actually equalled 0.4 mg, so the Materna has more than I even need.
God, I suck at fractions — OK, math in general.
Also, I am down to my final couple of Materna tablets, rattling around in the bottle. I’m going to need to buy more tonight.
What kind of person runs out of Materna before they even start trying???
P.S. On the bright side, their website says you should start taking it at least 12 weeks before trying to conceive, and it is actually less than 10 weeks before we begin Operation: Baby. Finally, my over-preparedness is within a reasonable timeline!
I’m Heather Laura Clarke. I’m a writer living in beautiful Nova Scotia, I have a 12-year-old son and a 10-year-old daughter, I married my high school sweetheart, and this is the story of my handmade life.
I have depression and anxiety, and I fight like hell every day to keep them from taking over my life. Creating things helps.
Whether I’m writing novels, decorating a room, busting out my power tools to build furniture, getting muddy in the pottery studio, sewing clothes, or cross-stitching a swear word, I’m all about using my creativity to craft a life I love.
I’ve been writing this blog since 2009, so if you dig deep into the archives, you’ll meet a bright-eyed 25-year-old newlywed who was basically obsessed with having kids, buying a cozy house, and supporting herself full-time with her writing. (Spoiler alert: she got exactly what she wanted.)