Seems like just yesterday I announced my pregnancy to all of you. Of course, that was many months ago. Maybe it’s the sleep deprivation talking, but man does time fly.
I’m thrilled to introduce you to the newest addition to our real food family, Baby E, born without complications at a healthy 8lb 2oz. He arrived bright pink and bright eyed, ready to take on the world.
If they could give Apgar scores above 10, he’d have earned an 11.
We’re so thankful to have a strong, healthy baby and I’m equally thankful that my postpartum recovery is speeding along ahead of schedule.
A big thank you to YOU for following my pregnancy story on the blog – from my hesitation in sharing about it publicly, to my saga with the gestational diabetes screening tests (part 1 and part 2), to my pregnancy body image woes…
It’s been quite a journey and the fun has just begun.
Throughout my pregnancy, I found myself referring back to my own book (weird, I know), but when you find yourself in sticky situations with ill-informed doctors (like me being hounded about having ketones in my urine in my third trimester), the reassurance of truly evidence-based information makes all the difference.
When questions arose that I didn’t have good answers to, you can bet I was knee-deep in the literature.
I know that not all women have access to this type of information, so when I get my mojo back – probably after I speak at Paleo f(x) in May – me thinks I’ll have another project (book #2?) in the works to get this little-known info into the hands of moms that need it most.
In the meantime, I’ll be attempting to follow the sage advice to:
- Sleep when the baby sleeps (easier said than done when you’re not a napper)
- NOT worry about keeping the house clean, responding to emails, or really doing anything other than breastfeeding
- Soak up every smile, grunt, burp (and blowout) because it won’t last forever
Until next week,
PS – There’s a lot of goodness coming your way right here on the blog in the upcoming weeks, including:
- a very special (and timely) interview with physiotherapist and Pilates instructor, Marika Hart, on postpartum exercise and recovery
- an incredibly detailed post on probiotics in food (and how they compare to those expensive supplements) written by one of my genius nutrition interns
- more real food recipes
- …and a whole bunch more
Check back often or snag a copy of my free recipe book, “Veggies: Eat Them Because You Want To, Not Because You Have To” below and not only will you become a veggie lover overnight, but you’ll ensure you never miss a post.