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Meet Baby Nichols


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

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Until next week,


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Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition and exercise. Her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and unapologetically critical of outdated dietary guidelines. She is the author of two bestselling books, Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes.


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  1. A huge congratulations! He’s beautiful!

    • Thank you!

  2. Congrats, Lily! And a HUGE welcome to Baby E. He’s adorbs and super healthy just like we all knew he’d be. Can’t wait to snuggle him (oh, and see you too) at Paleo Fx in May!!

    • Can’t wait to meet up, Jessica!

  3. Congratulations!! He’s such a doll.

  4. Congratulations!!!!!!

    He’s soooo cute!!! Enjoy your time with him. They grow so fast! Again, congratulation to you and daddy…and welcome to the world little baby E!!

    • Oh yes they do!

  5. Hi Lily, congratulations!
    Beautiful baby!!
    Enjoy this wonderful time.

    • Will do, Anne!

  6. So excited for you! Congrats!!!
    Baby E is so cute!!

  7. *my heart is melting* Beautiful! Congrats!

    • All melty over here 🙂

    Love, Uncle John and auntie Lily

    • I can;t wait for you to meet him!

  9. CONGRATS!!!!!

    • Thx Krissy!

  10. Congratulations! He is gorgeous. Enjoy every minute with him!!!

    • We certainly are!

  11. Congratulations!! That’s so exciting! 🙂

    • Thx Steph. 😉

    • I sure think so!

  12. AAAAAAA SO PRECIOUS!!!! Congrats to you and B!! Enjoy your time with your beautiful little family. ?

    • Thanks Erin! Hope you and the fam are doing well.

  13. Congrats!! He’s just gorgeous!!!

  14. Congrats Lily!!!! Baby E is adorable and can’t believe those 9 months flew by so fast!! Sending you and your family big hugs 🙂

    • You’re telling me! Went by so fast!

  15. YAAAY!! Congrats, Lily, he’s absolutely precious. Time really does fly by, doesn’t it?! Welcome to mamahood. It’s a beautiful journey. xoxo

    • Time is just a blur at the moment, haha.

  16. So precious! Congratulations! I’m so happy for you. Wishing your little family much love and happiness! xx

  17. Congrats, congrats!!! Such a handsome little guy!!

    • Thanks Jill!

  18. Congratulations mommy! He is absolutely adorable❤️

    • Thanks Joanna!

  19. Absolutely adorable. Love seeing these pictures.

  20. Congrats! He’s beautiful!!

    Would you mind sharing which prenatals you took?

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