Our baby bean has arrived. Miles was born on January 5th at 4:42pm. He weighed 8 lbs 2 oz and 22 inches long. We had a pretty smooth labor and delivery. My OB cleared me of my Gestational Diabetes right after his birth. Miles, on the other hand needed to be monitored for his first 24 hours due to low blood sugar. By the second day his levels regulated and we were discharged . Once we were home we ran into a few issues; Miles experienced weight loss due to my low milk supply. He also had a shallow latch which was extremely painful. After what felt like an eternity of sticking it out and my stubbornness to not give up we made it and he is now nursing beautifully (and pain-free). phew!
As most of you know, after being diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes I had to change my diet significantly. I was no longer vegan or dairy-free. As hard as that transition was I promised myself (if it felt right) I would go back to eating a plant-based diet once I was truly free of GD. I received the official clear from my endocrinologist just around Miles’ 2 month birthday–just a few weeks ago. I am thrilled to say I am back to eating my plant-based diet and am feeling great. I can honestly say, even though I couldn’t control my insulin levels with food while pregnant and had to give myself 4 insulin shots and prick my finger 6 times a day it was worth it. This little man was a gift and I am so thankful.
I have been feeling really grateful these past couple months. There is a great sense of bliss in my life. A lot more than usual. I look at my family and just smile. These three boys in my life complete me, and I am so excited to see what the universe has in store them. I look forward to cherishing every milestone they experience and just letting them be little. Being present and soaking up all those sweet moments is what being a parent is all about.
I am very anxious to share more recipes with you all and have a few new ones coming your way.