Sunday, March 23, 2014

Nathaniel's Story

On January 3rd we welcomed our beautiful 5th baby, a son, into our arms and heart! Nathaniel John Moses weighed in at 8 lbs 9 oz and 21 in long!! Our longest and heaviest baby! We are truly blessed!
First off, I know it has been many months since I have written on this blog, I apologize. I was sick for many months of his pregnancy, and then later on I developed gestational diabetes. I now have a great compassion for those who suffer from diabetes. Having to prick your fingers four times a day to check your sugar levels and then give yourself four shots of insulin a day is incredibly unpleasant and difficult to manage while trying to care for a family. I am so thankful that despite the possibility, I did not keep the diabetes after having him.  But there is still an increased likelihood that I will develop it in the future, so I am transitioning myself into a low glycemic lifestyle. Enter the Trim Healthy Mama book and way of eating. I have been so thankful for the advice and knowledge found in the pages of this book! I am so proud to share that I have lost 45 lbs in less than three months, I am less than my pre-pregnancy weight and I feel amazing! I still have 50 lbs to go, but for the first time I feel so confident that I can reach that goal!
I have much more to share with you, such as how we came up with his name, how we are dealing with a very colicky baby, the new to us house we are getting in two weeks!! But the colicky baby is screaming right now and it is incredibly difficult to think clearly enough to write, so I will save those things for another post!
Blessings to you and yours

1 comment:

Virginia Knowles said...

Congratulations, Erin! Your little boy is absolutely beautiful. Enjoy these moments - I'm sure you already know they go by so fast! I'm stopping by from Raising Homemakers.