I’ve Been Busy…
Yes, I have been busy to say the least, but also super excited to be posting again. Are you wondering what in the world could have kept me from blogging these past few months? This post really could be many posts since I have much to talk about and explain, but for now I’ll keep it short (relatively??) and revisit the same topic again another day.
I’m pregnant!! Yippee, A Miracle, Amazing, and best of all…ALL NATURAL.
Truthfully just being pregnant was not enough to keep me from posting these past months, but we’ve had a lot of stuff going on and I was struggling with when and how to share the news online. Here are the basics: Baby is due in the spring, I’ve had a normal pregnancy as far as my body is concerned and it happened without us even trying. An oops you could say, but a very exciting and welcomed oops.
Let’s get into some background of why I’m amazed I got pregnant naturally. First, as long as I can remember I’ve had irregular cycles, bad cramping, no cramping, 3-5 month stretches of no cycle, migraines, you get the picture. I was able to conceive naturally with my first child, but it took us 3 years of “trying” without conventional medical help. I say conventional medicine, because prior to getting pregnant I was grasping for straws and opted for an herbal tea blend and progesterone cream. Low and behold within 3 months I found myself pregnant.
After pregnancy things returned to normal and again with the irregular cycles, migraines, etc. and when we started thinking about baby #2, a fertility doctor checked out my chart and history and suspected I did not even ovulate. In case you are wondering…If you do not ovulate you cannot get pregnant! Doctor prescribed Clomid and after just one round we were pregnant. It appeared we at least knew the cause of infertility, but ohhh was that only the beginning.
If you’ve read my beginning posts you know that I first started blogging about REAL food because I could not seem to lose the weight from baby #2, I’m continuing to discover changes in myself and family as we are going on 1.5 yrs. of eating whole, real food, minimizing processed foods, being careful about our selections and eating the way our bodies were meant to eat. You see it really is soo much more than weight loss, which is why I’m thrilled to share another side effect; returning your body to its intended functions and for women we should be regular, migraine-free, and fertile!
I’ll end this post with this- A year and half ago I began to be increasingly frustrated with commercial options for weight loss and the many promises that all these diets claimed. I really began meditating on what “food” really is and after much prayer and consideration I came to the conclusion that food is a gift from God, a gift with a very specific purpose. Food’s purpose is to nourish our bodies, so we can do amazing things and when you begin to break down what nutrients are in food you realize some are much better for us than others and some food is downright poisonous! In this day of technology, industry, and medical advances, food is one area, we still cannot get right. I say we go back to the basics, strip out the numerous technologically advanced choices (otherwise known as processed, refined, chemically enhanced) and try for a much more nature-based diet, food that actually helps our body, who knows, maybe you too will become fertile again :)