Friday, February 21, 2014

A very very sweet ending

I'm sorry for the delay in follow-up regarding my Ulcerative Colitis post. I've had a few people coming into the store asking what's happened so, I figured that I'd share it one post. I'll make it snappy though because we have lots and lots of good stuff to talk about! 

I saw the doctor and she confirmed my UC flare-up, prescribed me tons of medication to get me into remission; steroids, daily meds, etc. 
I had informed her that we were trying for baby #2 and she wanted me to cease my baby making because the medication that I "would" be taking isn't safe for pregnancy (this made me sad..) she suggested that I go home and take a pregnancy test...before taking any meds. 

Turns out...I'M PREGNANT!!!! 

We couldn't be more happy and excited! In the appt with my GI I was informed that pregnancy could be good for my UC because pregnancy slows auto-immune response and UC is an auto-immune disorder. So we'll see how my body responds but not gonna lie, on the way home from the appt I was praying I was pregnant!

Now...onto the good stuff..we are very happy and excited to welcome our new little person in! I'm between 9-10 weeks along and my "due" date is at the end of September! I'm feeling pretty good! I found out i was pregnant really early and had a very rough first month. We actually had to close the store a few days because I was so nauseated! I'm much much better now! I have a little energy back but I'm still pretty sleepy! Ha!

Ella gets it. It's so weird and amazing! I've told her about the new baby and she kisses my belly. It's so cute! I feel so blessed.

I can't wait to nurse them both! I've always thought tandem nursing is super rad. Speaking of nursing and pregnancy, my milk is different and I can really tell. It's so funny like two weeks agoI could SMELL my milk and either my pregnant nose was lying to me or it smelled weird!

Well...can't wait to keep you up to date! 

I leave you with beautiful photography by my awesome friend Cassie Leah! I actually saw her a few days after we found out and she was so excited to shoot these! You should check her out! I can't wait for her to do my newborn photos! Her newborn portfolio makes me ovulatewellMADE me ovulate! Haha! 

I love you guys! You're the best! 


  1. Congratulations!!!! that's so exciting!! I remember when I came into the store when I was first pregnant how you said you just loved Ella so much you couldn't imagine having another (or something like that). So much love! More babies! Babies are the best! I'll be bringing my little Leela to Everyday Baby, and hopefully get some babywearing advice and a new carrier in April!

  2. Congratulations! I just recently found out about your store(and blog) and plan on visiting it today. I live in Venice and was happy to find a store so close that sells cloth diapers and other natural parenting products.

  3. That is so EXCITING!!!! Congrats!

  4. Christian, I am so happy to know you are pregnant again. The pictures of your little family are beyond beautiful!!! I will try to get by and see you soon.