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September 28, 2015

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A Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) with a master's degree in dietetics & nutrition. My passion is helping you find peace with food - and within yourself.

Meet Katy

Enamored: to be filled with a feeling of love for

You may have noticed that I took a short hiatus from blogging, and for good reason – the birth of my first child, a beautiful baby boy. 

The process of pregnancy, childbirth, and now motherhood is truly miraculous.  I still can't wrap my mind around all that my body has done. 

The pregnancy and labor were sort of like running my first marathon.  I trained for months, experiencing my body in ways I never had before.  At times it was exhausting and painful, and I did it on faith that it would all be worth it in the end when I crossed the finish line.  It wasn't until after all the training and finally the race in its entirety that I really understood why a person puts herself through it all and wants to do it again.  Eventually the memory of the painful stuff fades and you reminisce about the rewarding parts.  I really "get it" now with the whole pregnancy and childbirth thing.  This was hard to comprehend until my bundle of joy arrived.

Motherhood is a whole new ballgame.  Waves of emotion overcome me throughout the day and sleepless nights (surging hormone fluctuations certainly play a role).  At times I'm smitten, grateful, amazed and completely filled with joy and love.  At other times I'm anxious, overwhelmed and exhausted.  I find comfort in knowing that this wide range of emotions is completely normal for a new mom.

I continue to be in awe of my body.  Just a couple short weeks ago it gave birth, which is no small task.  I've had to slow down my usual daily pace to allow for healing.  It occurs to me that this also functions as an opportunity to spend lots of time snuggling with my little one. 

My body continues to serve as nourishment for him.  The food that I consume essentially becomes the milk that feeds him.  Knowing that my body continues to be his lifeline outside the womb makes me treat it with the utmost respect.  Far too many women feel pressured during this postpartum time to "get their body back" by dieting to lose weight.  I don't feel the need to "get my body back" because it was never lost.  It's been right here the whole time, giving life in amazing ways. 

As I spend the next several weeks on maternity leave with my baby boy I will be perpetually assessing and honoring my body's needs so that I can care for his.  It may mean that there are days where blogging doesn't happen, and I keep reminding myself that it's ok to not be "perfect" in my attempt to blog every weekday. 

For now I am going to soak in this feeling of enamor and enjoy the time with my family. 

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  1. Jaynie Prior says:

    What a wonderful perspective!

  2. Wendy says:

    Beautiful and you are so spot on. Enjoy motherhood, the good and the not so good and you will know what I am talking about as the years go by. Love to you. Wendy