Motherhood is one of the most challenging things in life. However, it is such a beautiful blessing and rewarding experience. I haven’t blogged about motherhood since I had my daughter, Luna over two years ago. In my post: Diabetic Vegan Pregnancy , I explained what my experience was like, and it was amazing.
I’ve learned so much since then, especially to love unconditionally. Yes, she keeps me really busy. So busy that I find it very hard to blog; but I’ve been meaning to. So much has happened that it’s hard to keep track and remember every milestone; when she started crawling, walking, talking, etc. She’s done all that, but I honestly can’t remember dates.
One thing I do know for certain is that Luna has always been healthy. She got her first cold the day she turned two and it was a very mild one.
I’m not sure if it’s been her vegan diet, that she has good genes (from her dad’s side), or that I breastfed her until she was two years and two months old; maybe all of the above. I breastfed Luna since the day she was born. Yes, it’s a big sacrifice, but so worth it. I’m not one of those moms that produced tons of milk. A few of my friends would pump and fill up bottles, enough to freeze. Not me. With the help of Earth Mama and Angel Baby Organic Milk Maid Tea, I was able to increase and maintain my production throughout the two years. When I decided to wean Luna I used their Organic No More Milk Tea.
It wasn’t easy, but I felt like I was ready. It was a wonderful time; great for both of us physically and emotionally, but all good things come to an end. This is a new stage for both of us; that we are both enjoying. This means more daddy time, fun times at the beach and the park, and a little more sleep time for myself.
So to all those moms who are worried about vegan pregnancies, vegan lactation, vegan babies and toddlers I say “go ahead”. Your kids will be happier and healthier.
And to the very few vegan and diabetic moms, I also say “go for it”. You won’t regret it.