Oops I did it again 

Once again, I began a blog (that already sounds so tacky) and fell of the gride. BUT I promise I had a great reason this time. 
Elliot Grace VerMeer came to join us! 

Light weight champ weighing in at 7lbs 4oz and stretching those feet to be 19 inches long! 


As you may have remembered, or maybe not even cared, Elliot was due March 20th but came on March 18th! If you want the entire birth story I will share but if it it’s alllll good! 

Basically being a mom is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. He’s so stinking cute, but those first few weeks are rough as hell and I want to make sure I’m always honest about things, never trying to glamorize it all. Elliot is 8 weeks now and such a party. He smiles and kicks and wiggles and loves being where the party is at. He’s gotten exponentially better in the last few weeks when it comes to napping and with babies better naps = better night time sleep. 

Here is the little whip now: 


Yesterday we celebrated our first Mother’s Day and I think it’s my new favorite holiday. I get to look at this tiny life Sam and I created and just sit and soak in the grace God has given us by allowing me to be his momma. He’s such a fun little boy and I can’t wait to watch him grow up forever. 

That’s the latest and greatest. I started running again and working with a coach this time around. I want to try to be open with postpartum running and weight loss as well but it’s easy for me to just do my thing and forget to update (duh, obviously.) My starting weight was 134, ended at 165. I gained a total of 31 lbs. Today I weigh 143. I’m loosely counting macros right now strictly to make sure I am making enough milk because I am breastfeeding. I can’t explain the new found freedom I have with my relationship with food and it is DOPE. Praise Jesus for using pregnancy to strip me of a life long unhealthy view on food. I’m not eating 100% whatever I want though. Remember when I said those first few weeks of mommin was so hard? Elliot would SCREAM all night/day anytime ate garlic, gluten, dairy, or soy. So that’s pretty much everything haha. Nah but it isn’t always easy to find foods free of all of those. I’ve never been a big dairy or gluten person, so soy is the hardest BUT It’s not good for you anyways so I’m a-okay keeping it out of my body and Elliot’s. I know there are a lot of mixed opinions on if a breastfeeding mothers diet can effect their baby. I am a huge believer that it can so please holler at me if you have any questions! 
In grace, 

Cara 

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