Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Welcome Boden!

I can't believe it has been almost a year since I have posted on here. I have really missed blogging! The last year has brought a few changes, most notably the arrival of my son, Boden Hardy Mariano! He came into the world on April 2, 2010 at 11:16pm weighing 6 lb. 15 oz. and 19.5 inches long. After a quick stay in the NICU (thanks only to my high fever during labor, he was perfectly fine), he came home and we have been enjoying our time together ever since! Being a mom has been everything I hoped for, and so much more. Here we are just after Boden was born...

I am still doing the vegan thing. During my pregnancy I found it very easy to maintain a healthy diet. My midwife said I had the textbook healthy pregnancy (perfect weight gain, fundal height, etc.). I never had morning sickness and I felt pretty good right up until delivery. Here's a photo of me and my belly just a week before Boden's birth...

I am going to attempt to visit some blogs in the several weeks and catch up a bit. Not sure at this point whether I will start blogging again, but I'll at least update with some cute baby photos every once in awhile :-) Hope you are all doing well!

And since I'm a proud mama, here's a few more pictures of my sweet baby boy!




28 comments:

radioactivegan said...

it's great to see you back! He is absolutely adorable; congratulations on good genes :)t

Chocolate-Covered Katie said...

Oh my WORD, he is the cutest!! This was such a sweet surprise to pop up in my Google Reader :)

Congratulations!!

Veg-a-Nut said...

He is beautiful! I am so happy for you. I have to email you back right away! Hugs you you, daddy, and that beautiful son!

Animal-Friendly said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! Your son is absolutely adorable- look at those eyes! It's great to hear from you again.

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Awesome photos of that adorable baby boy. Congratulations - nice to see you here!

Ruby Red said...

It's great that you and the new family member are doing well! He's a cutie, for sure!

Jes said...

Congrats! Boden is such a cutie and the perfect excuse for a break from blogging :)

Stacy said...

Possibly the cutest baby I have ever seen-- seriously.

It's cool to see you blogging again! I think I first discovered your blog only shortly before you took a break.

Mihl said...

Welcome back and welcome Boden! He is so beautiful. Congratulations, I am so happy for you! And how awesome you had a vegan pregnancy.

mirbrewer said...

Wow, he is suuuuuper cute. Congratulations!

jessy said...

ooooooh my goodnesssssssssss! CONGRATS, CONGRATS, CONGRATS! Boden is absolutely beautiful, and what a fun & adorable little man! i'm so superhappyfaced to read your the update (i think it's amazing and oh-so fantastical you were vegan throughout your pregnancy and that everything went so well), i was wondering where ya went... :) welcome back! you better believe it's a-okay with me if you post mucho more pictures of Boden - he's too awesome! yay!

bittersweetblog said...

Oh my goodness, congratulations!! He is such a cutie! This is the best possible reason for your blog absence. :)

Shirley said...

Congratulations! What a sweet baby.

DJ said...

WOW!!! Congratulations!!! Best wishes to you and your newly-extended family - enjoy every magical moment. xo

jd said...

I can't even put into words how adorable you and little Boden are!! I'm sending you and your hubby my most heartfelt congratulations!

To say that you've been busy during your year away is quite an understatement - LOL! Cute baby pics trump food pics any day :)

Brandie said...

OMG! I'm so happy for you sweetie :) Aren't baby boys the BEST ever?! Yay for our perfect lil men!

Glad you're back, I kept checking on you but there was nothin! I'm glad to see all is well and there was a GREAT reason for you having stayed away :)

Praise God for babies!! *hugs*

Crystal said...

You were definitely missed (hooray for feed readers!)! I'm sure your new life as a mama is pretty busy but I really hope you can find the time to return to blogging. I was so excited to hear about your pregnancy when Ruthie posted about it. Congratulations my blog buddy! Boden is such an adorable baby (and I love his name)!

xo,
Crystal
(I moved my Vivacious Vegan blog over to http://www.thatveganblog.com)

dreaminitvegan said...

Congratatulations!!! I am so happy for you! He is so adorable. It's good to hear you are well and doing great! I was a bit concerned because I didn't know what happened to you and was afraid to e-mail you. How amazing your life is going to be with Boden.

bazu said...

I can't get enough of Boden's huge blue eyes! Handsome devil! Congrats, mama!

Betsy DiJulio said...

What a beautiful reason to have taken some time off from blogging. Welcome Baby Boden and congrats to his parents!

River - The Crafty Kook said...

You are both beautiful and you look so happy! Boden's big eyes are gorgeous! He looks like he's getting ready to do some crazy karate move in the picture with the striped onesie :D

vegetalion said...

**gasp** Boden is beautiful! And he looks like such a happy baby ^_^ Glad to hear your pregnancy/delivery went well, and welcome back to the blog!

Leigh said...

Wow! Congrats on the new addition to your family!

Our Vegan Pregnancy said...

Congrats on the birth of your precious little boy!!! We briefly met in San Francisco at the Veg News launch party in 08. Our twin boys were born only a month before little Boden. I hope everything continues to go well in your new journey through motherhood.

http://ourveganpregnancy.blogspot.com/

urban vegan said...

He is perfect! Congratulations and welcome back to the blogosphere.

Kumudha said...

Congratulations!

Boden is beautiful!

Take care...

Anonymous said...

I was wondering where you were...i've enjoyed reading your blog and missed your posts. Welcome back and welcome to the world, little Boden. He's precious.

sharon in sugar land

MercurysBallad said...

Your son is so precious! Thanks for the update and keep posting pictures of Boden! Congratulations!