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𝐊𝐀𝐓 𝐕𝐎𝐍 𝐃

🧛🏻‍♀️🖤🧛🏽‍♂️: @prayers

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Wow! Google just notified us that our wedding made it as one of Google’s top searched weddings of 2018! [click link in bio to watch the full wedding!] ❤️ Thank you guys, for all the love! ❤️
I made myself a mini-@prayers 👶🏽
During the first two days of Leafar’s life, his blood sugar count had been low, and as much as I had committed myself to strictly breastfeed, my milk hadn’t come in yet. The pediatrician suggested asking around to see if any friends might have a bit of extra milk they could donate - and if not, I’d have to consider supplementing with formula - something we personally did not want to do. I called my beloved midwife, @losangelesmidwife to see if she knew anyone who might be willing to share a bit of their breastmilk who was on a plant-based diet, as that was crucial to us, and she quickly connected me with @mattersofmotherhood who, without even knowing me, and without question, stepped up and donated a few ounces to us in the middle of the night. Needless to say, Leafar’s levels boosted, and we are now happily breastfeeding at home. Can’t thank @mattersofmotherhood enough for getting us through those rough nights with your donation. This is true community. True sisterhood. True kindness. And I can’t wait to pay it forward one day soon. 🖤 ***UPDATE: just to address a few misconceptions about my caption. First, I’m not shaming anyone who chooses to use formula. Just like I would never shame anyone for the food they ate or anything for that matter. So, please don’t shame me for sharing our personal approach to nursing. Second, I did not starve my baby for his first two days of life. I’m not mad at ya’all who attacked me about it -because clearly you may not be familiar with how breast feeding works and that’s ok! I wasn’t either until I got pregnant! :) but for the first 2.5 days my breasts were producing colostrum (not the same thing as milk) and it’s absolutely normal for mom’s milk not to come in until day 5 sometimes. With that being said, my little one just needed to get through one night’s worth of feedings with supplemented donors milk. And I’m happy to report my milk came in shortly after that! So thanks for all the love and support everyone! Let’s keep it positive! ***
Meet our beautiful baby boy, Leafar Von D Reyes. Thank you to all our beloved friends+family, fans+followers for your patience in us announcing his long awaited arrival! To be honest, my husband @prayers and I want to take the next 40 days [the 4th trimester] to focus on the baby and our amazing relationship transitioning into amazing parenthood - so, please excuse us if we’re not on here as much for a little while. Just know we love you all and thank you for all the words of love+support! 🖤
Our baby is not here yet, but these 3 baby-bats are keeping us company while I get through what seems to be some practice waves [or as some of you call braxton hicks contractions]. And how exciting this all is! Every day and every pressure wave is one step closer to meeting our baby boy...
Happiest of Birthdays to my dearest Norwegian homeboy: @teloch.mayhem 🧛🏻‍♂️🎉 [song: “manheim (weird)” by mayhem]
My fave cookbook now has a volume 2! Highly recommend both of these @smithanddaughters cookbooks even if you aren’t vegan - they’re that good! ❤️🗡
Lonely little black petunia from our black garden came out to say hello today. 🖤
Just wrapped a full day of filming with @prayers for our upcoming #homebirth documentary. Now it’s cuddle time. 🖤🖤 [my giant shaggy sweater by @davidsroad ]
Sorry for being so MIA guys. Been a bit non stop in preparation for our upcoming #homebirth - which literally could happen any day now. But just had to take a moment to say how much my heart goes out to everyone suffering through the fires all along California. I know what it’s like to lose everything to a fire -[twice, actually] and it isn’t easy. I don’t have a photo to post regarding the fires, as we have been urged to stay as much indoors as possible to avoid all the toxins in the air at the moment, especially being pregnant and all. So, here’s a photo of a black sunflower from this last years bloom in our black garden. Sending so much extra love to everyone tonight. 🖤
38 weeks pregnant and feeling super awesome! Granted it’s taking me a bit more time to walk up a hill I used to be able to run up, but other than that, this has been the easiest most comfortable pregnancy I could have ever imagined! So excited to meet our Baby Leafar soon!!! 🖤 *before you comment, yes, I already know I look like I’m about to pop and no, I’m not having twins. Happy Sabbath, everyone! 🖤
Cuddle puddle. 🦇🦇🦇 I like how Poe doesn’t break her stare for one second. Not even a blink!
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