As a new mom, I’m in complete bliss! I’m extremely grateful for the gift of my precious baby boy and the gift of motherhood!

Pure love shines between a mother and her baby. Motherhood is the most amazing journey a woman can experience. I’m beyond blessed to be able to show my baby Blake Sébastien so much beauty in this world, as paradise is our home. Blake Sébastien is an inspiration to me daily. He inspires me to be the best version of myself that is possible and strong for him in every way.

I’m thankful to my family and closest friends who took turns coming over to help nourish me during my fourth trimester with amazing recipes from one of my new favorite books, “The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother” by Heng Ou. Thank you for this beautiful sisterhood. They spent all day on their feet preparing these meals with so much love, so I can give my undivided attention to Blake during this special time. Rebuilding strength and eating clean daily with nourishing meals is so important for you and your baby. I typically eat at least one leafy green salad a day and/or drink a green juice or smoothie so Blake gets his plant power daily.

Some of my first moments as a new mommy that I will never forget:

His arrival: Blake Sébastien Davis arrived on September 21, 2016 at 9:27am, weighing 8.9 pounds and 21 inches. I’m beyond blessed that my doctors let him arrive so fashionably late, and a miracle that I was able to go this late with a vaginal birth with about 12 hours of labor. He’s a miracle baby and I’m so in love with him! I got to be the first to receive him and Chris got to cut his umbilical cord. I cried with the most joy I’ve ever experienced when I first saw him and he immediately crawled up to my breast and started breastfeeding so naturally and made eye contact with me and my heart just melted! I couldn’t have done it without the incredible love and strength my husband Chris gave me and my doula Silvia Lyle who helped me to keep my focus in the right place, encouraging movement and the power of the breathe. Thank you all so much for your love and prayers as we welcome our little Prince into our world! Special thanks to Cold Pressed Raw and Manna Life Food for delivering delicious plant based food to the hospital!

First Day Home: Pure heaven! 💕  So happy to be at home with Blake, enjoying precious moments, breastfeeding with lots of snuggling and cuddling! He’s so sweet and Kanpai (our 2 year old golden retriever) welcomed him home by licking his feet! I’m grateful to have such a compassionate community of friends and family surrounding us right now with love and positive energy.

Breastfeeding: Complete Bliss. 💕There’s nothing better than breastfeeding exclusively, watching him smile and make little fists so I don’t interrupt his enjoyment. I melt when he gazes up at me with tender love and awe. It’s the most beautiful experience I could imagine sharing together!

First Week: Love starting off our mornings sunbathing on our balcony, cuddling together. It’s extra windy today so we’re wrapped up in a blanket. Loving these nourishing meals my mom is making. Blake is getting so many powerful nutrients and superfoods daily in his breastmilk.

First 2 Weeks: Beautiful first 2 weeks with Blake! We love cuddling and sharing skin-to-skin time together. Blessed that Blake is so healthy, he is gaining weight steadily now at 9 pounds 8 ounces and I already lost the 27 pounds I gained by breastfeeding. Staying active during the pregnancy really prepared my body for this; I highly recommend anyone who is pregnant to stay as active as possible.

This is a cute video of Blake and Kanpai playing together, bonding as brothers. As a new mommy, I love soaking in all of these precious moments I get to share with Blake Sébastien and Kanpai. They keep me super active daily, and are helping me build a new level of strength as we both grow together.

You’re a bright shining light, radiating with so much love. Blessed to have you, baby Blake Sébastien.

“When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine” -Hillsong United

Happy Mother’s Day to my beautiful mom who brought me into this world and to all the moms in the world. You are all so loved and amazing in every way!

Love, Kristine, Blake and Kanpai