Thursday, March 25, 2010

Astral And Defy Are Here...


















7 Days Old Photo Shoot In Their Nursery


Astral Defiance Hayes and Defy Aster Hayes were born on 3/03/10 via cesarean at 9:44 and 9:45AM. Astral (baby A) weighed in at 6.8 oz and Defy (baby B) weighed in at 5.13 oz, very good weights for twins born at 37 weeks, 3 days. Vegan since conception, they are both very happy and healthy babies that have met all their milestones so far.


Astral is defined as "of, relating to, or proceeding from the stars" and "visionary". Defy is defined as "to challenge to do something considered impossible" and "to resist attempts at: withstand".


The babies were born on a Wednesday and we were discharged from the hospital that Friday. Since the babies were perfectly healthy the doctors left it up to me and my recovery to decide when I would leave. After being in the hospital on bed rest since December I wanted out right away so Friday was the big day. We were elated to have the babies go home with us and no NICU time at all.


Every day the babies amaze us and we fall deeper and deeper in love. It is hard to believe that we are so lucky to have two beautiful little people to guide through life. Though we are sleep deprived and constantly busy being first time parents we are cherishing every single moment. We have so much more to share about the birth and the first 3 weeks of Astral and Defy's lives and will be back soon with the details.


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9 comments:

  1. Congrats on these beautiful babies! Your blog is a source of inspiration for me as I prepare myself to begin trying to conceive. A lot of my family, friends, and co-workers(I'm in the medical field) have all expressed doubt about the ability to bring healthy vegan babies into this world. If one more person suggests that I should begin to intake animal protein, "Just a little bit. It'll make your baby healthier.", I'm going to scream. So thank you. I wish all the best for you and your growing family. Be blessed.

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  2. Absolutely beautiful, congratulations on your new family xxxx

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  3. Congratulations to you both! Your new sweeties are adorable!

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  4. Congratulations! What lovely children and such an inspiration for other vegan parents to be. Rock on!

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  5. Congratulations on your beautiful family. Love the names! The babies are gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  6. Belated, but congratulations!

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  7. Congratulations from me as well! I don't know how often you're checking your blog (probably as often I as am checking my own, now!) but I hope you'll keep it up. It is inspiring and rewarding to read about other vegan parents. I never once got a comment about needing to eat animals while I've been pregnant, and everyone jokes about how healthy she will be! Good luck!

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  8. Congratulations! I just found your blog and am so excited about it! I am vegan and I'm 33 weeks pregnant with my first child. I'll definitely be checking your blog on a regular basis!

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