Amy Fewell is a wife, mother, homesteader, and author of ‘The Homesteader’s Herbal Companion’ & ‘The Homesteader’s Natural Chicken Keeping Handbook’ living in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She is also the Founder of The Homesteaders Of America. The following is an excerpt of a previous Instagram takeover.
Baby wearing is a lifesaver as a Homestead Mama. If you read my intro post earlier this week, I mentioned that we tried for baby #2 for 9 years before actually getting pregnant. So baby wearing was definitely something I didn’t want to take for granted!
Not only was it easier to do chores around the property, it was easier for naps too! Now, he turns a year old tomorrow, and I’m still wearing him from time to time.
A lot of people ask me about secondary infertility and how I got pregnant. I truly attribute it to the good Lord, first and foremost. But I also believe it was my diet change. I went onto a very strict low carb Ketogenic diet and lost about 30 lbs in 3 months. Three months after starting the diet, I was pregnant with this little squish!
I didn’t make it complicated. Just ate high protein, high fat, and only 25 to 30 carbs a day. This type of diet is good for women who have PCOS or insulin resistance. And yes, you can even continue it while pregnant! I never worried about getting into “ketosis”, though sometimes it happened. But just focusing on less carbs was the key! And I felt amazing.
Do you enjoy baby wearing as a mama? What’s your favorite carrier? Have you ever dealt with diet issues that you fixed?