I am back :-)

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It has been awhile since I have regularly posted on Suzyeats.com, but there are many reasons for this. Let me explain :)

The first reason is that I was pregnant and with my pregnancy came the usual tiredness that all expecting moms experience. I thought it would resolve itself after the first trimester but then I was in a major car accident which affected my ability to cook/walk/stand for awhile. Thank God I have since recovered but then came other issues…..most notably was the diagnosis of preeclampsia.

Preeclampsia is when a pregnant woman develops high blood pressure and protein in her urine. It is one of the leading causes of death of a pregnant woman in the world, and the only treatment is the safe delivery of the baby. How did I get preeclampsia? ME? The person who reads every single ingredient on a food label BEFORE I make a purchase at the grocery store…the person who loves to eat “healthy” and encourages others to eat this way too. I am not really sure of WHY this happened. But, what I do know now is that I have preeclampsia or gestational hypertension and that I now take a daily blood pressure pill to manage my high blood pressure. (I am hoping to get off in the near future…)

I was induced at 37 weeks exactly due to my elevated blood pressure, which allowed me to meet my baby boy Jude and experience the best day of my life. Up until this point, I pushed for the Mediterranean Diet because I believed in it and saw that my family members lived long healthy lives because of it, but now everything has changed. I am now trying to manage my high blood pressure, and I believe this way will help me!!

I am going to start blogging again so please let me know if you have any specific recipes you would like or any specific health tips. Thanks for staying loyal to my site!! Please follow me on facebook or twitter :)


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21 Responses to “I am back :-)”

  1. Wendy IreneNo Gravatar Says:

    Congratulations on Jude!!!!!! I’m so happy for you and happy you’re back. I’ve missed you and your recipes. Sending a big {hug}!

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    Thanks Wendy!!

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  2. Judith SerraoNo Gravatar Says:

    Congratulations on your baby Jude. Was sorry to hear about your illness and accident. Glad you are well now and back to blogging. Missed your comments on our blog. Take care and wishing you many happy moments with your little one.

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    Thanks so much!!

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  3. valNo Gravatar Says:

    This is such wonderful news!!! I’m so happy for you!!!!

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    thanks!

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  4. briarroseNo Gravatar Says:

    Welcome back and congratulations on your little one. :) I look forward to your posts.

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    thank you :-)

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  5. Nikki @ The Tolerant VeganNo Gravatar Says:

    Suzy! You’re back!! Welcome back! Congrats on your little one and on overcoming such difficult, terrifying obstacles. I’m so happy to “see” you again. Big hugs!!

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    thanks! :-) “hugs”

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  6. LizNo Gravatar Says:

    First of all, congratulations on the birth of your sweet baby boy! I’m so sorry to hear about your accident and pre-eclampsia. Fingers crossed that your bp issues will be resolved soon.

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  7. rebeccaNo Gravatar Says:

    wow bless you you have been through a hard and most joyful time, much love and congrats on the safe arrival of Jude :-) Rebecca

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  8. sarahNo Gravatar Says:

    Congratulations!!!! And I’m sorry it was a hard road to get here but I’m so glad that you are back.

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    Thanks Sarah.

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  9. Britne @ Shabbott's HabitsNo Gravatar Says:

    Suzy, Wow! What a whirlwind. Congrats on Jude (what a beautiful name)! I’m so sorry to hear the tough time that you had to go through. Here’s hoping for a wonderful new year :)

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  10. thomaNo Gravatar Says:

    Hi Suzy

    It was overwhelming to read this post….well I was totally out of your sight. Congratulations. Houz Jude? I developed varying bp for my second one purely by stress…and well it’s more dangerous than high bp because you’re not put on med and strictly made to stabilize your bp by rest….

    You look like a movie star in that photo! You’re beautiful!

    Thanks much for dropping by otherwise I would’ve missed the action here!

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    awe. thanks so much for the wonderful compliment. jude is well. still keeping me up at night :-) sorry to hear about your blood pressure. that sounds scary. i hope all is well now and so are your children!! :-)

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  11. Lisa @pinkkitchenNo Gravatar Says:

    Suzy, I am so, SO glad that you and Jude were ok after that car accident! You must have been so worried. But now you have a beautiful baby boy – with one of my favorite names :)
    I would love a recipe featuring nigella sativa, as I am a big fan of that seasoning.

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    thanks lisa!

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  12. manalNo Gravatar Says:

    hi i really like u recipes i m from the middle east so it s great to see some of my favorite recipes online i would love to see some more nonbake dessert if possible i have peopl coming over soon and i want something easy ..thanks

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    Suzy EatsNo Gravatar Reply:

    Sure I hope to post more soon. Thanks for stopping by Manal!

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