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Same same, but different. 🤰🏻 6 months pregnant and 74kg in both... crazy! First photo is me now carrying ...
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Same same, but different. 🤰🏻 6 months pregnant and 74kg in both... crazy! First photo is me now carrying baby no.2 and the second is when I was pregnant with baby no.1, Molly. Am I growing another little girl???!!! #pregnant #6monthspregnant #fitpregnancy #activepregnancy #health #fitness #strengthtraining ... Same same, but different. 🤰🏻 6 months pregnant and 74kg in both... crazy! First photo is me now carrying baby no.2 and the second is when I was pregnant with baby no.1, Molly. Am I growing another little girl???!!! #pregnant #6monthspregnant #fitpregnancy #activepregnancy #health #fitness #strengthtraining #fitmum #mumof2 #raisingchildren #transformation #irishfitfam #brisbanefitness #goldcoastfitness
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To all my pregnant women 🤰🏻 carrying a life inside their wombs on their own.. don’t let this baby know ...
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To all my pregnant women 🤰🏻 carrying a life inside their wombs on their own.. don’t let this baby know anything is missing if a father is absent.. fill the missing void gracefully 🌦Chest up head high, nothing is wrong everything is perfect ️ my mother was a single mom in the 90’s, the man that ... To all my pregnant women 🤰🏻 carrying a life inside their wombs on their own.. don’t let this baby know anything is missing 👶 if a father is absent.. fill the missing void gracefully 🌦Chest up head high, nothing is wrong 🌼everything is perfect ☀️ my mother was a single mom in the 90’s, the man that made me did not fee like fathering a girl 💫 my mother was my everything my first love ... Now that I’m an adult I understand that she carried me all by herself in the streets of L.A 👩‍👧when being a single mom was sinfully wrong 🌸 this painting is called “Just the Two of us” she’s not an actual doll, she’s a painting I made in 2016, if you have a man by your side , this can signify you pregnant happily waiting ..this painting can be interpreted differently from what I see in it 👨‍👩‍👧‍👧
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<span class="emoji emoji2728"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f495"></span><span class="emoji emoji2728"></span> 36 weeks + 1 day pregnant <span class="emoji emoji2728"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f495"></span><span class="emoji emoji2728"></span>We're close to certain about your name baby girl 🤗<span class="emoji emoji1f618"></span> My body is quite ...
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36 weeks + 1 day pregnant We're close to certain about your name baby girl 🤗 My body is quite tired but I love carrying you which gives me lots of energy Everyone is really excited to meet you soon! I keep wondering every week if this might be the last weekly bump update I'll be posting. ... ✨💕✨ 36 weeks + 1 day pregnant ✨💕✨We're close to certain about your name baby girl 🤗😘 My body is quite tired but I love carrying you which gives me lots of energy 💕 Everyone is really excited to meet you soon! I keep wondering every week if this might be the last weekly bump update I'll be posting. But hopefully you'll wait just a few more weeks ❤️ Even though you're more than welcome to come whenever you're ready! We love youuuu 💕😄 #36weeks #pregnant #happy #model #love #gridgirl #beauty #health #fashion #mom #stepmom #36weekspregnant #promoter #mommy #inspo #goals #motivation #amazing #stepmoms #stepchildren #goal #dutch #amsterdam #stepmothers #stepchild #lasttrimester #blogger #healthy #stepmother #thirdtrimester
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Welcome to the inside of my thigh! Here's a story about it. Eleven years ago, I was barely 20 years ...
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Welcome to the inside of my thigh! Here's a story about it. Eleven years ago, I was barely 20 years old, carrying my oldest daughter inside my body. I was just starting to round out, revealing to the rest of the world I was pregnant. Prior to this point, I was thin. I was 105 pounds, yet I could eat ... Welcome to the inside of my thigh! Here's a story about it. Eleven years ago, I was barely 20 years old, carrying my oldest daughter inside my body. I was just starting to round out, revealing to the rest of the world I was pregnant. Prior to this point, I was thin. I was 105 pounds, yet I could eat an entire Little Caesar's pizza and wouldn't gain an ounce. I had trouble finding jeans that fit because they were all too big. But then, I got pregnant, and as my baby grew within me, so did my body. My tiny frame had to expand rapidly to accommodate the life burgeoning inside it, and expand, it certainly did. These cracks, these tears, these crevices you see? They are evidence of a sacred evolution, and they can be found all over the continent of my flesh, along with mountains and hills, lumps and bumps, and spots and dots. I've spent the better part of the past decade hating the landscape of my body, but I'm done. My bumpy, wrinkly, ripped up tabernacle of clay is going places this summer -- the pool. The beach in Mexico. People are going to see it, and it might gross them out, but the insecurity of others is no longer my cross to bear. Life is too short to spend it searching in vain for the approval of others.
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8 months pregnant, my face is swollen 10x it's original size, my belly is so round that I can hardly ...
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8 months pregnant, my face is swollen 10x it's original size, my belly is so round that I can hardly sit up by myself, my feet ache by midday from all the weight they aren't used to carrying, my back is in such a constant pain that it's almost normal now, and if one more person says something along ... 8 months pregnant, my face is swollen 10x it's original size, my belly is so round that I can hardly sit up by myself, my feet ache by midday from all the weight they aren't used to carrying, my back is in such a constant pain that it's almost normal now, and if one more person says something along the lines of how swollen my face is, or how my belly is huge, i may scream (seriously people...just because it's from pregnancy, that doesn't make it okay) , yet I have never felt so happy and blessed in my entire life to know that God has now blessed me with two beautiful healthy children and a loving husband that has helped me every step of the way. I will take the pain, swollen Face, and round belly any day to provide a safe place for my baby girl, a sibling for my baby boy, and another child for my loving husband. I am so thankfully and so full of joy to have my 3 blessings in my life ❤
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omg! how many months have i been a-wall from social media??? BROOKE IS PREGNANT. I LITERALLY JUST ...
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omg! how many months have i been a-wall from social media??? BROOKE IS PREGNANT. I LITERALLY JUST FOUND OUT A FEW MINUTES AGO AND IM SOSOSOSOSOO HAPPY!!!!! weston is making her so happy, and we all deserve that inner happiness inside of our loves so im so happy that weston is giving her the love ... omg! how many months have i been a-wall from social media??? BROOKE IS PREGNANT. I LITERALLY JUST FOUND OUT A FEW MINUTES AGO AND IM SOSOSOSOSOO HAPPY!!!!! weston is making her so happy, and we all deserve that inner happiness inside of our loves so im so happy that weston is giving her the love she deserves. brooke, i am so freaking happy for you and this little bundle of joy you're carrying! asdjfkfkdld you are literally the best person ever. i hope you know that. i've been a damn #tessflocker since day one and i am honored to say that! you always keep in touch with me, which is something i dearly love and honestly (i know i may be drama but i am) we just have such a great connection. i never see any other celebrities from the modeling/wrestling background interacting with their fans like you do. please, please stay in touch with me and give updates with the cute/futurebadass baby boy!!! i know you're going to give your baby the love he deserves, and he's going to be proud to call you his mom! im soso excited for you mommy brooke <3 (i cried watching that video of the ultrasound btw lol!!) -alexis @realbrookeadams { #brookeadams #brooketessmacher #brooke #daretobefearless #tnaimpact #tna #knockouts}
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If you’re pregnant or just had a baby, chances are you have experienced some sort of back pain and it ain’t fun. Carrying, lifting and holding a baby around all day and poor breastfeeding posture can take a new mama out - trust me. But postpartum back pain doesn’t have to hold you back. ⠀ I’ve ... If you’re pregnant or just had a baby, chances are you have experienced some sort of back pain and it ain’t fun. Carrying, lifting and holding a baby around all day and poor breastfeeding posture can take a new mama out - trust me. But postpartum back pain doesn’t have to hold you back. ⠀
I’ve shared 6 spine exercises on the blog today that will help improve back health; whether you’ve had a baby or not, plus four fun back exercises you can do at home with your baby. Link’s in my bio ⠀
#OntarioChiropracticAssociation #Chiropractic ⠀
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This is long...especially since I hardly post on here, but felt the need to share. This day is extra ...
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This is long...especially since I hardly post on here, but felt the need to share. This day is extra special to me this year. Last year after experiencing a pretty traumatic miscarriage while my husband was overseas, I thought that I shouldn't push my luck, that three healthy babies were probably ... This is long...especially since I hardly post on here, but felt the need to share. This day is extra special to me this year. Last year after experiencing a pretty traumatic miscarriage while my husband was overseas, I thought that I shouldn't push my luck, that three healthy babies were probably enough for us, that since I was in my late thirties I should just start enjoying life and start focusing more on some hobbies I hadn't been able to focus on as much since having kids. Months went by and the awful sadness that come with losing a baby drifted away, but was replaced with hope that outweighed all my fears. I decided if I didn't try at least one more time, I would regret that way more than anything else I feared. In January I became pregnant again. As I stared at the positive pregnancy test, my hope and anticipation was replaced with dread and anxiety. I walked around with the leftover pain killers I received from the last miscarriage just to be prepared for what I instantly thought was the inevitable. I decided if I could make it past 12 weeks this time I'd be ok. 12 weeks came and I was told it was twins! My 12 year old daughter exclaimed "God gave us back our baby from last year!" I was joyful, but careful. I still hesitated to share the news as I had always done before our loss and still held those pills in my purse and begged God to please let my body be capable of carrying these babies to term. I decided if I made it to 16 weeks, I'd be ok...then it was 20. Then this past week I met a woman at Trader Joe's in the checkout lane. She was in her late 50's and she had aged beautifully. She was much different than I...very upper class, huge diamond, lots of makeup, and sunglasses that probably cost $500+, but she turned to me and my daughter and complimented my daughter on her thick hair and asked me if I was due soon. I rolled my eyes and said "unfortunately not, it's just that I'm having twins." We began talking for a few minutes about kids and she mentioned what a blessing they were and we happened to meet up again in the parking lot as my daughter was loading the groceries in the car. Continued in comments...
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This Is Not A Postpartum Weight Loss Post! This is a “look I’m finally starting to get my butt back ...
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This Is Not A Postpartum Weight Loss Post! This is a “look I’m finally starting to get my butt back - my hard work is paying off” post. •••• Man, this whole new world of motherhood is quite the journey! Watching my body go through so many changes has been an adventure & continues to be. My #transformationtuesday ... This Is Not A Postpartum Weight Loss Post! This is a “look I’m finally starting to get my butt back - my hard work is paying off” post.
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Man, this whole new world of motherhood is quite the journey! Watching my body go through so many changes has been an adventure & continues to be. My #transformationtuesday pic - Here I am at 38 Weeks Pregnant & again this morning at 8 1/2 months postpartum. Yes a huge change, but like I said above it is not about the weight loss - it’s about trying to get my muscle back! Prior to #pregnancy I sat comfortably strong and lean at 160lbs - I’m currently 148lbs. Many would say WOW good job - Me ....I’m accepting it, but know I have lost quite a bit of muscle and have some work to do to get it back. I know it’s a gradual process but just seeing a lite bit of muscle coming back is confirmation that the heavy lifting is paying off!! I feel like I have to eat so much while still #breastfeeding my babe and I feel like he’s taking all my protein from me lol - he’s Jacked!!
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Moral of this story - I know this is just a phase of my life - I will get my muscle back - it gives me something to work for! I accept where I am right now and am just doing what I can with the time I have between “momming” and running a business. Ladies if you just had a baby or had a baby a while ago and still don’t feel good about where you are in your postpartum journey! Don’t stress - it’s a phase in your life and as long as you are doing the best you can to move your body and eat healthy when life allows it -then you are already winning!! Enjoy the journey - these are days you will never get back with your little babes! Soak it all up!!!!
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Yeah for small booty gainz tho!!! Feeling stronger everyday - maybe it’s just from carrying this 20lbs weight vest around with me all day????
#loveyourbody #enjoythejourney #itsalifestyle #postpartumjourney
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Two weeks ago today <span class="emoji emoji1f495"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f495"></span> there’s something weird that happens when I have a baby where I honestly get ...
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Two weeks ago today there’s something weird that happens when I have a baby where I honestly get so sad that the magical delivery experience and hospital vacation (yes it’s like a vacation for me ) and moment of Neil and me meeting our baby for the first time has already come and gone! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today ... Two weeks ago today 💕💕 there’s something weird that happens when I have a baby where I honestly get so sad that the magical delivery experience and hospital vacation (yes it’s like a vacation for me 😂) and moment of Neil and me meeting our baby for the first time has already come and gone! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Today I went back to my OB and even though I was dying to not be pregnant anymore the last few weeks of carrying millie, I’m so sad now that all the excitement and anticipation of this baby girl coming is over. Am I the only one who has this happen?! I might be the weirdest person alive 🙃
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Let’s keep it real, raw and honest! After suffering a few miscarriages we were delighted to find ...
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Let’s keep it real, raw and honest! After suffering a few miscarriages we were delighted to find out we’d managed to get pregnant again, I know there’s many people out there struggling to get pregnant or who have lost babies. I know how lucky I am to be carrying a life and I am eternally grateful ... Let’s keep it real, raw and honest!
After suffering a few miscarriages we were delighted to find out we’d managed to get pregnant again, I know there’s many people out there struggling to get pregnant or who have lost babies. I know how lucky I am to be carrying a life and I am eternally grateful for that. But this is the reality of pregnancy if you’re a HG (Hyperemesis Gravadirum) sufferer and I guess why we kept it off social media for so long. At 20 weeks, I’m not glowing, most days I barely move and on the odd occasion I push myself to teach lessons or try and workout, well let’s just say the after effects are not worth it! For over 4 months now I’ve been vomiting, nauseous and barely able to function on a daily basis. Ive been in hospital regularly throughout my first and second trimester, I’m still taking meds 3 x a day to try and control the sickness, stay out of hospital and not on a drip, to keep me and our baby boy safe. Yep pregnancy got me, and despite many people saying it’s not an illness, after 4 months of constant sickness, I beg to differ. My friends, business, family and husband have all bore the brunt of this and tirelessly kept everything (including myself) afloat since the beginning of the year. Every day I wake up hoping it’ll be over, but alas, today I can only surrender to the fact that I’m not one of these gorgeous mums, still poling, hardly gaining weight, keeping up with their lives, work and social endeavours ... enjoying pregnancy. This is one #pregnancypoler reminding others (and myself) that you don’t have to do anything whilst you’re growing a human. There’s such pressure these days for women to excel in everything. To be perfect versions of themselves. But things don’t always turn out as you expect, and of course you could think the world is unfair, but I want to remind you it’s not. The world is a beautiful place filled with good and bad, we suffer when we think things should be different to how they are, when we are attached to ideals on how life should be (that many portray on social media). So here I am keeping it real, surrendering again to the fact that I’m a total a Warrior Goddess ... Just maybe not the sort your use to😉
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When I was pregnant I loved every single second. I never once said "can't wait to have my body back" ...
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When I was pregnant I loved every single second. I never once said "can't wait to have my body back" ask my hubby if you don't believe me. I felt sexy and so content carrying Liam in my belly, being so close to me. Mommas, don't rush your pregnancy, don't "wish for your body back" it's such a precious ... When I was pregnant I loved every single second. I never once said "can't wait to have my body back" ask my hubby if you don't believe me. I felt sexy and so content carrying Liam in my belly, being so close to me. Mommas, don't rush your pregnancy, don't "wish for your body back" it's such a precious time that you won't ever get back! Trust me I 100% enjoy Liam being here than in my belly lol but just don't rush the moments- your body will come back or be even better than before if you WORK for it too! Soooo preggo Mommas, eat the pizza, do the squats, rub your belly daily, sing to that baby, tell it stories- ENJOY IT! Then when that baby is here and the time is right.. focus on getting to be the best you that YOU can be! Xoxo- a fellow Momma who misses her bump💕 #Mommas #Pregnancy #EnjoyIt
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Today on Dashing Dish I am sharing my one year  postpartum journey! It's hard to believe that we ...
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Today on Dashing Dish I am sharing my one year  postpartum journey! It's hard to believe that we just celebrated my daughters first birthday on June 11th! Not only has there been an incredible amount of changes in our lives since she has been born; But there have also been so many changes as ... Today on Dashing Dish I am sharing my one year  postpartum journey! It's hard to believe that we just celebrated my daughters first birthday on June 11th! Not only has there been an incredible amount of changes in our lives since she has been born; But there have also been so many changes as it pertains to my relationship with food and my body since I became pregnant with her as well! It is truly an incredible journey to watch your body grow and change as it carries a life during a pregnancy. Yet, what was even more incredible to me was how my body evolved in the year after the birth of my daughter!

Because this was my first pregnancy, I honestly had no idea what to expect; But I will say that one of the number one things I have learned is that people are incredibly forgiving of the transformation your body goes through while you are carrying the baby; But in our culture, it is almost frowned upon if you aren't wearing your skinny jeans within a few months after giving birth.

This leads me to why I am sharing my journey with you. I knew as the year unfolded after Maddie's birth that I wanted to write this post when she turned one, because I learned so much in the past year about caring for our bodies post-pregnancy. I also think it is important for women to share what they have been through, in order to help others who may be in a similar season of life. It is so good to know that you are not alone, and hear what others have learned along the way.

Head over to Dashing Dish (blog section) for a look inside what I learned and experienced over the course of my one year post-baby journey! #postpartumbody #postpartumfitness #postpartum
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Please read: I just want to say thank you to the people who are really helping me get my head right & ...
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Please read: I just want to say thank you to the people who are really helping me get my head right & focused for this last appearance/only show I’ll be performing @ Sunday in San Jose. Just a few days away. It’s supposed to be a really hot weekend & I’m 7 months pregnant. Trying to prepare for heat, ... Please read: I just want to say thank you to the people who are really helping me get my head right & focused for this last appearance/only show I’ll be performing @ Sunday in San Jose. Just a few days away. It’s supposed to be a really hot weekend & I’m 7 months pregnant. Trying to prepare for heat, what to eat, how to avoid too many pee breaks etc (Moms know lol) -Already being tired as it is from carrying a baby on deck, I’ll be honest with those of you reading this.... this is a high risk pregnancy. Hardest one yet. My last too. Doctors have been watching me close tho & their orders are that I take it easy. I’ve had a scare already. Pre-term labor is not worth spreading myself thin tho. I am granted to do this one show. Which is why we took extra precautions to have you guys purchase Meet & Greet tickets online. So my energy is solely focused on those who actually support me since this is how I provide for my kids- plus the lil one on board. It’s hard to rely on so many people to help me out, lift heavy loads & make sure my stress levels aren’t up.. however, I’m still Davina.. I’m moving at the pace I can, getting all orders out (grateful my buyers are patient & cool about delays I’ve had to deal with from print etc) This is why I’m selling last of everything online & @ this last show. So I can get thru this. Show up, spend time with my VIP guests, get pics with you guys, give you goodies from me, hit that stage, sing my heart out & get home safe. My goal is to ensure this baby is protected no matter what. So thank you all for understanding.. I apologize for those who may get upset I’m not able to do it how I used to @ the booth.. space is crucial right now. Please respect my family for holding me down, they’ll help you with any merchandise or gear. That’s why I been saying to get those pre-sale tickets. I can’t do more than I’m capable of. Next few days are committed to concentrating on having everything ready for those of you coming to see me. Apologies for not being present to anyone who is asking for more than I can manage right now. (Prior posts have show info & how to get tickets) See y’all Sunday. #HoldingUpBestAsICan #CantLoseMyself #ThankYou 🙏🏽❤️ ~D
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Because u r the only person who truly understands just what this pregnancy means to me. We are on the ...
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Because u r the only person who truly understands just what this pregnancy means to me. We are on the last lap of this jouney and some days I still can't believe it Everyday is so unpredictable...When its bad, it's horrible and when it's good, its exciting. But having u right here is a daily ... Because u r the only person who truly understands just what this pregnancy means to me. We are on the last lap of this jouney and some days I still can't believe it 😩
Everyday is so unpredictable...When its bad, it's horrible and when it's good, its exciting. But having u right here is a daily reminder that everyday it's a BLESSING 🤰
I never really understood the term "We're pregnant" until now lol. I may be the one carrying our baby for 9months but I have a first hand experience to witness u carry everything else: the groceries, the laundry, my worries, and all the intangibles that r heavy and burdensome.
We took such a major L last year and I almost lost myself in the process. Just as I was about to succumb to the pain u saved me from that. U had to be strong for both of us, cause I couldn't do it without u. U r more than ready for this...I never told u yet, but congratulations babe. I appreciate all that u r doing for me and our baby. I know it's not easy but u still do it. Gosh, I'm so proud of u and happy for u. With God at the centre of our lives, and u as my tower of strength, I'm excited for our future. Every passing day takes us one step closer to meeting our lil angel. Happy 2018 my love, it's baby year! 💓💓💓
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As I was thinking I bed this morning I couldn’t help but realize in about 3.5 weeks (25 days to be exact) ...
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As I was thinking I bed this morning I couldn’t help but realize in about 3.5 weeks (25 days to be exact) we will have a new addition! It really seems like yesterday I found out the day after Christmas I was pregnant 🤰🏼with our surprises baby! And then I was hit by the worst next few months of morning ... As I was thinking I bed this morning I couldn’t help but realize in about 3.5 weeks (25 days to be exact) we will have a new addition! It really seems like yesterday I found out the day after Christmas 🎄 I was pregnant 🤰🏼with our surprises baby! And then I was hit by the worst next few months of morning sickness 🤢
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However in the blink of an eye this pregnancy is coming to a close and that is just crazy! I’m not gonna lie, some women embrace pregnancy and love every moment. I on the other hand usually go from puking in a toilet 🚽 to being uncomfortable with leg cramps, a sore back and baby arms/legs in my ribs 😝 but although I’m a wimp I’m still so thankful for this beautiful journey carrying out LAST baby.
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This morning I’ve just been thinking about all the times in my life the Lord has had different plans for me than I had for myself... and you know what, HIS ways are always better!
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The Lord lead me to a small Bible school instead of St Mary’s University in San Francisco (where I wanted to go) and I’m so thankful I listened because I met my husband!
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I have my undergrad in Psychology yet the Lord nudged me to reach out to a friend who was in direct sells, selling health and wellness products on social media. I’m so thankful I messaged her because 4 years later our finances and life have been transformed!
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I thought we were done having 2 little girls 5 and 6 years old 👧🏻👧🏻 but God knew we needed 1 more 👶🏻 so little John Judah will grace is with his presence 8/21.
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What’s my point? Sometimes we just need to get out of the driver seat move over and let the God take over!
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“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.
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It’s been 7 months since I gave birth to my little Oliver and this is my #postpartum transformation. - You ...
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It’s been 7 months since I gave birth to my little Oliver and this is my #postpartum transformation. - You can clearly see that I was not one of those women who shot a baby out and BAM I’m back to normal. Hell no! I consumed WAY too many M&Ms for that. In fact, I have no idea how I managed to keep ... It’s been 7 months since I gave birth to my little Oliver and this is my #postpartum transformation.
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You can clearly see that I was not one of those women who shot a baby out and 💥BAM💥 I’m back to normal. Hell no!😂 I consumed WAY too many M&Ms for that. In fact, I have no idea how I managed to keep abs throughout my pregnancy as I felt I did everything to rid myself of them.🙈 I honestly feel all the hard work I put in before pregnancy may have helped contribute to this.
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To put it in perspective I gained 50, yes 5️⃣0️⃣ lbs while I was pregnant!! I am still carrying around 5 of those lbs that seem to enjoy hanging out with me.
While I was very active during my pregnancy continuing spin and weightlifting, I also allowed myself to live a little and enjoy my pregnancy in terms of cravings.😁
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My progression postpartum has certainly been slower than I would have liked and a bit frustrating at times, but I am proud of how far I have come. I lost SO much muscle while pregnant and I’m still trying to earn it back and get my shape back.
I have not done anything extreme or cut my calories for the sake of loosing weight. That will only backfire and wreck more havoc on your metabolism causing long term issues.
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What I have done is eat intuitively making smart, healthy choices and allow myself to have the occasional “treat”.
I also created a gym schedule that works for me. I make it on avg to the gym 3 days a week and some times I throw in the occasional home workout. -
So, if you are postpartum like me and you think you will NEVER get there, I want you to know you absolutely can!! It may take you longer than you expect and the scale may be a little b!tch, but you can get there!!! You need to make realistic obtainable goals specific to you. If you cannot make it to the gym 7 days a week (I sure as hell cant) do what you can with the time you have. If you know you will eat shit if it’s in your house🙋🏼‍♀️, don’t allow that shit into your house!!!
Make a plan, stick to it and remain consistent. You will get there!👊🏼
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#postpartumbody #postpartum #mombod #momswithmuscles #momswithabs #pregnancyabs #7monthspregnant #7monthspostpartum #postpartumabs #postpartumweightloss
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My God has been more than awesome to me and my family and I wouldn't like the year to end without testifying ...
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My God has been more than awesome to me and my family and I wouldn't like the year to end without testifying about His saving grace. I found out I was pregnant, after the 1st trimester, I went for my first scan, we found out I was pregnant with twins (non identical twins, different sac, different ... My God has been more than awesome to me and my family and I wouldn't like the year to end without testifying about His saving grace. I found out I was pregnant, after the 1st trimester, I went for my first scan, we found out I was pregnant with twins (non identical twins, different sac, different placenta) We were so excited! The pregnancy was moving smoothly until the 1st of August. I was already 18weeks gone, I woke up from my siesta and found out that my water has broken!. Was rushed to the hospital, they put me on total bedrest to see if I could make it to 23 weeks cos only then would they be able to deliver them prematurely. Unfortunately, the affected twin's heart stopped beating on the 7th😓. The doctors said it can't be evacuated, that I would have to carry it till whenever I go into labor which they anticipated will come soon. I was in the hospital for one month, had lots and lots of IV antibiotics to fight infections caused by the dead twin. God being God, showed up in my case, things started turning around, days rolled into weeks and weeks into months, I was still carrying the dead twin along with the surviving one without any problems or complications. Finally on the 11th of December, at the 37th week, I gave birth to the dead twin around 5.30am at home! Then I was rushed to the hospital and by 8pm in the evening, my miracle baby arrived!!!. Against all odds, God made the impossible, possible. Even though I lost an angel😇, he blessed me with a cutie!
#ThankfulHeart
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#MyTestimony
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Going to saying hello to the real Bumplette soon. Been carrying this little thing around for quite ...
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Going to saying hello to the real Bumplette soon. Been carrying this little thing around for quite the ride! And, I'm still learning so much! 🤗 Why do we, and I speak for myself here, only learn the miraculous things a women's body does to help create and grow another human being, when we are ... Going to saying hello to the real Bumplette soon. Been carrying this little thing around for quite the ride! And, I'm still learning so much! 🤗

Why do we, and I speak for myself here, only learn the miraculous things a women's body does to help create and grow another human being, when we are pregnant!? 🤔 #BlowsMyMind

It should be part of school curriculums, maybe then a bit more respect for mother's and women will come about. Am I right?

Charl has been incredible throughout this journey with me. He is so interested and supportive in this learning process. It's only about to get more in-depth as the countdown begins. Learning as we go! And lots of it!

P.s can you believe I lost followers because of posting myself pregnant!? Sorry not sorry if this makes you akward. #unfollow then 😘

Thanks for capturing this my love @charlster_gram baby daddy.
#pregnantbelly #silhouette #bellybump #babybump #love #baby #Bumplettesjourney #37weeks #stilldontknowhername #motivational #motivationalmonday #inspirepregnancy #inspire
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 #tbt to this time last year when my mom threw me the most FABULOUS baby shower! I'm not going to lie ...
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#tbt to this time last year when my mom threw me the most FABULOUS baby shower! I'm not going to lie as much as I was huge and miserable at the end of my Pregnancy I actually really miss being pregnant. I loved my bump, I loved the experience of carrying a baby, and I loved taking good care of my body ... #tbt to this time last year when my mom threw me the most FABULOUS baby shower! I'm not going to lie as much as I was huge and miserable at the end of my Pregnancy I actually really miss being pregnant. I loved my bump, I loved the experience of carrying a baby, and I loved taking good care of my body for the sake of being healthy not for the purpose of looking good. HOW MANY OF YOU MOMS MISS BEING PREGGERS TOO ? #throwback #preggers #pregnancy #itsaboy #newmom #newborn #pregnant #babyshower
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I received the most heart warming note from a client recently that I just wanted to share. It came ...
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I received the most heart warming note from a client recently that I just wanted to share. It came at just the right time...divine time! I was starting to question if I was truly making a difference. Then this appeared in my inbox and it completely renewed my faith and commitment to continue ... I received the most heart warming note from a client recently that I just wanted to share. It came at just the right time...divine time!
I was starting to question if I was truly making a difference. Then this appeared in my inbox and it completely renewed my faith and commitment to continue using my abilities to help others feel connected, loved and whole. “Hi Teresa,
You gave me a reading over the phone last April and I’ve been meaning to reach out and really thank you.
Talking to you has been the only way that I’ve truly felt my mother since she passed away 7 years ago.
You not only gave me so much peace with messages from my mother but you honed in about my fears of getting pregnant and becoming a mother.
You helped lift a weight off my shoulders I didn’t realize I was carrying. I got pregnant just a couple months after we spoke and my baby should be here any day now!
Thank you so much for helping me calm down and allowing me to hear exactly what I needed to from my mom. I’m sure I will schedule a call with you again. Hope you’re doing great!
Thank you!!!”
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#faithrestored #faithrenewed #divinetiming #makingadifference #lovewhatyoudo #intuitivehealer #spiritualcommunicator #connectingsouls #connect #spiritual
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First bump pic from Friday night. I wanna say I popped around my bday, but I officially rounded maybe ...
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First bump pic from Friday night. I wanna say I popped around my bday, but I officially rounded maybe a little over a week ago. And by rounded I mean this is no longer a food baby lol. Ok so I'm carrying all belly. My leg measurements are actually around the same if not less. Yea weird. My boobs... ... First bump pic from Friday night. I wanna say I popped around my bday, but I officially rounded maybe a little over a week ago. And by rounded I mean this is no longer a food baby lol.
Ok so I'm carrying all belly. My leg measurements are actually around the same if not less. Yea weird. My boobs... I wish I could keep them forever. Bigger then when I was preggers with Alessandra and hello cleavage. But being all belly brings more back aches (YEA sciatica has started), more circulation issues and the risk of varicose veins. So when I train, strength or cardio I wear compression tights or socks to help the circulation. And yea I train 5-6xs a week still, maybe around 40-60% where I use to be. I'm slowly letting myself adopt a more reps less weight approach and for those that know me, it's killing me but whatever, safety and form over weight at this point. And yes to pylometrics (modified) and I will be starting prenatal yoga maybe within this week or next.
I'm 16 weeks here, and doctors are thinking we may not make it to the August 4th due date which I can't complain about. Summer + pregnancy = 😭👿🌡🔥. Cimino babies, man.
Nausea and vomiting, well, thank God for Diclegis. This pregnancy has made me never want to have a hangover ever again. I was sick with Alessandra but Joey... My God. Still on meds till further notice, but it is helping. I would say the dietary adjustments, the modified training and meds have helped tremendously.
He's an active little guy, fluttering and trying to escape lol. I guess he's hating the fact I eat kale lol.

So yup, I'm pregnant. And it's showing now. And I'm trying to get use to this feeling, there are days I feel really big and very out of breathe and then there are days where I'm feeling all goddess-like and euphoric and shit. It's usually the day I allow myself to indulge in an Acai bowl, which that craving is killer. I want those all the time. Cravings. I hate u.

Say a prayer for Joe, he's dealing with me, and I will say I cry over everything and I've been super sarcastic, and he's still here. He may think I'm clinically insane but hi, I'm pregnant. Ride the wave, guy.

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This past week was filled with a medley of emotions for me. For those who don't know, April 1 was supposed ...
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This past week was filled with a medley of emotions for me. For those who don't know, April 1 was supposed to be the due date for our first baby. As we got closer to Easter the reality of that hit me a little harder than I had expected. I was sitting organizing emails one morning only to see an email ... This past week was filled with a medley of emotions for me. For those who don't know, April 1 was supposed to be the due date for our first baby. As we got closer to Easter the reality of that hit me a little harder than I had expected. I was sitting organizing emails one morning only to see an email from a pregnancy app saying "Congratulations it's officially your due date". Not going to lie, it stung a bit. I sat there after reading that and at first I was angry, but then tears began to fill my eyes.
After about an hour or so I began to feel this overwhelming since of peace fill my heart. I wiped my eyes and began to thank The Lord for what He has brought me through the past 8 months. The sadness of losing a baby, the fear that something was wrong with me, waiting on a new positive pregnancy test. None of those are easy and I would not have been able to overcome it had I not fully trusted The Lord and given my brokenness over to Him. • "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds, healing their pain and comforting their sorrow." - Psalm 147:3 •

This week I am thankful for the peace and joy The Lord has given me. I overwhelmed with thankfulness for this precious new life that The Lord has blessed me with. Tomorrow I will have been carrying him/her for 18 weeks. It's still very hard to wrap my head and my heart around sometimes. My heart is so full and so amazed at what The Lord can do in 8 months.
For those who have experienced the loss of a baby, or those who are still waiting for their miracle to come, don't give up. The Lord hears your every prayer and cry. I'm praying that while you are in this season that you experience His peace and joy just like I have over the journey of these past several months. ❤️
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Last Saturday, I visited Sinar Sofia Shelter for Women with HIV to meet Baby Fattah, the child of ...
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Last Saturday, I visited Sinar Sofia Shelter for Women with HIV to meet Baby Fattah, the child of a resident of the home. He is HIV positive and has been in and out of the doctor's clinic for check-ups and blood tests since birth. He also needs to take HIV medication daily. Carrying his tiny frail ... Last Saturday, I visited Sinar Sofia Shelter for Women with HIV to meet Baby Fattah, the child of a resident of the home. He is HIV positive and has been in and out of the doctor's clinic for check-ups and blood tests since birth. He also needs to take HIV medication daily. Carrying his tiny frail body tugged my heartstrings - how can a child go through so much?
His mother, who is also HIV positive, first came to the centre, with only a small bag of clothes and RM20 in her purse, pregnant with child. Abandoned by her partner, and with no job & no place to go, the shelter is now their home.
The shelter is also now home to several other women with HIV. As we know, preparing for a baby and raising a child takes A LOT of effort, resources, and money. Furthermore, running a shelter home isn't an easy task, what more for women with complicated medical requirements and overwhelming stigma attached. Due to the stigma, the shelter does not receive any government grants or help.
Listening to the financial burden that the shelter faces inspired me to start a Launchgood campaign for them. Your contributions will primarily go to supporting medical costs (HIV medication, blood tests), Baby Fattah's milk and diapers, and the daily running of the shelter (groceries, rent, bills). I hope you'll find it in your heart to donate to this campaign and share it with your friends and on your social media! Especially this Ramadhan, as blessings and barakah are in abundance, may we strive to help those who have been marginalised in society and are voiceless.
Help us support Fattah and Muslim women with HIV in Johor. May you reap all the blessings with your kind deed! You can donate from anywhere in the world!
http://launchgood.com/sinarsofia
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It’s this gorgeous dress that made me realize how much weight I gained🤦🏽‍♀️ I normally order size ...
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It’s this gorgeous dress that made me realize how much weight I gained🤦🏽‍♀️ I normally order size S/M from Namshi but I knew that wouldn’t fit so I got just a M, and it was tight on my hips and stomach and made me look like I was carrying a third child - Adam’s dreams would have come true! He even picked ... It’s this gorgeous dress that made me realize how much weight I gained🤦🏽‍♀️ I normally order size S/M from Namshi but I knew that wouldn’t fit so I got just a M, and it was tight on my hips and stomach and made me look like I was carrying a third child - Adam’s dreams would have come true! He even picked the baby BOY’s name - Baby Adam 😊
I always struggle with keeping my weight consistent. I’m either super strict and eat so healthy and work out twice/3 times a week or I’m the complete opposite then I get depressed 🙈 I think my biggest struggle is accepting my body will never be the same as pre babies! I’m ofcourse so happy with the accomplishment so far, I lost more than 19 kgs since having Hana. I was my heaviest when pregnant with Hana.
Dress @namshi #mynamshi
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When this baby boy was in my belly at 8 month pregnant I got news the company I was with (and loved) was ...
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When this baby boy was in my belly at 8 month pregnant I got news the company I was with (and loved) was making changes so they were going to lay me off the DAY I had him. SWEET, nothing like filling out some HR paperwork in the hospital. To say I was post baby depressed was an understatement. I was ... When this baby boy was in my belly at 8 month pregnant I got news the company I was with (and loved) was making changes so they were going to lay me off the DAY I had him. SWEET, nothing like filling out some HR paperwork in the hospital. To say I was post baby depressed was an understatement. I was so embarrassed I told no one, but my mom. Having to go to an unemployment office with a 2 year old and newborn was less than fun. I remember carrying them in and then hitting up Arby’s to ease my pain😂. Everything about my old career, I loved & it made me become a better person, the company was amazing and it helped us a ton, but in the back of my mind I knew I wanted something else. Something no one could take away from us. So after I got a new job, I also filled my plate with part time coaching. I needed something to help me get back to myself after I gained 50lbs and kept it on post baby for almost half a year. Summer 2012 I was rocking that coverup and hardddd. I knew my plate was already full with 2 babies, full time work, a household to care for etc. but honestly I felt like crap. So I decided to join a community to hold myself accountable at my all time heaviest and weirdest times of my life. To keep it light—-Coaching brought me out of one of the most difficult times in my life and it gave me something to focus on—out of the clouds & to find my inner goofy smile again! As corny as that sounds the entire process, programs, community found ME when I least expected it. It’s been 6 years since I decided to add that to my plate and I can honestly say it’s helped me balance everything else in life the most. I’ll never forget that feeling for a short period of time and I never want to feel that way again! Sometimes you gotta go through rough times to find out there will always be rainbow sprinkles on the other side💕
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This video is for any mom (or woman) who has ever felt defeated with their body after having kids. ... Does pregnancy change your body forever? YES! I gained 50 lbs twice. Stretch marks and loose skin are NORMAL affter effects of carrying LIFE full term. 🤰 Don't fret if you, like me, got them. ... This video is for any mom (or woman) who has ever felt defeated with their body after having kids.
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Does pregnancy change your body forever? YES! I gained 50 lbs twice. Stretch marks and loose skin are NORMAL affter effects of carrying LIFE full term. 🤰🙏 Don't fret if you, like me, got them. You CAN still feel confident in your own skin after kids. .

Don't compare your post-baby body to anyone else's. I wasted time feeling bad about myself early on that other women seemingly could "bounce right back" post baby while I could literally grab the extra fat and loose skin off my stomach still, months after giving birth... we are all unique! Love and trust YOUR body and journey. ❤
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And last, develop a plan to look and feel YOUR best again. Start slowly, do not rush the process.
With consistency, you WILL feel great again! Your body may not ever look the same as before #pregnancy, but you can snatch your sexy back with your NEW body as a #MOM. ...
Tag a mama and remind her--we got this! We can snatch our sexy back too.

Momswearheels.com to join the #mwhchallenge 💪💃. #Momswearheels #momscandoittoo #pregnant #postpartum #momof2 #fitmom #fitmoms #homeworkout #homeworkouts_4u #fitmomsofig #homeexercises #mom #blogger #fitnessjourney #fitness #friday #nogymrequired
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The picture on the left is from the day we found out we were pregnant, 1 year ago! We were EXCITED and ...
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The picture on the left is from the day we found out we were pregnant, 1 year ago! We were EXCITED and nervous and had NO clue of the journey to come. The picture on the right is the day we left St. Louis, WITH Our baby girl alive and well. Something we were told wouldn't happen!! As difficult as the ... The picture on the left is from the day we found out we were pregnant, 1 year ago! We were EXCITED and nervous and had NO clue of the journey to come.
The picture on the right is the day we left St. Louis, WITH Our baby girl alive and well. Something we were told wouldn't happen!! As difficult as the journey has been... and I know it's not over, I am grateful for that day 1 year ago, Grateful that the Lord allowed me to experience the joy of carrying a child, which I know not every woman gets to do.
During such a difficult time, I was blinded by my pain, grief, and selfishness, but God doesn't forsake us. I can now reflect back and see oh-so-many-blessings ❤️🐝
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I would normally never post a picture like this, but being pregnant with twins has taken me to a different ...
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I would normally never post a picture like this, but being pregnant with twins has taken me to a different headspace than I ever thought I would be in. Preparing to be a mother, carrying two babies and thinking of how our lives will change so hugely in just a few weeks time will do that to you! I was ... I would normally never post a picture like this, but being pregnant with twins has taken me to a different headspace than I ever thought I would be in. Preparing to be a mother, carrying two babies and thinking of how our lives will change so hugely in just a few weeks time will do that to you! I was never sure I wanted kids or to be a mom, all I knew was I wanted to leave this world a better place than when I found it. Once we decided to have a baby, it happened quick, and then there were two and we would soon be a family of four- it was overwhelming and exciting all at the same time! Now I know for certain that I was meant to have these two little boys, to raise them up right and to hopefully be a good enough influence on them that they will want to do things to leave the world a better place, always seek out adventure and never stay directly in their comfort zone. I wish so many things for them but most of all I just wish them to be uniquely them, and I hope to God that Chris and I are the parents they deserve 💙💛👶🏻👶🏻 #sorrynotsorry #32weekspregnant
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I never really knew how Strong i was till strength was all I had ...The strength I gained carrying my child nobody can comprehend...The blessing in God allowing me to have a child in the midst of chaos ..finding myself as a woman ..as a mother these past months.. I never knew the impact of life ... I never really knew how Strong i was till strength was all I had ...The strength I gained carrying my child nobody can comprehend...The blessing in God allowing me to have a child in the midst of chaos ..finding myself as a woman ..as a mother these past months.. I never knew the impact of life the mere aspect until I got pregnant and my life centered around his innocent being ...God showed me through my baby ..how to fully put my trust in him ..Agape love.unconditional love..power..perseverance..motivation..wisdom.bliss..happiness...vigor ..that no matter what the circumstances my pop pop is a blessing from heaven my prayer life has strengthened..my faith is stronger ..my instincts are sharper, my heart grows fonder with every heartbeat ,kick ,and movements ...i appreciate my mother so much more .Shoutouts to all the mothers...mothers to be and surrogate mothers out there raising children...
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Today my Mother threw me the most INCREDIBLE Bridal Shower I could’ve ever dreamed of! It was literally ...
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Today my Mother threw me the most INCREDIBLE Bridal Shower I could’ve ever dreamed of! It was literally made up of everything I love! I am so so blessed to have the life I have! I’m so happy! Thank you so much Mommy for everything you did, it was PERFECTION!! Thank you to my beautiful bridesmaids ... Today my Mother threw me the most INCREDIBLE Bridal Shower I could’ve ever dreamed of! It was literally made up of everything I love! I am so so blessed to have the life I have! I’m so happy! Thank you so much Mommy for everything you did, it was PERFECTION!! Thank you to my beautiful bridesmaids for helping my Mom with everything and putting your own special touches on everything! I really feel like you guys put so much thought and love into this entire day and I appreciate it more than you’ll ever know! I can’t wait to shower each of you for your special days! Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us today! You all spoiled Devon and I rotten and we are so excited to build a home together with all the gifts you gave us! Thank you to my perfect fiancé for getting me through this passed month without dying! We’ve been carrying a BIG secret for a while now and my morning sickness hasn’t made it easy to conceal, but we made it to the grand reveal today so we could share that I am pregnant with our first child! I’m so happy we were able to share this with everyone the way that we did! This day could not have gone any better! Thank you all again so much for everything! We are so very lucky to have each and every one of you in our lives! Our baby will be so incredibly loved! ❤️❤️❤️👶🏼👶🏼👶🏼👶🏼👶🏼🙌🏻🙌🏻 #babyonboard #bestbridalshowerever #unicornthemed #bridalshower #bestmom #9weekstilido #bestbridesmaidsever #ilovemypeople #preggo #werehavingababy
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Hey Baby <span class="emoji emoji1f44b"></span>🏻 <span class="emoji emoji1f476"></span>🏼 . EVERYONE tells me “it’s a boy, (feels belly) yep you’re definitely carrying a boy ...
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Hey Baby 🏻 🏼 . EVERYONE tells me “it’s a boy, (feels belly) yep you’re definitely carrying a boy in there”. Not one person has said girl 🤔 . I don’t have a strong feeling either way this time which is weird because I always felt when I was pregnant with Liv, I was having a girl . This one is ... Hey Baby 👋🏻 👶🏼 .
EVERYONE tells me “it’s a boy, (feels belly) yep you’re definitely carrying a boy in there”. Not one person has said girl 🤔
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I don’t have a strong feeling either way this time which is weird because I always felt when I was pregnant with Liv, I was having a girl 🎀
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This one is a total mystery to me. Although I quietly think Dazzler is 100% a lady maker and were destined to have girls 👧🏼👧🏼🤣
Sorry Dazzler!!!!!!!💁🏼‍♂️
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Oh well, we’ll see soon enough. Only 10 more weeks to go!! 💙💖💙💖💙💖💙💖💙💖
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They Told Me I Needed To Take A Semester Off, That I Wouldn't Graduate In 2017. I Told Them Anything ...
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They Told Me I Needed To Take A Semester Off, That I Wouldn't Graduate In 2017. I Told Them Anything Is Possible If You Put Your Mind To It. That's Exactly What I Did. I Was In My Classes 9 Months Pregnant Carrying My Princess. I Came Back The Next Semester With The Strongest Most Eager Attitude. ... They Told Me I Needed To Take A Semester Off, That I Wouldn't Graduate In 2017. I Told Them Anything Is Possible If You Put Your Mind To It. That's Exactly What I Did. I Was In My Classes 9 Months Pregnant Carrying My Princess. I Came Back The Next Semester With The Strongest Most Eager Attitude. I Never Stopped Going To School, I Continued My Journey. I Was Determined To Graduate In 2017, ON TIME. Young Moms Out There Trust Me When I Say Anything Is Possible, Don't Let No One Tell You Anything Different. If I Could Graduate After Having A Baby Then So Can You. I Am So Happy And Proud Of Myself For Accomplishing This. I Did This All For You Princess Kamari, Mommy Loves You 😘😘 #Classof2017 #DegreeHolder #TempleUniveristy
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Took this photo for an @inkedmag / @inkedgirlstv shoot last year! Using this prettier image as a ...
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Took this photo for an @inkedmag / @inkedgirlstv shoot last year! Using this prettier image as a cover for my little story.. so Swipe to see something crazy wasn’t ready to share this yet but I’m over being afraid, I’ve already hit rock bottom there is nothing anyone can say to me that i haven’t ... Took this photo for an @inkedmag / @inkedgirlstv shoot last year! Using this prettier image as a cover for my little story.. so Swipe to see something crazy 💔 wasn’t ready to share this yet but I’m over being afraid, I’ve already hit rock bottom there is nothing anyone can say to me that i haven’t already told myself💋 Ive made peace with the situation.

(Tbh I was pregnant with my son at the time of the 1st Photo, and the weight was packing on like crazy! So this was one of the last things I did before officially calling it off & letting go of any modeling gigs).

So as you swipe you’ll see something I never thought I’d post.. ever. The humiliation I feel of being that large is unexplainable. I weighed over 200lbs when I had my son. I kept gaining 5lbs per week near the end of my pregnancy. I lost control. Im only 5’1” tall, so carrying 200lbs wasn’t healthy. At all. I felt disgusted and sick with myself. I gained about 70lbs from having my son. I love him tremendously don’t get me wrong! But this isn’t the body I bargained for and I will not settle. •
I wasn’t cleared by my Dr. to work out in a gym until June due to my C-Section March 21. I was only cleared to hike and walk prior to the “before” images you see in photos 2 & 3 taken by my trainer @robnasty147 💪🏼 so once I left the hospital after having my baby, i began my weight loss journey by taking Plexus triplex combo sold by @glitterpinkandink ! I instantly dropped a ton of weight on that before I hit the gym. The Before & after photos you’re seeing were taken in June at the very start of my training, and today when i went in for measurements ! •
I haven’t completed my “12 Week Transformation” with @robnasty147 at @pivotal_sports_performance gym yet, but here’s my current progress as of today. Our 12 weeks will be complete at the end of this month, however I intend to remain working out with Rob.

I do feel that through genetics, not everyone is wired to “bounce back” exactly the same as they were prior to having children. Some people get lucky & look even better...with my genetics that’s not in my cards so whatever I can’t “fix” on my own I’ll be fixing with surgery🤷‍♀️just wanna be 💯 with u
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I’m at the heaviest point in my life in the terms of my body weight <span class="emoji emoji1f602"></span> and many people thinking that I’m ...
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I’m at the heaviest point in my life in the terms of my body weight and many people thinking that I’m with a baby. Plus the fact that I’m wearing loose outfits a lot like really supports the assumption. Their excited expressions asking if I was pregnant are so priceless! Haha. The fact is, I’m ... I’m at the heaviest point in my life in the terms of my body weight 😂 and many people thinking that I’m with a baby. Plus the fact that I’m wearing loose outfits a lot like really supports the assumption. Their excited expressions asking if I was pregnant are so priceless! Haha. The fact is, I’m carrying kaastengels, Beng-Beng & lots of Chinese foods inside me. @sipeng feeds me late night snacks very very well, thank you.
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“Pregnancy and motherhood have affected me from head to toe: I’m more scatterbrained, dark under ...
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“Pregnancy and motherhood have affected me from head to toe: I’m more scatterbrained, dark under eyes circles tell a story of hundreds of sleepless nights, my breasts are larger and saggier, my shoulders and back ache from hauling them around, my gallbladder sometimes complains (thanks ... “Pregnancy and motherhood have affected me from head to toe: I’m more scatterbrained, dark under eyes circles tell a story of hundreds of sleepless nights, my breasts are larger and saggier, my shoulders and back ache from hauling them around, my gallbladder sometimes complains (thanks to hormonal changes), my abdominal wall is separated and thin, I have excess abdominal skin, a c-section scar, stretch marks from groin to ribs, an umbilical hernia that required surgery, a bladder that thinks it’s an external organ, a rectocele, hemorrhoids/fissures, and even bigger feet. Overall I’m carrying around 30lbs more weight than I did before becoming a mother the first time. But it’s okay. I wouldn’t trade my body for anyone else’s. This body has been pregnant four times, and has gifted me with seven healthy and beautiful children. From seven microscopic cells, it’s grown and birthed a combined total of 47.5lbs of baby. My breasts have fed these babies exclusively for the first 6-7 months of their lives, nourished them into toddlerhood, and fed dozens of other babies as well. I’ve spent 6.5 of the last 9.5 years breastfeeding no less than two at a time, sometimes three. I regard my body as the miracle that it is, and I’m so thankful for the life it has given me and my children. My body might not be perfect by social standards but look at the perfection it has created. Repost @triple.twinning @takebackpostpartum #motherhood #momlife #postpartum #momboss #motherhoodinspired #momsofinstagram #twinmom #twinning
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9 months pregnant. One month till my due date. I set this intention of practicing everyday during this last month, even just simple movements. To connect with my body and breath, and savour these last few weeks of carrying my baby within. For the past day or two I’ve felt my baby kind of run ... 9 months pregnant.
One month till my due date.
I set this intention of practicing everyday during this last month, even just simple movements. To connect with my body and breath, and savour these last few weeks of carrying my baby within.
For the past day or two I’ve felt my baby kind of run out of space - making eating/drinking a little more challenging! But as I’ve learned throughout this pregnancy, my main practice has been about staying mentally flexible, adjusting/adapting and letting go of that stubborn sense of what “comfort” means.
It’s not always easy, of course. Like anything, it is a process.
Grateful for a practice that brings me home to myself.
#livingroomyogasessions #35weekspregnant #yoga
Practicing in my favorite @aloyoga
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Are you the main event in your life? Are you putting yourself as #1 priority? These are two questions ...
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Are you the main event in your life? Are you putting yourself as #1 priority? These are two questions I would have answered NO two years ago. Four years ago I was 31 and a mother of two🏼🏼 1 and 2.5 years of age. I was LOST. Lost as a mother, a friend, a wife and most of all myself. The ... Are you the main event in your life?

Are you putting yourself as #1 priority?

These are two questions I would have answered NO two years ago.

Four years ago I was 31 and a mother of two👶🏼👦🏼 1 and 2.5 years of age.

I was LOST.

Lost as a mother, a friend, a wife and most of all myself.

The 🔥FIRE inside of me that just loved the ENDORPHIN rush of being active and exercising was gone.

You see, I had a 👶🏼baby and then 9 months later I was blessed to be pregnant with baby 👶🏼number two.

Even though I knew my body had changed, I didn't know that it would be completely changed forever. Not just looks, how I felt in my own skin and also what it took to Get back into shape

I went through diet after DIET killed myself at the gym to look "SKINNY". I was using exercise as a punishment and set up a reward. By doing that, it only increase my postpartum depression that turn into FULL BLOWN, 😣every day depression.

My self image was shot and I was careless with my body abusing it with 🍻🍷🍸alcohol, 🍪🍫🍭🍦junkfood, late night, binging and starvation to get that momentary rush.

This wasn't how my life was supposed to go.

Thankfully, I had people in my life who SAW SOMETHING special IN me and really helped me to get my 🔥FIRE back.

But, I still felt lost and stuck. I was so busy taking care of others that I wasn't taking care of me! I could feel the emotional and physical burden that I was carrying around.

I had shifted gears and let everyone else's needs become the MAIN EVENT and #1 priority in my life

If it wasn't for starting INSANITY at home and seeing the results. It was the natural transition from being in a challenge group to then taking that leap to coaching that really solidified my newfound passion and making me the MAIN EVENT of my life again.

Coaching and completing 20+ beach body programs has allowed me to change my entire life and completely change the quality of my life. I'm a better mommy, wife and friend now.

No more will I be on the sidelines of MY life.

I am #1 and the MAIN EVENT.
Four years later I’ve created a life where I put myself first and this allows me time and luxuries like lunch in the middle of the day on summer break wi
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PLEASE READ THIS AND INFORM ANYONE THAT MAY BE INTERESTED <span class="emoji emoji1f64f"></span>🏾<span class="emoji emoji1f49c"></span> - Hey guys! I am so excited for this announcement ...
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PLEASE READ THIS AND INFORM ANYONE THAT MAY BE INTERESTED 🏾 - Hey guys! I am so excited for this announcement For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to provide a service where those who need it can literally pay what they can genuinely afford. However I have never been in a position ... PLEASE READ THIS AND INFORM ANYONE THAT MAY BE INTERESTED 🙏🏾💜 - Hey guys! I am so excited for this announcement 😌
For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to provide a service where those who need it can literally pay what they can genuinely afford. However I have never been in a position to offer such a thing until TODAY!
As many of you are aware I have had a successful Plant Based pregnancy, natural, no drug homebirth and our baby was lotus born! For these reasons I get DMs on a daily from expecting mums or mums with new borns for advice and for me to share my knowledge and research that I did during the 9 months of carrying chickpea and still continue to do so today. Sharing info via text usually is hard and very time consuming (you guys have a lot of questions lol).
HERE IS WHAT I AM OFFERING!
One to one 1 hour video meet ups where you get to ask me all that you want and I share all that I know on the following areas (and more)
•Vegan pregnancy (what I did during each trimester to ensure I had a healthy pregnancy)
•Protocol and Procedures (which procedures I undertook/declined during the pregnancy and why. E.g. scans, tests, medications etc)
•New Born Essentials •Homebirth Labour •Lotus Birth
•New Born & Breastfeeding
HERE IS THE BEST PART
I genuinely just want to help expecting mums and new mums on their journey. I never had anyone, apart from T, to turn to when I needed the help so a lot of hours went into self education and research. So I really just want to help, and so you can have an hour of my time and my knowledge for whatever it is you can afford! There is NO MINIMUM price, you can pay exactly what YOU CAN, what u feel the session was worth!
DISCLAIMER:
I am not a health professional but I am an experienced Plant Based MOTHER, ex-pregnant lady lol, who has a great deal of knowledge with which I can share and point you in the right direction.
If this is something you’re interested in- just send me a DM and we can book your session. Feel free to tag anyone you think might benefit from this service 💜
Btw this doesn’t mean we won’t be sharing info on here, we will always be providing info through our social avenues x (@realmrsmillis)
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Hey guys! I am so excited for this announcement <span class="emoji emoji1f60c"></span> For as long as I can remember I have always wanted ...
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Hey guys! I am so excited for this announcement For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to provide a service where those who need it can literally pay what they can genuinely afford. However I have never been in a position to offer such a thing until TODAY! As many of you are aware I ... Hey guys! I am so excited for this announcement 😌
For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to provide a service where those who need it can literally pay what they can genuinely afford. However I have never been in a position to offer such a thing until TODAY!
As many of you are aware I have had a successful Plant Based pregnancy, natural, no drug homebirth and our baby was lotus born! For these reasons I get DMs on a daily from expecting mums or mums with new borns for advice and for me to share my knowledge and research that I did during the 9 months of carrying chickpea and still continue to do so today. Sharing info via text usually is hard and very time consuming (you guys have a lot of questions lol).
HERE IS WHAT I AM OFFERING!
One to one 1 hour video meet ups where you get to ask me all that you want and I share all that I know on the following areas (and more)
•Vegan pregnancy (what I did during each trimester to ensure I had a healthy pregnancy)
•Protocol and Procedures (which procedures I undertook/declined during the pregnancy and why. E.g. scans, tests, medications etc)
•New Born Essentials
•Homebirth Labour
•Lotus Birth
•New Born & Breastfeeding
HERE IS THE BEST PART
I genuinely just want to help expecting mums and new mums on their journey. I never had anyone, apart from T, to turn to when I needed the help so a lot of hours went into self education and research. So I really just want to help, and so you can have an hour of my time and my knowledge for whatever it is you can afford! There is NO MINIMUM price, you can pay exactly what YOU CAN, what u feel the session was worth!
DISCLAIMER:
I am not a health professional but I am an experienced Plant Based MOTHER, ex-pregnant lady lol, who has a great deal of knowledge with which I can share and point you in the right direction.
If this is something you’re interested in- just send me a DM and we can book your session. Feel free to tag anyone you think might benefit from this service 💜
Btw this doesn’t mean we won’t be sharing info on here, we will always be providing info through our social avenues x
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Transformations <span class="emoji emoji1f495"></span>Healing <span class="emoji emoji1f49a"></span>Growth BODY LOVE and feeling comfortable in my own skin (after lots ...
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Transformations Healing Growth BODY LOVE and feeling comfortable in my own skin (after lots of work and time)! Healing body shame. *Trigger Warning* Molest Surviving molest as a child and pre-teen rape. Being bullied for years for being flat-chested. Being called “Blackie” by my ... Transformations 💕Healing 💚Growth

BODY LOVE and feeling comfortable in my own skin (after lots of work and time)! Healing body shame. *Trigger Warning* Molest
Surviving molest as a child and pre-teen rape. Being bullied for years for being flat-chested. Being called “Blackie” by my Uncle/s because as a child I was tan & dark-skinned instead of light-skinned.
Healing myself & recovering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder & Suicidal Depression which were results of internalizing the projections, hateful messages of inadequacy & brokenness, & messages from media/fashion/etc. that I received. I was full of confusion, trauma, self-hatred. I battled within myself, felt I couldn’t be skinny enough, or the right height. I would pick at my skin and face unable to stop. I was modeling, I wanted to be perfect (according to their ideals). I wanted to be enough for once. I wanted to be loved & accepted because I didn’t ever feel that at home. Dieting, exercising like mad, addicted to cosmetics, & dressing the part as a fashionista.
It’s been such a tremendous and long journey. Pregnant now after #miscarriage This pic taken at #37weeks where I’ve gained 30 lbs. since pre-pregnancy. Also recovering and healing #CPTSD
I have found, am finding my HOME in this body each day. While she is also currently home to our growing baby. Body, thank you for carrying me through this journey of being human. Body thank you for your perseverance, resilience, strength, fortitude, beauty, and Magick. I accept you. I love you. I’m here with you. Softening into your majesty with non-judgement, (a practice), remembering.
Wholeness. Enoughness. My uniqueness. Me. I am here.
Letting go we are found.
I heal myself as an offering to my lineage, to the past, & to the future. My value is not in my size, shape, color, face or hair. My value is not in my sex appeal or how I look. In this world I think we all have to remind ourselves of that, and yet still how many women/girls believe it in the core of their bones & being? Healing, Un-learning, and Un-doing is possible when you’re willing. 🙂🙏 Blooming from the 💩 mud that you left me in. .

#bddrecovery #bodypositivity #bumppositive
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Another week has flown by! I'm finally past the 215 hump! I was surprised I haven't lost more, my clothes ...
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Another week has flown by! I'm finally past the 215 hump! I was surprised I haven't lost more, my clothes have all been falling off of me. I'll be walking around my house carrying my baby and my pants will drop and I'll have to waddle with them around my ankles till I can put the baby down my bum is ... Another week has flown by! I'm finally past the 215 hump! I was surprised I haven't lost more, my clothes have all been falling off of me. I'll be walking around my house carrying my baby and my pants will drop and I'll have to waddle with them around my ankles till I can put the baby down 😆 my bum is starting to perk up too, probably from all the running. So I had my 3 month check up with my diabetic doctor yesterday! She was still really happy with my numbers, I am still in a healthy range 🙌 she was also impressed that from my last weigh in I was down 20 lbs. We discussed my diet and she said I could cut my carbs in half, when I was pregnant and on insulin they had to be higher. This week I tried to stay away from processed carbs and any kind of soda or juice. I found I was able to have much more successful workouts. My doctor also suggested taking measurements because since I'm running I'm creating a lot more muscle and the scale won't always be correct. I'm gonna start a health challenge with my friend, my goal is to be DONE with the 200s by the end of March! I believe I can do it! If you're still reading this, you are awesome 😂❤️
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#postpartumbody #postpartumfitness #postpartumweightloss #healthymom #healthylifestyle #healthyeating #countingcarbs #diabetic #diabeticdiet #weightlossjourney #weightloss
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This is my love, this is my life. On 11-23-2017 (Thanksgiving 2017) Axell Keene was born. Monday ...
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This is my love, this is my life. On 11-23-2017 (Thanksgiving 2017) Axell Keene was born. Monday I was sent to triage and the results of my blood screens resulted in me being scheduled for induction the following evening. After several rounds of cytotec and pitocin an epidural and 36 hrs of ... This is my love, this is my life. On 11-23-2017 (Thanksgiving 2017) Axell Keene was born. Monday I was sent to triage and the results of my blood screens resulted in me being scheduled for induction the following evening. After several rounds of cytotec and pitocin an epidural and 36 hrs of active labor and multiple unsuccessful water break attempts, it was decided maybe he was too big and my insides were too swollen from pushing and digging for a vaginal birth. 20 min later I was prepped and taken back for a c-section. The surgery itself was the most mentally traumatizing event for me so far. I have never been more scared, or nervous in my life once I hit that table. At the end of the day I ended up with the most amazing 9lb 4oz 21in baby boy. I was carrying a small toddler inside me the most handsome, loveable, amazing child. I'm a mom and this is my son. Welcome to the world Axell Ryan Keene. .
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#motomom #motobaby #fallbaby #thanksgivingbaby #fallbaby #jeepmom #newmom #firstborn #rainbowbaby #pregnancyaftermiscarraige #pregnancy #pregnant #family #myfamily #myson #instababy #instamoms #instamom #newborn #infant #csection #bigbaby #csectionbirth #perfectbaby
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Today is one week since Marley was born still. As a mother who has given birth, but has empty arms, ...
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Today is one week since Marley was born still. As a mother who has given birth, but has empty arms, I wholeheartedly feel that it is my responsibility to keep things real and show others what a woman’s body looks like postpartum in honor of Marley, and of all women going through the loss of a child. ... Today is one week since Marley was born still. As a mother who has given birth, but has empty arms, I wholeheartedly feel that it is my responsibility to keep things real and show others what a woman’s body looks like postpartum in honor of Marley, and of all women going through the loss of a child. I may physically be childless, but I still have a body that went through the same, if not more trauma, than a woman with a child in her arms. This is what 1 week post childbirth looks like. It hurts, it’s sore, and there are countless reminders of our baby. It’s not what you’re used to scrolling past on Instagram. It’s not a hot girl in her sports bra showing off her abs post workout, or a girl on a beach in her bikini. It’s way more real than that. While I should be watching my belly grow bigger, as I would be 35 1/2 weeks pregnant, instead, I’m watching it shrink. A painful reminder in itself. You bleed endlessly, your uterus cramps constantly, which feels eerily similar to the contractions you had in the beginning of labor. Your pelvic floor seems to not exist, a sneeze or a cough actually feels violent. Your breast milk comes in, and you are forced to let your breasts become engorged in order to stop the milk production. You cry from the pain, and they leak the breast milk that was for your baby. It almost seems to match the ache your heart feels. My body does not know that our child has died. At night, when I wake up to use the bathroom, I get back into bed and shiver uncontrollably. My body still mimics what it had done in the hospital while in labor for 3 days, shivering uncontrollably at night from contractions and pain and no sleep. I’m not complaining about ANY of this. My body has been so kind to me during the recovery process. I am so incredibly grateful for what I’ve experienced, and would do it again and again. I honor my body, as a woman, as a human being, as a person able to birth a child, experience it’s loss and live to tell our story. Women are incredible humans. Be kind to them. Be kind to each other. You never know what someone else is carrying around with them. Honor and love yourself every single day. #keepitreal #postpartum #stillbirth
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Someone special told me about six months before I got pregnant that having a baby would help with ...
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Someone special told me about six months before I got pregnant that having a baby would help with my eating issues and that a baby would bring happiness, light, and stability. Boy was she right. At the time I thought she was crazy-- I felt like I was no where near ready to have a child, but before ... Someone special told me about six months before I got pregnant that having a baby would help with my eating issues and that a baby would bring happiness, light, and stability. Boy was she right. At the time I thought she was crazy-- I felt like I was no where near ready to have a child, but before long my mindset changed and I began to feel this immense desire to welcome my daughter into this world. I always wanted a girl, and since the day I found out I was carrying her, knew I was having a daughter. The pregnancy was beyond rough and I couldn't help but feel impatient. I would often say through tears that I couldn't wait for her to be born because I missed her so much. She has definitely been in my existence before- my little soulmate. She certainly is my light, my happiness, my stability.
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I came home and found my neighbor/niece Kagoré carrying her baby doll in the same way that women carry ...
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I came home and found my neighbor/niece Kagoré carrying her baby doll in the same way that women carry their babies here. According to her, this is the how-to guide on how a woman should properly carry a baby, complete with the head wrap lol. Makes me think of the ways I tried to emulate womanhood ... I came home and found my neighbor/niece Kagoré carrying her baby doll in the same way that women carry their babies here. According to her, this is the how-to guide on how a woman should properly carry a baby, complete with the head wrap lol. Makes me think of the ways I tried to emulate womanhood when I was her age - putting 2 oranges and a basketball in my shirt to pretend I was pregnant 😂 What did womanhood mean to you when you were growing up?
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#OmuUganda #ChangingAfricasNarrative #InternationalWomensDay
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"Maybe you're one of those pregnant women where the uterus is growing in your butt..." Colorful ...
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"Maybe you're one of those pregnant women where the uterus is growing in your butt..." Colorful commentary from my aunt at how my booty-bump may be growing faster than my baby-bump! It's amazing how hormones and food aversions and this growing human all hijack your body completely - but ... "Maybe you're one of those pregnant women where the uterus is growing in your butt..." Colorful commentary from my aunt at how my booty-bump may be growing faster than my baby-bump! 👀 It's amazing how hormones and food aversions and this growing human all hijack your body completely - but every second of carrying this child has been worth it - extra curves et al! 😘 Our baby Mak moves CONSTANTLY as if to say "Hey Mama! I'm here!!" and he certainly has me peeing every five minutes! #24weeks today and I'm relishing the great amount of strength and energy this trimester allows, despite my body changing by the minute! We're counting the days while praying for all the wisdom in anticipation of his arrival - Jesus, PLEASE take the wheel! #MakJames 💙
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On August 21, 2017 I found out that I was 5 weeks pregnant. There were so many different emotions that ...
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On August 21, 2017 I found out that I was 5 weeks pregnant. There were so many different emotions that came with it and following this, the father of my child decided that this wasn’t something he wanted to be apart of. After losing my dad & planning his funeral this was the last thing I thought ... On August 21, 2017 I found out that I was 5 weeks pregnant. There were so many different emotions that came with it and following this, the father of my child decided that this wasn’t something he wanted to be apart of. After losing my dad & planning his funeral this was the last thing I thought I was capable of enduring alone. It took some time to face and accept but by the grace of God here I am 7 months later surrounded by the most love and support I’ve ever received and more excited than I’ve ever been. After facing death and losing a parent God gave me the blessing of life and becoming a parent myself. I decided to share this part of my life because it has become my testimony. Being raised by a single parent, at one point, I was hopeless and so scared of how hard I knew this would be but as always, God reassured me and grounded me and my faith in Him will always be stronger than my fear of any obstacle thrown at me. This pregnancy has been the most beautiful and empowering experience of my life, I’m forever blessed and forever grateful for the life that God has given me. I’m beyond blessed to be carrying him and so excited to meet my baby boy💘 📷: @dakotacheyennephotography 💄: @jjessicaguzman
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(Continued from my post yesterday) The process of birth isn't easy. Mothers know what it takes. ...
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(Continued from my post yesterday) The process of birth isn't easy. Mothers know what it takes. The discomfort that they bear, the pain they feel, but one thing that keeps them going is the JOY that is set ahead of them. In life, what lies ahead of you strengthens you to go through what will ... (Continued from my post yesterday)

The process of birth isn't easy. Mothers know what it takes. The discomfort that they bear, the pain they feel, but one thing that keeps them going is the JOY that is set ahead of them.

In life, what lies ahead of you strengthens you to go through what will make you. Vision provides strength to overcome struggles, failures and challenges.

One other critical factor that I need to mention where birth is concerned is with 'midwives'. Like I mentioned yesterday, giving birth alone isn't impossible but can be difficult. In my journey, I am grateful for the 'midwives' who asked me to 'push', cleaned me up when I had to, counselled me on what not to do etc.

How do you know the 'midwives' God has set around you?

When you meet them, the baby in you will leap!

Midwives are interested in you, encourage you, correct you and are there to see you through birth.

Midwives do not appear until they are sure you are carrying a baby. This is why I ask people who meet potential 'midwives' to give them time to recognise what you carry. Start work on your ideas now so they can see when you arrive.

Also, some 'midwives' come with an attitude. This factor makes many people leave their midwives and retract into prolonged labour. The thing is that these same 'midwives' have knowledge that you need in giving birth. Their 'cracks' shouldn't make you crack especially if your baby leaps every time you come in contact with them. Learn how to deal wisely with them till your baby arrives.

Lastly, your 'midwife' might have to be firm with you sometimes. On the short run, they look insensitive but looking back, you will recognise that tough love is a major factor that precedes victory many times.

In case you have 'sacked' your midwife sometime in the past but your baby still kicks when you hear them, my advice is that you mend fences for the sake of what you carry.

If you have no connection with a midwife you desire, build the relationship first before you ask for their help in birthing your dreams... Do not give up... What you carry inside you, will soon become a reality!

Tag someone who is 'pregnant' ... #success #business #entrepreneur
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Thanks for the tea and yoga class @pukkaherbsus! Now, let’s talk about my body since I’m 15 months ...
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Thanks for the tea and yoga class @pukkaherbsus! Now, let’s talk about my body since I’m 15 months post-partum and yoga classes make me pay attention to it more. - I’ll caveat by saying I have Hashimoto’s—an autoimmune version of hypothyroidism—so I’ve had to deal with a lot of healing and ... Thanks for the tea and yoga class @pukkaherbsus! Now, let’s talk about my body since I’m 15 months post-partum and yoga classes make me pay attention to it more. -
I’ll caveat by saying I have Hashimoto’s—an autoimmune version of hypothyroidism—so I’ve had to deal with a lot of healing and adjusting. But I’m only just feeling like my body is back to normal after having a baby. I don’t mean I’m back down to my original size and weight, though I’m really close! I’m talking about my body being functional. I don’t think I realized how beat up and broken my body got from carrying a baby, delivering, and then breastfeeding (which I think took the biggest toll on me). -
I’m not saying people with autoimmune diseases shouldn’t breastfeed, but it’s good to know, so you can get a handle of your medication, or even better, your diet while you’re doing it. My thyroid levels got really wonky while I was breastfeeding—my T4 shot up high and my T3 went low. It caused me to be lethargic, stressed out, unable to lose weight, and I wasn’t really motivated to workout because I didn’t see real progress. I also slowly stopped producing enough breastmilk for my baby, which led to more stress and some guilt. -
I still have slight diastasis recti (separation of the abdominal muscles). It’s about one mm apart, so I have a feeling my abs aren’t going back before I have another baby (yes, I want one more). Do I wish I would have worked out more while pregnant or wrapped my tummy better right after giving birth? A little bit. But I guess I’ll never really know if those things would have helped. -
Now, 15 months out—I feel pretty good. My hormone levels are better, but I’m still trying to get my antibodies down. I’m not one to diet hard, but there’s something to be said of going gluten free. My friends with similar conditions have seen a big difference from changing their diets. I’m considering it. -
All that to say, it takes much longer than you think to get your old body back and to heal, so give yourself a break. I’m at peace knowing my body won’t ever be exactly as it was (took me a second to stop freaking out). It’s my new body and I’m good with it. -
#body #postpartum #momlife
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This transformation isn’t what we would look to as the “ideal” transformation but for ME, in this ...
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This transformation isn’t what we would look to as the “ideal” transformation but for ME, in this phase of life, I’m in love with what I’m seeing. On the left is ME fresh out of my official coach test group finishing LIIFT4 at 134 pounds. On the right is ME carrying our second baby at 14 weeks ... This transformation isn’t what we would look to as the “ideal” transformation but for ME, in this phase of life, I’m in love with what I’m seeing.

On the left is ME fresh out of my official coach test group finishing LIIFT4 at 134 pounds. On the right is ME carrying our second baby at 14 weeks and 137 pounds.

My hips have already widened, my abs are surely vanishing, and my resting heart rate is already increasing. 💦😅 Now let’s look to the similarities.

On both pictures you see a girl who loves herself. A girl who works out 4 days a week, doing a combination of HIIT + lifting, eats a balanced diet, sleeps 8 hours a night, + feels STRONG.

Seeing our little babe on the ultrasound today gave me all of the flutters again. Not movement flutters because I have an anterior placenta (LOL) but the feeling when you just can’t wipe your smile off your face.

Our baby WAVED to me.

No joke he or she WAVED like.. HI MOM. It was THE cutest thing I’ve ever seen. (More on my insta stories)
Every day I count my blessings and I ever say I’m grateful for the person that I am — in the left picture or the right picture because it me. It’s Jaime.

And this is my journey.

What more do y’all want to know? ✨🙏🏼 •







#ig_motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #honestmotherhood #14weekspregnant #momtogs #pregnancyannouncement #pregnancyphotoshoot #pregnancylife #babynumber2 #pregnant #pregnantandperfect #pregnantlife #pregnantmom #motherhoodthroughinstagram #bestofmom #pregnantfashion #momcommunity #pregnantandfit #momlife #dailymoms #inspiremothers #targetmademedoit #momsofinstagram #pregnantstyle #coachlife #pregnantbump #stopdropandmom #maverickgreyinnis #pregnantphoto #targetmoms
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Imagine being a nanny and taking the night off. You’re dropped off at the movies, but your ride is ...
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Imagine being a nanny and taking the night off. You’re dropped off at the movies, but your ride is drunk and can’t pick you up. So, you start walking to a home quite a distance away. It’s late, around midnight, and you’re walking as fast as possible. But not fast enough to escape eight young men ... Imagine being a nanny and taking the night off. You’re dropped off at the movies, but your ride is drunk and can’t pick you up. So, you start walking to a home quite a distance away. It’s late, around midnight, and you’re walking as fast as possible. But not fast enough to escape eight young men on a street corner in St. Louis. That’s what happened to my mother, Ann, in 1956.
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She finally made it home after being beaten and raped by each man. Not telling anyone, she packed her bags and headed back home to her parents. Three months later, she learned she was pregnant.
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Being well aware she was carrying nothing less than a baby — her baby — Ann was determined to give birth. She was horrified to hear her doctor say, “I can take care of it for you,” even when abortion wasn’t legal. She stood her ground and informed him he would not “take care of it.” As a result, her mother refused to believe she’d been raped. Who could possibly want a child of a rapist? My grandmother wanted me dead. Like many women in similar circumstances, Ann was pressured to abort but refused.
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My mother is my hero. She gave birth on Valentine’s Day 1957, placing me for adoption. Secretly allowed to see me twice a day, she held and loved me for two weeks. At three months, I was adopted by a couple who couldn’t have children. Like most daughters, I became a “Daddy’s girl.” They always told the story of my dad seeing me for the first time. They wanted a boy, but when my dad saw me, he immediately took me into his arms and refused to give me back. A WWII veteran who watched the flag raised at Iwo Jima, Daddy was my personal hero, too.
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I was wanted, loved, and given the gift of three loving parents thanks to a woman who understood the gift of life. In 2005, our eyes met again, and she told me her story. As I wept for her, she patted my shoulder and said, “Honey, stop your crying. I’ve forgiven those men, and look what God has done. He’s brought you back to me.” She had prayed for 48 years for my return.
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I’ve never met anyone who regrets giving life, but I have met many who regret taking it. I am forever grateful. —Juda Myers is head of CHOICES4LIFE.org🕊🙏🏼
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Simply love the photos from my maternity shoot with Bambini taken during Week 34. Thank you for capturing ...
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Simply love the photos from my maternity shoot with Bambini taken during Week 34. Thank you for capturing such beautiful shots of my motherhood journey! I’m almost at Week 38 and I’ve been carrying low. To many, my baby seemed to have already “dropped” and looked like I was popping since ... Simply love the photos from my maternity shoot with Bambini taken during Week 34. Thank you for capturing such beautiful shots of my motherhood journey!
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I’m almost at Week 38 and I’ve been carrying low. To many, my baby seemed to have already “dropped” and looked like I was popping since a few weeks ago. I get comments like “due any time soon”, “get ready your hospital bag”, “are you having twins” etc.
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Carrying low makes my tummy appear bigger and sharper. The millionth person has asked me if I am having a boy. When I happily reply “gal”, they would be in disbelief.
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I never understood why I couldn’t fit into many maternity tops and bottoms till I read that it’s because of a low-carrying bump! My belly can't be fully covered by many maternity tops. I keep trying to pull it down over my bump but it glides back up again. When it comes to maternity bottoms, it's hard to pull the band up where it needs to be because where the top of the band should go happens to be the bump peak. I’m often pulling up my maternity yoga pants as the band sits right at the widest part of my bump. It would just slip down while my top would ride up with movement. Dresses seem to get shorter quickly, same logic as the gliding top.
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Every pregnant woman feels the discomfort of constant peeing but it is worse for women carrying low. The baby, already pressing on a pregnant woman’s bladder, is further down a low carrying bump and pressing harder perpetually on my bladder with gravity. And it really aches while peeing.
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I’m already feeling pelvic, pubic and tailbone pain since 2nd trimester. I feel like a T-Rex is cracking my bones below. On some days, I feel like I’m suffering from SPD. Not to mention, the shocking pain from lightning crotch. The immense pressure and pain on my bottom bones make me waddle a lot earlier.
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Low-carrying sharp bumps don’t look as nice as high-carrying round bumps but I’m thankful that it means a lot less stomach and oesophagus problems. Although I still have gastrointestinal and breathing problems, I didn’t experience daily acid reflux and heartburn like many during the 3rd trimester.😁
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Hair & make up: @lovebeautysociety
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Since delivering my Smushy, I’ve yapped about goals to accomplish by his first bday. I thought being ...
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Since delivering my Smushy, I’ve yapped about goals to accomplish by his first bday. I thought being an experienced mama would have me ticking off the list, but here are a few of our most stubborn problemos * 1. SLEEP DEPRIVATION. Holy moly, I don’t think I’ve ever complained/cried about ... Since delivering my Smushy, I’ve yapped about goals to accomplish by his first bday. I thought being an experienced mama would have me ticking off the list, but here are a few of our most stubborn problemos *

1. SLEEP DEPRIVATION. Holy moly, I don’t think I’ve ever complained/cried about anything so much in my life. My sanity, health, even my confidence was affected by this. We just implemented a few new strategies whipped up by @babies_and_beyond (THANK YOU 💗) that has had us getting up to 7 hours of sleep for the last three weeks now. Praying it lasts! 🙌

2. THE BABY WEIGHT. I gained 14 kilos with both mushes, but this time, even though I tried WAY HARDER thanks to amazing @bestrongdubai , I can’t seem to shake off the last 5! I’m currently experimenting with @physique57dubai but am convinced I also need to start a food plan. It’s amazing how not feeling like yourself can really drive you up the wall and into the kitchen for some late night binging 🙈 Suggestions anyone?

3. MY TAILBONE. I broke my tailbone pushing out my massive Mush and then endured the pain while carrying Smush. Every time I drive/sit still for more than 20 mins, the tears well up. I’ve tried physio and chiropractors and looked into surgery but still can’t find a good solution. Anyone else have their coccyx floating around?

4. THE MOM GUILT. I thought that have two monkeys to entertain each other would take pressure off... and it has, but I still can’t shake off that annoying guilt every time I’m absent. Lately the Smush has been following me to the door and crying as I go to work - my heart actually feels like it’s breaking. Perhaps it means we’re always striving to do better and that our guilt are just a reflection of our never ending worries because we just want the best? Trying to put a spin on things here.

5. AB SEPARATION. In addition to an umbilical hernia, up until recently, I was able to put my hand through my stomach and still being asked if I’m pregnant - it stopped being funny. I’ve still got a few centimeters to go and considering @upandrunningdubai for some extra physio or getting them stitched up at @lcasplasticsurgery. *

Advice anyone? #oneyearlater #mumsindubai
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 #WCW My crush<span class="emoji emoji1f60d"></span><span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️😎 my lil baby having a baby 🤰🏾; I remember I called her like im really so sick like ...
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#WCW My crush️😎 my lil baby having a baby 🤰🏾; I remember I called her like im really so sick like pregnant sick but I knewwww it was not meee (of course) 🤣🤦🏾‍♀️ so im like can u take a test, her n shareese thought I was crazy for even suggesting that🤷🏾‍♀️ but boom 2/21/18 at 2:02 pm she took that ... #WCW
My crush😍❤️😎 my lil baby having a baby 🤰🏾;
I remember I called her like im really so sick like pregnant sick but I knewwww it was not meee (of course) 🤣🤦🏾‍♀️ so im like can u take a test, her n shareese thought I was crazy for even suggesting that😭🤷🏾‍♀️ but boom 2/21/18 at 2:02 pm she took that test sent it to me and it was positive 😎 i was crying i literally was sick because my bff was pregnant sounds creepy but its real; now shes almost due, n carrying okayyy n glowing 😍😍😍😍😍
10/2018 👶🏾 🍼
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still pregnant <span class="emoji emoji1f64b"></span>🏻‍♀️ i’m at that point where strangers on the street yell out “any minute now!” ...
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still pregnant 🏻‍♀️ i’m at that point where strangers on the street yell out “any minute now!” and everyone, literally everyone, has an opinion on whether this baby is a boy or a girl. when people find out that we don’t know (and didn’t know the first time with plum either) they assume i’m very ... still pregnant 🙋🏻‍♀️
i’m at that point where strangers on the street yell out “any minute now!” and everyone, literally everyone, has an opinion on whether this baby is a boy or a girl. when people find out that we don’t know (and didn’t know the first time with plum either) they assume i’m very laid back and zen and patient about the whole process. I’M NOT. i basically drive myself, my husband, my mom and my best friends crazy for 10 months but the surprise feels so worth it for me. and helps me mentally get through the pain of labor. with plum, because she came out not breathing and not crying, no one told me if she was a boy or a girl. it wasn’t until minutes (which felt like hours) later that my husband finally shocked me with the news that we had a daughter (i was 100% convinced i was having a boy, partly because everyone told me i was based on how i was carrying ). this time, i’m hoping so badly to hear those loud healthy cries and those 3 magical words “it’s a (fill in the blank). i’m curious to hear from you mamas — did you find out what you were having? and if not, did you enjoy the not knowing? and are there any old wives tales that you actually think were right? and lastly, what do we think this baby is, boy or girl? (can you tell i’m going crazy these last few weeks/days)?
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KEZZY! You have grown up SO fast baby girl! Today is your first day of school (first day ever) I thought ...
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KEZZY! You have grown up SO fast baby girl! Today is your first day of school (first day ever) I thought I was going to cry by seeing how excited you were carrying your back pack and going into your class with all your new little friends made me know you will survive You are so SILLY! SWEET and very ... KEZZY! You have grown up SO fast baby girl! Today is your first day of school (first day ever) I thought I was going to cry by seeing how excited you were carrying your back pack and going into your class with all your new little friends made me know you will survive 😅😩 You are so SILLY! SWEET and very INDEPENDENT! Although I had a sweet dress and sandals picked for you today you told me NO! You ran in your room and grabbed Jeggings and your converse! You make me laugh every day my miracle baby! The fact daddy and Mom found your back pack full of snacks this morning (we took them out) and got to school and as your teacher was taking supplies out of your bag she found 2 more snacks that you must have put back in there 🙄 you are just like your mother when it comes to being prepared and making sure you always got your snacks! Happy first day little nugget 😍 we are so proud of the little woman you’re becoming!
And since I’m doing 3 gift cards for those that have been following me since Azlynn was in my Tummy or little ... I will be picking 2 more people that started following me when I was pregnant with KEZ or when she was very little! Comment below! (4 winners total- 2 since Az 2 since Kez) (will pick kezmai winners Saturday - Azlynns tomorrow) thanks for following us y’all! This mama can’t believe how fast time goes by! Feeling extra blessed 💗
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Aug 4, 1941 #mydaddy <span class="emoji emoji1f60d"></span> Oh, hell no! Those are my first words. I’m screaming out loud, bubbling up the ...
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Aug 4, 1941 #mydaddy Oh, hell no! Those are my first words. I’m screaming out loud, bubbling up the placenta juice, because my world is turning upside down, ass backward, and all-out crazy. I remember this like it was yesterday . Even if I am a third-trimester fetus at the time. One minute I ... Aug 4, 1941 #mydaddy 😍 Oh, hell no! Those are my first words. I’m screaming out loud, bubbling up the placenta juice, because my world is turning upside down, ass backward, and all-out crazy. I remember this like it was yesterday . Even if I am a third-trimester fetus at the time. One minute I am floating safe and warm in my moms belly. Next second it’s like I’m in a blender. “What are you doing, girl going on a roller coaster when you’re sixteen years old and eight months pregnant? “ Carrying me inside her belly, riding on a bus Martin Luther king, Jr.s birthday , 1941 , only MLK is like 12 years old then and nobody knows he’s a prophet yet. The bus driver suddenly gets high or falls asleep or has a stroke or experiences the rapture and drives right off the road. The world turns over and over . Pretty little pregnant teenager banging around like a cue ball on the inside of an upside-down bus. “Hell, no! My first words. My first curse against the world. My tiny fist raised in black-power protest, in the womb. It shakes me up. All I can say is that, at the evidence of how my life turns out, I know that ‘something’ did it . Something sets me on the path that isn’t like any road anybody else in the world is traveling. Five weeks later I am birthed out into the world. Against my consent . Still upside down and loopy, a bus-plunged baby, funny as shit and born to shock people ✊🏾✊🏾 #papa #paulmooney #blackisthenewwhite
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"I am pregnant", I whispered... He smiled , kissed me, then held my hand and said, no my love... WE ...
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"I am pregnant", I whispered... He smiled , kissed me, then held my hand and said, no my love... WE ARE PREGNANT, i am going to be a DAD and i will not let you go through pregnancy alone... You meant every word u said that dawn. It wasn't a smooth journey but every passing day, you made it perfect. ... "I am pregnant", I whispered... He smiled , kissed me, then held my hand and said, no my love... WE ARE PREGNANT, i am going to be a DAD and i will not let you go through pregnancy alone... You meant every word u said that dawn. It wasn't a smooth journey but every passing day, you made it perfect. Carrying my bag, driving me around my whole nine months, going to every appointment with me, helping me with shower, lace my shoes, cooking, cleaning, coping with my tears and complains... The list is endless!! God bless you my KING. It was all worth it looking at the BEAUTIFUL baby God has given us. I want u to know am very grateful and thank you will never be enough. My God will always favor you my husband @alexanderkwamedagreat
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This week marks the first anniversary of the recent #Rohingya refugee crisis, one of the most acute ...
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This week marks the first anniversary of the recent #Rohingya refugee crisis, one of the most acute and fastest growing migration crises in the world. Seven Panos photographers have covered the situation, producing an unparalleled collection of images. See more of their coverage on our ... This week marks the first anniversary of the recent #Rohingya refugee crisis, one of the most acute and fastest growing migration crises in the world. Seven Panos photographers have covered the situation, producing an unparalleled collection of images. See more of their coverage on our website.
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Photo: Hamida Begum [name changed to protect her identity] in a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar. Hamida Begum 18, had only been married for two months when the soldiers arrived. It was around midnight that they dragged her new husband out into the dark. She has never seen or heard from him since. She does not know if he is alive or dead but presumes that he perished like most Rohingya men who were disappeared during the mass violence against the Muslim ethnic group in Myanmar late last year. Around three in the morning, the soldiers returned. 'I was alone, praying for the return of my husband,' Hamida says. 'But it was three soldiers who came.' Each of the men raped her. So great was the hostility of the assault that she would later require two hospital visits to treat the wounds inflected to her genitalia. Three months after her arrival as a refugee in neighboring Bangladesh, Hamida learned that she was carrying a child. 'Religious people ask me 'Who is the father? Who is the father?' I don't say anything. I remain silent, but people know.' 'When the doctor told me that I am pregnant, at first I felt fear. But then I thought, this is my fate,' Hamida recalls. Though she is convinced that the baby's father is one of the rapists, Hamida is still happy that she will soon be a mother. 'If Allah choses to give me a boy, that is good. If He chooses to give me a girl, that is good as well,' she says. 'I just want my baby to become educated, to speak English, Arabic, Rohingya and Bangla.' Radiating a strength and calm well beyond her years, Hamida says: 'I am not afraid for my baby. If people do anything, I will take action. I will say that it was not my decision, that I was raped. Many women were. I am not alone.' Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh, 2018.
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@refugees #refugee #Bangladesh #migration
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“Casa de herrero, cuchillo de palo” 😑 . . This morning I went to my regular obstetrician appointment ...
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“Casa de herrero, cuchillo de palo” 😑 . . This morning I went to my regular obstetrician appointment only to find out that somehow I’m doing something wrong, with my diet? WTF—my diet? Oh yes! . . Everyone needs iron, but people who are particularly susceptible to low hemoglobin includes ... “Casa de herrero, cuchillo de palo” 😑
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This morning I went to my regular obstetrician appointment only to find out that somehow I’m doing something wrong, with my diet? WTF—my diet? Oh yes!
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Everyone needs iron, but people who are particularly susceptible to low hemoglobin includes menstruating women, pregnant women (hello! Me✋🏼), growing children and patients recovering from illnesses (oh I fall into this category)
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On the edge of starting my third trimester, I guess I was eating as I always do – mindfully- maybe not taking into account the fact that my body is working twice as harder at this point and creating a whole new tiny human. Guided by my first blood samples, which came out more than perfect, I guess I let my guard down as to taking prenatals everyday and following a nutritionally dense diet. Don’t get me wrong, I always eat the best I know and more often than not, that is a healthy diet – but taking I’ve never been pregnant before, I could say know that I wasn’t meeting the “pregnant requirements”
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Anyhow, this morning I found out why I’ve had been feeling so lethargic, with no energy at all. The fact is, that my blood samples shows that im slightly anemic with an hemoglobin level of 10! (first time in my life) and I had to seat through a whole explanation of how I needed to improve this levels in order to feel better .
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Not easy been taught “nutrition” when you are a Nutritionist 😼
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I still don’t know how this happen (or yes). I guess I can pin point the days I’ve eaten poorly or not as nutritionally dense as I should while carrying a baby. So, now my plan is to bring this number up again with food and supplements (I believe sometimes you need both)
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My plan on the next post! 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 #pregnancy #nutrition #anemia #healthybelly
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Dear little baby inside me, I want you to know: I am involved in a wonderful experience. I am having ...
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Dear little baby inside me, I want you to know: I am involved in a wonderful experience. I am having a baby, and you are that wonderful baby. I welcome this experience with such happiness. I can feel the changes taking place in my body. My womb has become a temple of joy because of you. I can ... Dear little baby inside me, I want you to know:
I am involved in a wonderful experience.
I am having a baby, and you are that wonderful baby.
I welcome this experience with such happiness.
I can feel the changes taking place in my body.
My womb has become a temple of joy because of you.
I can feel you grow within me, and my body swells with pride.
I take pleasure at the thought of your moving inside me.
My life combines with yours in love.
I'm preparing myself for the time you will be born.
I'm carrying you with such loving pride.
I feel the exciting bloom of being pregnant.
I have a beautiful glow about me because you're in my life now.
I nourish you with love and take care of my body.
I'm learning to relax more everyday.
I look forward to your birth with such joy.
I am confident about your birth.
I'm practicing relaxation so that you can move easily and comfortably into this world.
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Apologies in advance for how many of these pictures I will end up posting from my maternity shoot ...
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Apologies in advance for how many of these pictures I will end up posting from my maternity shoot with @helloelizabethfay. But I can’t get over them. I’m not one who loves being pregnant, but this makes me miss that big belly. I was large and in charge but never felt more beautiful carrying that ... Apologies in advance for how many of these pictures I will end up posting from my maternity shoot with @helloelizabethfay. But I can’t get over them. I’m not one who loves being pregnant, but this makes me miss that big belly. I was large and in charge but never felt more beautiful carrying that sweet baby Georgie of mine. #maternityphotography #hatch #parents #pregnancy
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As my due date approaches I’m getting more and more excited to meet the young king I’m carrying. Though ...
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As my due date approaches I’m getting more and more excited to meet the young king I’m carrying. Though I didn’t get any days off to just be pregnant, I had 38 weeks of bettering myself. It’s crazy how much you think you your life is together until a blessing comes along and motivates you in ways ... As my due date approaches I’m getting more and more excited to meet the young king I’m carrying. Though I didn’t get any days off to just be pregnant, I had 38 weeks of bettering myself. It’s crazy how much you think you your life is together until a blessing comes along and motivates you in ways that you didn’t know were possible. Though he won’t have any baby shower photos to look back on he’ll have multiple videos (I never posted) of celebrities like Queen Latifah, DJ Khaled & Kevin Hart blessing my baby. He’ll have multiple photos of his mama on every red carpet with his little bump as a my best asset and he’ll have the main thing I worked for him to have this entire pregnancy which is generational wealth. This has been one of the most exhausting, emotional, exciting and inspiring experiences of my life and I thank you already for being the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me. This is the beginning of a bond that can never be broken. I got you until the end baby boy ❤️ #JulesZion 📸 @jarrellelee
💇🏾‍♀️ @jtouch
MUA: @beautybyxeve
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It hasn’t even been three months and I already have a hard time remembering what it was like to carry ...
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It hasn’t even been three months and I already have a hard time remembering what it was like to carry him. Looking back I wish I had cherished being pregnant more. I did for the most part but there were definitely days of begging God to take the pain away from both me and James. I just wanted Him to ... It hasn’t even been three months and I already have a hard time remembering what it was like to carry him. Looking back I wish I had cherished being pregnant more. I did for the most part but there were definitely days of begging God to take the pain away from both me and James. I just wanted Him to take my baby to heaven and end both of our suffering. Words still fall short when I try to express what it felt like in this picture... carrying a baby who is alive but dying. We are doing really well right now but I’m realizing that my feeling of relief that I experienced after surviving the season represented in this photo has faded and the reality that I have a baby sized urn on a dresser in our room instead of a bassinet beside the bed has set in. It’s easy to feel like the onset of a new wave of grief is a setback but I know it’s just a part of the process. Today our marriage counselor encouraged me to view each sting of pain that creeps up on me as an invitation from God to allow Him to do work and heal another part of my broken heart. It’s hard to choose that in the midst of feeling like life is unfair.... but I know that’s my best choice. I know that the same God who gave me Evy is the same God who allowed James to enter heaven before entering this world. The same God can’t be both good and bad. I know he’s good. Deep down I know he has a plan and a purpose for the pain. I’m fighting to believe that in the moments where I’m overcome with sadness and wishing I had a baby to hold instead of an album to flip through. It’s those hard moments that I praise God for Evy.. even though she isn’t much into being held these days. 😉 This journey will be a long one... but I know we’re not alone. He hasn’t left us and this isn’t the end of our story..... I have a feeling it’s just the beginning. ❤️ #jamesmichaelalsop
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People told me good luck on keeping my body after getting pregnant because it wouldn’t look good anymore, or another good one is that I ruined my life and my body. Well here I am at 31 weeks prego and I still have kept alot of muscle definition aswell as my muscle mass.🤷🏼‍♀️ I’d be lying though if ... People told me good luck on keeping my body after getting pregnant because it wouldn’t look good anymore, or another good one is that I ruined my life and my body. Well here I am at 31 weeks prego and I still have kept alot of muscle definition aswell as my muscle mass.🤷🏼‍♀️ I’d be lying though if I said that it didn’t get to me or that I didn’t have a tough time for abit. Carrying and growing another life in you is quite exciting yet very draining mentally and physically but I wouldn’t change it for anything. So for all the people who said I couldn’t do this well here I am doing this, exact same as before. 😘😊 ||EDIT: In no way am I putting our son at risk, I’m continuing to eat healthy and stay active.. it’s not rocket science. My doctor and OB told me to continue what I’m doing because baby is extremely healthy. 🤷🏼‍♀️
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#pregnant #bikinicompetitor #mommy #momtobe #family #baby #babybump #boy #babyboy #tattooedmom #fitpregnancy #fitspiration #fitmom #momsofinstagram #momswholift #yeg #lovemylife #happiness #instagood #love #happy #igers #tattooed #blessed #girlswithtattoos #healthy #31weekspregnant #blonde #fit
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Flashback to that one time I bared my bump . . . . Never had I felt so awkward in front of a camera for ...
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Flashback to that one time I bared my bump . . . . Never had I felt so awkward in front of a camera for someone who has spent quite a bit of time in front of one during their life. . Learning to navigate that belly and those melons was a task in itself! I always knew I wanted to capture my physique ... Flashback to that one time I bared my bump . . .
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Never had I felt so awkward in front of a camera for someone who has spent quite a bit of time in front of one during their life.
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Learning to navigate that belly and those melons was a task in itself!😂 I always knew I wanted to capture my physique while pregnant so I could look back like I do now and appreciate my journey and how much my body “rearranged” itself to grow a life.
I almost didn’t do this shoot bc I was not the “me” I was used to showing up for shoots prior and it was not your typical maternity shoot with a long flowy gown to cover up all the new curves and edges and showcase the belly. Here there was nothing to hide and no angle was safe and it was just me. . . A WHOLE lot more of me , naked, sweating and having to pee! Lol😂
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These images are some of my favorite captured while pregnant. I miss that belly some days and all the tumbles, rolls and left hooks I felt while carrying my son. (I do not miss those damn milk cannons tho!🐄)
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I am so grateful that my body was strong enough for me to carry my child and allow me to learn to love myself through that wild journey.
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Enjoy the parts of pregnancy you do love and soak it up, bc it really doesn’t last for long and it is really fucken cool that your body is growing a human.😎
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💁🏼‍♀️Did anyone else do a not so “typical” maternity shoot?
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Photo by @jaybatchler
#maternityshoot #pregnantAF #barebelly #freethebump #babybump #rachelnicolefitness #rachelnicolefit #pregnant #fitpregnancy #momtobe #flashbackfriday #baby #fitmom #pregnantbelly #thebump #maternityphotography #maternitypictures #pregnantfit #pregnancylife #boymom #physique #barebump #bareall #afteraburrito #foodbaby
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*Long Real Post Alert* Here I am today , 21 weeks pregnant, yes over halfway there! So, let’s flashback, ...
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*Long Real Post Alert* Here I am today , 21 weeks pregnant, yes over halfway there! So, let’s flashback, a couple years ago when we started down our fertility journey. After coming off being a national level bikini competitor, we were trying to get pregnant. We tried for 6 months on our own, ... *Long Real Post Alert*
Here I am today , 21 weeks pregnant, yes over halfway there! So, let’s flashback, a couple years ago when we started down our fertility journey. After coming off being a national level bikini competitor, we were trying to get pregnant. We tried for 6 months on our own, (I was 36) before seeking help from doctors. That started us down the road of fertility assistance. After medications and procedures along with finding out I had some issues with my thyroid, I started gaining weight in my journey. After over a year of trying, we ended up with needing to do the in vetro route. Unfortunately one cycle didn’t turn out optimally, so we did another round. During all these cycles, I also had restrictions on my workouts. While I admit, I did not eat my best during this time, I know a lot of the weight I gained was from the medications. Here I was, 15-20 lbs heavier than I normally am before I even got pregnant and all i wanted was to be in my best shape ready to be a healthy, fit mom. Anyone who knows me, knows this was extremely tough for me. For someone who cheered in the NFL and competed in a sport where you’re judged on body composition, the state of my body (extra fat & cellulite) made me depressed looking at it. While I will gladly give up my body any day to carry this miracle baby, it’s still hard on you mentally some days. 1st trimester I was lucky not to be sick, but was limited in what i could eat (not healthy)and was cleared for some light working out, I was still on progesterone and estradiol during this time and body felt, wel, meh. But come second trimester, I have felt way better, been able to come off meds and working out much better. I don’t do cardio like I did (now it’s 20 min on the elliptical a few times a week & walks at night & on the weekends ) and I do still lift, just not as heavy as I can normally. I’m finally balancing out a little. My actual weight gained during pregnancy has been in the lower healthy range, but I’m still carrying a little of the pre baby gain. I feel like I’m getting some of my shape back as the meds have cleared my system and been more consistent with my diet and working out! (Cont.)
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You know what is so sad? I was asked to do an Instagram takeover for one of the world's LARGEST pregnancy/motherhood ...
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You know what is so sad? I was asked to do an Instagram takeover for one of the world's LARGEST pregnancy/motherhood accounts out there. I spent hours creating content to share about Evy's story and James' story only to be told after I submitted everything that they couldn't share my story ... You know what is so sad? I was asked to do an Instagram takeover for one of the world's LARGEST pregnancy/motherhood accounts out there. I spent hours creating content to share about Evy's story and James' story only to be told after I submitted everything that they couldn't share my story because it would provoke fear for moms and was too hard to read. 😔They share about nursing struggles and lack of sleep and stretch marks.... but I guess sharing about being pregnant and carrying a baby with a fatal diagnosis is where the line is crossed. They told me that they want their audience to be "inspired, welcomed & safe". I shed a lot of tears when I told Michael because there is something so sad about hearing that your child's story is too hard for people to read about. When this account first reached out to me, I SPECIFICALLY ASKED if it was ok to share James' story and explained that we had lost him at 31 weeks.... and they said it was ok. So I worked hard on this all week. I was supposed to share a total of 6 posts with corresponding images. I had everything done and submitted.... and it was supposed to go live today. It's interesting how this world works today. This company is afraid that my story will make other pregnant women too fearful but yet they seem to forget that there are tens of thousands of pregnant women who will find themselves in ultrasound rooms with news of complications with their baby. Pregnancy journeys aren't perfect.... they are messy and terrifying and joyful and complicated. Miscarriages happen to 1 in every 3 pregnant women. Stillbirths are a real thing. Chromosomal abnormlaties are a real thing. Our story may make us the minority in the pregnancy world... but I know for a fact that there are so manyparents who are desperate to hear that they can survive what we did. I know that there are thousands of moms who need support and encouragement as they carry their babies with serious complications. If nursing woes, stretch marks & lack of sleep are the only struggles that this account cares to share with their audience out of fear, I find that disappointing & far from authentic. Pregnancies aren't a walk in the park. (cont in comments)
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Two years ago today I took this photo. I was standing in front of this mirror completely ready to meet ...
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Two years ago today I took this photo. I was standing in front of this mirror completely ready to meet a baby, I had no idea would be a boy or girl. The last week of Felicity’s pregnancy I was so uncomfortable. I had the worst lower back pain, and the most insane pelvic pressure. I love being pregnant ... Two years ago today I took this photo. I was standing in front of this mirror completely ready to meet a baby, I had no idea would be a boy or girl. The last week of Felicity’s pregnancy I was so uncomfortable. I had the worst lower back pain, and the most insane pelvic pressure. I love being pregnant despite the negatives that come with it. I feel so unbelievably beautiful, powerful, and I just thoroughly enjoy being able to create a life inside of this small frame of mine. I remember being pregnant and coming across so many women who would project their fears unto me. Everyone would tell me “you’re going to need an epidural. You’re having a home birth? Yea ok, wait until those contractions come in. You’re insane, what if the baby dies? There’s no way, you’re doing this without pain meds” I feel like the moment people find out you’re having a baby, they’re already ready to give you all the negatives about what it’s like to give birth, the sleepless nights, how your life will drastically change, how you’ll need alcohol to get through motherhood etc. It’s rare when I meet people who just tell me “you’ve got this. You’re going to have the birth of your dreams. Your life will be challenging but magical when you meet your baby.” I’m saying this to say that, if you’re carrying life inside of you, congratulations! If you’re going for a pain free birth, you’re going to rock it. If you’re choosing otherwise, you’re still a rockstar. You are about to embark on one of the most life changing experiences of your life. You’re going to meet a tiny human being who will steal your heart the moment their little chest is placed on yours. You will find layers of yourself, you had no idea existed. You will grow in some of the most challenging, but rewarding ways. It won’t all be rainbows and sunshine, but if you find a community of women who have gone through what you’re going through, I promise you’ll feel less alone. The life of your child has already been written in the stars long before you were born. You were made to give birth to that baby, & if you don’t feel well equipped for the task, there’s support out there waiting for you to reach out to them. (cont)
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**Warning. Sensitive Overshare** Yesterday at a routine scan, the day we were supposed to “graduate” ...
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**Warning. Sensitive Overshare** Yesterday at a routine scan, the day we were supposed to “graduate” from our fertility clinic and start seeing a regular ObGyn, our Doc told us, “I can’t find the heartbeat. It appears the baby stopped developing.” Doc then scheduled a same day ultrasound ... **Warning. Sensitive Overshare** Yesterday at a routine scan, the day we were supposed to “graduate” from our fertility clinic and start seeing a regular ObGyn, our Doc told us, “I can’t find the heartbeat. It appears the baby stopped developing.” Doc then scheduled a same day ultrasound at the Hospital, and for us to speak with another ObGyn to follow. This was to confirm findings. When Doc left room the room, I burst into tears while Ed embraced me, comforting me saying, “We don’t know for sure yet. We will be ok.” In the Ultrasound room, the tech turned up the volume and all we heard was white noise. She wasn’t at liberty to share results because the news had to be delivered by the ObGyn, but it was obvious. I looked over to Ed with tears and with a supporting smile, he said again, “We don’t know yet.” We met with the ObGyn, and there it was. Confirmation. There was no heartbeat. The baby stopped developing since last week.
She quickly told me my options: 1) go home, live your day-to-day and have a miscarriage naturally at any given moment, 2) pills to prompt a miscarriage and be home during this process that can take days of discomfort, or 3) D&C. In that moment I bust into tears and without looking to Ed for consent, I quickly chose D&C. I didn’t want to endure another moment thinking I was carrying our lifeless baby.
I couldn’t even look at my own husband. All I could say with my head down was, “I’m sorry.” All the sacrifices, the daily shots, the time, the time taken from work, friends and family, the cost, the morning and evening greetings to my belly...gone. But Ed held my hand tightly and said, “We will be ok.” Doc asked how many embryos we have left - we have NINE left, 3 good quality. But at that moment I couldn’t squeeze in the silver lining. The idea of another round of IVF and the idea of officially saying good bye to our little guy, wondering who he/she would have been, clouded my thoughts of tomorrow.
So last night at 10pm, I no longer carried our baby. I woke up from sedation in the OR thinking it was all a horrid dream, but it was real. I was no longer pregnant. The tears have not stopped since. (Continuation in comments ⬇️)
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Soooo ready ?🤰🏼 please watch the whole video to find out who lives in my belly ️ and in the main time I will entertain you will my caption . First of all I really appreciate the response I got on my picture yesterday about the baby's sex.Thank you so much for taking your precious time and leave ... Soooo ready ?🤰🏼💗💙❓ please watch the whole video to find out who lives in my belly ♥️ and in the main time I will entertain you will my caption . First of all I really appreciate the response I got on my picture yesterday about the baby's sex.Thank you so much for taking your precious time and leave your thoughts if it’s a boy or girl or just sending me some kind words ♥️ about our voting so based on the comments it’s
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I’m not having twins that for sure 😄🙌🏻 it’s only 1 baby .
Someone told me to check Chinese calendar and put in their calculator my date of birth and month of conceiving the baby and somehow it’s suppose to calculate and tell you if it’s a boy or girl. So first I checked with that calendar Virsaviya and it’s showed me that the month and year I conceived @virsaviya_art_heart I had a girl sooo hmmm 🧐 the calendar was right then I thought I will try to check this child just for fun and from being curious if it’s really works . So the calendar showed me I have a girl again. I went to another website and did the same thing and the results was the same. So I didn’t bother with this guessing no more because I just wanted to have a healthy strong alive baby. About the myths people saying how you carrying low or high that’s totally not true because my belly at 19 years old with Virsaviya and now at 29 looks the same and when I was carrying Virsaviya everyone thought I was carrying a boy because my belly was pretty low. It’s all depends on your uterus shape and size. The only difference I have in my belly now it’s the fact that I still have 4 packs of abs if I will flex it( that’s all is left 🤪 from my strong 6 packs) but with Virsaviya I didn’t have that because I didn’t workout and much more reasons. About the myth people saying you getting hairy if you carrying a boy ,that’s not true either because when I was pregnant with Virsaviya I got long hair on my chest 🙄 as you can tell my daughter is not a boy, and now I don’t have any extra hair no where so is it a boy or girl? @fit_thick_riri CONTINUE IN THE COMMENTS 👇🏻👇🏾
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Mothers are magical creatures... In 1984 while my mummy was carrying me our baby girl was created ...
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Mothers are magical creatures... In 1984 while my mummy was carrying me our baby girl was created (the egg she came from)... So today on NZ Mother's Day I want to thank my mum for not just been there for me tirelessly including getting on a plane to come and take care of me after Wynne was born but ... Mothers are magical creatures... In 1984 while my mummy was carrying me our baby girl was created (the egg she came from)... So today on NZ Mother's Day I want to thank my mum for not just been there for me tirelessly including getting on a plane to come and take care of me after Wynne was born but I want to thank her for the greatest thing in my life - my baby girl 💕👼🏼 today is my first real NZ Mother's Day, last years Mother's Day was tough, I discovered I was pregnant the evening before the day after we got married (today is my first wedding anniversary) after suffering two miscarriages I remember laying in bed crying, there's nothing in the world I've ever wanted more than my precious baby girl... So today I'm not just thinking of my mum and feeling immensely blessed to have her... I'm thinking of all the women who have lost their babies, all the women who have lost their mums and mostly I'm sending love to all those who like myself last year may be struggling to become a mum and wondering if it will ever happen for them ❤️ #mothersday #blessed #firstmothersday #babygirl #mum #mummy #home #grateful #thankful *Wynne with her Mima at 7 weeks old 💕👼🏼
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I was never one of those women that wanted kids... I really didn’t even think it would ever happen... ...
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I was never one of those women that wanted kids... I really didn’t even think it would ever happen... before I even knew I was pregnant I could feel that God had placed something extra in my heart, something I had never felt before. The reality of becoming a mother was the scariest feeling I’ve ... I was never one of those women that wanted kids... I really didn’t even think it would ever happen... before I even knew I was pregnant I could feel that God had placed something extra in my heart, something I had never felt before. The reality of becoming a mother was the scariest feeling I’ve ever felt in my life. I’ve been through some tough times, lost a lot of ppl that I loved and I’ve never been so terrified. But in spite of my fear God kept telling me you would be the best thing that ever happened to me! Everywhere I turned God gave me more and more confirmation that you were in fact a gift from him... a gift just for me... I’m not scared anymore... I’m so excited to meet you and I can’t wait to see your face 🤗... I can’t thank my family and my friends for being sooooooo supportive and carrying me along the way... 4 months down (I know I’m tiny) and we still have a ways to go but I’m so grateful for all the joy you all have helped me feel... all the phone calls all the encouragement and just knowing how much you all believe in me has been so inspiring especially when I doubted myself... I’m ready now 😁... thank you Jesus for this beautiful baby boy you’ve blessed me with 👶🏽🙏🏽💙 Jayce Arman Dixon mommy loves you so much!!! It’s litttt when you touch down!!! You ready?! 😘😍😇
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• Don’t feel guilty for doing what’s best for you • . . . 47 Mile Week at 8 Months Pregnant!!! Staying ...
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• Don’t feel guilty for doing what’s best for you • . . . 47 Mile Week at 8 Months Pregnant!!! Staying very dedicated throughout my FitPregnancy journey is my greatest triumph. If you have ever been pregnant, we all know it’s not all roses and rainbows. . . As for me, it’s something I thrive ... • Don’t feel guilty for doing what’s best for you •
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As for me, it’s something I thrive on each morning I open my eyes because it’s truly so miraculous that a woman’s body can withstand exercise while carrying a baby even in their last trimester! I never feel guilty because I get it done super early and then do my duties for the rest of the day!
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Walk away from anything that gives you bad vibes. There is no need to explain or make sense of it. It's your life. Do what makes you happy.
8.5 Miles to finish out a strong week 🙌🏼
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24 weeks pregnant and baby is the size of a cantaloupe!🤗<span class="emoji emoji1f348"></span><span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️ I love being pregnant and truly believe ...
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24 weeks pregnant and baby is the size of a cantaloupe!🤗️ I love being pregnant and truly believe a lot has to do with the lifestyle I live. Eating a whole foods, plant-based diet , exercising everyday and the incredible love, laughter and support that Jason brings into my life. I feel so grateful ... 24 weeks pregnant and baby is the size of a cantaloupe!🤗🍈❤️ I love being pregnant and truly believe a lot has to do with the lifestyle I live. Eating a whole foods, plant-based diet , exercising everyday and the incredible love, laughter and support that Jason brings into my life. I feel so grateful to have a partner on this journey with me who keeps things light-hearted, adventurous and joyful through all of the wonderful changes going on. Carrying this little one hasn’t stopped us from anything we wouldn’t normally do and it makes me so happy to know that it’s the 3 of us doing this all together!🌈💗🌸 📸: @luv2cre88 😘
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I found some old photos of me performing while I was carrying Lima Bean. With a full time job and a budding ...
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I found some old photos of me performing while I was carrying Lima Bean. With a full time job and a budding music career, I don't know where I found the strength to do it all. But I did and remember thinking "I don't want anyone to know I'm pregnant!" That summer I performed at @artomatic_dc with ... I found some old photos of me performing while I was carrying Lima Bean. With a full time job and a budding music career, I don't know where I found the strength to do it all. But I did and remember thinking "I don't want anyone to know I'm pregnant!" That summer I performed at @artomatic_dc with my band The Anecdotes (oh hey @mattythechefdc, @___niama___). We later opened up for @official_dionne_warwick and @aprilsampe at @artscapebmore. At that point, I had no idea I was pregnant.

By the time I found out, I had to let @natebrownmusic know. I still wasn't showing, but as one of the tenors in his choir (yes...tenor), I had to let him know that I couldn't go on tour with them in Italy that December because I'd be too far along (sheds a tear). Still, I did some local shows with them including Verizon's How Sweet the Sound choir competition (oh hey @twentypearls94, @lonicely.) When I was about 5 months pregnant, I headlined my first gig ever out-of-town at the @congoinharlem Film Fest w/ Matty & @rhythmbeard. It my last show of the season. I could no longer hide my baby bump and was ready to hang it up.
Then one cold night in November, my girl invited me to an open mic event. I had no intentions of performing, but the Spirt (or was it @ladybugrn08's peer pressure) moved me to share a song. It was a touching moment to finally share with a music audience that I was indeed pregnant and very happy. The host @seesturdi was a mompreneur and community activist dedicated to offering supports to black mothers in need. What a worthy cause. What an extraordinary time in my life.
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8 Weeks Pregnant <span class="emoji emoji27a1"></span>️ 18 Weeks Pregnant! What a difference 10 Weeks has made in this pregnancy and ...
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8 Weeks Pregnant ️ 18 Weeks Pregnant! What a difference 10 Weeks has made in this pregnancy and I could not be more happier to continue to smile every day about it. I mean look at little Chadd, he’s looking so grown up I could cry. This pregnancy is much different as it’s my second and I am also ... 8 Weeks Pregnant ➡️ 18 Weeks Pregnant!
What a difference 10 Weeks has made in this pregnancy and I could not be more happier to continue to smile every day about it. I mean look at little Chadd, he’s looking so grown up I could cry. This pregnancy is much different as it’s my second and I am also dealing with the most adventurous fun loving sweetest toddler. I would be lying to you if I said this pregnancy is easy as it sure has not for many reasons but I can tell you that I have been blessed with the gift of carrying another precious life. Each day that passes my love for my baby grows deeper.....pregnancy is truly magnificent!
My body is amazing and wise and I am beyond grateful for what it continues to do day in and day out. It knows exactly what to do as we continue to carry and nurture this new life. I am trying to take a few moments to myself each day to enjoy it because it’s flying this time around. There are so many unpredictable moments in pregnancy but it’s so worth it. This picture was taken right at the 18 Week mark and I can tell you in just a week the flexing is all baby belly now hehe
Thank you running for allowing me to keep my fitness and healthy physique during this pregnancy. Although each workout becomes a tad more difficult, I can tell you I am HEALTHY, HAPPY, & POSITIVE PREGNANCY!
Cheers to all the hardworking moms out there that continue to inspire me through pregnancy, postpartum, and motherhood🙌🏼
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Happy Mother’s Day to this amazing Momma of mine. I remember being home for Christmas break from ...
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Happy Mother’s Day to this amazing Momma of mine. I remember being home for Christmas break from college and you would cry when I would leave even though I was only going to be two hours down the road. I didn’t understand why there had to be so many tears..... but now that I’m a Momma, I’m slowly ... Happy Mother’s Day to this amazing Momma of mine. I remember being home for Christmas break from college and you would cry when I would leave even though I was only going to be two hours down the road. I didn’t understand why there had to be so many tears..... but now that I’m a Momma, I’m slowly starting to realize just how deep your love is for me, Emy and Corey. You would rather be with your kids than anywhere else in the world and you would do absolutely anything for us. That has never been more apparent than it has been the last couple of years. You have walked through so much with me. An aggressive tumor and emergency hand surgery, moving into the new house while I was 9mos pregnant, having my first baby, Evy’s diagnosis with Hip Dysplasia and now walking through EVERY step of James’ journey until the very end.... all the while keeping our life going and simultaneously carrying the heavy burden of watching your baby lose a baby. I cried when Evy busted her lip for the first time on the sidewalk... so I can’t imagine how painful it has been for you to watch me live through the pain of the last three months. Im so thankful that I’ve had you with me throughout this season. When I cry and tell you we couldn’t have survived without you, you shake your head and say that we could have...but I don’t see how that’s true. You’ve taken away so much of our day-to-day stress so that Michael and I have had the space to process what was happening to our baby and our life. Thank you for selflessly loving me during my hardest season. Thank you for loving both of my babies so much and for being their Mimi. I’m so thankful that I have a picture of you holding James the same way you held Evy the first time you met her. I will cherish these pictures forever. You are one of God’s greatest blessings to me and I know that I’m incredibly lucky to have such an amazing Momma. ❤️
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🥀 She loves, she loves me not, she loves me, she loves me not...I never have to guess with this with ...
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🥀 She loves, she loves me not, she loves me, she loves me not...I never have to guess with this with my love @ursula__sanchez ️ I must be honest when I say that she’s super patient, loving and Superwoman. God knew exactly what I needed in a wife and He waited 30 years to give her to me. I had a lot of ... 🥀 She loves, she loves me not, she loves me, she loves me not...I never have to guess with this with my love @ursula__sanchez ❤️ I must be honest when I say that she’s super patient, loving and Superwoman. God knew exactly what I needed in a wife and He waited 30 years to give her to me. I had a lot of growing to do and to be honest, I’ve grown the most being married. My wife has taught me so much...that’s an understatement actually lol 😅 She has helped me grow as a man more than anyone has in my life. Funny how it works when God gives you someone who can sharpen you...all your dull points and then some. Before being married, I didn’t know what love was. I only started feeling it as I grew closer to God. 🙏🏽 Now, as we approach the last few months until Malakai is here, I’m looking at my wife in an entire different light. The things women go through when they’re pregnant is far beyond me and God knew that they could do this and we COULD NOT 😰 I’m thankful for my wife and all she’s doing carrying our baby boy and I know God is looking down on us smiling for the new creation He has blessed. Ursula, I want you to know that I’m so proud of you and I’m so blessed that you’re my wife and baby Mama 😘 I know I’m a lot to handle at times but I’m thankful God chose you for me. Here’s to a new chapter in our crazy story and all glory be to God, because without Him, we wouldn’t be together or have this love baby on the way. ❤️ August 23rd will change my world forever, just as meeting you did. I love you @ursula__sanchez 💕 •••
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 #conversation with my unborn child. Dear Little Baby Inside Me, I Want You To Know: I am involved ...
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#conversation with my unborn child. Dear Little Baby Inside Me, I Want You To Know: I am involved in a wonderful experience. I am having a baby, and you are that wonderful baby. I welcome this experience with such happiness. I can feel the changes taking place in my body. My womb has ... #conversation with my unborn child.

Dear Little Baby Inside Me, I Want You To Know:

I am involved in a wonderful experience.
I am having a baby, and you are that wonderful baby.
I welcome this experience with such happiness.
I can feel the changes taking place in my body.
My womb has become a temple of joy because of you.
I can feel you grow within me, and my body swells with pride.
I love the way I look.
I keep myself looking neat and fresh.
I'm taking good care of myself for both you and me.
I'm eating properly for both you and me.
I take pleasure at the thought of your moving inside me.
My life combines with yours in love.
I'm preparing myself for the time when you will be born.
I feel you within me-strong and healthy.
I'm carrying you with such loving pride.
I feel the exciting bloom of being pregnant.
I have a beautiful glow about me because you're in my life now.
I nourish you with love and take care of my body.
I'm learning to relax more every day.
I look forward to your birth with such joy.
I am confident about your easy birth.
I'm practicing relaxation so that you can move easily and comfortably into this world
All doubts are put aside as I look forward to your birth.
I keep my mind calm and peaceful so that you can be calm and peaceful.

Dear Little Baby, I Love You.

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From 22 weeks pregnant to 36, these precious gold potatoes were growing, and I am so happy with the ...
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From 22 weeks pregnant to 36, these precious gold potatoes were growing, and I am so happy with the harvest. I sliced them into thirds while sitting by the fire side before planting, barely showing at all that i was pregnant, built glorious rows filled with rabbit compost, then hilled them ... From 22 weeks pregnant to 36, these precious gold potatoes were growing, and I am so happy with the harvest. I sliced them into thirds while sitting by the fire side before planting, barely showing at all that i was pregnant, built glorious rows filled with rabbit compost, then hilled them once they were tall, then weeks after that added a thick hay mulch, and finally now am done harvesting, and they’ll sit in the sun till tomorrow to toughen up the skins for longer storage. I will be sure to let y’all know the total poundage once we bring them in. Man am I proud of these beauties, and might have a new favorite crop to grow😊. Next year I’ll be planting many more varieties🥔! Baby jack has went from just under a pound, to now nearly 6lbs in that time. I’m huge and feel like I’m carrying around a sack of potatoes at all times😂 theres something special about gardening while pregnant. You put these tiny tiny seeds in the ground, and care and nurture it, and then they yield so much, and then feed us, and feed or babies and families... there’s a deep connection and happiness I get by being out there... I kinda feel like a garden myself right now😂 I’m growing something that will nourish our hearts and souls for as long as we live. We are so lucky, and so blessed. Now there’s a lot that still stresses me out about being out there... all the weeds, the bugs, the lack of ability to be in there more right now... but I’m harvesting amazing food, and that’s all I can ask for this year:) OH and the video at the end is only about 2/3 of the harvest! I can’t wait to see how many pounds we got! And please... GIVE ME ALL YOUR POTATO RECIPES!! #bluewhistlerfarm #homesteading #growingmyownfood #pregnanthomesteader #pregnant #sopregnant #homestead #homesteadlife #homesteadingmama
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Alyssa Fabian (24) and Kaia (18 months)⠀ ⠀ Photographed in Seattle, Washington⠀ ⠀ Alyssa shares ...
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Alyssa Fabian (24) and Kaia (18 months)⠀ ⠀ Photographed in Seattle, Washington⠀ ⠀ Alyssa shares - ⠀ ⠀ "One year prior to getting pregnant I was in intensive treatment for an eating disorder. Considering myself "recovered", I moved on with my life and got pregnant in 2015. I struggled ... Alyssa Fabian (24) and Kaia (18 months)⠀

Photographed in Seattle, Washington⠀

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"One year prior to getting pregnant I was in intensive treatment for an eating disorder. Considering myself "recovered", I moved on with my life and got pregnant in 2015. I struggled throughout my entire pregnancy with the feelings of being "fat". None of my clothes fit anymore, my face was very full, and I eventually hit the weight number that I never wanted to reach, and then eventually surpassed it. Every day I had to keep reminding myself "I am growing another human being" and I couldn't just relapse and not give my body the nutrients it needed to give this little babe life. ⠀

When I finally got around to my 7th-8th month and had the full basketball of a belly, I had more days where I enjoyed being pregnant than I felt poorly about my body image. However, I once had someone mention how large my face looked and honestly, that stung a lot. I knew I was big and having people mention how much weight you're gaining is not ideal when you're only a year into recovering. ⠀

After giving birth, it took my body longer than I thought to go back to where I was before getting pregnant. I was about a year postpartum before I was back to my before birth weight. A whole year where the clothes in my closet were staring at me, and honestly, it took a whole year for me to finally tell myself, "hey, you've had a kid. Of course you don't look the same," and I will never look the same. 18 months postpartum and I still sometimes struggle with my body image. But I look at my spider veins, my saggy boobs, and my giant scar across my belly and I don't see a fat, insecure girl anymore. I see a woman who spent 9 months carrying a baby, growing a human inside of her, and a mother who has kept that babe alive, healthy, and thriving for 18 months. I don't consider myself to be fully recovered from an eating disorder..."⠀

Full story at 4thTriBodies.com⠀

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The Closing Chapter. #lindaisnotpregnant @officiallindaikeji don't do a baby bump shoot. God forbid. Nobody sane should flaunt their REAL pregnant belly online. I saw u in Lagos 12 days ago & you weren't pregnant. Dahlin, just tell people you love kids and will adopt or do a surrogacy. ... The Closing Chapter. #lindaisnotpregnant
@officiallindaikeji don't do a baby bump shoot. God forbid. Nobody sane should flaunt their REAL pregnant belly online. I saw u in Lagos 12 days ago & you weren't pregnant. Dahlin, just tell people you love kids and will adopt or do a surrogacy. Do not purchase a baby like Caroline Rhodes who lied to Punch newspapers that she and her estranged husband Lanre had twins when she actually purchased the girls from your side in the South East then went to London, UK to hibernate for 9 months. I met a lot of baby belle cases at #PHMax. Linda don't join these bandwagon of women liars in Lagos. I'm am investigative journalist and know them all. U are not private, your mansion interior and exterior is on the internet, we know your cars, your office and people close to you especially employees are baffled. They also talk to media secretly. I'm a mother of three. You CANNOT SUCK in a baby bump. I'm sorry I was told that you allegedly can't have kids. It was the same with Beyonce the 1ST time but she claimed she wore the bump because she wanted to look preggo early. #BlueIvy was carried by her surrogate aunt who wore her boubou kaftans for 9 months but at last Beyonce responded to Pergonal and Clomid and conceived two, carrying them almost to term. I applauded her and that's how I will celebrate you too when you actually carry a real baby. #prostheticbabybump comes in different skin tones. Stop fooling your fans. They are already brainwashed and so fake. They couldn't even vote for you for the #MTVMAMAS then I warned you about role modeling. I only mentor people. Role models fall from grace. God should be your role model. You let down a lot of young girls. You haven't taught them how to blog. You haven't shared your secrets of blogging with them. You must carry them along Linda. I have had three FREE blogging seminars in 6 years in Naija. In America we even have a #takeyourchildtoworkday. I used to take my kids to the pharmacy and they served customers while #kayjeezy went to the radio and TV stations with me. Share that knowledge and go back to preach abstinence and protection from STD. I'm battling #PTSD now. Good luck 👧 KOO
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These two pictures of me are about one year apart. On the left I am 8 months pregnant with Madeline, ...
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These two pictures of me are about one year apart. On the left I am 8 months pregnant with Madeline, and on the right (currently) I am 10 months post-partum. I have certainly learned a lot about caring for my body over the years, yet having my first baby has without a doubt taught me the most about ... These two pictures of me are about one year apart. On the left I am 8 months pregnant with Madeline, and on the right (currently) I am 10 months post-partum.
I have certainly learned a lot about caring for my body over the years, yet having my first baby has without a doubt taught me the most about loving my body. I can honestly say that the number one thing I have learned since getting pregnant is that loving your body will get you further than hating it ever will.
After years of struggling to get pregnant, I was finally blessed with the beautiful gift of carrying a child; And because of that struggle I was incredibly easy going with myself as I eased my way back into fitness and regained strength and shape after giving birth. The journey has certainly been one that took longer than expected, but I can honestly say that despite having moments of impatience, I kept with my motto, “slow and steady wins the race”; Knowing it is always the best way to achieve and maintain results long term.
During this season of transformation, I had to tell myself many times that I would benefit more mentally and physically if I loved my body, rather than picking it apart, or being harsh with it. Did I have times in the journey that I wish I could snap my fingers and have things quickly change? I sure did... But, I reminded myself that I would be way more likely to care for something I loved and had grace with than something I didn’t like and found flaws in.
So, as each day rolled into another, I kept an attitude of gratitude, and found things I could appreciate. This kept me moving forward, making healthy choices because I wanted to take care of myself. If I hated my body however, this most likely wouldn’t be the case. I can say from experience that 10 months later, keeping this attitude of loving my body has brought me so much further than hating it ever could. Not only have I gotten stronger on the outside, I am also changed on a heart level and can honestly say I enjoyed the journey!
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Over the past two days I have received many questions from you guys. As some of you may already know, ...
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Over the past two days I have received many questions from you guys. As some of you may already know, last night it hit an all time high. So much so that I had to address it. With some apprehension, I went against warnings telling me I shouldn’t say much about it and just kinda “sweep it under the ... Over the past two days I have received many questions from you guys. As some of you may already know, last night it hit an all time high. So much so that I had to address it. With some apprehension, I went against warnings telling me I shouldn’t say much about it and just kinda “sweep it under the rug”. But in true “Micah Fashion” I didn’t listen and I laid most of my current situations out on the table for you. I even got emotional and cried on camera (with a full face of makeup) so you know it’s real. After the video I received many messages on all of my social media and even my personal phone regarding what was discussed. It was late and many of you that didn’t see are still asking me questions. So I’m making this to put it to rest for now. I know you guys will respect my feelings and privacy at this time. Lately I have not been myself as some of you may have seen. I recently lost someone I was very close to. The death was extremely unexpected and hurt me deeply. In addition to this loss, I learned that I was carrying a child. PREGNANT! Some of you are confused now. The most popular questions that I received I will answer. [How? Aren’t you...?]- I am intersex, I was born with both male and female reproductive organs. With that being said, I have a working uterus. The rest (if you’re reading this you should know how babies are made)... [Are you keeping it?]- My body isn’t built to carry a child to term. According to my doctor, the chances of getting pregnant to begin with were slim, but chances of the baby surviving past 3-4 months is extremely unlikely. I’m hurt and scared because at this point I can miscarry at any time, and I don’t know how I’m going to take it. [who is the father?]- no one you know or ever will, I’m sorry but some thing must stay private. [Are you ok?]- I’m not, but I will be. It’s a process my loves. Any further questions within reason) comment below. Thank You ❤️ #Micah #VoiceOfGenerations #life #movingon #facts #baby #educate #beautiful #lastacknowledgement #vocalist #singer #artist #music #love #survivor #hermaphrodite #grieve #loss #privacy #intersexpregnancy #Atlanta #intersex #pain #miscarriage #pregnancy #NewYork #intersexy #Chicago
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April, you were quite the month! We announced we were pregnant on Easter with this cute tee to our ...
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April, you were quite the month! We announced we were pregnant on Easter with this cute tee to our family and shortly found out Baby 2 was a Boy . . It’s no surprise to you all that I have continued to promote another Fit Pregnancy journey through my running. Most importantly, a HEALTHY pregnancy ... April, you were quite the month!
We announced we were pregnant on Easter with this cute tee to our family and shortly found out Baby 2 was a Boy💙
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It’s no surprise to you all that I have continued to promote another Fit Pregnancy journey through my running. Most importantly, a HEALTHY pregnancy is all that matters. I’ve learned throughout my first trimester with this pregnancy that it’s a completely different ball game where I have experienced the dreadful all Day sickness and just not feeling myself. What I can tell you is that we are all designed differently especially for pregnancy. Some can’t even exercise (and that’s ok) or choose to go a different route with staying active; BUT what I can tell you is that we are all in this together in getting to that finish line (delivery) all happy, healthy, and bringing the greatest gift in to this world. .
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Running is what keeps this pregnancy enjoyable because I am already bonding with this baby as I saw it with Chadd my first go around of running pregnant. It’s indescribable as it’s just become a part of me and I hope I can inspire many. It’s NOT a competition or comparison; running is what I LOVE to do and I am blessed to be able to continue to do it while carrying a baby.
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Weeks 12-16 were overall pretty successful as I averaged between 8-10 Miles a day Running 5x a week! Considering I missed over a week due to illness, I am over joyed for racking up 160 Pregnant Miles🎉
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Being a mom has its challenges, outside of the baby cries, dirty diapers and sleepless nights.. ...
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Being a mom has its challenges, outside of the baby cries, dirty diapers and sleepless nights.. babies get heavy! . . The constant need to bend and lift can be super strenuous on our bodies and then there’s leaving the house which requires transporting these little humans. . . I read ... Being a mom has its challenges, outside of the baby cries, dirty diapers and sleepless nights.. babies get heavy! .
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The constant need to bend and lift can be super strenuous on our bodies and then there’s leaving the house 🏡 which requires transporting these little humans.
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I read a research article about the mechanics and stresses and strains of carrying a car seat, it stated that carrying a car seat is the equivalent to carrying 4 full buckets of paint at once in 1 hand. Which we would clearly never do, yet we don’t hesitate to carry our little ones back and forth multiple times a day.
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Not to mention we typically carry the car seat like a purse on our elbow which is a complex hinge joint not meant to withstand heavy weight.
Not to mention, an elbow carry can be extremely damaging to our neck and spine since it completely shifts our anatomical upright posture to adjust and keep from falling over from the uneven distribution of weight. This can cause neck and back spasms, strains as well as stiffness from over compensation to hold us upright. Remember your body will always compensate. .
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Clearly I could go on for days the side affects on the body, but I wanted to point out how excited I was to get my hands on this little body savor device! .
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I got a chance to learn about the @lugbughandle at a baby expo while I was pregnant and was fortunate to receive one. Being that I treat people for a living it’s important for me to practice what I preach, so I have been really loving the ease and ability to carry my chunky monkey with beautiful upright posture and much easier balance and control. Because it has a nice wide grip it allows the weight to be distributed more evenly and use more full body strength to carry without the awkward position on my elbow (not to mention constant distraction of the joint which will lead to hypermobility and instability)
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We have enough struggle in the home one less stress on the body is great!
Now that I’m finally getting this “mommy’ng” thing down I’m loving all the gadgets to help make life just a little easier. ❤️
#lugbughandle
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 #Repost @daniellehartruns ・・・ • Don’t feel guilty for doing what’s best for you • . . . 47 Mile ...
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#Repost @daniellehartruns ・・・ • Don’t feel guilty for doing what’s best for you • . . . 47 Mile Week at 8 Months Pregnant!!! Staying very dedicated throughout my FitPregnancy journey is my greatest triumph. If you have ever been pregnant, we all know it’s not all roses and rainbows. ... #Repost @daniellehartruns
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47 Mile Week at 8 Months Pregnant!!! Staying very dedicated throughout my FitPregnancy journey is my greatest triumph. If you have ever been pregnant, we all know it’s not all roses and rainbows. .
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As for me, it’s something I thrive on each morning I open my eyes because it’s truly so miraculous that a woman’s body can withstand exercise while carrying a baby even in their last trimester! I never feel guilty because I get it done super early and then do my duties for the rest of the day!
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Walk away from anything that gives you bad vibes. There is no need to explain or make sense of it. It's your life. Do what makes you happy.
8.5 Miles to finish out a strong week 🙌🏼
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I wanna talk real for a minute. Pregnancy is hard. No matter how you slice it and dice it, it’s rough. ...
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I wanna talk real for a minute. Pregnancy is hard. No matter how you slice it and dice it, it’s rough. And it’s okay to talk about it. I know I’ve personally felt bad for “complaining” during pregnancy because it’s supposed to be a joyous time but for me, it’s not very joyous 95% of the time. Dont ... I wanna talk real for a minute. Pregnancy is hard. No matter how you slice it and dice it, it’s rough. And it’s okay to talk about it. I know I’ve personally felt bad for “complaining” during pregnancy because it’s supposed to be a joyous time but for me, it’s not very joyous 95% of the time. Dont get me wrong, I’m excited, grateful and happy but a lot of my pregnancy I feel down. I have the blues and I don’t feel like myself. Honestly, no matter how we go about getting our babies, we all sacrifice a lot to get them into our families. Pregnancy, adoption, surrogacy, foster care- it’s a difficult journey into motherhood. Sharing our heart ache, discomforts and trials allow us to join in each other’s journey and support is sometimes all we need to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
All my pregnancies have been high risk for one reason or another, have come after years of infertility and miscarriage and no matter how grateful & blessed I feel to be carrying this baby, pregnancy is difficult for me. Between the constant worry about miscarriage or the health of the baby to the constant sickness, aches and pains; some days I feel defeated. Maybe because I’m a control freak and I hate that I’m not in control of my hormones/emotions, or my changing body. Maybe it’s the extreme exhaustion and the lack of sleep from discomfort but I wish I enjoyed pregnancy more. This pregnancy has been super hard when it comes to eating. I’ve been extremely nauseous since day 1 and it hasn’t subsided so my appetite is at an all time low. Add in having extreme pain anytime I eat {doing a lot of testing currently to see if I have cholestasis, SOD or pancreatitis- does anyone else have experience with this?}. I love to eat & I can’t wait to get back to enjoying food again! And feeling like myself again. And maybe having pants that fit again. And that will all come while holding a squishy new baby so it’ll be a win-win for me in about 6 weeks! 🎉
I wanna know, what is your #1 eaten food during pregnancy. Whether you’re pregnant now or have been pregnant in the past- did have a go- to food? I’ll share mine in my stories! ❤️
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A postpartum/life update. We are getting settled in our new place in #VirginiaBeach Little A and ...
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A postpartum/life update. We are getting settled in our new place in #VirginiaBeach Little A and I have been doing one hour exploration runs in the morning, lots of unpacking and some sort of walk/exercise when it cools down in the evening. Just trying to make it work. That being said I actually ... A postpartum/life update. We are getting settled in our new place in #VirginiaBeach Little A and I have been doing one hour exploration runs in the morning, lots of unpacking and some sort of walk/exercise when it cools down in the evening. Just trying to make it work. That being said I actually decided to do a weight check. I usually don’t, but I’m just shy of 5lbs below my pre-pregnancy weight! Initially this made me happy, but my body composition and strength have changed a lot since being pregnant. I lost some muscle, which Im slightly ok with. I know sounds ridiculous but I gain muscle and fat faster than most. Plus, I’m not competing for the foreseeable future. I wanted to throw myself into a prep post baby, but reality and priorities didn’t allow. I also gained more fat, obviously because I was carrying a human. So I started my own #postpartum journey and here we are a little over 4 and half months since little man was born. I’m trying to do this journey in phases so it doesn’t seem so overwhelming. Currently I’m in the tighten up/gain strength back phase, but doing it with the little man and enjoying the process. Let’s see where the next portion of this journey takes us. #mommyandme #lifeupdate
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 #FBF! I hated being pregnant <span class="emoji emoji1f629"></span>.. I’m way too vain for pregnancy, but thinking back , this was the happiest ...
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#FBF! I hated being pregnant .. I’m way too vain for pregnancy, but thinking back , this was the happiest time in my life... I was so happy , I was carrying my baby boy! Everybody had to be nice to me . It had its advantages.. I’m oh so happy , I got to do it once and have my prince 🤴️.. #FBF #8MonthsPregnant ... #FBF! I hated being pregnant 😩.. I’m way too vain for pregnancy, but thinking back , this was the happiest time in my life... I was so happy , I was carrying my baby boy! Everybody had to be nice to me 😂😂😂. It had its advantages.. I’m oh so happy , I got to do it once and have my prince 🤴♥️.. #FBF #8MonthsPregnant #Trappin #3YearsLater👩‍👦😘😍♥️
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You continue, “I’m just so done with feeling like this. I’m tired and sore, my feet feel like swollen ...
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You continue, “I’m just so done with feeling like this. I’m tired and sore, my feet feel like swollen sausages! A real mess.” Your voice shakes with high pitch angst. I can feel my body tense as waves of frustration wash over me and all I can think is, but you have a baby inside of you… you won. Inside ... You continue, “I’m just so done with feeling like this. I’m tired and sore, my feet feel like swollen sausages! A real mess.” Your voice shakes with high pitch angst.

I can feel my body tense as waves of frustration wash over me and all I can think is, but you have a baby inside of you… you won.

Inside I scream. I am so done with feeling like this. I am so sore too—from daily injections. I am so tired too—from early morning monitoring and sleepless nights. I am a mess too. I don’t know how much more I can take.

There is no due date for me. There is no countdown or cute infertility ticker.

I muster, “Aww hang in there.” It’s your turn. You order your green tea latte, smile and tell me to have a great day. “You too,” I say. As I watch you walk away with a slight waddle, I dig deep and say, “Hey good luck with everything.” Then I dig even deeper, close my eyes and send warm thoughts your way. I wish you and your baby nothing but joy and health ahead.

Breathe in.
The truth is, I am truly happy for you, but sad for me. I am the infertile woman who you speak to all the time but don’t know. At the doctor’s office, at the gym, in Starbucks, at the bank, at the mall. When my eyes fall upon a pregnant belly, I feel emotions rise inside me. I will pay attention to these feelings. I will send love and light to you, beautiful mother to be. I will wish you nothing but love, to surround you and your growing baby.

I don’t know what your journey to get here has been, maybe you have gone through something similar. Regardless, you are carrying an amazing gift. I hope that when I am pregnant, that this kind of energy and love will fall onto me and my baby.

So, today I will choose love over jealousy. I will choose hope over frustration.

I will send only love your way. It’s what keeps me fighting.

Exhale.
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Keeping with our theme of badass women doing incredible sh*t with barbells. You may remember @rainajb from her dancing deadlift setup that we posted a couple weeks ago. Check out her story about the significance of this deadlift below... #Repost @barbellclubwfc ・・・ Incredible things ... Keeping with our theme of badass women doing incredible sh*t with barbells.
You may remember @rainajb from her dancing deadlift setup that we posted a couple weeks ago. Check out her story about the significance of this deadlift below...
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Incredible things happen under the bar and Raina tells us about her journey to strength.
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#RepostSave @rainajb ・・・ Throw Back Thursday to one year ago, June, when I pulled a VERY special P.R. of 250lbs just a week before I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy, Leo.
What makes this P.R. so special isn’t just that I was nine months pregnant but that it also took me three years to become pregnant. I had three years of failed fertility treatments that led to no where.
My coach suggested that I focused on what my body could do instead of what it couldn’t do.
So I signed up for my first power lifting meet.
To my surprise I found out that I was 6 weeks pregnant the week before the meet.
This made me anxious but I consulted my doctor and she gave me the ok to compete because I had been training consistently and was in the best shape of my life.
Competition day came; I went 8 for 8 missing my final dead lift attempt of 250. I was so upset that missing that weight stayed on my mind for 9 months.
After the competition I wanted to quit lifting.
Clearly it wasn’t “my thing” but my coach said I had to keep on training, not just for myself but for the baby she knew I was carrying.
Week by week I made incremental steady progress on a customized program designed by my coach with the safety of mommy and baby in mind.
I stuck with it, never missing a workout. Right before my due date I got my P.R.- not just for one rep but for three!
Life can be full of struggles but it is important for me to have tools in my life that allowed me to believe in myself.
Leo is a happy and healthy one year old boy who loves to play with barbell 💙. #barbellclubwfc #StartingStrength #healthymoms
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“I worry a lot about not taking as good care of myself as I did when I was carrying Bodie, and I’ve been ...
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“I worry a lot about not taking as good care of myself as I did when I was carrying Bodie, and I’ve been loving any little tools, like @liquidiv, to keep me hydrated. It makes me feel like I’m giving our baby girl a little extra TLC without the luxury of time.” - @motheruntitled @suezhomefaker ... “I worry a lot about not taking as good care of myself as I did when I was carrying Bodie, and I’ve been loving any little tools, like @liquidiv, to keep me hydrated. It makes me feel like I’m giving our baby girl a little extra TLC without the luxury of time.” - @motheruntitled @suezhomefaker and @capenevans give us their best tricks to staying hydrated and healthy while running after their kiddos. Are you mamas taking care of yourselves when out and about with the kiddos? How? 📸 by @stylishhipkids #sponsored by our friends @liquidiv #momonthego #momonthemove #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #momlife #campmom #bumpenvy #pregnancy #pregnant
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⛓🗝⚔️<span class="emoji emoji1f53b"></span> Deepest gratitude to @melcoxrn for carrying ALL of this as well as half a suitcase FULL of ...
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⛓🗝⚔️ Deepest gratitude to @melcoxrn for carrying ALL of this as well as half a suitcase FULL of #herbs from #sanfranciscoherbcompany for our upcoming birth and postpardum needs. I am SO grateful for the support & for all of the super sweet presents! My baby, my family and my yoni thanks ... ⛓🗝⚔️🔻
Deepest gratitude to @melcoxrn for carrying ALL of this as well as half a suitcase FULL of #herbs from #sanfranciscoherbcompany for our upcoming birth and postpardum needs.
I am SO grateful for the support & for all of the super sweet presents!
My baby, my family and my yoni thanks you! (@steamychick!!!) For those of you asking we are renting the po box for one more month and our registry can be found on amazon, (Ashley Albrand).
You can also send small items to Melissa Cox
5432 Geary Blvd #304
San Francisco CA 94121-2307.
The things I actually need are on the registry but I also LOVE your offerings and am grateful to receive your vibrations in all forms.
Thank you for caring about us! We are infinitely grateful!
Bless you family.
I will now address the elusive question I am asked multiple times a day "when are you due"
I don't have one and I don't really believe in due dates. I don't know exactly when we conceived. I know the baby will either be a Virgo or a Libra.
I'm really excited to release this soul from my body & grow it on the outside!
It's SO heavy & walking is tough! I actually think I was bigger with Bhavani!
Hugging and painting your third eye with my cosmic transmissions of late pregnancy love.
May you be blessed
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P.S and thank you to the company @myskyroam for making a device that gives me actual service 😭 leaning my huge pregnant belly out the window to get one dot of service isn't my reality right now. I have what feels like "service in town"
I turn the device off when I'm not using it and even took it in the car and had basically wifi speed connection everywhere I went yesterday. I kinda can't believe it & am wondering if it will really last. Next I will see if I can upload a video to drop box and if so my entire way of creating is about to change & our 12 year dream of facilitating an online membership can happen! Might even try a insta live r now!
Major life goals to create content for my own platform, all fingers fuggin crossed!!!! Gonna post again today from a waterfall. Weeee 💦
Love you!
#pathofdevotion
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So the countdown begins, just under 9 weeks left to go <span class="emoji emoji1f64c"></span> You can see the excitement in my face that there’s ...
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So the countdown begins, just under 9 weeks left to go You can see the excitement in my face that there’s not long left! It has been far from easy but I know it’s going to be worth it . I have had some horrendous comments online that I’m fat!!! Honestly some of them really make me laugh, apparently ... So the countdown begins, just under 9 weeks left to go 🙌 You can see the excitement in my face that there’s not long left! It has been far from easy but I know it’s going to be worth it 💛
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I have had some horrendous comments online that I’m fat!!! Honestly some of them really make me laugh, apparently I should be harpooned 😂😂 I have grown a very thick skin to these bullies and trolls and to be honest they amuse me 😂
I think people need to remember you have no control over your body when you are pregnant, not only are you carrying a tiny human as well as the placenta, your body naturally carry’s lots of water retention to protect the baby and of course swelling. And yeah I’m not going to lie I have eaten more indulgence than what I would normally have done, but I’m not on a diet and trying to enjoy the perks of being pregnant as I’ve had a rough pregnancy, so I could not care less!! I’ve put on over 3 stone and embracing the chunky thighs with it 😂 .
I also get asked a lot if I’m sure I’m not carrying twins.... my reply is “Yes there’s only one baby in there but it’s doubly awesome!!”
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#countdown #mumtobe #pregnant #happybaby #pregnantbelly
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I always imagined the first lingerie pic post Luka would be my pre pregnancy body but better, so reposting ...
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I always imagined the first lingerie pic post Luka would be my pre pregnancy body but better, so reposting this @thirdlove pic was quite the decision. I have been modelling since I was 14, a pretty tender age to put your face and body in a spotlight and deal with strangers’ criticisms. Somehow ... I always imagined the first lingerie pic post Luka would be my pre pregnancy body but better, so reposting this @thirdlove pic was quite the decision.

I have been modelling since I was 14, a pretty tender age to put your face and body in a spotlight and deal with strangers’ criticisms. Somehow I survived multiple agencies (including one where a booker GRABBED MY UPPER THIGH to illustrate where I needed to work on), casual industry racism (a casting in which I was told they specifically said no African Americans- I’m neither African or American, my dude. You’re gonna have to come right out and say no blacks) and a pretty severe eating disorder.
My self worth has long been linked to what other people think of me aesthetically and that is a difficult thing to shed.
But getting pregnant, carrying a baby to term and then pushing her out has really made me rethink some very ingrained things. What do I want Luka to hear from me about my body? Do I want her to hear that I am disappointed by it and maybe lead her to wonder what she thinks of her own body, perfect as it is? Do I want her to believe that a woman’s body is public domain and other people’s opinions should colour how one looks at it? If the answers are no then I have to start with how I view my own body.

So here is this pic by the wonderful @thirdlove Team. This is my body. I have stretch marks from growing tall and wide and then slimmer again, I have cellulite when I eat too much salt (all the time). I work out, I try to be conscious about what I eat, I enjoy wine, I love a dance. This body is no better or worse than yours, it’s just mine. - @eirinieeee #HoneyLoves

#bodyconfidence #bodypositive #postbabybody #veteranmodel
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Inspired by my sister @mumufresh I’m going to tell my industry pregnancy story... The year is 2010 I just got new management was considered for a Grammy in 6 categories and wrapped up the @Hennessy Artistry tour performing along side major signed artist. Charting billboard it was crazy. ... Inspired by my sister @mumufresh I’m going to tell my industry pregnancy story...
The year is 2010 I just got new management was considered for a Grammy in 6 categories and wrapped up the @Hennessy Artistry tour performing along side major signed artist. Charting billboard it was crazy.
I was gearing up for a major 20 city tour with someone I had wanted to tour with forever. When I find out that I’m pregnant. I was 33 at the time despite the fact that my husband at the time and I were in the middle of a separation I said no way I’m not having this baby what if I never get pregnant again. And the circumstances around my pregnancy were ordained to say the least. I was excited happy ready to share my pregnancy with my family and fans. I truly believed it to be a blessing.
I tell my management they pull me from the tour I am heartbroken I wasn’t even showing yet and I was already being made to believe my pregnancy was an inconvenience to my career...And feeling like I was being punished for creating a lifefewas crushed but not defeated... Some folks told me I should hide my pregnancy or promoters wouldn’t book me. So
I called every promoter I could and booked my own tour. Set myself up to bang the stage for the next 8 months a hit any and every stage I could in my tour bus/ @volkswagen beetle drove myself cross country performing until my belly started to hit the steering wheel. 3-4 gigs a month until a was nearly 9 months pregnant. I scheduled photo shoots. Flashed my belly every chance I got my fans and I proved promoters and even my management at the time wrong at every show the support was overwhelming @iamcardib expectant performing moms and artists everywhere you’ve got this don’t let anyone make you feel like your handicap, unable or unmarketable because you are carrying life within you. The truth is you are even more magical.
You are a walking talking miracle. Shout of to all the moms and mommies to be out there engaged in their dreams while carrying one.
And to all the detractors who want to say @iamcardib career is over simply because she’s having a baby. You really don’t know what we are capable of women are the strongest most able creatures on earth
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Today brings me to 27 weeks pregnant! This pregnancy has not been easy but I am still thankful every ...
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Today brings me to 27 weeks pregnant! This pregnancy has not been easy but I am still thankful every day to be carrying this beautiful baby girl #selfportrait #maternity #maternityselfie #pregnancyphotos #reddeer #reddeermaternityphotos #reddeerphotographer Today brings me to 27 weeks pregnant! This pregnancy has not been easy but I am still thankful every day to be carrying this beautiful baby girl #selfportrait #maternity #maternityselfie #pregnancyphotos #reddeer #reddeermaternityphotos #reddeerphotographer
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