S͠u͠n͠'s͠ o͠u͠t͠, b͠u͠m͠p͠'s͠ o͠u͠t͠ ☀️〰️🤰
Super grateful to live the life of an artist which allows me to have #Mondayfundays every once in a while. Taught yoga, built houses and worked on a comedy pilot this weekend. I'll take a day at the beach to start the week, thank you! Embracing my growing belly, which looks totally different depending on the angle, swipe left to see what I mean. Plenty more beach days in my future. I'll definitely be slowing down a lot more in the next few months and giving myself even more days to relax before baby arrives in July. I'm so thankful I'm feeling good and not experiencing any pregnancy ailments. I know not everyone woman can say this and I don't take it for granted. #pregnancy#24weekspregnant#bumpin#bumpie#babyonboard#BabySeeley#Julybaby#momtobe#californiagirl
WIR HABEN EINE HEBAMME 🙏
wer sich jetzt denkt 'was ist daran so besonders' der musste sich noch nicht zur Sommerzeit ne Hebamme suchen 😏 entweder sind die Damen schon voll, im Zeitraum der Geburt im Urlaub oder aber sie gehen nicht ans Telefon und melden sich auch nicht zurück 🙂, nachdem ich schon fast angefangen habe mich mit dem Gedanken anzufreunden nach der Geburt ohne Hebamme Leben zu müssen, ging endlich eine ans Telefon die weder im Urlaub noch voll war #halleluja (und sympathisch klang sie am Telefon auch noch - Jackpot)! Heute war dann, dass Kennlerntreffen dran und es war einfach super. Wir haben 3 Stunden gequatscht, sie hat mich über unterschiedliche Themen aufgeklärt rund um die Geburt und ihre Leistungen. Zudem hat sie mich noch in ihren Geburtsvorbereitungskurs eingeschleust, eigentlich bin ich nämlich schon viel zu spät dran 🤭. Mein absolutes Highlight des heutigen Tages: ich durfte zum ersten Mal die Herzschläge unserer kleinen Lady hören 😍! Sie fand's wohl nicht so cool wie ich, denn sie hat ständig gegen getreten oder geboxt, aber Mutti ist trotzdem Happy 😁 außerdem hat die Hebamme die Position der Kleinen ertastet und ich durfte auch mal das Köpfchen und den Po fühlen - ach, sie lag da wie ein kleiner Shrimp 🦐
Ein interesantes Thema war heute Akupunktur, besonders Geburtsvorbereitendeakupunktur, hat jemand von euch Erfahrung damit? Ich habe nämlich Angst vor Nadeln 💉 und kann mir deshalb nicht vorstellen sie überall auf mir zu haben 😟 ich durfte mir heute so eine Akupunkturnadel mal anschauen und testen, weiter als die erste Hautschicht hab ich mich aber dann doch nicht getraut 😂 die Hebamme musste auch schmunzeln als ich ihr sagte, dass ich mehr Angst vor dem legen der Kanüle als vor der Geburt habe 😑 sie dachte sich bestimmt nur 'süß, die wird noch ihr blaues Wunder erleben' 😂 also her mit euren Erfahrungen zur Akupunktur ich bin gespannt 🖤
. #preggo#soontobemommy#pregnancy#babyontheway#babybump#julybaby#pregnantgirl#babyboom#babyblog #mommytobe#babybelly#pregnant#mama#liebeimbauch#babyinside#schwangerschaft#hebamme
Just another day slingin’ my babe. We love going to the new waterfront park because it’s right on the flight path for PDX and Oliver LOVES airplanes, it was one of his first words! He can spot them from waaaaaay up in the sky, I love seeing his excitement in experiencing them so close. Also, there are tons of construction vehicles that he likes watching. Sawyer’s happy, well, because he’s always happy. 💕
3321 hour ago
Letzter Ultraschall von unserem kleinen Wunder 👶🏼💙
Alles super, alles zeitgerecht 🥰 1.130g wiegt der kleine Mann nun schon 🤰🏻
Gewunken hat er uns auch ein mal 💙
Beim nächsten Mal wird dann schon CTG geschrieben und die Herztöne gehört 📈
Für uns gehts morgen eine Woche nach Dresden 🏛🎠 Habt einen tollen Abend 🌸
It’s that time of year where you start to see all the “get your body bikini ready!” posts flying around... #cringeworthy 🙈👙 To be completely honest I used to buy into that notion too - HELL - I used the same verbiage in my business! I don’t know if it’s the wisdom that comes with being 30😜 or the pregnancy hormones surging through my body🤰🏼... BUT THE BEACH IS GUNNA GET WHATEVER BODY I SHOW UP WITH!🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 And guess what? You can enjoy your summer, beach days, bikinis, etc - no matter what size your ass is. 🍑 Focus on being CONFIDENT IN YOUR SKIN! That’s a choice you get to make! Make the decision to workout because it makes you FEEL SO DANG STRONG💪🏼, clean up your nutrition because it gives you ENERGY & VITALITY💚... but don’t for one second think that because you have cellulite or thick thighs that you can’t enjoy your summer. Bullshit!🐮 HAPPY and HEALTHY is all you need to rock that bikini! Can I get an AMEN!?🙏🏼 #FULLHEARTSTRONG
630393 hours ago
I read quote on Sunday. It stuck with me. Made me think. “When you start to feel like things should or could have worked out better, remember the mountains and valleys that got you here. They are not accidents, and those moments weren't in vain. You are not the same. You have grown and you are growing. You are breathing, you are living, you are wrapped in endless, boundless grace. There is more to you than yesterday.” Morgan Harper Nichols
Yesterday, we had a maternity photoshoot. At 5pm the heavens opened. Rain and strong winds welcomed us to Somerset West.
But, somehow, we managed to get a few stunning photos and had a great time during the process.
We thought we wanted perfect weather. Instead, with a bit of effort we got a memorable experience. Luck even gave us a perfect rainbow.
Note to self: you don’t always get what you want, sometimes you get what you need.
Even though swapping to cloth nappies saves money in the long-run, the initial investment can be quite off-putting at first. I was thinking we could create a thread here for any special offers or discounts, especially since it's #EarthWeek and #RealNappyWeek and many people might be considering making the change.
Post your finds in the comments (here or on 'Mammy in Madrid' on Facebook) ❤️
Science agrees that Slow, careful weight training while pregnant helps increase stamina and strength ..making it easier to give birth and recover later.. 🥰💪🏻👌🏻🤰🏻
At 6.5 months now i feel out of breath faster so i go slower and use ‘Time under tension’ more with deep breathing in my workouts. Trainer @desmondkzj keeps me safe and in check always. Here we are working out arms, legs and buttocks simultaneously. 🔥🦵🏻🤰🏻Check with your doctor before working out! 🥰
Pregnancy is not my excuse, pregnancy is my reason WHY. I’m not going to lie, more often than not these days you can find me looking at some ice cream and cookies the way Lucy’s looking at me in this picture 😂 I haven’t shown up everyday for my health the way that I was pre-pregnancy, but I do strive to show up the best I can every day while still allowing myself to enjoy this time! It’s not for the results (obviously, since I’m only getting bigger and bigger 🤰🏻), it’s my therapy 💪🏼 Pregnancy is wonderful, but it’s no easy road to go down. My mental health has suffered quite a bit on this journey so far and when I take time out of my day to show up for myself, whether I want to or not, I’m ALWAYS better for it. No matter what excuses we have, we ALWAYS have a choice in our actions and in how we show up in our lives for ourselves and others.
I’m running another online nutrition focused accountability group here soon, and if this sounds like something you need in your life, click the link in my bio, tell me a little about yourself and your goals, and let’s get you started on a path that’s right FOR YOU. Maybe that’s just helping you understand nutrition. Maybe that’s workouts, too. But to get started? You’ve gotta push past your fears and decide YOU ARE WORTH IT. The struggle. The investment. The confidence. The HAPPINESS. You are worth it all. But you’ve gotta believe that for yourself and take that first step. Only YOU can change your life. If not now, then when?
Less than 12 weeks to go & Elton is still trying to figure out what all this fuss is about 🤷🏼♀️
34615 hours ago
We had a 3D ultrasound of the baby tonight! William went so he could see his little brother/sister and when we were leaving, he got mad because the baby didn’t come out. Too soon, bub! 🤷🏼♀️
Y’all, sometimes I don’t want to. Sometimes I give myself every excuse in the book. Sometimes I end up talking myself out of it...BUT NOT TODAY!
I’m doing it for me. I’m doing it for Emery. I’m doing it for my family. I’m doing it for my health. I’m doing it for my sanity.
Yes, there will be modifications. Yes, there will be pauses. Yes, there will be things that I just can’t do right now...BUT will I regret it when I’m done?! Heck no!
So, I may be 26 weeks pregnant, but I’m gonna throw my hair up and get my workout in. ARE YOU?!?
63518 hours ago
😳 3 MONTHS TO BABY'S DUE DATE!😳
27 weeks today and last week in my second trimester. 🤰🏼 My uterus is about the size of a 🏀 with Little Nugget taking up a good amount of that now at the size of a head of cauliflower. .
Baby Baker is clearly a dancer just like their momma and has developed a sleep/awake pattern that luckily doesn't include super late night dance parties. 🕺💃🏼 .
Still SO much to do and starting to realize just how little time we have left until our sweet baby is here. I've never wanted to simultaneously speed up and slow down time like this before! .
As it's #realnappyweek and we've just getting into the swing of things with cloth nappies, I decided to up my game a bit... When I was pregnant, for some reason (I will never know why 😂) I started hoarding Facecloths from @ikeaspain. Up until now, we've been using @aqua_wipes which are biodegradable and plastic-free, but I still hate the amount of waste that we're creating.
Yesterday I cut up the Facecloths, and then made a solution of water, witch hazel, a little @burtsbees baby oil and a few drops of tea tree oil. I just put it into a lunchbox with some cloths and drained off the excess.
Et voilà, our own homemade wipes! Let's see how we get on with them 😊
47321 hours ago
He still has no clue he is going to be a big brother. Even though I pray every night for "the baby in mommy's belly" to him. 😂🤰been visiting my family in Omaha, and the weather has been on point! Love sunny days! 🌞
66321 hours ago
Morgen sind es noch genau 10 Wochen bis zum errechneten Geburtstag des Bauchzwergs - wie die Zeit vorbeirauscht Wahnsinn!
Am Freitag ziehen wir um. Bis dahin und die Woche danach wird es noch mal richtig anstrengend. Aber dann gehören die letzten Wochen und Tage der Geburtsvorbereitung💜
Wie war das bei Euch und wie erging es Euch die letzten Wochen?
I hate uncertainty. I hate not having control over situations or my life. It gives me so much anxiety and it’s something I’ve been dealing with the past 7 months. Breaking up with my boyfriend Jake and then finding out I was pregnant was not the plan. (P.s. We are back together and happier than ever. Sometimes you just need to be friends first!) Losing control over my body and not being able to do much while pregnant was not the plan. Having my emotions run rampant for 6 months and never being sure of what I was feeling was real or hormones was not the plan! I had spent the last 3 years of my life getting healthy and fit both physically and mentally and having to watch that all crumble because my life was now following a very different path has been the biggest mind fuck. It took me 6 months to finally feel like I could find myself at the end of this pregnancy again. By making plans and setting a course for our future. By trying to manifest all the positive things I want in my life into fruition. I have 12 weeks till my official due date and I’ve never been more excited and anxious for anything in my life. He could technically come at anytime now and that is a crazy concept to me! It’s easier to imagine and feel like I can do this because I know I’ll have the support I need from my family, Jakes family and Jake. My entire life is one big NEW BEGINNING right now. New job, moving in a few months, becoming a new mom, new priorities, new path in life. I’m learning to embrace it all instead of run away from it. To trust it’s going to be great even if I can’t see the finish line.
Also wow am I ready to start working out again as soon as baby’s out and I’m cleared! I’ve never missed being and feeling strong and fit in my life! Even though I’ve only gained 11 pounds so far in 7 months, my entire body has lost all its muscle so things look drastically different! Already have plans to make this a family activity 😜 #pregnant#pregnancy#feelinglikeapotato#baby#babyboy#newmom#fitmom#iwillbefitagain !! #whydoesitfeellikemyhipsarebreaking ? #pregnancyishard#2moremonths#julybaby#babykicks#hesastronglittleone !