Hi everyone! I’m pregnant! So happy to finally share this news with you! My baby is due in the spring so I’m already in my third trimester. Life is beautiful! #pregnant#thirdtrimester
1,6129014 March, 2019
This bump is proof that it is entirely possible to be in love with someone you haven’t even met yet. I feel like I’ve been preparing for a blind date for 8 months!
I was technically 34 weeks + 6 days when I posted this on Facebook but who is counting? 🙋🏼♀️ Jaxon is measuring 11 days ahead so he is closer to a papaya than a basketball hoop anyways. 🤷🏼♀️ His movements are getting stronger, especially his long legs up in my rib cage... and even though it takes my breath away at times, I love knowing he is safe (and squished) in there!
35 days to go until our due date and we are getting giddy with excitement to meet our little miracle. ⋒
We did something absolutely beautiful and terrifying today. Welcome to the world Dallas Rose.
1,07016119 March, 2019
With all of the changes that happen to your body after having a baby, it's a process to learn to love your new shape. This can be especially challenging with breasts, because we all know how nursing can change the shape of your nipples and breasts. We have been there.
If you start to feel down about the shape of your breasts after nursing your baby, try to remind yourself that you finally got to use them for their intended use, and that's a wonderful thing.
Repost @underthehood_podcast. Image @stellamariabaer.
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3,8023,66010 hours ago
Why are you afraid to show up? Really ask yourself that.
I get so many messages weekly asking me how I’m “confident” enough to show up in my stories talking to the camera or share photos of myself for the world to see. To me it’s second nature. So oftentimes when people ask for advice on how to be confidently themselves online without feeling weird about it, at first I don’t know what to say. Because it DOES come natural to me.
But I slowly realized there’s something I inherently don’t care about that a lot of people get hung up on... the fear of being seen. The fear of rejection. The fear of looking like a fool in front of everyone.
So why do SO many of us not show up for the world in the way we were meant to? Because ultimately we care too much about what others will think of us.
So here’s a lil page from my book that hopefully helps you today:
I genuinely don’t care what people think of me. I don’t care if I get weird comments on my dancing videos. I like to dance, so I dance. I don’t care who sees my pimples when I show up in my stories with no makeup on. Because the value of showing someone out there that REAL is so much better than perfect is more valuable to me than someone thinking, “wow she looks bad.”
Anytime I feel self conscious + doubt whether or not I should show up... I think about that young girl out there who follows me. I think about how I can be a positive influence to HER. I stop thinking about me & my insecurities. And instead think, “if I can show up boldly as God created me to be, maybe I can teach her she has the power to do the same.”
So friend, get out of your own head. YOU have the power to decide what kind of influence you want to have on the world. And when you second guess + doubt your awesomeness + hide... you completely ignore your power to be a positive influence on someone else. ❤️ Show up. Even if your knees shake. I promise you, you DO have the power to make a difference. You first just have to get over yourself to do it. 😉
If this inspired you, tag 3 friends in the comments you want to share it with. Let them know there’s beauty in showing up boldly & imperfectly themselves. ❤️
Igår den 20/3 kl 20:45 kom vår älskade prinsessa ut efter en lyckad igångsättning.
Hon väger 2850gram och är 48cm lång 💗
Allt gick fort men vi mår alla så bra och ser framemot att träffa storebror nu 🙏🏼
Last week I was knee deep in postnatal mental health information and research. It’s such an important topic (duh, that’s why I created this business) but something felt off. It took me a moment until I realised that I was just reading about RISK and THREAT and was starting to think from a place of fear. Does everyone realise how high the chances are of developing PND or PNA? While knowing risk is SO important for those creating policy and allocating funding, it can feel pretty disempowering. Do we all just sit tight, vigilantly watching for signs and nervously judging our thoughts and behaviours? I say NOPE, because what I was ignoring in that moment was that the postnatal period is a vulnerable time, full of potential… it can be terrible, yes, AND it can be incredibly healing and peaceful and GOOD. There are many contributing factors determining this beyond our control (hello genetics), and yet do you know what makes a huge difference that we can do something about? Support. Non-judgmental emotional support. Practical support. Something most cultures across the world make sure a new mother gets, because it is SO IMPORTANT and allows nature to works its magic (bonjour oxytocin, the love and joy hormone) and make this time truly wonderful. And what if things aren’t wonderful, and in fact very very hard? Well, imagine doing that without support! No actually don’t, what a distressing thing to imagine.
So gather the troops and set them to work, supporting you after the birth of your baby. It might be choosing professionals like me*, and/or family and friends and local resources. Planning for what happens AFTER birth is the very best gift you can give yourself and your baby. *I offer intensive postnatal support across Australia, or online consultations for planning your postnatal period and local support team.
Still haven't put everything on the walls 😂
And whilst I'm at it... Hospital bags aren't packed, so tell me.... What do you pack in your hospital bag?? I can barely remember my last one!!!
Keep in mind I won't be experiencing labour or natural birth, I'll be having an elective c-section ❤
5352 hours ago
The only thing keeping me sane these last few weeks of pregnancy is the fact it’s almost over, almost time to hold my precious little baby, and almost time for all the strains and pains of being pregnant to be replaced with all the strains and pains of recovery from another cesarean 🙈
so excited to have a single pram again, since the older two walk everywhere or demand to sit in a trolley 😅 the “mattress topper” is actually the little mattress out of the @aldiaustralia Bassinet/seat rocker I got when I was 2 weeks pregnant! Whatever works 😂
BABY TIME ✨
Each time I make this blend, it’s such a special feeling 💗 knowing that it is going to support a mumma through such an exhilarating time, + play a part in an incredibly special and life-changing experience - the birth of a new baby ✨
This aromatherapy blend is a beautiful combination of jasmine, frankincense, lavender, clary sage, jojoba + coconut oil. I chose these oils specifically for their properties in assisting with relaxation, pain relief, and supporting the progression of labour 🍃
An all natural, plant based remedy + the perfect addition to your hospital bag for ALL types of birth 💗
1712 hours ago
“Be more of you, less of them” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Your smile shines the brightest when you are the happiest. Let them not tell you otherwise!
2512 hours ago
Confused about what to register for? Ya you are, because it's freaking overwhelming! Hoping to make it easier for you by sharing what we couldn't have lived without the first few months and why! So, whether you are up at 2 am looking to order things because you are suffering from pregnancy insomnia or breastfeeding, take a scroll! Newborn Baby & Expectant Mother Must Haves ⠀
https://hungryhobby.net/newborn-baby-expectant-mother-must-haves/ (link in profile)
I haven’t felt that I have had much to post over the last couple of days because I haven’t felt like my typical “silver lining” and positive self. I have felt more anxious, tired, and just over the pain of third trimester. I have been waking up every hour and having to sleep half of the night sitting up because everything hurts. And honestly, I felt like who really wants to hear that? But that’s the thing about Instagram... everyone paints a pretty picture. We tend to highlight our good and then we feel bad when we have any of those negative feelings. But this is real motherhood. This is real life. So I am just throwing it out there that if you have been in a funk for a few days, it’s okay. If you aren’t feeling like yourself, it’s okay. If you are feeling grateful but also exhausted, it’s okay. I think it’s SO important to uplift others and yourself. But it is also important to check in and be real that maybe it’s been a rough few days. After all, we are only human and it isn’t always rainbows and sunshine everyday. But tomorrow is always another day! 🙌
Getting some much needed relaxation this evening after supporting a POWERFUL birth today. Mommas, doulas, partners - this is your reminder to take the time to REST. Self care is important! You can’t pour from an empty cup❤️
Cooking was not even on my radar tonight, so I made this last meal a good one and got a veggie bowl from @chipotle! It’s also the only thing that’s sounded halfway decent these last few weeks, unless you count Girl Scout cookies and/or any kind of Easter candy! 🤣
How many times have you said ‘One Day?’
Maybe you’ve said:
‘One day I’ll focus on my health’
‘One day I’ll make myself a priority’
‘One day I’ll learn more about natural solutions’
Well what if ONE DAY was TODAY!? And what if TODAY was DAY ONE of a new type of lifestyle?
Today can be the first day of a new and empowering health journey for you. Where you turn to natural solutions that are cheaper, more effective and safer than the traditional options you’re using. A life where you reduce toxins and chemicals and provide the very best for yourself & your family!
Ok, now come in close sweet friend... today IS your ‘Day One’ and I’m here and ready to guide, teach and show you how to live a healthier, happier life.
💝 I have a handful of extra special starter kit bundles all set to go for the next 5 people ready to jump into using essential oils. Message me ASAP for details, pricing and specials! You don’t want to miss out on this 💝
Recently a coworker (completely innocently & kindly) asked me how much weight I had gained in my pregnancy. I explained to her that I don’t get weighed routinely at my prenatal visits due to my history of disordered eating & body image. But it got me thinking: what have I been so afraid of?
I’ve grown so much in confidence in my body through pregnancy. It has been one of the most challenging & rewarding times as I’ve learned more & more about intuitive eating, movement, and trusting my body to do exactly what it needs for my little dude to grow, & in order to hopefully provide for him afterwards too.
So after two days of thought & prayer, I stepped on a scale. And it was liberating. I felt so free & at peace with the number I saw. I can truly say I have never been more overjoyed to be in my body, stretch marks & all. Because this body is growing a human, something not every woman has the privilege to experience, & something I once feared I would never be able to do. And with each passing day I’m only more grateful.
6483 hours ago
Feeling like this baby doubled in size this last week😳
Into the home stretch now so let the decorating and sorting of babies stuff begin. I’ve been nesting so bad so it’s been killing me not being able to get this stuff organised 🤣 but we just re done our whole bedroom Reno including our en-suite and walk in robe. Including brand new floor boards 😍 it’s been a big job but now the fun stuff can start decorating and styling 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 the start of the babies corner 🥰 #pregnant#renovation#bedroomreno#thirdtrimester#31weeks#9weekstogo#babygirl#prettythings
New Launch | Twin it: Me and Mini-Me ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Matching sets are back! Adding more matching sets because two is better than one. Grab them now before they run out!
2914 hours ago
“Jesus seemed to say, that all we would need to do is scrape together the pieces of our lives that had fallen on the ground, bring those pieces to Him, and He would start using them.” - Bob Goff⠀
AMEN TO THAT! Those “pieces on the ground” can look so different for all of us. . .⠀
In different times of my life I’ve been plagued by anxiety, overcome with sugar addiction and binge eating, trapped in self doubt, lost in a struggling marriage. Those things at one point were my “pieces of the ground”. I had two choices: sweep them under the bed and pretend life was fine OR bring the pieces to Jesus and ask for help and restoration...
I now allow this little platform to be a way for Jesus to use those restored pieces. I share my struggles and story with you all so that they may encourage or inspire someone reading. There’s always someone who can relate to your story!⠀
What pieces of your life do you still need to bring to Jesus? What redemptive story has the Lord worked in YOUR life that you should be sharing with others? Be a light friends!⠀ #bealight#restored#wcw#yourstorymatters ⠀
I’m finally getting a break from my morning sickness and feeling better!! Our doctors apt went great this week and I’m finally gaining some weight and the little man is growing strong and right on track! 💪🏻
I scheduled the rest of my doctor appointments and it’s so crazy to think I only have a few more and he will be here!😍🤗
2624 hours ago
Finally a positive update: I am very stable at the moment have have been for a few weeks now. I am feeling better mentally and physically, enough that I am now allowed very controlled (small) resistance exercises and short walks. This is HUGE and amazing news for me. I am getting IV fluids every other day now and that and the strict medication regime are keeping me happy and (relatively) healthy. I found out I am allowed to try a V birth, which makes me very happy as we were originally worried about my chronic fatigue affecting labor and thought we would need a c-section. My kidneys are functioning very well and my anemia is under control, in addition I have gained back 20 of the 40 pounds I’ve lost during this pregnancy. Baby E is growing like crazy and very very healthy. I have more testing to be done next week but we really are in the home stretch now! #hyperemesisgravidarum#pregnancy#thirdtrimester#happynews
Helping me keep my water intake up one teabag at a time💧especially important in this heat! Naturally flavoured, no artificial colours or flavours and the perfect way to keep hydrated when you have trouble drinking plain water. Just drop the teabag into cold water, wait 3-5 minutes and enjoy ❤️ #LivenUpYourWater#TwiningsAU#ColdInfusions