“See you at 2 AM” , matches Logan so perfectly! [ #AD ]
@ParasolCo diapers are soft as cloth, rashsheild protection, super absorbent, chemical free, eco-friendly and hypoallergenic! What more can you ask for in a diaper !?
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we’re all moms, doing the best we can, making the decisions that are best for our families. what works for us doesn’t mean it’s the right way or that it will work for everyone else. yet so many shame those who do it differently 😔 if we focus more on what we have in common than what sets us apart, motherhood becomes a lot less lonelier and a lot more supportive. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #momsunite#doyoumama#youknowbest
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What's an appropriate picture to use when you're about to talk about vaginas? UNSURE, so this is what you get 😆 Alright, as I mentioned earlier, one of my biggest anxieties about birth was how my body would heal after. Since I know a lot of you feel similarly, I thought I'd report back here too! I'm 15 days #postpartum & I have some thoughts... everything looked super normal just a couple days after birth, but it's only been the last 3-4 days that things have started feeling normal again. I was sore & moderately uncomfortable for those first 10 days or so, but nothing that wasn't manageable with some ibuprofen which I took a couple times a day. That went a LONG way, let me tell you! ☝️ Also, I'm just now starting to be able to access my pelvic floor again. I had almost no control over my bladder until the last couple days 😅 If I had to pee, I had to go IMMEDIATELY because I just couldn't hold it. I also couldn't do that thing where you stop peeing mid-way; it was just like those muscles were asleep! But now I can hold it for a liiiittle bit & can almost engage those muscles again-- almost 😉 But I feel like we're getting close, so that's progress!
The whole postpartum journey has been much less traumatic than I expected. It's a healing process, but it's not *as* dramatic as I was told to expect. My theory is that these experiences exist on a spectrum. On one extreme, you have the moms who bounce back immediately with zero complaints or issues. On the other, you have the moms who have horrible, scary experiences that seem to last well beyond those first few weeks. Then you have the majority who fall somewhere in the middle-- that's me, & I suspect that's MOST of you. So if you're afraid of giving birth & everything that comes after, remember that it's most likely you're probably just average, that's a very good thing in this case 😉
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Daphne’s 2nd birthday is around the corner 😭 It’s crazy to think back to this photo and what this body did. I loved being pregnant and the same way I celebrated those extra 35lbs that allowed me to give life I’m going to celebrate the commitment I made to healthier choices last month. I almost didn’t share this because somehow I cared more what people would think (working on that!)
Last month I jumped on the same plan Tyler committed to last year when he wanted to take better care of himself. My body was beat down from pregnancy but he inspired me to not just settle. In my head I thought - well that’s pregnancy, my body will never be the same, I just gotta love self. While I do practice loving myself regardless of weight, I actually wanted to change my habits. I could feel my body pleading with me. It ached. My stomach was always killing me. My energy was awful. When your main focus is taking care of your little one, it’s so easy to forget about yourself.
So last month I said yes for myself. Not for anyone else or some standard society put on me. The flip side of creating healthier habits so far for me is I’m down 13lbs, my body stopped aching, my gut health has improved tremendously, and my back has stopped aching!! 🙌🏼🎉😭 Friends it’s incredible what our bodies can do! ❤️ Can’t wait to say yes to something else I’ve been wanting to do for myself which is train for a 5k. I know I know I’m crazy 🤪 But I guess that’s just the spiral effect of finally saying yes to creating healthier habits. @tylerdeyoung I blame you 😘
Your baby gives you cues to communicate what they need, like when they're hungry, ready to play or when they need to rest. Tips to note from @candokiddo.
Reposting from @candokiddo
👶🏾👶🏻YOUR BABY’S READY TO PLAY CUES 👶🏼👶🏽: Infant experts talk a lot about a “quiet alert state” - that’s the sweet spot of awake and fed and comfortable and ready to engage and learn! 🕵🏼♀️Look for these signs that your baby is ready to play: wide bright eyes 👀looking at you or an object, a relaxed face and hands, movements are slow to medium speed. Before baby gets overstimulated he or she will give you some “all done” cues that you want to try to catch to avoid a full-fledged meltdown😭😭😭 (swipe for video): fast jerky movements, looking away, turning the head away, pushing the body away or even trying to push things away with the arms, cranking or grinding sounds, a tense or grimacing face, or sleepy or hungry cues. Playtimes may be very short ⏰(like 1-5 minutes) and that’s okay. You’ll see your baby have more frequent and longer “quiet alert states” the more his or her brain develops! •
#babycues #quietalertstate #thebaby#1weekold #1monthold#sleepingbaby #babymilestones#milestonebaby #playtimewithbaby#babyplay #busybaby #babyskills#strongbaby #newmom #newmomtips#babytips #firsttimemom #kbnmoms#kidbloggersofig #postpartum#mommysbaby #newparents
A good lunchtime pumping session earlier today 🙏🏽 I’ll generally pump anywhere between 3-7 ounces each side, for a total of 6-14 ounces per pumping session... a lot of which is dependent on how much water I’ve been drinking throughout the day and if I’m staying consistent in taking my prenatal vitamins and my lactation supplements. Before returning back to work, I put a lot of pressure on myself to pump as often as I could, in addition to nursing Kiki, which meant I would pump 4-5 times per day, and left me exhausted by day’s end and heading to bed much too late each night. I’ve loosened up the reins and will now pump ~3 times per day which gives us enough milk for the following day as well as some to add to the freezer stash. Mommin’ ain’t easy! #xoxokiki#firsttimemom#pumpingmom#pumpingmama
#ftm #1sttimemom#1sttimemomma#captainkyrasomwilke#instababies#babiesofinstagram #april2019birthclub
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“You sure it’s not twins in there?” “Why don’t you just have that baby already?!” “Bout to pop, huh?” I hear these comments with increasing frequency as I waddle about the shelter. I must say I’m touched by our homeless population’s concern for me. This is such a funny time, just two weeks away from #queenb’s expected arrival date. (Though she could make me wait even longer! 🤷🏻♀️). I feel incredibly vulnerable, round, swollen, weepy, nostalgic, excited, unsure. I read an article today that described these last few weeks of waiting with the German word “zwischen”, which means between. @kingtuttler and are are in this twilight zone of in-between, one foot in our “before” and the other foot in our “after”. Anxiously awaiting the day where our lives will never be the same. Will it happen tomorrow? Will it happen in a month? No one can predict the when, but we certainly know there will be a when eventually. I resolve to spend this time of transition allowing myself to feel all the feels. The sensation of my daughter poking about as she vies for room against my other organs after I eat. The strange feeling of being superfluous at work as I surrender a large portion of my responsibilities in preparation to come back part time. Savoring the last quiet evenings my husband and I will have at home without bath time and bedtime routines taking over. Acknowledging the complex feelings I have about raising a female in today’s political and social climate. All these feelings I will sit with free of judgment, full of wonder, and doused with gratitude. #38weekspregnant#3rdtrimester#zwischen#waiting#plussizepregnancy#babygirl#septemberbaby#firsttimemom#firsttimedad
Flash cards are popular teaching/learning tools. But to make it more baby-friendly, I added the real deal! So Max can recognise the fruits, both in pictorial and actual forms. It’s just for fun though- not expecting him to name fruits. Actually, I’ve learnt to not expect anything at all. It was better for me (and Max) to just go with it instead of making him learn certain skills. Babies should be playing and in it, they are learning! And of course, he had some to taste (both fruits and flash cards 🙃 #teething)
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Hi friends! 👋🏻 Still over here very pregnant.🤰🏻
Currently focusing on working my home business most days from bed with my feet up, taking care of this growing body, finishing baby prep and spending time with my dad. ❤️ All while we wait for this little man to make his appearance likely in the next couple weeks if not sooner. 🙈 I feel like he's really dropped. Does he look low to anyone else? When I lay down at night I feel like he's planning his escape, pushing on pelvic bone. 😬😂
I have a OB appointment tomorrow so I'm interested to see what's happening in there. 🤔
I'll work on trying to be better at posting and keeping you guys in the loop! But just wanted to pop on and say hi. Hope everyone is having a good week. 🥰
Playing catch up here. Week 13 was a scary one for us. I woke from a nap and was on the phone with my husband when I felt a gush down below. My first thought wasn’t blood but that I may have peed myself. I was mistaken. I went into panic mode. Jason came home and rushed me to the ER. It was a long night and we didn’t leave with many answers. Just that the triplets were fine and that “this sometimes just happens with triplets”. I’ve felt apprehensive about sharing but wanted other triplet mommas to know they’re not alone. Triplet A has low lying posterior placenta which may have been the cause of the bleed. #triplets#expectingtriplets#motherhood#firsttimemom#tripletmom#pregnant#bumpdate#tripletpregnancy#mommysofmultiples#ER
Such a great day at @thebeachesmarket !!!! Thank you everyone that came in say 👋. You made our day 💕 We are already looking forward to the next #marketday 😍💚🙌🏼
2 Stundes vor
“If I know what love is, it is because of you!”
When we decided to try and get pregnant we had no idea what our future held. We waited longer than most do to start a family and most of our family assumed we would just be the coolest Aunt and Uncle out there — but we secretly had other plans!
To our surprise we got pregnant on the first try.
We decided to start trying and then four weeks later a positive pregnancy test. Everything happened so fast so when I found out I was having a miscarriage there wasn’t a lot of emotion, we were just happy to learn that we were able to get pregnant.
Three months later another positive pregnancy test! We were so happy and had more time to process everything, so when I found out I was having another miscarriage we were crushed.
Two miscarriages in four months... not something I ever thought would happen, especially the second one.
What made it even harder was that we weren’t telling anyone that we were trying. While we had each other, I still felt so alone going through the process. I decided to share with a couple people and was surprised how common having a miscarriage is.
How can something so common feel so isolating? Why as women are we afraid to share what is happening?
I made a promise to myself that when I was ready I would share my story in hopes that it reaches one person that may be going through the same pain and for them to know that they are not alone.
So what better day than #rainbowbabyday to start and share my experience as the mom of a 🌈🌈 👶
Aoife was our third pregnancy in ten months and I wouldn’t change a thing. Yes what we went through was hard, but Aoife was meant to be our first child, so much happy and spunky rolled into her 8.5 month personality! .
I truly didn’t know love until she was placed on my chest (I even tell dan that I might love her more than I love him 😝)! .
📷: @erinbrownphotos .