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Something that I have re-learnt over the years (the hard way), is that sometimes that no matter how much you want something, life isn’t always fair. I’ve been happy, I have been sad, I have been content and I have been full of rage. With this IVF cycle I got updates of my embryos growing so I just knew that I had to ask one of my favourite ladies @parke__avenue to make this special print for me “just in case”. Once she is back from maternity leave I’ll be adding an ultrasound print to my collection 😍
#babynumber2 #sixthpregnancy #watercolor #watercolourprint #rainbowbaby #thatsourbaby #embryopicture #babysfirstpicture #ttcjouney #infertilityjourney #babywells #dreamcometrue #momentsintime
Menghitung hari menjelang persalinan...
Properti Abang Kakak ini bakal dipakek "adek bayi" sebentar lagi (in shaa Allah)
Sekian tahun gak punya asisten rumahtangga bikin bumil belajar bebenah, menyusun segalanya sendiri di tengah kerempongan kehamilan di usia yang "secantik" ini 💅💋
Mamak mamak rempong emang harus terus memupuk sabar dan belajar ikhlas yaa... apalagi yang sudah lama gak ngurusin perintilan bayi seperti ini. Bahkan nyaris lupa 😂
Intinya hidup harus dibawa hepi, bikin suasana hepi biar hati juga hepi, meski sering dihadapkan pada situasi yang gak nyaman, "noise noise" yang gentanyangan dan suka muncul tiba-tiba 😅😅 (makhluk apa itu? Haha)
Bismillah semangat menjalani kehidupan pasca persalinan dan menyusui lagi... Mohon do'a dari para mamak di seantero jagad IG 💪💪🙏🙏
Dan selamat berpuasa di hari ke 10 bulan suci Ramadhan, semoga kita bisa terus memperbaiki kualitas diri dan iman. Aamiin
Was a little bummed out yesterday, I was suppose to have my first ob appointment but they had to cancel. I have to wait another few days till I can finally get that confirmation (although I don’t doubt that I am definitely pregnant) and see the little bean. Oy vey, it is what is. I was able to get my new huge mirror. Perfect for #mirrorpics .
#disappointment #whatcanyado #momlife #messybun #bellybandit #pregnantlife #pregnantproblems #sixthpregnancy #catholicfamily #catholicmom #largefamilylife #8weekspregnant
Can you believe I’m 19 weeks pregnant on Thursday! This pregnancy is flying by! Tonight’s video is live and it’s a maternity haul and try on, link is in my profile and stories! I hope you enjoy it 💕 #mumlife #pregnancy #sixthpregnancy #thirdbaby #babynumberthree #instamum #ukmums #mummyvlogger #maternityshoot #maternitydress #maternitystyle #pregnancystyle
Why do I take pictures and video of myself exercising??
For me. No one else but me. I use it as a way to hold myself accountable. I use them to watch my progress. I use them to check my form (avoiding injury). I use them to help motivate myself.
You might think I’m self-motivated. I’m NOT. Not at all. These little pictures and videos help remind me that I CAN push play. That I HAVE developed good habits. It helps push me through each day to push “play”.
Ada makhluk mungil yang berlindung di dalam rahimmu, sesekali menggelitik halus seperti meminta perhatian... memberi semangat kepadamu, seolah mengajarkan untuk selalu bersyukur bahwa "engkau telah kembali dipercaya untuk merawat dan membesarkanku, maka kelak ajarkanlah aku banyak hal tentang hidup dan kehidupan, Bunda" 💗
#20thweeks #sixthpregnancy #preggomom #sabr #shukr #grateful
Ultrasound of the peanut. •
I knew this ultrasound was coming. It wasn’t super serious but it could have been. It was depending on how this ultrasound went. I’d put it out of my mind as much as I could to be honest. When I have no control sometimes that’s best. •
Thankfully all is fine. Feeling lighter, less worried, lucky, and thankful. •
#pregnant #thirdbaby #thirdtrimester #sixthpregnancy #parenting #motherhood #patience #love #relief
Officially in the second trimester now! Feels surreal! Finally feeling back to myself again, which I am beyond grateful for. Found a few supplements/drinks that have made me feel brand new, found the energy to start working out again, & have even discovered an ice cream I can eat every day without guilt! (@halotopcreamery for the win) I'd say it's been a good week or so! 😜
#healthypregnancy #fitpregnancy #sixthpregnancy #Ifeelaliveagain #nomorepuking #icecreamallday #motherhood #secondtrimester #babybump #mondaymotivation
When your legs start throbbin'...Mickey Mouse & a snuggle toddler to the rescue!! 📺 These third pregnancy, third trimester varicose veins are intense!! 🙈 I've been wearing thigh high compression stockings for months, drinking tons of water, elevating my legs when I can...but man, sometimes my legs just throb (my workouts are about the ONLY time they don't hurt)! 😩 Good thing Sadie is our last...can't imagine what would happen with another pregnancy...😳 #letsblamethisonmyagetoo #preggoproblems #gettingscarydownthere #amapregnancy #sixthpregnancy #thirdgirl #lastpregnancy
Happy New Year! I'm starting my 34th week of pregnancy! Wow! I can't believe our little peanut will be here in about 6 weeks! I can't believe the carpal tunnel has subsided so much, especially in the third trimester! What a huge blessing that is to me. I do have typical pregnancy pains and discomforts; but I'm choosing to focus on the miracle that is growing a human. Incredible!
I know the gender of the baby, but my husband wants it to be a surprise, so my lips are sealed. We still haven't agreed on names yet 🙈. Any suggestions?
About 8 weeks ago we confirmed that we were expecting baby #3. I knew before but was in denial. To be real honest here, I was terrified to be pregnant again. I took the test and laid back down in bed. I rolled to my left side and said a little prayer. I know praying isn't for everyone, but I hope it's ok to share. God knows I haven't been the most faithful Christian but I do have a lot of faith!
-I prayed that this would be a "viable pregnancy"... even though I don't really love that term.
-I prayed to have more faith. -I prayed to have comfort in knowing that this is out of my hands and in His.
-I prayed for a sign.
When I was done with my little prayer, I saw this... something that I had never noticed before. In that moment a little bit of peace washed over me. #maybaby2017 #rainbowbaby #sixthpregnancy #weektwelve +4days
Holy yumminess!! Made myself some oatmeal peanut butter bars from the "Food for life" THM equivalent cookbook. Iced with a 1/2 fat cream cheese, peanut butter, and butter icing! Talk about rich and satisfying! Pregnancy is a great time to embrace those crossovers of both fats(peanut butter, butter, cream cheese)and carbs(oatmeal), in moderation, of course.
#THM #trimhealthymama #oatmealpeanutbutterbars #crossover #healthychoices #healthychoicesmatter #healthypregnancy #trimhealthypregnancy #thmpregnancy #sixthpregnancy #sugarfree #guiltfree #glutenfree #sugarfreepeanutbutter #xylitolsweetened
During my third pregnancy I had a major peanut butter and chocolate craving, consistently through out the pregnancy. Because I had not come upon the "Trim Healthy Mama" lifestyle, I did some major damage wth one too many stops at DQ and Menchies.🙈
With this, my sixth pregnancy, this particular craving has been reawakened with a vengeance. The difference now is I know how to fulfil it, in a healthful way.
Reese's peanut butter cup protein shake has been my bedtime snack the past two nights. Sugar free peanut butter, cocoa powder, truvia/stevia combo to sweeten, almond milk and coconut oil...just listing off the ingredients makes me drool.
Did an hour of yoga(man my body needed those stretches), drank my shake, and now am soaking in a lavender bubble bath.
#THM #trimhealthymama #healthychoices #healthychoicesmatter #sshake #reesespanutbutterprotienshake #sugarfree #steviasweetened #noguilt #healthysolutions #fufillyourcravings #thmpregnancy #trimhealthypregnancy #guiltfree #sixthpregnancy #twentyoneweeks #secondtrimester #foodfreedom
The bathing suit shows all.
There's no hiding this bump when wearing it!
Making it a priority to swim lengths for an hour once a week when I'm in town for my violin lessons!
#THM #trimhealthymama #healthypregnancy #activepregnancy #healthychoices #healthychoicesmatter #pregnantandswimming #secondtrimester #babybump #nineteenweeks #babymartin2017 #sixthpregnancy
I struggle the most to stay motivated in my fitness life when pregnant. It's incredibly motivating when you're consistently seeing numbers go down on the scale, but what about when they're consistently going up(as they should be)? Will I keep going, knowing I am doing the best thing I can for my baby and my body? When it is no longer about weight loss, but nourishing a life and keeping my muscles strong while at it. I know my body will benefit all the more from staying disciplined through this season of my life, yet I still have to pep talk myself into it everyday.
Any ladies out there have favourite home workout DVD's for when pregnant? My P90X 2 is starting to get a little challenging with my growing belly. 😁
#THM #trimhealthymama #secondtrimester #sixthpregnancy #healthypregnancy #healthychoicesmatter #healthychoices #staymotivated #pregnancyfitness
#Pregnant #lady #meltdown Number 3 (today): this was #chicken, not #croutons. I swear, if this is #PMS it's the worst I've ever had it. Freaking croutons. All I wanted was some damn croutons. 20 minute #hysterical #crying jag over some gorram croutons. #maybebaby #possiblypregnant #sixthpregnancy #fivemiscarriages #recurrentmiscarriages #recurrentloss #possible #pregnancyafterloss #miscarriage #pregnancy
While on #bedrest because #maybebaby I managed to knock over my #BigGulp full of #icedtea. Then had a #pregnant lady #meltdown and cried so hard I ran into the bathroom. Dutiful #husband helped clean it up off of my laptop and crochet while I melted down in the bathroom and almost needed a cuddle. Once I was calmer, I got my cuddle, new tea, and put back to bed. Being pregnant and #ChronicallyIll is not for the faint of heart! #PrayForMe #StickyBabyThoughts #fivemiscarriages #sixthpregnancy #recurrentmiscarriage
Doc and hubby put me on #bed #rest for the next week. Might be cooking something and the fear is that it will slip out if I don't lay up. So I have my laptop, some books, some notebooks, and a constant supply of tea being brought to me. If you're Jewish, please daven for Rivka Ariella bat Reut Ester. If you're not Jewish, please pray for Katlin Kagan. May this one be the one that sticks and may there be good news next week when I can test. #MaybeBaby #TTC1 #ttcjourney #ttcfor2yrsplus #sixthpregnancy #fivemiscarriages #PleasePrayForMe
Ephraim's fifth birthday is today (or sixth, if you count the day he was born) and I have been pregnant for four of them--or five, if you count that I was pregnant with him until 4:27 p.m on Feb. 11, 2011.
And sometimes I wonder why I'm tired... In the past few months I've finally owned up to the season I'm in and have begun to adjust my expectations appropriately. Not lower them--change them. Reassess. Because holding onto the ideals I had when I had no children, one child, two children makes as much sense as squeezing into my pre-pregnancy pants when I'm 35 weeks pregnant. Not pretty, and seriously uncomfortable.
It's a season. I love it and I'm embracing it.
Pregnancy update (because you wanted to know, right?) 😁
Hematology appointment yesterday wasn't the greatest. Platelets have been over 100K this whole pregnancy (super high for me!) but suddenly dropped to 52K this visit. 😣
So looks like it's likely I won't be allowed an epidural again, wheee! Not that I've ever had one, but you know, the option is nice.
Anyway if they're lower next week they're going to admit me and do IVIg, which I've never had. Anyone have experience with this? I'd appreciate a comment or DM.
35-weeks-and-half! I was induced at 37 w 1 d with Ephraim due to low platelets. These last few weeks sure do get interesting. #elviekathryn