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💗TUESDAY JUNE 12 2018💗
I was 7 days late and pretty much already knew I was pregnant... I wasn’t expecting to be pregnant so soon after Graham’s first birthday nor was that “my plan” for baby #5’s debut. I have always said 5 was my perfect number. The truth is I wasn’t ready to let my dream of having a daughter go. For as long as I can remember I’ve always seen myself more as a “boy mom” than a “girl mom” but in the last 5 years there has been a growing desire in me to have a daughter. Not just to have a buddy to go on shopping trips and girly dates with but as I look back at my relationship with my own mom there are holes from my childhood that can never be fixed. There are things I wanted to hear but will never be heard. Through prayer and counseling my heart has found peace and healing. However, A desire for redemption has been growing. A dream to reverse what couldn’t be reversed in my own life.
On this 👆🏼 Tuesday I had to have a little chat with God that would continue for the next 9 weeks. My heart wasn’t ready to be only a boy mom forever and i wasn’t sure I was ready to say “ah I’ll just try again” if #5 was a little boy. I had to counsel myself to a place of joy for a life growing inside. A blessing. An arrow. A warrior. I had to sing “it is well with my soul” over and over again. I had to trust that no matter what this was a time of rejoicing and not sorrow. I would not let disappointment steal my joy or my hope. Dean and I normally announce a pregnancy between 10-12 weeks so I had some time to let God do a work on my heart. I also had some time to look into the gender revealing blood test that could happen as early as 10w1d. Because I already have 4 boys and the chances of having another 1 were high I knew my heart could not handle 10 weeks of public speculation on “will it be another boy?” Especially because the desire to have a daughter is deeper than I can explain. So we made the decision to lip our secret in our hearts until we could do the blood test and then reveal the pregnancy and gender at the same time. 10w5d I had my blood drawn and almost said “cancel the test!” My heart was in knots.
Gorgeous preggo mom with big preggo belly due in December @megnshy #pregnant #pregnantmom #pregnantbump #pregnantbelly #pregnancy #dueindecember2018 #sixthpregnancy #6thpregnancy #babybump #belly #babyonboard #babyontheway #momtobe #momwithbigbelly #preggo #preggo2018 #preggobump #preggobelly #preggomom #bigbelly #bigbump #bigpreggobelly #bigpreggobump #growingbelly #gorgeouspreggo #preggomomwithbigbelly
Gorgeous preggo mom with big baby bump belly due in December @megnshy #pregnant #pregnantmom #pregnantbump #pregnantbelly #dueindecember2018 #6thpregnancy #pregnantagain #babybump #belly #babyonboard #babyontheway #preggo #preggo2018 #preggobump #preggobelly #preggomom #bigbelly #bigbabybump #bigbabybumpbelly #bigpreggobelly #sixthpregnancy
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
I.am.pooped! Im hoping this is still early pregnancy tiredness and not setting the scene for the next 21+ weeks because this is ridiculous!!! Last week I was ok until Thursday afternoon when I crashed...today I felt myself slowly get more and more tired from mid afternoon. My last child was not long collected and sam has sent me upstairs to rest whilst he cooks dinner 😍 thankful he is around and supportive ☺ #secondtrimester #babyfour #sixthpregnancy #exhausted #isitbedtimeyet
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
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