Are you and your partner ready to be a strong birth team
We have just 3 spots remaining for our Couples Birth Preparation Workshop next month and we'd love you to join us!
Tag a pregnant couple who would appreciate this! ❤
When: Saturday 10 November 2018
Time: 1:45pm - 4:45pm
Where: Carlingford Uniting Church
Do you love your Pregnancy Yoga classes but wish that your partner could learn birth skills too, so you can be a strong team on the big day
This 3-hour hands-on workshop is a blend of Yoga, Birth Education and Couple Relaxation. It is packed full of useful information and practical techniques to help you and your partner have a positive birth experience.
During the workshop you will: * Learn natural birth skills, including breathing techniques and active movements for birth * Practice ways your partner can support you during your pregnancy and labour, including massage, acupressure points, partner yoga and natural pain relief * Bond with your partner through some fun partner yoga (laughs guaranteed!) * Bond with your baby bump * Relax deeply and enjoy some simple, guided meditations
The workshop is led by Caroline Bagga (that's me!) mum of 3 children and Founder of Mother Nurture Yoga and Kerren Sharon, mum of 4 children, Midwife and Prenatal Yoga Teacher.
It's totally accessible to all - including partners who've never set foot on a yoga mat before!
Your investment: $110 per couple, includes handouts and afternoon tea.
If you don't have a partner, you are welcome to bring a birth support person, friend or relative.
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Our little one rocking some moccs + her “tree hugger” onesie like no one’s business.
Pumpkin patch but make it hipster 💃🏼
I don’t talk much about beauty or skincare on my Instagram but I am truly obsessed with @tmlessbeautybar face masks! I tried my first mask after receiving it in my @bumpboxes a few weeks ago and I knew I was hooked ✨ They have four masks including their newest, Wine Down! ♥️ If you need me I’ll be here 😉 Enjoying my self care time before a VERY exciting day tomorrow!
Esta semana sabremos el sexo de nuestro bebé.
Estoy muy muy muy emocionada pues lo estamos haciendo un poco diferente a cómo lo hicimos cuando estaba embarazada de LEVI que lo dejamos de sorpresa hasta el día que nació.
Este embarazo ha sido muy diferente al primero. Para empezar me han salido barritos en la cara que a diferencia del embarazo con Levi sentía mi cara muy tersa! Se me ha caído el cabello a montones que con el primero se me sentía mucho y brillante. Me han durado más las náuseas, me he sentido más irritable, he teñido antojos raros, ya me volvieron a salir las varices 🤦🏻♀️ entre otras cosas.... La mayoría de las mamás que tienen más de un bebé dicen que TODOS los embarazos son diferentes.
Otros dicen que como mamá uno siente que sexo será y con mi primer embarazo, el 90% del tiempo sentía que sería Niño. En este embarazo siento un 60% que será niña aunque hay mas posibilidades que sea un Niño pues ya tuvimos uno.... 🤷🏻♀️ Ya veremos!! Estoy emocionada si es Niño o niña!!
Quien esta emocionada (o) por saber!!
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#bumpdate. Still looking like I ate too many burritos. But last dr appointment the baby had a strong loud heartbeat so all is well with baby &I. It’s always a relief! 3 more weeks till we find out what you are!! 💖💙 #17weekspregnant
36 weeks || now for the real question, will there be a 40 week photo (I think yes 😭)
Behind the scenes of today’s #bumpdate picture... 😂😂 I had to sit back as soon as I took the picture because I couldn’t breathe!! This belly is round and out there!! I can’t believe there is only 9 weeks left until we meet this little one... #babybump #imbeingkicked #whattoexpectwhenexpecting
Seriously considering being a watermelon for Halloween this year 🎃
Preparing for mom life is fun ☺ I'm just running errands, going shopping for baby stuff and just enjoying these days while I can. 🧡
Getting our cool down on after a great parking lot workout! Rock Hard Faith fit club goes down every Monday night! & Tonight my pregnant booty ran the workout! It felt so good getting back out there and seeing everyone work so hard!
been MIA for the last two days since getting back to TX. & by MIA I mean haven’t left the couch for anything but getting food + doing 17392 loads of laundry 😂
Barrett and I both came home with a cold but we somehow managed to get ourselves together enough to build everything in little man’s nursery! he officially owns more outfits than B and I combined & the reality that he’ll be here in 50 days is definitely sinking in 💙 here’s a pic of me looking put together while I’m currently wearing my husbands clothes & baking blondies for dessert! #reallife
Still coming off the high from this weekend. Celebrating my best friend of twenty three years and the little miracle growing inside her. 🤰Thank you for letting me be the hostess on this special day @greta1011. I can’t wait to meet your sweet baby girl come December.
May not have gotten our act together for a 30 week photo shoot but we managed to get to the beach for a 31 week shoot! 🌊 Hoping to get my hair done and do a “fancy” one soon and share the gender and a couples one with @pullingageographic! ☺️ So little time left! Eeeeek! #31weekspregnant #canon5dmarkiii #50mm
Left: Exhausted, unmotivated, living off ramen and “lean” pockets and cheap vodka, running 6 days a week with no results, no confidence, about to graduate college with absolutely no idea what to do, but knew deep down I wanted to incorporate my love for fitness.
Right: 7 years later, using my love for fitness to help others stay motivated, learning something new about nutrition + the way my body responds to food every day, toning and gaining muscle from my spare bedroom, confident in leading a team of BA women who are changing lives + changing their futures one day at a time.
Come hear our full stories tomorrow in our behind the scenes of coaching! Link in bio!
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Pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread, check, check, and CHECK. 😋 Being pregnant in the fall is my JAM. What to whip up next #pumpkineverything #itswhatsfordinner
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A little late posting this one but he's officially a canteloupe 💙
Forgot to post a #bumpdate this weekend, but WE ARE SO EXCITED.
Our GIRL (still getting used to that 😭) is doing very well! She weighs a whole pound and she’s growing so fast! She likes to kick Mommy when I want to go to sleep and those kicks are becoming more powerful as each week goes by. We saw her bones and organs in an ultrasound a few weeks ago and the doctor said she’s right on track!
Mommy is obsessing over all things “girly” and wants to buy all of the dresses and bows and shoes in existence. I’m learning that pregnancy is the most exhausting, challenging, changing, AMAZING thing ever and I’m loving every moment of it.
Daddy is over the MOON for our girl. I knew I couldn’t wait to see Adam be a dad, but I’m even more excited to see him be a “daddy” to a baby girl princess. We are SO CLOSE TO MOVING INTO OUR HOUSE and Daddy is busy taking care of the last touches, holding my emotions together and planning for this baby. He’s so great. I gush everyday wondering how lucky I got to be his. 😍
We can’t wait to welcome Alayna into the world and bring her home and start our lives with her. She’s our precious girl and we love her so much already. The Lord has been so gracious and kind to us. He’s opened up so many doors, made so many ways and answered so many prayers. We are forever thankful for this little treasure He’s trusted us with.
Show off my bump🤰
Week 24 and baby is the size of an ear of corn. I feel like I just posted my last bump update and here we are again, a week later already. The weeks are flying by. I'm now struggling to get socks on (not to mention boots now that fall is here), I'm constantly out of breath and the number of times I have to go to the bathroom in a single day is impressive but it's all worth it and I'm so thankful for a healthy baby. Today I heard her heartbeat again at my 24 week checkup and the feeling of growing a tiny human is like nothing I could've imagined. ❤️ My favorite new development this week was feeling baby hiccups for the first time! They happened a couple of times last week and then this morning they lasted longer. About 12 adorable hiccups in a row. Feeling so incredibly thankful! 🙏🏻 #documentingbabypeterson
17 weeks update. Baby girl is the size of a pomegranate, making her over 5inches. I feel her at night but not as much as I did with her sisters. Since my last doctors appointment I upped my vitamins which have helped but still have to take it easy or I feel terrible. It’s hard when I have the two older ones but they are helping as much as they can. Especially Kylenn. I think after our 20 week appointment we will announce her name. We picked her name the fastest out of the girls! #pregnant #pregnancy #bumpdate #3rdgirl #babygirl #3rddaughter #babylife
‘Tis the season 🍁🎄❄️
Felt the baby kick for the first time this morning! 😍😭 I‘m in lovee! I can’t even describe the feeling. 😌 #20weeks
2 weeks postpartum. Tight core vs relaxed core! I am sure everyone is getting sick of the "flexed vs unflexed" comparison photos that so many people do, but I love them! I love when people can be real about how different their bodies can look in different angles, lighting, and postures. It is so real and honest. Anyway, 2 weeks pp and I'm feeling more and more like myself. Still no formal work out routine at this point but here are my 3 main focuses this week. 1⃣ Sleep 2⃣ Weater & nutrition 3⃣ Stretching/light movement. I think I'm going to start planning more structured workouts starting next week. (Still very very light!) As soon as I get my postpartum routine put together I will be posting it here or to my blog. 😉
Hospital stay day #20! We had a surprisingly warm day so I walked over 5000 steps back and forth in front of the hospital today just enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. A woman stopped me and said “Are you having a girl” And I told her that we didn’t know the sex of the babies and she said very affirmatively, “oh you’re having a girl!” She didn’t realize it was twins but she seemed pretty sure that I was carrying a girl. I also had a realization that anytime a stranger has asked me about the sex of the babies they’ve always asked if I was having a girl(s). Now it’s only happened two or three times but no one has ever asked if I was having boys! Not sure if that means anything but it’s definitely interesting 🤔 maybe I’m giving off a vibe that leads people to believe I’m having girls, who knows I also keep posting pictures like this because I just can’t stop marveling at this belly. It’s huge! I’m so impressed every time I catch a glimpse and I just can’t stop staring at myself 😝 carrying these two babies is nothing short of a miracle and I just can’t stop overflowing with gratitude for every moment I am blessed to grow these two tiny humans 😊 #29weeks #29weekspregnant #29weeks1day #29w1d #29+1 #pregnant #pregnancy #pregnancyafterloss #pregnancyaftermiscarriage #pal #highriskpregnancy #momotwins #monomonotwins #identicaltwins #hospitalization #hospitalstay #hospitallife #bumpdate #fertility #maternity #sunshine #freshair #goodmood #gratitude
Hubs has been putting his baby momma to WORK. 😂 If only you knew... Cleaning the boat was by far the easiest job of all that I did last week. 🙈. Honestly though, I LOVE what he’s asked me to help him with. He’s made me feel so strong and capable while being nearly 28 weeks pregnant.
James always treats me in such a way to pull the absolute best out of me... And the best of me being pulled out doesn’t always feel good. 😂 But he balances tough love, challenging me, and treating me like his queen PERFECTLY.
This may sound weird but, most every guy I was with prior to James treated me too much like the sun rose and set on me. It was nice at first but got annoying real quick!
They didn’t challenge me enough.
They didn’t call me out on my junk.
They let me run the show.
You’d think that’d be every girls dream, but not mine.
James gives me all the room I need to grow while still making me feel like the most loved woman on the planet.
Loving someone well means you continually call them higher and ask of them their best while still giving them grace in the learning, growing, sharpening, and softening.
Find someone that loves you out of your comfort zone and always challenges you to be the best, most beautiful hearted you you were created to be. “As iron sharpens iron...” - that’s as dynamic of a duo as can be.
*BIRTH STORY* Interrupting your daily feed with a glamorous throwback of me at 37 weeks pregnant 👯♀️ Who knew only two weeks later my sweet BOY (gender unknown at this time) would be making his fast and furious way into the world.
I woke up at 6:30 AM with pains in my abdomen (typical I thought.. I had had strange aches and pains for weeks now) so I pushed them aside to try to sleep at least another 30 minutes. The pain however wouldn’t go away and I soon realized that this was occurring every 5 minutes. Could it be! I needed to prepare myself so I rushed into the bathroom to shower, I wanted to feel at least semi-put together if I were heading into hospital. -
Only 30 minutes later and surges were occurring every 2 minutes. Surely it doesn’t progress this fast I went to go pee and that’s when I saw my show (TMI I KNOW) so I knew it was time I at least give my hospital a heads up that this was it. I was in labor and surprisingly enough I was doing quite well to breathe and push through the pain. As I called the midwife (she semi laughing) said call us back in another 4-5 hours. WHAT! IS SHE CRAZY 😱 -
At 7:20 I knew something was off. With every surge I was falling to my knees. The pain was radiating to my upper thighs - midwives later explained he was probably hitting a nerve. Embarrassed I couldn’t wait the 4-5 hours they had explained I had my husband call back and tell them I needed to go in. -
I walked into the maternity ward with every intention of walking right back out. As a first time mother I knew they were doing me a courtesy of getting checked out for peace of mind but you’re only admitted if needed. As I was being examined I knew something was off. My midwife looked up and with a shocked face said, “you’re 8 almost 9 cm dilated, I need to call your obstetrician right now.” In the haze that followed I had no time to process what was occurring. Tears rolled down my face worried my obstetrician wouldn’t make it on time. For the past 9 months we had been a team and he had been coaching me for this moment. There was no way I could do it without him.
Almost to month 5 of this pregnancy. I’m fiiiinally looking like I have an actual baby bump and not like I have hit up Taco Bell too many times. Little one is the size of a turnip and kicked my hand for the first time yesterday morning 🖤
So excited to find out what the tie breaking gender will be. Any guesses #babynumber3 #pregnancy #month5 #babybump #tiebreakerbaby
A little late but almost 26 weeks with this little peanut on my 32nd birthday 🎂! Friday was a wonderful day and we were spoiled by friends and family. 26 weeks today and the countdown shows only 14 weeks left 😳! We still have somethings to get done but just trying to enjoy each day. I feel incredibly humbled and blessed to be carrying this little one 💗💙. #babyarnold3 #26weeks #bumpdate #growbabygrow
Week 39 people!! 7 days..I cant believe in just one short week we could be holding our baby girl in our arms! I know she will come when she is ready, but it's so crazy how fast these last 9 months have just blown by us. She has dropped and I am feeling huge and definitely have some aches and pains. Luckily I'm not too swollen and still feeling pretty great otherwise! Have had some braxton hicks here and there but not too bad. As of last Wednesday I was only 1cm dilated still. I think she is fairly content in there! 😅
#39weekspregnant #pregnancy #pregnantbelly #bumpdate #3rdtrimester #bigbelly #7daystilduedate #octoberduedate #fallbaby #babygirl #babyCagle #PhoebeLeigh
This body 💕
This body has created, carried, birthed, and nourished another life.
It’s been a soft and squishy safe space for my son to cry.
It’s gained and lost over 50 pounds in the last three years from pregnancy, and it has stretch marks, cellulite, and even some varicose veins 😱
This body is now home to yet another little person. It’ll probably gain those 50 pounds back this year, and be a human milk machine the year after.
I wish this body’s owner gave it the credit it deserves more often, instead of nit picking and judging.
This body (and all bodies) is capable of beautiful, glorious things 💕🙌🏻 I urge all you mamas out there to celebrate what your body has accomplished, instead of worrying about what it’s “lost”. Honestly, life is too short! We can’t be 20 forever, anyway 🤷🏻♀️ Given the option to choose between our pre-pregnancy bodies and our kids, we’d choose the babies every. Single. Time.
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20 weeks with this babe ❤️ Which means only 20 weeks left of convincing people that there is in fact only one baby in there 🤰🏼 #bumpdate
It’s donuts & ice cream o’clock 🍩🍦🤰🏼
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I don’t know why but this program makes me smile! 😁
I haven’t done it in since last summer and I forgot how fun it is!!! I LOVE agility work. I love that I can focus on ONE move and really doing it well + with good form. Especially having to modify so much, I got in a good sweat and it didn’t feel at all like a workout to me. More like playing. 🤸🏼♂️
FYI, I’m engaging my core the entire workout. Sort of like a “hugging” in of the baby. I don’t recommend these movements if you don’t already have a strong core because you don’t want your belly protruding out! I was also doing kegels during all the squats. 🤰🏼
Man it’s hard to hold back!!! I feel so good I just want to go balls to the wall. Patience, patience, patience... 🧘🏼♀️
Follow up question from my last post: those of you who did have Braxton Hicks contractions were they painful
Happy Monday loves 🧡 This morning’s gloomy weather called for finally busting out what Jake refers to as my “pumpkin spice” sweater 🎃 We’ve been in a baby boot camp all day, learning the basics for when our little girl gets here. 🍼 I hope everyone’s having a great Monday. ✨
Well week 21 is here and things are starting to resemble a nursery... well in corner at least. The rest of the room is... in progress. This weekends mission is a dresser DIY. PS designing your little ones nursery is probably the most fun ever. 🤰🏻🤗
Been back on the gym grind for a week, so I figured it called for a celebratory arm day #swelfie 💪
We stopped going to the gym for 5 months to save some cash for the baby. Plus once I got pregnant I couldn't make the 9k walk for the gym. I did the occasional at home booty workout, but ITS. JUST. NOT. THE. SAME.