It’s so funny to look back on these photos, which were only taken a few weeks ago, and notice how much my belly has now dropped (and grown!) That’s it baby, you’re headed in the right direction👇
New on the blog, see all the pics and read the recap of our recent babymoon in @portdouglasdaintree.
It’s crazy to think that the next time we travel, we’ll have a little one in tow! 👶🏻 #babymoon
👶🏻 Just a little bump-update for you guys who might be interested from over at my ‘real life’ account @cat_e_brennan
🤪📷🤰🏻....so we’re just about at ‘full term’ + feeling #stretched
to the bloody max! I had NO IDEA how emotionally and physically challenging the third trimester would be. I’ve been into hospital twice, struggling to walk, heaps of lower back + pelvic pain, tired + MOODY AF(🤪😫😁🤬😳💆🏻♀️) So keen to have the little guy out of the belly + into my arms! 🤰🏻🖤👶🏻 for any other preggo’s out there, I’ve found @angigreene
‘s instagram to be a source of great advice + encouragement along the journey - lots of tips about pelvic floor exercises + stuff which is so important. Also, big thanks to the ladies at @the_pregnancy_studio
- Pilates + yoga are lifesavers for me at the moment!! xoxox #preggoAF
And all of a sudden, I have a toddler who doesn’t sleep in a crib anymore. I’m trying to grasp how it happened considering we decided - rather than displace her, we would just buy a second crib for baby. She never climbs out & sleeps fine, so why rock the boat? Buying a second crib showed how NOT ready I was for her to leave her crib. 《Cue “mom who can’t let go” meme 》•
We’ve had a spare mattress in the middle of her room for quite some time now. We use it to play tickle monster, fake body slams, change diapers, and read books. We planned to repurpose the mattress as her big girl bed sometime next year. Completed - her big girl bed would have included new sheets, a quilt, inspirational throw pillows, a hanging canopy and a pom pom garland. It’s current state - a stained foam mattress in the corner of her room topped with an old spare comforter instead of sheets. Like I said, so not ready. But, she insisted on sleeping there (& every night since) when we played musical chairs Sunday (ie. moved items no longer needed from her room into baby sister’s room). She was excited. She seemed ready. •
Still, each night this week, about five minutes after I leave her room, she has cried and asked to come into mama’s room. I return & convince her that I’ll lay with her til she falls asleep in her new bed. She’s brave, so she says yes. Tonight was no different •
We haven’t done this in a while, me and you. No crib slats, walls, or doors between us. How many more years will you allow me to lay next to you? How many more months will you ask me to stroke your back until you fall asleep? How many more weeks will I be able to watch your sweet eyes drift closed? How many more hours will I be able to listen to your breath slow and deepen into a slight snore? How many more minutes will you subconsciously reach out to feel if my body is still nearby? How many more seconds of this silent night belong to just you and me? I know these moments are all limited now, and soon another baby will yearn to share this time. My heart will feel torn in half. Or will my heart double? I don’t know. All I know is - as I’m laying here in the dark, I’m cherishing the hell out of this right now. ❤️
For it is only you who can make yourself happiest... dress your way... do your thing...a mantra we @lovemamacouture
sincerely believe is the mantra to #happymamahappybaby
... read on 👇& find & switch on your sunshine ☀️ 💙
#freetobeme #wednesdaywisdom #celebratethebump
"Vanity is my favourite sin." - Al Pacino
Well, it might not be my all-time favourite sin (that would be gluttony 😋), but who doesn't like looking good? The way we look has a profound psychological impact on us... A little vanity here and there does no one any harm. It's important to do what makes you happy, even if it's something as simple as wearing a wig, bright red lipstick, high heels.... All that white noise doesn't make a difference in the larger picture. No one can tell you what's right or wrong for you. When I was testing out the wigs, I had a brief moment of self-doubt... "Am I vain for wanting to look good?" As part of the entertainment industry, you're always expected to look good... Maybe that has been ingrained in me? But then I gave it a thought and I realized I like looking good for me. If I'm in the mood to wear a scarf, I will. If I want to walk around bald and free, I will. Only you know what would make you feel good, and what works best for you.
So take every opportunity you can to #SwitchOnTheSunshine
🙏🌞 Thank you @priyankachopra
for connecting me with the amazing @bokheehair
, who created my new look.
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