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Some Days I Got Motherhood… Some Days She Has Me

Lately I have been feeling very sentimental. Open. Raw. Everything makes me cry. Last night I cried when Cian went to sleep on his own. It wasn’t the first time he has done it, it’s actually been several nights running. But last night, it felt different. Last night he looked at me with newfound independence and said, “night mama” and rolled over, drifting easily into slumber. I know it seems silly. I should be celebrating! I shouldn’t be a ball of emotion and tears over this transition. I mean, I’m welcoming another baby soon and his confidence is soothing. While at the same time, my heart was wrapped around him as the “last” baby for so long that every new big boy thing he does leaves me feeling breathless. It all moves so quickly, the current of life sweeps us along and before you realize it, your babies have become children, your children have become teenagers, your teenagers are dancing with adulthood. And here I am with a lump rising in my throat over something …

Instagram Starlet @Karelea

My pregnancy before and after advice, that helped me stay in shape. (FYI, my baby was 7.3lbs at birth & currently breastfeeding) Get fit before pregnancy, as muscle memory will allow you to snap back in to previous form.  Stay active while pregnant, it’s healthy for your body & baby.  Eat healthy, natural foods, you are feeding your baby too!  Moisturize religiously especially around belly, I used organic coconut oil & during last month added vitamin E oil. Don’t be lazy, stop using pregnancy as an excuse.  Don’t eat for two, it’s a myth, eat foods that are nutritious not comforting (don’t starve either). Take prenatal vitamins. Wait for about a month before doing ab workouts after giving birth to allow muscles to heal, wait for two months if you had caesarean. Summary: Good genetics help, however how you take care of yourself during pregnancy has direct correlation to a quick recovery.  @karelea #thekuumom #prego #preggo #pregnant #pregnantbelly #pregnantfashion #pregnantstyle #pregnantlife #expecting #expectingmom #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeed #breastfeeding #breastmilk #breastfed #growingbaby #pregnantphotos #pregobelly #barethebump #babybelly #babybump  #beautiful …

Completing A Very Important Circle

Violet blue lines lead across my blooming body, rich with nutrient-dense, oxygen saturated blood. Life force flowing to my baby. My heart pushes and pumps double the volume, my lungs open wider, pulling more oxygen from shallower breaths. My breasts more bountiful each day, slowly preparing to carry the nectar of life. My womb is full of baby, who stretches and twists with ease. I feel they have become more aware of their surroundings, often responding to my voice and the pokes of siblings. We have entered the third trimester. The number three vibrates with childlike creativity and its resonates deeply with what I am doing externally in my motherly creation of a “nest” for the new baby. Upon entering the 29th week, I have begun doing self checks every two weeks, alternating with a visit with my senior midwife. It has been an empowering journey to provide self care. I discovered fears buried deep under layers of my existence that I didn’t know we’re affecting me directly. I found new trust in myself and …

My Final Masterpiece

This form. This divine, supple, rounding miraculous form. This is the last time I will stand this way; hugging the life growing deep within. This is my final masterpiece, my final expression of the ultimate love. To feel yourself expand, reflecting nature at its finest. To recognize yourself in the ripening fruit, to see yourself mirrored by the moon, to find yourself embedded in the creation of life that is always happening all around; it’s simply mind-blowing. With each pregnancy the truth became easier for me to grasp. I found new trust in myself and in all that is. I discovered a strength inherent in the female form that is often misunderstood. I felt my roots deepening, tapping further into the maternal earth energy & I bloomed. I bloomed into motherhood, into my own body, into my surroundings. Pregnancy isn’t just about creating a new baby, it’s about creating ourselves, our external reality, our community. Pregnancy births new forms continuously. Finding myself a part of this beautiful fractal brings a new sense of purpose. I …

What I Call Our Indiana Jones Baby

Have I told you all yet about how this baby is what I teasingly call our Indiana Jones baby? Just like the brave and adventurous character in the movie slides under the closing stone door and grabs his hat in the nick of time, this little one made it into the space of my womb just as the gateway was closing grabbing its tail and pulling it through as time was vanishing. I know this little being is meant to be here. It’s energy is desired by the earth, it’s heart is needed by humanity. We had chosen to end our childbearing years as a couple. We had agreed to opt for an IUD while my love came to terms with the inevitable choice, a permanent choice, a heavy choice, a vasectomy. My appointment was scheduled six weeks in advance. I needed that time to allow the reality of no more pregnancies, no more births, no more sweet and squishy newborns, no more breastfeeding. It was marked on the calendar with a big, bold red …