A New Family Addition & Other Exciting News!
That heading kinda explains my absence here doesn't it? 🙈😅 Boy have I missed writing😭 but the break was essential for me and baby. I even took a Facebook break and didn't miss it that much😁.
Its a girl by the way🤱🏾👶🏽 and we are both going through the whole nine yards of night feeding, diaper changes, guesswork at translating baby cries, freaking out at the weird breathing noises, bathing and sleeping routines. We are officially level 100 students in this school of early parenting😅. So much to learn and unlearn and trust me it can be overwhelming. But in this current state of sleep deprivation, milk stains and spit 🤣 I am humbled to have been chosen by God to be a steward and Mom of this new bundle of joy. She's simply precious and we are over the moon at how perfect she is.
I lost my first pregnancy through a miscarriage about two years ago at about six weeks in and starting again wasn't an easy step to take. We took that step all the time trusting God through and through. During my pregnancy journey it hit me how very little our mothers’ share with us what to expect during this phase of our lives, same also for marriage. No-one tells you about the late night feeding and become a zombie for some months. We get all the unnecessary pressure to get married and have kids but little is shared with us what to expect, how to overcome the surefire challenges and what support is available. That’s why I decided to journal my pregnancy journey to share with you before I suffer pregnancy amnesia which is very real by the way. I believe that by sharing my journey, I will be making a positive impact in someone’s life somewhere.
I have already started sharing my journey on my Instagram curated under the hashtag #MyBumpieDiary , follow the conversation and your own pregnancy story for new moms, soon-to-be-moms and even for expectant dads.
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Guys, I feel like Jon Snow right now 😅.. a true member of the Night's Watch🤣. Baby Essi has me watching out for night walkers who would try to steal her milk😁. . . Two days ago, I visited the hospital and turns out I only put on 3 kilos during my pregnancy😯😬 pre-pregnancy I weighed 61kgs, by third trimester I was 71kg and post pregnancy I am down to 64kgs! My baby was a healthy 3.2kgs! Can't wait to share my meal choices with you. . . One of my challenges during the early stages of my 2nd trimester was finding stylish and quality maternity clothes. Pregnancy doesn't mean you have to be frumpy, right? An auntie of mine complained when I wore a dress which proudly showed off my growing bump. Culturally are women supposed to be hiding their bumps in long unflattering dresses? Not me oh! 🤣 i was 😞 to put aside my regular clothes which I literally packed into a suitcase to make way for bumpie fashion😁. But I was careful not to overshop because thankfully I had some old dresses which though not maternity wear were perfect and comfortable. But yeah, it was a hustle finding corporate and smart casual maternity dresses for awhile until I came across @bumpsandus and boy was I grateful😭🙏🏾🙏🏾! Not just any brands either oh! @asos and GEORGE maternity dresses💃🏾 and jeans! Heaven✨! . . Where did you shop for your maternity wear? Satisfied with what you got? Share the deets 😉. I am off to catch up on lost 💤😴..nipa abr3 basaa🤣! . . . . Lifestyle 📸 @lensstorygh Maternity dress @hm Maternity shop @bumpsandus . . . #mybumpiediary #pregnancytalk #maternitylife #maternityjeans #maternitystyle #pregnancy #dresses #pregnancyfashion #momlife #moms #bumpstyle #pregnancylife #tipoftheday #pregnancyadvice #tips #beautiful #mommyandmefashion #mommydom #mommyhood
There’s so much to learn and unlearn about pregnancy and these tips will be on the new page titled ‘ Pregnancy & Early Parenthood’ . Get to discover authentic baby shops to shop from, easy-to-get ingredients for cooking up healthy meal ideas for a healthy pregnancy, product reviews and so much more
I was unable to publish new posts because of the carpal tunnel which affected my right hand during my pregnancy and is yet to completely heal ( in a few weeks says my doctor). Fluid build up in the hands and feet is one of the pregnancy symptom in the third trimester, strangely I didn’t get swollen feet until after delivery. It’s such a bummer I tell you. I couldn’t even cook during my third trimester, holding a knife was simply tortuous 😩. My fingers are all tingly, crampy and my wrist feels like I have torn a nerve.
But the break from social media and my blog gave me some sane time away from much of the negativity on Facebook. You should try it some time, you will be amazed at how peaceful and calm your online days will be.
Join me and share your own pregnancy journey and tips we can all learn from in the upcoming posts. This will be really exciting!