I posted this video on my YouTube channel a few days ago, but I wanted to share it here as well. The last few weeks were an emotional roller coaster ride to say the least. Going so far over my due date was not only draining but it turned me into an anxious mess. Every day i would wake up thinking today could be the day, and every day it wasn’t. I was also obsessively researching natural induction techniques and trying ALL of them. By the time the two week mark rolled around I was a swollen bucket of tears. Clearly my baby was teaching me some important lessons in motherhood before he even got here. My world no longer revolves around me and my schedule! My birth story definitely did not go as planned, in fact it was the complete opposite of what I wanted and prepared for. That being said, the end result was still the same, a healthy, adorable, almost nine pound baby boy. It was a rough ride, but I’m in such a state a pure baby bliss right now that it all seems worth it. Thank you to everyone who has been so incredibly supportive of my journey. Your advice and words of encouragement has truly helped me during this wild ride! I can’t wait to share more adventures in baby land with you. Enjoy the video below and have a fab day!
Hi! THANK YOU to everyone for all your tweets, comments, and support. I have honestly never felt so loved! I truly can’t believe I’m still preggers! WTF!?! I’m currently at 41 weeks and 1 day pregnant with no major signs of labor ; ( I’ve been feeling anxious, uncomfortable and, to be honest, pretty miserable. Believe me when I say I’ve tried everything to naturally induce labor. Like EVERYTHING. From a “labor inducing” salad, to acupuncture, reflexology, castor oil, raspberry tea, getting busy with the hubs, and anything else you can possibly think of!
On a positive note Idris is doing great (he’s a little too comfy if you ask me). Michael and I have had two appointments in the last few days to monitor his fluid levels and his heart beat. Everything is perfect and all the Dr’s and my midwife agree to just let nature run it’s course for the next few days to see what happens. If he is not here by Friday, I will be induced. Getting induced would most likely mean no water birth for me, which breaks my heart, but ultimately I’m going to do what’s right for my baby boy. I want him healthy and happy. In the meantime Michael and I will do our best to keep you all posted on what’s going on with me and my nugget.
In even more positive news, my preggy partner in crime Kayli had her beautiful baby boy today! Check out her insta and send her lots of love! Idris can’t wait to meet his BFF.
Thanks again to all of you! Sending you lots of love!
Hi and happy Wednesday! I’m still here, still waiting to make a big announcement… so far nothing is happening! Grrr. In the meantime, check out the latest episode of A Tale of Two Bumps, where my girl Colette gives us some baby advice. After five kids of her own, I pretty much consider her a pro on all things baby and mamma. She shares tips on how she naturally induced (with exercise!), what she packed in her hospital bag and mostly how she remained flexible throughout the process. I’m currently trying to channel her calm aura! Have a great day everyone!
Happy Friday! Raise your hand if you’re ready for a double dose of baby shower fun!?! I’m just going to assume everyone is waving their hands frantically in the air because they can’t get enough of this baby shower! lol I had every intention of posting this video yesterday, but I was on set for one final day of filming until my bambino arrives. In yesterday’s video Kayli and I casually recap our fun filled day and share some of our highlights. For me that included salted carmel cake pops and of course being showered with love from friends, family and coworkers. In the today’s video, which is below, we share our baby shower haul. Kayli and I were SO SPOILED and several brands that have been following our journey gifted us with a variety of unique and useful products, like our super cool Joovy strollers. A large majority of our other gifts came from a great site called WeeSpring.com, which is basically an amazon meets yelp for mammas. The site is jam packed with reviews, recalls, and product recommendations. For a first timer like me, it is extremely useful! Be sure to check it out. Now, back to the video, sit back, relax and enjoy the baby shower haul from us preggies. In the meantime, I’ll be over here trying to INDUCE LABOR!
BIG THANK YOU AGAIN to everyone for making me and Baby Idris feel so incredibly loved and special throughout this whole journey! Sending cyber hugs and kisses your way. Gotta Go!
Who’s ready for some more baby shower fun!?! I love the beautifully shot video below that captures the perfect day Kayli and I had celebrating our little men with some of our favorite people. Never did I think I would have such a luxury baby shower! Believe me when I say I’m constantly reminding myself of how lucky I am. I can’t thank The Mom’s View team enough for all they have given me. One more video will be coming your way tomorrow, so please stay tuned! Hope you all have a great Wednesday.
Dress: Seraphine Maternity
Photography by Mary Costa
Hi! I’m still here, still preggers, and still ready to explode. If baby Idris doesn’t make his debut week I’m going to reach in and pull him out. #NotKidding In other fun news, it’s baby shower week on The Mom’s View. Over the next three days I’m going to share all the fun videos from my awesome shower. Truth be told, I was lucky enough to have THREE showers (insert happy dance!) but this is the only one caught on camera. Being spoiled by friends, family and coworkers is really fun. #duh The shower below was held at a super sexy restaurant in LA, Fig & Olive, where we had a private room upstairs filled with the our favorite YouTube mom’s, coworkers and even the grannies to be. Check out the quick time lapse video and be sure to tune in tomorrow morning at 10am PST to The Mom’s View channel to see the full thing!
P.S. I got a ton of questions about my dress, it’s from Seraphine Maternity!
Happy Friday! It’s another beautiful spring day here in the City of Angels and I hope you’re all doing fabulous. On the latest episode of The Mom’s View the ladies and I discuss being bossy vs being a boss. This is currently a hot topic because of Sheryl Sandberg’s recent campaign: Ban Bossy. The ladies also share the difference between raising daughters and sons, and Angel cracks us up as always. In a nutshell it’s a jam-packed episode filled with advice and laughs. What are your thoughts on the word bossy? Does it offend you? Head on over to YouTube to join the convo online.
P.S. The dainty bracelet I’m wearing in the pic above was designed by my friend Nasim! Check out her site on Etsy!
Hi Beauties! Here is a quick vlog Michael and I did at Babies’R Us where we gathered some last minute supplies for the nugget. I’ve never really done a vlog like this before so please let me know if you like it and want to see more. In other news I’ve been feeling great the last few days and I think it’s partially because I was able to spend all day Sunday swimming. Why have I not been in a pool my entire pregnancy!?! It was the best relief for this achy, whale of a body. That’s all for today, tomorrow I will share a the latest from me and The Mom’s View gang. Have a wonderful day!
Happy Friday! A few days ago Kayli and I hit the streets of Culver City to chat with locals and get some parenting advice. As always is was a blast to hang with Kayli and get to know some interesting people. There is a short and sweet video below of us moms on the loose! Enjoy and have a great weekend.