postpartum/ life update

To this day I still can’t believe I’m a mom sometimes, it’s so crazy to me how my life has completely changed and it has really been for the better. Delilah has changed my life in so many ways which I’ll get to in a little but she is now 5 months!!!! Like how?! Time is flying and I love seeing her personality more (Bryant says she has my attitude) she smiles all the time and I have been lucky enough to be home with her for this long and not have to go back to work right away. It’s been a while since I last posted and I always want to kick myself in the butt for always taking these long breaks but I’m back so I’m here to share all of my updates since having the baby.

The number one question I ALWAYS get is: How do you find the time to do it all?!

My answer is simple JUST.GET.SHIT.DONE! Sometimes I feel like I’m going crazy but I work best under pressure and having a million things on my plate. Like right now I’m writing this blog post and I have the baby next to me drinking her bottle. I find the time to get things done when the baby is occupied, if I have the help of a family member or even when Bryant is here because he’s very hands on. If you have the help, TAKE IT!

I also get tons of comments from people saying that I’m their motivation which truly makes me so happy because I know I’m influencing someone in a positive way! My biggest thing when I became a mom was to show that all things are possible. I love going to the gym, it’s a part of my everyday life, now don’t get me wrong, there are days I’m not feeling it and sometimes I do miss a day or two but for the most part I have become very disciplined to get things done.

I will admit, before having the baby I was soooo LAZY! I would get things done but I had all of the time in the world and knowing that, I would always procrastinate and I remember waking up early but not getting out of bed til like 10-11 am and just watching so much tv! I hated that feeling but I wasn’t doing anything to change that and as much as I wanted a routine, I didn’t have a reason to push myself. As cheesy as it may sound but now that I have Delilah, I’m up by 6:30 am and it feels so much better!

Now that I have my routine down with Delilah, it has also smoothed things down by A LOT. I remember when I first had her and so many moms on Instagram would reach out and say, “it gets better” and I would think to myself when?! The first couple of months were difficult for me because Delilah experienced colic so she was up most nights, nothing would comfort her and she would cry at the top of her lungs and sounded like she was in so much pain and I felt so helpless. I probably made it look easy on social media but I remember feeling anxious when the night was approaching because it was like clockwork that she would start crying around 9-10 pm. Once Delilah was 2 1/2 month old, she finally started sleeping through the night and her colic started going away which was such a relief.

I didn’t experience postpartum depression but whenever I did feel sad or was having an off day, I would literally tell myself all of the positive things going on in my life and that if today was a rough day, tomorrow would be a brand new day and that it would be a good day! I also had tons of help from family members, friends and Bryant! I have to say this because sometimes I feel like he doesn’t get enough credit but he helped me out so much in the beginning emotionally and physically (I’m a cry baby) he would always cheer me on and say that I’m doing a great job, I’m a great mother etc. He would work a 12 hr shift and still come home and take over to give me a little break, or when we had those long nights and he had work the next morning he would still be up with me and I really appreciate him for that because it showed me a different side and that he’s not a selfish person!

Things are soooo much easier now, Delilah sleeps through the night, she’s a happy baby and we will be introducing solids in a couple of weeks so I’m excited to experience that with her! I bring her along everywhere I go, even when I’m out shooting content and she loves it. So many fun things are coming up and I’m excited for the holidays because it will be our first year celebrating it as a family so I can’t wait to start new traditions!

I promise I will stay on top of my blog and post at least once a week! If there’s any topics you guys want me to dive into just let me know, I love sharing my experiences especially as a new mother.

pregnancy journey and feeling positive

Hiiiii babes! I can’t believe I am now 34 weeks, my pregnancy journey flew by but it has been a great experience and definitely something to remember.

I love sharing my journey whether it’s good or bad and always bring it back to being positive through it all. I have to mention that my pregnancy has been easy compared to other stories I’ve heard so I’m very grateful for that.

I worked out for most of my pregnancy and now that I’m in my third trimester it has been a little more difficult to move around, my feet are beginning to get swollen and I haven’t been to the gym in about three weeks. It’s been a little difficult for me to accept that being that I would hit the gym 4-5 times a week but I’ve been listening to my body and trying to rest as much as possible. I’m only weeks away from giving birth to my baby girl and OMG let me tell you, I am excited and nervous at the same time!

I am definitely a planner and I like to have to things in order and ready to go or else I feel like I’m going crazy! LOL

This journey though, has taught me to go with the flow but most of all to be positive and grateful for everything that I’m going through because I’m getting the best reward at the end of it all!

I’m so happy to say that one thing I have stayed consistent with during my pregnancy has been creating content and styling my bump, it makes me happy to see the changes in my body and it’s something I can look back on and show my baby girl.

One thing I have noticed when I’m out shooting new content are the stares I get from other people and I won’t lie, at first it made me feel self conscious as my bump was growing but I quickly snapped out of it and learned not to care about the stares because my precious baby is growing inside and it’s a true gift to experience. I love embracing my bump and it makes me so happy when people take the time out of their day to give me a compliment in public as I’m shooting content and puts a big smile on my face. Always be kind!

This is a message to everyone, even if you’re not currently pregnant you should ALWAYS embrace your body type no matter what. Don’t be shy to wear that cute dress you have in your closet, those shorts you’ve been dying to wear etc. Do you babe and build that self confidence!!!

I want to take a minute to thank my girl gang for showing so much love throughout my pregnancy, I’m all about real connections and sharing that girl power! My girls threw me a cute little baby shower last week and OMG the weather was amazing!

We had such a fun time at the cutest place with rooftop vibes making me super happy for summer to come! I even got myself my first mocktail and it was YUMMY! The girls made me feel so loved and special, we’re all excited for baby Delilah to come! I linked their IG’s down below, give them a follow because they’re all boss babes. They all have amazing vibes and energies and how crazy is it to connect all because of social media!


IG’s in order from left to right as seen in photo

https://www.instagram.com/elsaa_xo/

https://www.instagram.com/im_lola__/

https://www.instagram.com/stylewithrosiee/

https://www.instagram.com/styledbymay_/

https://www.instagram.com/trynfinddebby/

Wearing this beautiful dress via https://www.instagram.com/shoppinkblush/

They have the cutest maternity clothing, even if you’re not pregnant you can still wear their beautiful dresses, I have a similar white maxi from this brand as well.

Special Announcement

Guys!!!! What better way to start off 2019 than with some BIG news right?! I’M PREGNANT!!! 

I can’t believe the time has come to announce the amazing news but I’m more than excited as I am already halfway through my pregnancy. I wanted to spend the first half of my pregnancy a secret with family and friends as I enjoyed all of the new changes that were happening in my life. I have tried to remain as active as possible with the gym and my daily routine, overall I must say it’s been super easy because I experienced zero nausea which helped tremendously! In my first trimester, all I felt was being fatigued and I wanted to take a million naps and of course the hormones that were going up and down. (My poor babe is a real one for dealing with me and my extra af attitude! LOL)

So now that the news is out, I can finally start sharing my experience and bring you all along for the ride! It’s a new year and I’m more than excited for everything that’s coming and I’m learning a ton as well. I’ve made it to the mom club so does that make me a MILF?! haha (duh)

I am so amazed with how much the body changes and in the past when I would hear other moms express themselves that way, I would just think duh of course it does but until you experience it for yourself OMG, it really does blow your mind away! I am most excited to share my experience physically with my fitness journey and for that snapback honey cause you all know I live in the gym but now it feels much more special to be healthy and to be a good example.

There will still be tons of fashion as it has always been a passion of mine to share but now I am excited for all of the new doors that will open. I wanted to keep this post light as I am just announcing it to all of you but I hope you can all follow me on this journey and continue to show your love and support because it means more than you know!

Photography by:

https://www.instagram.com/jasminejeanettephoto/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/segagenesis_/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwhKdCo7T72A9seIT_PsewA/featured

Happy New Year everyone, let’s kick some ass!