MY FIRST PREGNANCY DIARY
Trust the process. Trust your body. Trust that you have the capability to do anything that you set your mind to. Trust that your body has built a whole human being from scratch and it can do anything when it sets the mind to it. You got this mama. Enjoy your moment! Continue reading MY FIRST PREGNANCY DIARY
I Got Strong Instead of Skinny, and I’ve Never Been Happier
Growing up in Singapore and surrounded by oestrogen from the age of 7-17 years old (yes, I came from an all-girls school and I didn’t blend in). I’m petite size and have long skanky legs which looked like chopsticks and … Continue reading I Got Strong Instead of Skinny, and I’ve Never Been Happier
2nd year in (mom edition)
I feel like I talk about motherhood a lot but also don’t talk about it enough. I think my older stories used to tell more of a story about Freya when she was a newborn, now that she is a … Continue reading 2nd year in (mom edition)
My postpartum journey 1 year later…
Oh! The mom guilts. It was literally shoved into me the day I pushed Freya out. It was like here is your baby but here is all the guilt you will experience for being a woman that birth a child. Mom guilt never ends as annoying as it is. The mom guilt kicks into full gear anytime and any moment you don’t want it to. You work too much, or you don’t work enough, you spend soo much time with your baby or you don’t spend enough time with your baby. It all soo minute. You can have it all, do it all and it still wouldn’t be enough because mom guilt isn’t even about that. Its psychological and the only way out is self-love, discipline and ignoring the negative talk. Continue reading My postpartum journey 1 year later…
If you know me you know I love haIr. I had hair etensions before to have thicker and longer hair and I love playing with hair, curling hair and styling it for events. During pregnancy I had the most amazing … Continue reading hair
Mindful Eating versus Intiutive Eating
I know this video is hilarious but if anything, the last 8 months watching Freya explore food, flavors and textures as a very new human being in this world taught me something that I think we all lose as we … Continue reading Mindful Eating versus Intiutive Eating
“You know someone’s special to you when… you don’t talk for a while because things get busy but when you two eventually do it’s like you didn’t miss a beat. You talk like there was no gap in between and you laugh until both your stomachs hurt. It’s a rare and special connection and personally I think it’s pure magic. If you ever find someone like this in your life, never let them go.”
thank you for being here, friend. Continue reading Friendships
Over 100 grams protein meal prep!
if u have been following me for a while. U know I prep my meals A LOT. I love meal prepping! But ever since I’ve gotten pregnant, my meal preps have gotten boring, and truth is some weeks I don’t prep because with pregnancy and breastfeeding… some days I just don’t feel….. inspired anymore. Now that I’m back on my nutrition health kick. I’m going to try to make 1 meal with u every week. You should though pop your chicken in the air fryer for 20 mins and have eggs made or if you prefer make it along with the rice. It is all up to you. So, this week is going to be my 113 grams Protein Kimchi FriedRice. U don’t … Continue reading Over 100 grams protein meal prep!
My breastfeeding Journey
I had to change my negative self-talk, to talk nicely to myself, to be gentle and not be soo demanding with myself. I was in the shower the other day (I know. It seems like everyone get their epiphany in the shower) and I heard myself say, I will be 6 months postpartum soon, I SHOULD be…. And then I caught myself and think, wait what. No! I shouldn’t be anything! My postpartum journey will happen for me when the time is right. I just have to put my head down and keep grinding. It isn’t easy for sure. But there is no SHOULD, there is no time frame to follow as to when I will feel 100% like myself. It all will happen for me. I need to change my self-talk to; yes maybe by 6 months postpartum I should try to be able to do 5 unassisted pull ups again. And if I don’t. maybe 3? Alright then. It is all hard, I know. Continue reading My breastfeeding Journey
My Postpartum Body
Some days I feel like a shell of a person, sometimes I feel like all I am doing is feeding, pumping, eating, and hydrating. The first 2 months of PP, my body felt strange, and it didn’t feel like mine and like it belonged to someone else aka my baby girl.
And sometimes I don’t even know what to do with it even though I have been taking care of it my whole life.
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MY FIRST PREGNANCY DIARY PART II
Things do get easier. We can look at things more positively. Mentally… there are hard days and of course there are easy days. But for the month of December, there just seems to be more hard days than others. Some days I just want baby girl to come now. Some days I just want to be bubble wrap and never leave the house. Some days I don’t know if I ever will be ready for baby girl’s arrival. Some days I have no idea what I am doing at all. Some days I am like, where am I again? Phew. Hormones you know. Continue reading MY FIRST PREGNANCY DIARY PART II