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My Journey of Motherhood: Contrasting the Pregnancy of My Two Boys

Updated: Apr 2



Welcome, fellow mamas and mamas-to-be, to a journey close to my heart—a tale of two pregnancies, each with its own unique twists and turns. As I reflect on the beautiful journey of motherhood, I'm reminded of the stark differences between carrying my two boys. From the boundless energy of the first pregnancy to the nesting instincts and fatigue of the second, each experience taught me valuable lessons about resilience, self-care, and the incredible power of the female body.


Ah, the first pregnancy—a whirlwind of excitement, anticipation, and the sweet scent of the unknown. With my firstborn, I was bursting with energy, eager to embrace every moment of this miraculous journey. I devoured pregnancy books, practicing yoga, and embarked on long walks, swimming at the ocean, savoring the feeling of life growing within me. Every flutter, kick, and hiccup filled me with wonder and awe, as I eagerly awaited the arrival of my little bundle of joy.

But amidst the excitement, there was a hint of uncertainty—a sense of venturing into uncharted territory. I was filled with questions and doubts, wondering what childbirth would be like, how I would cope with the challenges of motherhood, and whether I was truly ready for this new chapter in my life. Yet, with each passing day, I found solace in the knowledge that I was not alone—that countless mothers before me had walked this path with grace and courage, and so too would I.


Fast forward to my second pregnancy 5 years later—a journey marked by nesting instincts, fatigue, and the comforting embrace of experience. Unlike the boundless energy of the first, I found myself craving rest and relaxation, listening to my body's cues and honoring its need for rest. Yet, amidst the fatigue, there was a sense of quiet confidence—a deep knowing that comes from having walked this path before. I teach yoga already back then, so I'm sharing from my own experience and it's such a joy to be with the mama and practicing together.


During my second pregnancy, I learned the importance of self-care—of nourishing my body, mind, and soul amidst the demands of pregnancy and motherhood. I indulged in soothing baths, practiced gentle prenatal yoga, and savored moments of quiet reflection, knowing that these moments of self-care were not just luxuries, but essential nourishment for both myself and my growing baby, as well as bonding with my first son before his baby brother's born.


So, I just want to share here, whether you're embarking on your first pregnancy or adding another chapter to your story, here are some tips to guide you along the way:

  1. Listen to your body: Trust your instincts and honor your body's needs, whether it's rest, movement, or nourishment.

  2. Embrace self-care: Take time to nurture yourself, whether it's through relaxation techniques, gentle exercise, or indulging in your favorite activities.

  3. Seek support: Surround yourself with a supportive network of friends, family, and healthcare providers who can offer guidance, encouragement, and reassurance.

  4. Educate yourself: Arm yourself with knowledge about pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum care, so you can make informed decisions and advocate for yourself and your baby.

As I reflect on the journey of my two pregnancies, I'm filled with gratitude for the lessons learned, the challenges overcome, and the joy of bringing two beautiful souls into the world. Whether filled with boundless energy or tempered by fatigue, each pregnancy taught me the power of resilience, the importance of self-care, and the incredible strength of the female body. So to all the mamas out there, may your journey be filled with love, laughter, and the sweet anticipation of new beginnings.


Be well & much love,

Winé




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