Postpartum snack time! This chia pudding is to die for. .
Chia pudding recipe:
1. Warm 1 can coconut milk and one can’s worth of milk of choice in a saucepan on med-low and then turn off.
2. Add in sweetener (1/4 cup sugar or some honey or maple) and stir in.
3. Add 1/2 cup (or less) Chia seeds to a quart-size mason jar. (Add cinnamon, cardamom, and or ginger powder, or generous heap of cocoa if you like)
4. Pour warm liquid into jar and stir vigorously right away to break up clumps of Chia.
5. Top off with extra milk if room.
6. Seal, shake, and let sit room temp for a few hours. It thickens nicely if you refrigerate over night.
7. Recommend serving with sliced bananas if cin/card/ginger flavor or with berries if chocolate flavor.
And just like that, here you are, staring into my camera but totally unaware of the feelings that you already evoke in me We waited for you and you came into the world in your own cool time, and with your sweet gentle soul. Welcome to the world beautiful “Jones Theodore” I love you so much!!! And to my incredible daughter @ellvander and @r 3dnav Thank you for my grandson, for making me a Mimi, I have never been more proud of you both! And thank you God for his safe arrival. Our hearts are full! 🥰❤️ #firstgrandchild#incrediblefeeling#themostbeautifulbabyintheworld#yesimbiased ...
Tip: make a journal to help monitor your baby's growth and you own post-partum recovery. Find out how on our blog, link in bio ...
The Postpartum support many don’t talk about: GIRDLES!!! I posted this in my stories and got a lot of questions about my girdle. The link to the girdle is in my bio. This runs small. I usually wear a small but I’m wearing a medium😌in this girdle. My midwife ordered this girdle for my postpartum period and I’m forever grateful that she did! After giving birth I felt like MUSH! My lungs felt like they were slipping lol. I used a wrap to bind my belly so that I could move and turn without feeling so weak. Belly binding with the wrap helped me a lot during my first week. Even though I’m only 9 days postpartum, my stomach has returned to its flat, mushy self lol. I will continue to use this girdle to help with my core strength overtime. Your core is very important! And after pregnancy it’s often left stretched and weak. It’s needs help to return to its functional state. A girdle can help do that until your healed enough for physical activities. Bind those bellies ladies! You can wear your girdle after birth. You can also bind your belly after birth or alternate between the two. Take care of your BODY and your MIND after giving birth. The postpartum period is to be respected. I’m going to keep saying that lol🥰🥰 ...
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between your vulva and vagina? What's normal and what's not in terms of shape and discharge, colour and smell? And how does it change after birth?
Well, in honour of #selfloveweek that starts today which is all about learning to love each and every part of yourself, what could be more important than learning to value and honour that part of us which is kept hidden and is treated with so much social shame and stigma. Our vaginas are so much more than just an aspect of our anatomy: we hold so many trapped emotions here stemming from childhood through to old age, and this is after all the organ which gives life to another human being delivering it into the world.
Because we want to help change the conversation around this, I've worked alongside the brilliant @channelmum and @drdawnharper to create this vid that is a guide to all things beginning with a V 🤗💋 Catch a clip on my IGTV and for the full version, go to:
Summer is a great time to do sensory play outside with your little one! Playing is how your baby learns about the world and gains skills and experiences that begin to shape who they are. Building sand castles, feet touching the grass, blowing bubbles, splashing water, touching tree bark—oh the fun your baby will have exploring the great outdoors with you! ...
Una y otra vez, la maternidad exige que superemos nuestras limitaciones, que abramos nuestros corazones para hacer espacio a algo que puede ser más de lo que pensamos que podríamos soportar. En ese sentido, el trabajo de parto es simplemente un ensayo para algo que, nosotras madres, debemos hacer una y otra vez: transformarnos de adentro hacia afuera, y luego dejar ir... - Susan Piver .