Инстаграм @savsmiles123 Savannah Powell
#Didyouknow that the “Shhh” 🤫 or “White Noise” 📺 we all know to calm a baby is not telling them to be quiet it’s actually the sound of blood rushing through a mother’s placenta & reminds them of the only “home” they’ve really known? 🤯 - Motherhood, pregnancy + intuition will forever be fascinating to me!
You don’t give me mommy breaks...you give Reef a full time dad 💙 Sitting here getting my first mani pedi since having babyboy + nervously peeking on the monitor, I know you got this thank you!
Cheers to a 3 day weekend + our first mental leap, there’s a lot going on in Reefs little world! 🌎 - We went to our first birthday party today as a family and totally survived! Lol P.S If you’re a mama (or soon to be) I HIGHLY suggest the @thewonderweeks & @thebump apps!!! 📲 #RaisingReef #5weeksold #Coverbaby • • • • • • • #mamasmiles#momlife#mom#Breastfeeding#breastfed#motherhood#selflove#postpartum#pregnancy#babyfever#postpartumbody#newborn#newmom#inspirepregnancy#Babiesofinstagram#love#bbggirls#motherhoodunplugged#BabySmiles#pregnancy#babyboy#thebump#babybump#fitfam#momblog#baby#mama#newmom#wonderweeks
Comparison is the thief of joy! ⚠️ - So much pressure on social media for a “bounce back” after baby...to some, these may be love handles or rolls but to me it’s just a chapter in MY postpartum book 📚💪🏽
One day we decided we were tired of sleeping + doing whatever we wanted in a clean house so we had a kid! 🤣 - 1 month with our rad lil’ dude 🤙🏽 (Dad says I like tummy time, being read to + walks to the beach but I don’t like bedtime, baths or when mommy is further then arms reach 😂) someone tell me where the pause button is!? 😭💙🌊#RaisingReef
I was so afraid of you & now I know being your mom is the most humbling + powerful thing that’s ever happened to me! 💙 - I really didn’t show my depression during #pregnancy not because I was hiding it, but because I needed to be positive to make it through the never ending sickness and fear...I found this video from about a month before he came & finally let myself watch it 😭🙈 I just need someone out there to know it’s gonna be ok 😌 - To my son...I’m sorry I was so scared, I sat there yesterday staring at your entire hand wrapped around a single finger of mine & for the first time in my life I couldn’t think of the bills that were due, tomorrows schedule or the dirty dishes in the sink...I couldn’t think of ANYTHING more important then being your security blanket for as long as you need me! 🌎💙 #RaisingReef
My happy boy, I told him he was the best birthday gift I’ve ever gotten 😉 - I can’t lie, last year if you would’ve told me I was going to be a mom by my next birthday I would’ve probably laughed in your face & told you all my life plans...but, here we are today...27 & in the most beautifully exhausting heaven! 💙☁️🌊 #RaisingReef #GodsPlan
It’s a beautiful thing to see a fathers instinct be just as powerful as a mothers intuition 💙 - ...Robby’s voice sounds different to me, deeper & safer. He almost even looks like a new person at times...the universe knew EXACTLY what it was doing choosing you as Reefs dad 💙🌊 #RaisingReef
Reef Robert Valenzuela came into this world January 8, 2019 at 9:18am & here’s how it went down! - I went to sleep at 11:45pm or so on Monday January 7th & by 12:45am The 8th I was smacking Robby in bed with HEAVY contractions that were already 2 minutes apart 💥 I was crying telling him I just wanted to go back to sleep & that I wasn’t ready...but it was GAME TIME! 🏥 We got to the hospital around 1:30am & was only dilated to a 4 👀 which I’ll never understand considering the contractions were coming like a FREIGHT TRAIN 🚂 (they almost wanted to send me home) that’s when the grunting began 🚨...Baby was coming down in a position that was making me feel the need to push through every contraction BEFORE he was ready (that was scary) much of that time is a blur now but the way Robby explains it I was reaching for god with every wave that came 🌊🌊🌊 - They came in to check me again after what was about an hour and I was already dilated to an 8!!!! (God bless Robby for keeping me focused on him & baby because that was PRIMAL) The anesthesiologist came in & there was no getting me to sit up or time between contractions so he rolled me over & went for it! All I remember is finally being able to breath after what felt like forever!!! I napped for a couple hours after (no memory of that) because all I remember next is the midwife coming in saying “it’s time to push 😁” to which my face was “😨 where’s that epidural button again?!” - 20 minutes & about 15 pushes later it was 9:18am & all 5lb 15oz of my perfect Reef Robert was skin on skin with me & latching by 10am 🙏🏽🥛(that picture of dad’s first skin on skin 😂😂😂😂) - Son...I’ve literally never been more in love your life is bigger than me! I can’t believe I thought I was NOT ready for this & now I know I wasn’t made for anything else! 💙🌊 #RaisingReef
“When it comes to pain, it really scares me...there is no finite answer, there’s no one that can say, this is going to be 8 of the most challenging hours in your life but once you’re done you’ll be holding your baby” 💛 #38weekspregnant - I can’t lie I’m a ball of anxiety but I know I can’t fail at something I was made for! P.S I shared a podcast from @hilaryduff on my story that truly made me realize I’m not alone in THIS fear & maybe you need to hear it to 😘
Today marks 6 years with you + a baby due 👶🏽 - I’d go through every heartbreak & hard time a million more times if it means finding your love again 💚