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๐•๐”น๐”ธโ„‚ โ„™๐• ๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•ก๐•’๐•ฃ๐•ฅ๐•ฆ๐•ž ๐”ฝ๐• ๐•๐•๐• ๐•จ ๐•Œ๐•ก

I am almost one year postpartum and the rituals and routines I have indulged in have enhanced the healing process.

As previously discussed, my first child was a scheduled induction because she was 7 days past her due date.

With my second child, I was scheduled to be induced because she was projecting to be 7 days late, as well.

I want to explain the process leading up to my vaginal delivery.

๐•„๐•–๐•ž๐•“๐•ฃ๐•’๐•Ÿ๐•– ๐•Š๐•ฅ๐•ฃ๐•š๐•ก๐•ก๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜

About 6  days before my due date, I did allow the doctors to strip my membrane.

This is a process where the doctors take their finger, insert it into your vagina, and literally attempt to scratch or influence your water bag to burst so labor can start. Itโ€™s supposed to increase stimulation so you can start dilating.

This method was not guaranteed to accelerate labor but was worth the try.

Needless to say, it didnโ€™t do anything but cause discomfort for a few hours and spotting. The contractions after were very intense and honestly not worth the procedure. From my experience, it is best to honestly just allow your body to flow into labor on its own.

The emotional toll this takes on you, so frustrated and overwhelmed with the effects of the last trimester, save yourself the headache.

Instead, try indulging in pregnancy approved exercise, take long baths to ease your discomfort, drink more water, and rest your mind because your baby will only come when it is time.

๐”ผ๐•ž๐• ๐•ฅ๐•š๐• ๐•Ÿ๐•’๐• ๐•Ž๐•–๐•๐•๐•Ÿ๐•–๐•ค๐•ค

Everyone around me was delivering their baby before me and emotionally I was out of it! Being my second pregnancy, in fear of another c section, I was frustrated beyond words. Hormonal and exerting too much mental energy, I didnโ€™t allow my mind to relax so my body could naturally shift into labor. Take it easy on yourself transitioning into month 9 or even close to 10!

Your pregnancy is not theirs and your baby will come when it or they are ready! Staying off of social media is probably my number 1 suggestion to ease this mental pressure. 

Instead of emotionally overwhelming yourself, do whatever makes you feel more at ease. Eating, walking, resting, painting, dancing, drawing, or my pregnancy favorite; crying! Release those hormones through tears if you have to.

If possible, share with your partner, a close friend, or family member your true concerns and frustrations. Do not allow your emotions to drive you crazy because you may go beyond your due date or you could be the last of your circle to birth your child! Enjoy your process! Let your body take its time!

โ„™๐•™๐•ช๐•ค๐•š๐•”๐•’๐• ๐”ธ๐•”๐•ฅ๐•š๐•ง๐•š๐•ฅ๐•ช & ๐”ผ๐•ฉ๐•–๐•ฃ๐•”๐•š๐•ค๐•–

Everyday and I mean, every single day, since the confirmation of pregnancy, I was active. Walking the park, up hills, stretching, and even increasing my sexual activity. NOTHING will shift your body into labor but your bodyโ€™s time! I donโ€™t even want to exaggerate and say these methods will increase your chances because they may not! Being my second go around I thought my body would shift a little easier with the influence of exercise but as we know due dates are estimates; that date is not the day your baby signed to be born. Do not overexert yourself trying to push yourself into labor.

Instead, nest! Spend that time with your partner enjoying the final phase before this new beginning. Music and resting were my best friends at this point. Leave the errands to everyone else! Prepare your babyโ€™s space, write your birth plan, and cry. Let it all out because pregnancy, especially the end is a lot !

๐”น๐•š๐•ฃ๐•ฅ๐•™ โ„™๐•๐•’๐•Ÿ

I want to encourage more mothers to write a birth plan! In the event you are too preoccupied by the pressure to respond, you want everyone to know your wishes. This helps doctors and your delivery team be clear about your expectations. Your comfort is essential during delivery, so create the intimate space wherever you choose to birth, to enhance the ambiance. Share this plan with whomever will be present and doctors to ensure everyone is on the same accord!

With all this being said, the day I decided to not worry about going into labor, my body went into labor. My mucus plug came out at about 4am and the contractions had me in tears by noon. I couldnโ€™t even speak without crying and the contractions were every 2 minutes at this point. Mommies to be, my BEST advice for dealing with contraction is MOVEMENT AND MUSIC. Moving around during contractions eased the pressure not the intensity! I promise, on the ride to the hospital, music helped me keep track of my contractions and also distracted me. I know, I was both breathing and whining like a baby while bobbing my head to the beat. The air from outside blowing heavily on my face was also very therapeutic for times I was just too taken aback by the intensity of contractions.

Mommies, I want you to be prepared for the real! Itโ€™s bloody, itโ€™s messy, itโ€™s intense, and it does not HURT to push. Contractions on the other hand can take an army of the most masculine men out! You donโ€™t know where they are coming from. You donโ€™t know how to truly ease them. You cannot make them stop. You can only breathe through them. You cannot force your body into labor. You can only embrace your journey and wait for your bundle of joy to be delivered when it’s time.

๐”น๐•š๐•ฃ๐•ฅ๐•™ ๐”ป๐•’๐•ช

On October 11th, 2019 at 12:11 AM, after about 15 good minutes of painless pushing, Leilani Jiselle was born at 6 lbs 5 oz. I threw up leading up to pushing and cried because I was starving. Ladies FEED yourself through contractions if you can. I know what doctors recommend but I donโ€™t subscribe to medical practices. My wish was to not deliver in the hospital but by circumstances, I went. Regardless of where you choose to deliver, know your body is going to release everything before delivery. You may throw up. You may sh*t. You may scream holy hell! But I promise pushing does not hurt, your vagina will recover, and your baby will be delivered and placed into your arms as you are welcomed gracefully into the world of Motherhood.

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๏ผ–๏ผš๏ผ’๏ผ’ใ€€๏ผฐ๏ผญ

The wheel of fortune is in my hand

Had to understand to inner stand

As I move closer to finally aligning with my Divine plan

I demand.

Your undivided attention

I suggest that you actually listen

There will be no silencing or dismissing

Itโ€™s hot as hell in this kitchen

But itโ€™ll cool if you shut the fuck up and listen

When I tell you that , that Gold shit is shiny but baby does it glisten?

Dishonoring my intuition

Continued to put me in a karmic position

So now that I finally mustered the courage to change my disposition

Call me the High Priestess but you can hold the Religion.

Spiritual God Mother

Healing the karma of my mother

As I try to bring along my brother

From the heaviness that lies under.

The sacred path

Iโ€™ve finally arrived at, at last

Mastering the essential skills to penetrate this task

The basic respect of my temple is the initial request that I ask.

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Moore Pregnancy Advice

If you’re new to my blog, this is my second pregnancy and I must say the statement “each pregnancy is different’ holds so much truth.

During my first pregnancy I was working a full time and part time job, enrolled in 6 Undergraduate on campus classes, and not really aware of the physical transformation I was experiencing.

Now, I am a full time Graduate student and have been blessed to be able to fully enjoy the entire pregnancy experience from beginning to end without other obligations.

I’ve created a list of tips that have been very helpful during this pregnancy. I want to share as much valuable information with new Mommy’s because you honestly have no idea what the transformation truly entails without hearing the experiences of others.

  • Honor your body’s need to rest. Don’t overwork your mind or your body. What your body says goes during this time and it is best to listen. When you need a day to just lie in bed or kick your feet up, take full advantage of it.
  • Hydrate. Please be sure to drink more water than you’ve ever drunk in your entire life. The body can become very dehydrated quicker because you are now nurturing another life. Water helps increase energy and alleviate premature Braxton Hicks.
  • Learn to manage your resources wisely. During this time it is vital to be aware of the people, money, support, places, and programs that are available to you so that you can better prepare for this 10 month long journey and postpartum process.
  • Be more active (if possible). Some Mommy’s are put on bed rest by their providers and if so, please honor that request. However, if you are all in the clear to be active, please take at least 30 minutes of your day to walk, stretch, pregnant yoga, dance, or participate in light cardio. Google is a great resource for finding pregnancy approved routines.
  • Know what your insurance covers. As adults, I know health insurance is a thing we all dread but during this time, it is very important to know what services are fully covered and also what free programs and incentives you’re given as a new Mommy.
  • Cry. With an increase in hormones it is only expected that you are overly emotional. Never resist the need to cry. It is completely okay to feel however you feel and everyone around you should respect it.
  • Get what you crave. Pregnancy creates some very weird cravings and take it from me, ignoring them will only leave you hungry and emotional. Sometimes your body won’t let you eat anything else until you’ve satisfied your craving.
  • Be ready for everyday change. No seriously! Everyday your body makes some minor change which has a macro affect on your body and emotions. From morning sickness, hives, restlessness, leaky breasts, an increase in vaginal discharge, hair growth or loss, appetite loss, and many other things; it’s best to be prepared to make yourself as comfortable as possible.
  • Join a support group. There are a ton of online support groups for Mommy’s that provide free information and sometimes even free stuff. There are apps that help track your weekly progression and allow you to interact with Mommy’s locally and worldwide. Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook also have very supportive communities.
  • Snack. It is completely okay to each that cupcake, candy, or brownie but find healthy snacks to increase energy and gain healthy weight. Nausea and morning sickness will make it more difficult to eat bigger meals throughout the day. Trail mix, yogurt, carrots and celery, and fruit salads have been my go to snacks during this pregnancy. I’ve gained about 40 pounds but most of it is from snacking.
  • Be patient. Towards the end of pregnancy, you will become impatient waiting on your bundle of joy to be born. If you’re anything like me, you will surpass your due date and may have to be induced. Be okay with being up to 42 weeks pregnant, as long as your baby is healthy. As badly as we would want to deliver on time, labor is a process with a mind of it’s own and patience is vital for your mental and emotional sanity. Occupy your time with activities you enjoy or nesting for baby.

I do hope this list helps whomever it resonates with.

I wish each and every Mommy a healthy and prosperous journey to Motherhood.

Best of luck to you and yours! <3

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The Moore Experience: Third Trimester

I am officially in my last trimester and I must say, I am exhausted but elated!

Soon I will be able to hold the newest addition to my family. This experience has created a greater sense of self awareness and strength that I am forever grateful for. I was placed in a space where my Root and Sacral Chakra were tested and I must say, it has been an intense experience.

All of the illusions I created were shattered.

All of the energies I no longer needed or saw fit for the next chapter in my life were removed.

I was able to heal from childhood trauma and allow my inner child to get the nurturing she deserved.

I was able to become more centered, grounded, alive, and humble through these past 8 months.

As this journey comes to close, I am so proud of myself for being able to use all of my resources wisely to remain secure. If you’ve ever been blessed to carry a child then you know how much pressure the Universe places upon you to encourage you to grow beyond limits which do not exist.

I want to thank all of my followers and readers for being so understanding and sending words of encouragement during this time. I didn’t have the physical strength to be as active as I would’ve liked but I have so much content I plan to release after I get home from the hospital.

I am so grateful to be in a space of learning and growing. The physical and emotional transformation that I’ve experienced this pregnancy has forever changed my perception on how abundant life can truly be. Through all obstacles and challenges, I remained authentic and optimistic.

If it wasn’t for the faith I have in the Universe, I would’ve broken at times when I was so weak.

Again, thank you all for consistently being understanding and appreciating the content that was available to you, when I was absent.

To you all I send peace & love during this season.

XO.

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The Moore Experience: Pregnancy

I am currently 21 weeks pregnant and I’ve been reflecting on the past few weeks and comparing it to my first pregnancy with my first daughter, six years ago.

I was 21 years old, enrolled in six classes, working a PT and FT job. My life was fully booked and I didn’t really get to fully bask in the journey of pregnancy. I wasn’t able to dedicate the time I would’ve liked to fully bonding with my baby and learning about my body during this time.

This time around, I am 27 years old and my life circumstances are all totally different; leaving me enough time, space, and energy to indulge in the experience. Each pregnancy is different and this one of the two has been way more intense; emotionally and physically.

I delivered my first daughter via c-section and I received an epidural. She was 6 days late and doctor intervention is the reason I was forced to have a c-section. This pregnancy, I am so much more aware of my body and am aiming to deliver vaginally.

I’ve learned overtime the benefits of living a more holistic lifestyle and relying on herbal and home remedies to cure illnesses and pain. I stopped taking aspirin in 2013 and started doing yoga and eating healthier to increase my wellness.

I am planning to carry this baby until whatever date I go into labor, as long as she passes stress test and it doesn’t become a health risk to either one of us. Through this pregnancy experience I’ve learned my body and know more about it than doctors. I am following my feelings and allowing natural child birth to happen for how many days it needs to.

Even though she wasn’t planned, I am ready to bring another spirit into this dimension. Motherhood has been the best chapter of my womanhood. Bonding and nurturing another human is an experience unlike any other and I am eager to meet her.

I am exactly where I should be and this blessing has only brought me to my greatest sense of awareness. My intimate relationships have grown and the amount of love and support is so appreciated. I am getting everything I desire this pregnancy and know there is so much Moore in store for my family and I.

18 weeks to go before I meet my newest addition to our family. LJK, we are eager and excited to meet and love on you! See you in a few months.

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Week 21

It’s a beautiful baby girl!

Two weeks ago, my boyfriend and I confirmed the sex of our beautiful bundle of joy and not to our surprise; it’s a girl!

I previously shared the emotionally conflicting beginning of this journey and quickly stopped when I realized I was misdiagnosed; followed by a huge emotional loss we suffered.

Through these past few weeks, I’ve taken a break from blogging to gather myself and heal through the loss my boyfriend and I suffered during this pregnancy.

Now that I am in better spirit, emotionally and spiritually, I am back and better with so much content and creativity to express.

My bulging baby bump is 21 weeks today and is due October 4th.

The amount of love and support I’ve received during this journey has made my heart full! This pregnancy was unexpected and the first 18 weeks threw me for an extreme emotional loop but we are healthy and we are here!

I am so grateful to be surrounded my genuine love and support because pregnancy is intense yet emotionally fulfilling.

I’ve transformed abundantly through the past 20 weeks and ask that Beloved continues to be present to guide me through this journey.

I want to thank you all for still showing my blog love during my absence and for allowing me the space and time to nurture myself at this moment.

Peace & Much Love.

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Pregnancy Update for 3/1/2019

Written on 3/2/2019

Week 9

Since my last check in a lot of things have changed.

I am no longer itching to death from Hives. They have gone away and I am now dealing with the dry skin patches left behind. I would say I have about 50 little polka dot sized spots from the back of my neck to my knees.

From blood work, my Vitamin D was lower than average and I’ve been prescribed Vitamin D pills to take daily for 60 days. I immediately felt the increase in energy after taking the first one. I am starting to feel a little more like myself. However, walking through the mall for 30 minutes still feels like I ran a marathon.

From blood work, it has been confirmed that I am pregnant with TWINS. Blood work has also confirmed the chromosomes of the baby and I will keep the gender under wraps until a later update. (Smile)

I am technically, 9 weeks but since I am having Twins, I will be delivering the twins via C section during week 37 or 38 per the doctors order. This is very common and at first I was afraid due to my first experience but my emotional and physical support system has created a sheet of comfort.

I am due to graduate with my MBA in Human Resources Management on August 4th, 2019 but depending on how heavy my stomach is, I will miss the ceremony. I already feel like I’m carrying about 5 pounds in the front already and they are only the size of blueberries lol.

I want to publicly express how supportive the Father of my children has been. He has been here every time I call and is providing the strength I need to get through this. He has been my best friend and a shoulder to scream and cry on when needed. He has catered to all of my cravings and stood firm in the storm of mood swings. Our love continues to grow with my belly. I am truly in love with you Sir and I am honored to carry your children.

I just want to express how much I appreciate him to the world because I would be an emotional wreck without his love and encouragement.

Thank you!

Twins are truly a gift from Beloved and I continue to express how I feel Chosen. My Spiritual journey has taken a drastic turn and none of this was in my plans but they say that life is full of surprises. This pregnancy was a surprise and Twins doubled that element. I am pleasantly surprised at how Beloved is leading the way to abundance for me.

Beloved, I am ready for this journey and I ask for everyone to keep us in your prayers. I am anticipating delivering my healthy – beautiful bundles of joy during Virgo season. Their father is a Virgo and my Venus is in Virgo.

Since I stopped trying to control my destiny, the Universe has swept me off of my feet.

I am absolutely flying on love.

Until next update.

Bee.

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Pregnancy Update

2/18/2019

Monday

2:59 PM

Pregnancy has been a very intense process for me so far. I’m still dealing with the hives. They aren’t as swollen and red but they are for sure causing more discomfort this week. I’ve started using Aveeno’s Anti Itch formula along with their Baby Eczema Formula but some days, the itch is overpowering.

My face is breaking out in areas which are making me very insecure. My lips are back to feeling like they are on fire and I feel like I have a mustache of fire.

My breast are swollen and filling out. I cannot tolerate wearing a bra because the straps cause my skin to react.

I am exhausted by every action I participate in. I’m nauseous by the slightest scent. The smell of juice could ruin my entire day; my favorite juice at that.

I am 7 weeks pregnant this week and boy oh boy, this must be a boy lol.

The journey with my daughter was so much more subtle and easy. I experienced morning sickness and that was really it. I literally feel like a different woman and they did advise that this pregnancy would be so different due to my age and other factors.

Saturday, February 16th, 2019 – was the last day I felt normal. I was up early, cleaning, blasting music by by 4pm, BOOM, pregnancy humbled my mood. I feel like I have about 1 normal feeling day a week now and I take full advantage of it. At this point, I have to keep reminding myself that I am no longer that normal woman; I am preparing to procreate with the Universe so my body has to change in these drastic forms.

I’ve been having extreme cravings and if not satisfied, I feel nauseous and cannot eat anything but what I craved. Of course, this leads me to crying because being pregnant and hungry creates a different type of hangry.

I’m projecting to deliver on my birthday, October 7th, 2019 (according to an ultrasound), so that means I have 231 days left. According to my research, most of what I’m experiencing is normal and may only last for the next 7 weeks.

Transformation is a mental, physical, and emotional journey and I feel the brick of right now.

Please pray for me. I am a pregnant, emotional woman, begging the hormone Gods to have mercy on me.

I am ready for this journey and ask for strength as I weave in and out of the woo’s of pregnancy.

Bee.

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PREGNANCY UPDATE

Call me HormonaLisa!

Hives!

That allergic reaction I mentioned last week, is HIVES.

A normal reaction to hormonal change during pregnancy.

This was not a symptom I experienced my first pregnancy and I would have to say, it is by far the most uncomfortable of any I’ve experienced.

Sadly, I have to wait for them to clear on their own and from my understanding and research, they can disappear as soon as next week and remain as long as post pregnancy.

Thanks Hormones!

Another GREAT update; that 14 weeks announcement was… well at this point premature.

My period being absent since November, again, a hormonal reaction to LIFE miscalculated my actual pregnancy and due date.

I had an ultrasound today and it’s confirmed that I am about 6-7 weeks, meaning I won’t be delivering until the week of September 29 – October 5th, 2019.

My 28th Birthday is October 7th, 2019.

Happy EARLY Birthday to myself.

The Universe has a plan for me and I’m starting to understand the purpose of this journey more and more; I am not in control, life is full of surprises, and patience.

Today was not one of my best days but thanks to my Daughter, my Sister, and the Love of My Life / Child’s Father …… It’s ending with a hardcore feeling of love and appreciation.

I am ready for the journey of motherhood, again.

I am ready to Co-create with the Universe through the next 8 months.

I am grateful for my support system.

I am grateful for love.

I am happy to Bee.

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WEEK 14.

135 lbs as of 2/5/2019

135 lbs as of 2/5/2019

Pregnancy Update

Symptoms to date: Allergic reaction on Wednesday, January 20, 2019 after eating Chicken Fried Rice with Soy Sauce.

I am very hormonal so my initial reaction to everything is intense emotion; crying.

Physical Reaction: I broke out in hives on my sides, thighs, upper back, and hips.

Solution: On Saturday, February 2, 2019 I switched my shampoo, conditioner, lotion, bar soap, toothpaste, and body wash to all natural based products.

Soap – Activated Charcoal & Rose Clay by Splendor Santa Barbara.

Toothpaste – Tom’s of Maine

Body wash, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion – Puracy.

Transformation: My lips are feeling very raw. For the past three days, the skin has been dying and I feel as if I have a new pair of lips. They are very tender and are very pink.

Cure: I’ve been applying a Cold (white colored towel) to increase the blood flow to my lips, twice daily. I have only been applying Petroleum Jelly (unscented) to help hydrate and heal the skin. So far, it has been the only thing that is working!

Overall, I am sleeping well. My appetite is increasing and I am gaining weight steadily. I lost a few pounds (about 5-9) due to the lack of food intake during the first few weeks.

I knew I was pregnant the day I conceived. I am very aware of my body since I’ve been prescription, birth control, and pain killer free since 2013, the insemination was an experience I felt from the very moment.

In 2016, I got back on the Depo for 3 months and I never looked back since then. Other than that, I resort to natural home remedies for any and all issues.

I have a five year old daughter who was born by Cesarean in 2013.

She was 6 days late and would’ve been delivered naturally if I didn’t get induced by doctors order.

This pregnancy, I am planning to deliver naturally and vaginally!

I am ready for this journey. As my body transforms I ask for constant strength and awareness to create a comfortable and abundant experience and journey.


Happiness & Health.

xoxo.

Bee.

9:09PM

2/6/2019

Wellness Wednesday

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FLAMES

Holรก

Mรญ Amรณr

Solamente

You I do adore

So much I have in store

But at this point Iโ€™m not even sure

That you are truly in your Divine

By March 7th

I will define

The depth

Of your manhood

Specifically the kind

Of ego mortal you tried to hide

So let the current wash our land

Even through hell

Iโ€™m Heaven sent

Even when you had me all fcking bent

From your past actions

I do not resent

But you finally cleared the air

Our abundance

Together

You wanna share

From here on out

I do not care

You are the one

We make the perfect pair

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