Starting to feel somewhat normal again.. I made our first breakfast smoothies since our “Labor Day”, when our lives completely changed. This is our new normal now. We are now mommy and daddy to baby Tala! 

Green smoothies were made with kale, banana, blueberries, carrot, and #moringa or “malunggay” leaves (that my mom bought from the Filipino grocery store) which is known for its nutritional value - vitamins A,B,C, calcium, iron and protein. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, and most importantly for me, it helps increase breast milk. Thanks mom!!! 

#HappyLaborDay #breastfeeding #newnormal (at www.thehappyhealthyhippie.com)

Starting to feel somewhat normal again.. I made our first breakfast smoothies since our “Labor Day”, when our lives completely changed. This is our new normal now. We are now mommy and daddy to baby Tala!

Green smoothies were made with kale, banana, blueberries, carrot, and #moringa or “malunggay” leaves (that my mom bought from the Filipino grocery store) which is known for its nutritional value - vitamins A,B,C, calcium, iron and protein. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, and most importantly for me, it helps increase breast milk. Thanks mom!!!

#HappyLaborDay #breastfeeding #newnormal (at www.thehappyhealthyhippie.com)

Many of you have been so encouraging to me about breastfeeding, so grateful for that!!! It’s been one of my biggest dreams since I got pregnant to breastfeed my child  so I made sure I was going to tackle that while I’m surrounded with lactation specialists and other experts at the hospital. Fortunately, #babygirlfish latched on and learned on the first night! We are so lucky that we have no issues whatsoever - I have lots of milk, she latches on well and sucks like a pro. Yeah it’s a bit painful but it’s nothing compared to labor pains. The only question now is how do I keep her off when she wants to breastfeed (and fall asleep on it) all night long? Or is that what sleepless nights are about? Cause if it is… We’re on night 3 and going strong! #parentingwithoutfear #normalizebreastfeeding #TalaRiverFishbain  (at www.thehappyhealthyhippie.com)

Many of you have been so encouraging to me about breastfeeding, so grateful for that!!! It’s been one of my biggest dreams since I got pregnant to breastfeed my child so I made sure I was going to tackle that while I’m surrounded with lactation specialists and other experts at the hospital. Fortunately, #babygirlfish latched on and learned on the first night! We are so lucky that we have no issues whatsoever - I have lots of milk, she latches on well and sucks like a pro. Yeah it’s a bit painful but it’s nothing compared to labor pains. The only question now is how do I keep her off when she wants to breastfeed (and fall asleep on it) all night long? Or is that what sleepless nights are about? Cause if it is… We’re on night 3 and going strong! #parentingwithoutfear #normalizebreastfeeding #TalaRiverFishbain (at www.thehappyhealthyhippie.com)

Wow! Giving birth was unbelievably the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life… On 8/28/14, the warrior in me came out like I’ve never seen and felt it before! I pushed for 5 hours with the help of my husband,  mom, a very caring nurse and a strong midwife. At that point, I almost had to go through a c-section by some uncharismatic doctor I didn’t know and did not trust at all. As a warrior, I knew I wasn’t going to let the doctor just come in, interfere with my birth plan and ruin my whole experience of bringing my child into the world in a “natural” way. I understand that we had been trying for “a longer time than usual” but both the baby and I were in stable condition according to the midwife. So I ignored the doctor. Got the support of my birth team and continued on. And after so much pain and hard work from every single person in my team… came happiness, gratitude and love all covered up in mush! In an instant, I was no longer mad at the doctor who kept barging in and disturbing my warrior in peace. I found my warrior again, a little wounded, but it’s bigger and stronger than ever. She knows the meaning of #birthwithoutfear. And is now learning #parentingwithoutfear. #painandgain #postpartum #grateful #empowered (at www.thehappyhealthyhippie.com)

Wow! Giving birth was unbelievably the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life… On 8/28/14, the warrior in me came out like I’ve never seen and felt it before! I pushed for 5 hours with the help of my husband, mom, a very caring nurse and a strong midwife. At that point, I almost had to go through a c-section by some uncharismatic doctor I didn’t know and did not trust at all. As a warrior, I knew I wasn’t going to let the doctor just come in, interfere with my birth plan and ruin my whole experience of bringing my child into the world in a “natural” way. I understand that we had been trying for “a longer time than usual” but both the baby and I were in stable condition according to the midwife. So I ignored the doctor. Got the support of my birth team and continued on. And after so much pain and hard work from every single person in my team… came happiness, gratitude and love all covered up in mush! In an instant, I was no longer mad at the doctor who kept barging in and disturbing my warrior in peace. I found my warrior again, a little wounded, but it’s bigger and stronger than ever. She knows the meaning of #birthwithoutfear. And is now learning #parentingwithoutfear. #painandgain #postpartum #grateful #empowered (at www.thehappyhealthyhippie.com)

#Mamaste bitches! Haha. Here’s a fun photo I took last Friday with amazing director/photographer Dave Meyers. He had a whole different set of photos (some that’ll get me kicked out of Instagram if I posted, I’m sure πŸ˜‚) that he took for his own project but he let me sneak in a couple of yoga poses. I wasn’t really feeling taking some maternity photos cause I know how cheesy they can get but this one kinda just fell on my lap out of nowhere so I’ll take it, universe… ✨#thankyoumoreplease #pregnantyogi

#Mamaste bitches! Haha. Here’s a fun photo I took last Friday with amazing director/photographer Dave Meyers. He had a whole different set of photos (some that’ll get me kicked out of Instagram if I posted, I’m sure πŸ˜‚) that he took for his own project but he let me sneak in a couple of yoga poses. I wasn’t really feeling taking some maternity photos cause I know how cheesy they can get but this one kinda just fell on my lap out of nowhere so I’ll take it, universe… ✨#thankyoumoreplease #pregnantyogi

#HappyHumpDay #humor #iloveyou ❀️❀️❀️ (at www.thehappyhealthyhippie.com)

#HappyHumpDay #humor #iloveyou ❀️❀️❀️ (at www.thehappyhealthyhippie.com)

Ok guys!!! I am here at work on my last week before my maternity leave and I’m soooo ready to pop! 😜πŸ’₯πŸ‘Άβ€οΈπŸ™Š

How about you? Are you ready for an awesome giveaway contest? Here’s a very easy one.. All you have to do is ‘FOLLOW’ @SpreadTheLovePB here on Instagram and write your guess of our baby’s birthday as a comment on the same photo as this one! In addition, IF you #repost this photo, you will have more chances of winning as you will be entered into the drawing 10x!!! Just use the hashtag #GuessTheBabysBirthdayGiveaway and we will know you’re VIP πŸ™Œ. The lucky winner will get a special package of #SpreadTheLovePB products! We will ship it to wherever you are in the US! 

So take a wild guess and #GoodLuck!!! #comebabycomeNOW #pregnantyogi (at spreadthelovepb.com)

Ok guys!!! I am here at work on my last week before my maternity leave and I’m soooo ready to pop! 😜πŸ’₯πŸ‘Άβ€οΈπŸ™Š

How about you? Are you ready for an awesome giveaway contest? Here’s a very easy one.. All you have to do is ‘FOLLOW’ @SpreadTheLovePB here on Instagram and write your guess of our baby’s birthday as a comment on the same photo as this one! In addition, IF you #repost this photo, you will have more chances of winning as you will be entered into the drawing 10x!!! Just use the hashtag #GuessTheBabysBirthdayGiveaway and we will know you’re VIP πŸ™Œ. The lucky winner will get a special package of #SpreadTheLovePB products! We will ship it to wherever you are in the US!

So take a wild guess and #GoodLuck!!! #comebabycomeNOW #pregnantyogi (at spreadthelovepb.com)

Happy Friday!!! Hopefully my last day of nesting… AKA endless organizing of stuff then I’m off to challenge myself out of my comfort zone in a cool project… Then time to get off the phone for some good ol’ fam dinner! How’s your Friday looking? #shabbatshalom  #3rdtrimesterproblems #lol

Happy Friday!!! Hopefully my last day of nesting… AKA endless organizing of stuff then I’m off to challenge myself out of my comfort zone in a cool project… Then time to get off the phone for some good ol’ fam dinner! How’s your Friday looking? #shabbatshalom #3rdtrimesterproblems #lol

I am grateful for every one on one moment I get with my little one while she’s still inside my body. I know I’m going to miss this. I better stay present. It’s countdown time!!! #38weeks #pregnantyogi

I am grateful for every one on one moment I get with my little one while she’s still inside my body. I know I’m going to miss this. I better stay present. It’s countdown time!!! #38weeks #pregnantyogi

"Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road." - Jack Kerouac

#tbt #IndiaPictures #Khajuraho

 (at Panna National Park)

"Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road." - Jack Kerouac

#tbt #IndiaPictures #Khajuraho

(at Panna National Park)

I have to #repost from @spreadthelovepb. BIG news about #almondbutter #recall now on our blog: 

SpreadTheLovePB.com/blog
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What #PeanutButter has no salmonella, has not been recalled, and can be bought in local Los Angeles specialty stores or online with a domestic flat-rate shipping of $8? #SpreadTheLovePB 
Click the link below our bio or go to SpreadTheLovePB.com/shop

#organic #artisanmade #madewithlove #shopnow (at spreadthelovepb.com/shop)

I have to #repost from @spreadthelovepb. BIG news about #almondbutter #recall now on our blog:

SpreadTheLovePB.com/blog —- What #PeanutButter has no salmonella, has not been recalled, and can be bought in local Los Angeles specialty stores or online with a domestic flat-rate shipping of $8? #SpreadTheLovePB
Click the link below our bio or go to SpreadTheLovePB.com/shop

#organic #artisanmade #madewithlove #shopnow (at spreadthelovepb.com/shop)

#balance #yinyang #life

#balance #yinyang #life

Rise and shine, it’s Monday!!! I got some really good sleep last night but I woke up with a really sore body, maybe it’s from the prenatal massage I got or just from being pregnant.. I don’t really know but I wanted to change my state so I went into the baby’s room, did some breathing and some yoga. Some stretches here and there and voila! I feel like a brand new person… Still pregnant but feeling fresh nonetheless! #sidestretch #pregnantyogi #behappy (at www.thehappyhealthyhippie.com)

Rise and shine, it’s Monday!!! I got some really good sleep last night but I woke up with a really sore body, maybe it’s from the prenatal massage I got or just from being pregnant.. I don’t really know but I wanted to change my state so I went into the baby’s room, did some breathing and some yoga. Some stretches here and there and voila! I feel like a brand new person… Still pregnant but feeling fresh nonetheless! #sidestretch #pregnantyogi #behappy (at www.thehappyhealthyhippie.com)

#BeKind especially to yourself… #TGIF

#BeKind especially to yourself… #TGIF

Tags: tgif bekind

Welcome to #BabyGirlFish’s current and future room.. πŸ˜‚ Sometimes I just can’t help but laugh when I look at my big ass belly! I think it’s beautiful and all but damn that’s a big belly on such a little person like me. It just proves how amazing a woman’s body is. I’m at #37weeks right now and I’m feeling all the kinks, cramping and other uncomfortable things that any pregnant woman gets around this last stretch of pregnancy. Since her future room is almost ready, all I gotta do is ride it out and enjoy now. After all it is the most precious time! #powerofnow #pregnantyogi #HappyThursday ✨ (at www.thehappyhealthyhippie.com)

Welcome to #BabyGirlFish’s current and future room.. πŸ˜‚ Sometimes I just can’t help but laugh when I look at my big ass belly! I think it’s beautiful and all but damn that’s a big belly on such a little person like me. It just proves how amazing a woman’s body is. I’m at #37weeks right now and I’m feeling all the kinks, cramping and other uncomfortable things that any pregnant woman gets around this last stretch of pregnancy. Since her future room is almost ready, all I gotta do is ride it out and enjoy now. After all it is the most precious time! #powerofnow #pregnantyogi #HappyThursday ✨ (at www.thehappyhealthyhippie.com)

In honor of #ThrowbackTuesday (Something my sister @juvois created lol)… Our sampling at @ErewhonMarket

And yes! For a pledge of $10,000 on #kickstarter for @SpreadTheLovePB, we are letting you pick our daughter’s middle name… 😜 Ready, set…. Go pledge!!! #LOL #SpreadTheLove #SpreadTheWord ❀️❀️❀️

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1747129608/spread-the-love-peanut-butter (at spreadthelovepb.com)

In honor of #ThrowbackTuesday (Something my sister @juvois created lol)… Our sampling at @ErewhonMarket

And yes! For a pledge of $10,000 on #kickstarter for @SpreadTheLovePB, we are letting you pick our daughter’s middle name… 😜 Ready, set…. Go pledge!!! #LOL #SpreadTheLove #SpreadTheWord ❀️❀️❀️

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1747129608/spread-the-love-peanut-butter (at spreadthelovepb.com)