Yay! Finally, at 20 days #postpartum I was able to do a 10 minute flow on my yoga mat this morning. These days of recovery have been such a roller coaster for me, there were tough and easy days - days I was itching to do some yoga but had to stop myself ‘cause I know I wasn’t completely okay to do so. Today, I felt no pain, strain or anything down yonder 👇😜 that I took my mat out and started doing my deep breathing and stretches while sitting then slowly made my way into a downdog, cobra, cat, cow poses and etc. It kinda made #TalaRiverFishbain’s animal themed nursery complete.. Haha! As of now, I feel confident that I can do yoga again without straining myself but I gotta keep a close listen to my body cause the roller coaster ride might not be over just yet! 🎢 

This post was inspired by @kathrynbudig’s @yogajournal #showmeyourconfidence #aimtrue #iwillwhatiwant #loveyourbody #curvierthaneverandiloveit

Come #healwithme and post your pictures mamas @let_it_be_easy @eco_ash @empoweredbirthproject @clairefree08 if you haven’t already 😘

Yay! Finally, at 20 days #postpartum I was able to do a 10 minute flow on my yoga mat this morning. These days of recovery have been such a roller coaster for me, there were tough and easy days - days I was itching to do some yoga but had to stop myself ‘cause I know I wasn’t completely okay to do so. Today, I felt no pain, strain or anything down yonder 👇😜 that I took my mat out and started doing my deep breathing and stretches while sitting then slowly made my way into a downdog, cobra, cat, cow poses and etc. It kinda made #TalaRiverFishbain’s animal themed nursery complete.. Haha! As of now, I feel confident that I can do yoga again without straining myself but I gotta keep a close listen to my body cause the roller coaster ride might not be over just yet! 🎢

This post was inspired by @kathrynbudig’s @yogajournal #showmeyourconfidence #aimtrue #iwillwhatiwant #loveyourbody #curvierthaneverandiloveit

Come #healwithme and post your pictures mamas @let_it_be_easy @eco_ash @empoweredbirthproject @clairefree08 if you haven’t already 😘

Gotta get my @labreabakery granola and yogurt snack in now while the little one sleeps! 😋 #breastfeeding #eatnurserepeat #motherhood #snack

Gotta get my @labreabakery granola and yogurt snack in now while the little one sleeps! 😋 #breastfeeding #eatnurserepeat #motherhood #snack

Our first song for #TalaRiverFishbain printed on canvas by @lovingleighyours from her sweet sweet cousin Farryl!!! We LOVE it so much! Thank you!!! 💛💛💛 #songoflove #chachacha

Our first song for #TalaRiverFishbain printed on canvas by @lovingleighyours from her sweet sweet cousin Farryl!!! We LOVE it so much! Thank you!!! 💛💛💛 #songoflove #chachacha

A glass of all-veggie smoothie to give me some good energy this Sunday Funday! #kale #carrots #cucumber #parsley #ginger

A glass of all-veggie smoothie to give me some good energy this Sunday Funday! #kale #carrots #cucumber #parsley #ginger

Love is important ❤️ #mamaste

Love is important ❤️ #mamaste

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This is my “I’m feeling a little normal now” selfie. I’m incredibly impressed by how my body is healing itself right now. At 10 days postpartum, I can now wear shorts and my @yiddishplayersclub swag! Woot! Although I haven’t done any workouts (just deep breathing to prep for yoga), I’m noticing my belly shrink slowly but surely everyday. I’m sure it has something to do with breastfeeding, healthy eating and my active lifestyle during pregnancy. This is in no way to show how vain I am by posting a “I lost some weight” selfie but just to show that when you love yourself inside out, it will love you in return. 

This post was definitely inspired by the strong and loving mamas I’ve been communicating and consulting with on Instagram. From pregnancy to postpartum, we all continue to inspire and help each other with as simple as using kind words and encouragement to each other - it’s kinda crazy amazing! You know who you ladies are.. Thank you!!! I love you!!! #selflove #healyourself #mamaste #inspire

This is my “I’m feeling a little normal now” selfie. I’m incredibly impressed by how my body is healing itself right now. At 10 days postpartum, I can now wear shorts and my @yiddishplayersclub swag! Woot! Although I haven’t done any workouts (just deep breathing to prep for yoga), I’m noticing my belly shrink slowly but surely everyday. I’m sure it has something to do with breastfeeding, healthy eating and my active lifestyle during pregnancy. This is in no way to show how vain I am by posting a “I lost some weight” selfie but just to show that when you love yourself inside out, it will love you in return.

This post was definitely inspired by the strong and loving mamas I’ve been communicating and consulting with on Instagram. From pregnancy to postpartum, we all continue to inspire and help each other with as simple as using kind words and encouragement to each other - it’s kinda crazy amazing! You know who you ladies are.. Thank you!!! I love you!!! #selflove #healyourself #mamaste #inspire

Thank you, (some) #rain!#thankyoumoreplease #CaliDrought 🙏😁☔️

Thank you, (some) #rain!#thankyoumoreplease #CaliDrought 🙏😁☔️

Sometimes life is as simple as cookies and milk. 🍪🍼 #ShabbatShalom #turnoff

Sometimes life is as simple as cookies and milk. 🍪🍼 #ShabbatShalom #turnoff

Mommy and #TalaRiverFishbain are going to be doing lots of #yoga together on this brand new and clean @laviebohemeyoga mat. But mommy is still a little too delicate for some yoga moves. So for now, we’ll just warm up by doing some deep breathing. #yogaheals #laviebohemeyoga (at www.thehappyhealthyhippie.com)

Mommy and #TalaRiverFishbain are going to be doing lots of #yoga together on this brand new and clean @laviebohemeyoga mat. But mommy is still a little too delicate for some yoga moves. So for now, we’ll just warm up by doing some deep breathing. #yogaheals #laviebohemeyoga (at www.thehappyhealthyhippie.com)

#HappyFriday #openheart #openmind ❤️❤️❤️

#HappyFriday #openheart #openmind ❤️❤️❤️

One week before Tala was born, mommy was trying to distract herself from waiting… #TBT #imissyoga #pregnantyogi

One week before Tala was born, mommy was trying to distract herself from waiting… #TBT #imissyoga #pregnantyogi

"Can’t touch this…" is what I told the doctor who wanted to do a c-section on me. 😂😜😎 #pregnantyogi #nomore #davemeyers #photography

"Can’t touch this…" is what I told the doctor who wanted to do a c-section on me. 😂😜😎 #pregnantyogi #nomore #davemeyers #photography

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)