Joyfully celebrating 19 years with my deepest friend....
And Baby 8 is on the way!! We couldn’t be more full of Joy!! How’s that for an announcement?! “If we are out of our mind, it is for God, if we are of sound mind, it is for you. For Christ’s LOVE compels us...” •2 Cor. 5:13•
18 weeks pregnant and feeling stronger than ever!
In my teens and very early 20s I suffered from “disordered” eating.
In high school I was one of the thicker girls and unhappy with my weight.
I remember a friend telling that if I didn’t like it, change it!!
And that’s all it took!
The competitive athlete within started to takeover. Suddenly the number on the scale was a competition with myself.
Now, I still ate...but it wasn’t what would be considered “healthy” looking back.
I wouldn’t dare eat a whole sandwich or even a 6 inch sub at Subway because that would make me “fat”. I ate grapes like they were going out of style (Lord if I only realized how much sugar and carbs I was having 🤣🙈). And Special K was my go to because it would help you “lose weight”.
I fell in love with running and definitely overexercised for how much I ate.
But in my eyes I was just an athlete who was being disciplined.
I didn’t have the 6 pack I wanted and wasn’t as tone as I dreamed so I probably needed to work harder....or so I thought.
My husband truly helped me break many of those habits, but some remained.
The thought of pregnancy for the first time terrified me. I didn’t want to gain weight, but I didn’t want my selfish ways to harm a baby.
So I took it easy. I let myself eat things I shouldn’t because I felt I had to eat more to fuel my baby. .
From conception to my due date I gained 45 lbs.
Breastfeeding struggles pushed nutrition on the back burner again.... I ate every carb in sight in hopes of increasing my milk supply.
I was so far off track with what I should be doing despite best efforts to be healthy.
My how this pregnancy is soooo different! At 18 weeks pregnant I am feeling strong and confident!
In between baby 1 & 2 I learned how to exercise enough to keep me healthy, but not overexercise (and lets be real-what new mom has time for that?!)
And I learned how to eat and have peace with my plate.
I learned to eat to fuel my body the right way. I overcame my disordered eating and took full control of my PCOS!
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I still can’t believe our family is growing and we are going to have a son. It’s taken me some time to wrap my head around being a boy mom but the more it sets in the more excited I get. I feel incredibly blessed to already have Sadie, who is the most beautiful, sweet and most importantly healthy little girl. And the fact that we will get to experience having a baby boy as well leaves me in awe with how good God is. Can’t wait to see what is to come for our family 💙💗 #familyoffour#16weekspregnant#decemberbaby#oneofeach#twoyearsapart
Some big things are happening in the Ramsey household! We are 16 weeks along with our December baby and Parker is constantly kissing my belly! We can’t wait til Sunday to find out if Parker is having a little brother or a little sister! 💙💗
In one picture doing everything I could to hide behind Josie and in the other proud AF to not be hiding anymore!
I remember this day on the left like it was yesterday. It was the day I decided I was going to go all in! At the time I thought it was going to be a fitness journey and it ended up being SO MUCH more. It’s been a self love journey that’s brought so much light to my life.
I sat in the passenger seat while we drove to the zoo. Staring off into no where while Jared drove down the freeway running ALL the scenario’s of how horribly wrong this would go and ALL the excuses why I shouldn’t do it. I was TERRIFIED of so many things.
Finally I told Jared what I was thinking about and hid some tears after I finally said everything out loud not having a clue how he would react. Luckily I have the best husband and he gave all his support. Before we even made it to the zoo in that moment I messaged my coach that I was ready to go ALL IN! (After probably about a year of creepin 😬🧐) BEST. DECISION. EVER. Aside from marrying Jared and trying for our sweet little nuggets! It was such a small price to pay for what I’ve gotten in return.
Sometimes I wish I could just go back shake myself and say “stop just watching her JOIN her!!!!” But I have remind myself this is my journey and it’s unfolding just how it should. And if I could go back this second very second I’d thank myself for how strong I was and brave because, no shit, that moment was probably scary then childbirth for me 😂
Not everyone’s journey is as scary to say yes too but I think if you give yourself a solid chance you will shocked at what’s waiting on the other side.
If we are mindful we will always become who we are meant to be 🖤
Baby Bump Progress🤰🏻: 16 Weeks (7/16-7/22/19) Our baby is as big as an 🥑 now! It's hard to believe I'm on my 4th month! I am gaining weight steadily as I embrace my body's new shape and I think of every pound I put on as a sign of good health for me and our baby! @thesfmarathon Ultramarathon is next week already and I hope the weight gain will not hold me back.
#throwbackthursday to when our party of 3 became a party of 4. 💕 closing the pregnancy/newborn chapter in our lives is a tough pill for me to swallow or even think about. Even though the nights are long, my patience is thin and our house is constant chaos I just love the snuggles & sweetness that a newborn brings.
Giovanny Cyncere Warner💙 I pray for your strength every day. I pray for you and your mom that we have a safe delivery with no complications. Last year was the hardest year of my life losing your brother, it crushed me but God makes no mistakes he blessed Us with another Boy. I can’t wait too meet you Giovanny ❤️ #DecemberBaby#Surprise#AnotherBoy#ICantMakeGirls 😂😂😂
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Showing off my big boy teeth 🦷
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#TBT Fantasizing about cooler temps amidst the incoming heat wave
It’s crazy to think I was 4 weeks pregnant in this picture (and had no clue)! We found out exactly a week after this picture was taken.
I remember feeling lean, strong, + so proud of how far I’d come. I put in the work and the proof was in the pudding. Little did I know my body was in the process of being overtaken by our little one. 👶🏻💙
I’m happy to let my body morph and expand for Baby N....but I’m also excited to look back at this picture and be my own motivation come 2020. 💪🏼
Look out world, I’m not done yet. #FiercelyBalanced
Me, “I have never felt the baby move as much and as strongly as I have the last few days.” Brian with a long pause and this look on his face -> 😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳 “Welllllllllllllll sweetheart that could be because all you’ve consumed for 3 days is jalapeño poppers and lemonade!”. Alrighty then. He didn’t have to call me out like that ha. We are into week 17 now and I officially have all of my energy back. The nesting game is intense and I’m trying to get everything Baby Gray ready while I’m feeling so well. We can now feel him move from the outside and recently his activity has spiked dramatically. He loves the evenings. He consistently wakes up around dinner time and plays off and on the rest of the night. Aside from acid reflux and craving jalapeños like crazy (even though the strong smell of them overwhelms my senses), that’s all that I’ve got going on in the symptoms department. This pregnancy is FLYING by. I can’t believe that I’m almost half way there. Before we know it it’ll be Christmas and we will be snuggling our brand new miracle 😭 #pregnant#update#secondtrimester#grangerwayne#decemberbaby#babyboy#letterboard#motherhood
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Since I was a little girl, I always new I wanted to be a mom!♥️ I even prayed my husband would have a passion for family too. When we were dating, One of the best things David said to me was “his biggest calling is to be a Dad!”😭 My heart still skips a beat when we talk about how we will soon be a mommy and a daddy!♥️ God has granted us the biggest desires of our hearts. We don’t take this responsibility lightly. We know it won’t always be butterflies and rainbows but we do know that if we always turn to Jesus he will guide our every step through this journey!💕💙 Baby Pro, we love you more than words can express, we pray for daily, and can’t wait to meet you!🥰 #baby#pregnant#decemberbaby#firsttimemom#mommy#daddy#family#powerofprayer#summer#pregnancyannouncement#babypro