23 7 / 2014

#Postpartum Day 1: The Prize.


Meet our little guy, ZAVIEL BEAUX “Yeshua” FORMOSO SURALTA ❀️ 


God’s precious blessing. πŸ™β€οΈ

#Postpartum Day 1: The Prize.


Meet our little guy, ZAVIEL BEAUX “Yeshua” FORMOSO SURALTA ❀️


God’s precious blessing. πŸ™β€οΈ

22 7 / 2014

Happy me after Baby Yeshua finally came out. πŸ˜‰β€οΈπŸ™ 

And for the record, as soon as I was roomed in after my stay at the recovery room, and as soon as I got my backpack, The very first thing that I got from my bag is my face powder, eyebrow, and lipgloss so i could retouch. Lol! #sovain


I’m very #grateful that we survived this. Baby came a day earlier than my supposed full 37 weeks, but all is good. I knew I am no longer in control — baby came out when he decided to come out. And I’m happy we’re OK. He is still at the nursery for various newborn tests, and I’m praying that everything will come out fine. 


God alone made all this possible. Thank you all for the prayers. πŸ™β€οΈπŸ˜‰

Happy me after Baby Yeshua finally came out. πŸ˜‰β€οΈπŸ™

And for the record, as soon as I was roomed in after my stay at the recovery room, and as soon as I got my backpack, The very first thing that I got from my bag is my face powder, eyebrow, and lipgloss so i could retouch. Lol! #sovain


I’m very #grateful that we survived this. Baby came a day earlier than my supposed full 37 weeks, but all is good. I knew I am no longer in control — baby came out when he decided to come out. And I’m happy we’re OK. He is still at the nursery for various newborn tests, and I’m praying that everything will come out fine.


God alone made all this possible. Thank you all for the prayers. πŸ™β€οΈπŸ˜‰

22 7 / 2014

I was admitted at the hospital at 5cm at around 10:40am today. After an hour & a half I was at 7cm. I didn’t feel the same labor pains as I did during my first baby. I was completely clueless that my dilation was actually progressing. At around 1:30pm, the doctor raptured my membranes. And after about 30 mins I was wheeled to the DR. Contraction pains are totally manageable. We still laugh and talk inside the DR with my amazing medical team. Then the time to push came. Darn twas so challenging! It was easier to push before when contractions are extremely painful — but now I am almost insensitive to the pain of my contractions which made pushing such a challenge, esp the shoulders stuck. I must admit that my delivery this time is more painful &difficult. But with God’s grace I survived it. At around 2:56pm our little guy finally came out & I heard him cry right away. He was 6.1lbs (not as big as I dreaded — thank God!) & so pinkish and cute. 😁 And I can’t help but cry in joy. I held him in my arms and fed him and it was just heaven! ❀️ 


My quick and almost painless labor was definitely not caused by my physical activities and yoga. My surviving the difficult delivery was not at all caused by my fitness regimen. It is God alone Who made all these possible, including all your prayers. It’s Him who gave me strength, endurance, and determination. Thank you for the well-wishes and for praying for our safety. We made it. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

I was admitted at the hospital at 5cm at around 10:40am today. After an hour & a half I was at 7cm. I didn’t feel the same labor pains as I did during my first baby. I was completely clueless that my dilation was actually progressing. At around 1:30pm, the doctor raptured my membranes. And after about 30 mins I was wheeled to the DR. Contraction pains are totally manageable. We still laugh and talk inside the DR with my amazing medical team. Then the time to push came. Darn twas so challenging! It was easier to push before when contractions are extremely painful — but now I am almost insensitive to the pain of my contractions which made pushing such a challenge, esp the shoulders stuck. I must admit that my delivery this time is more painful &difficult. But with God’s grace I survived it. At around 2:56pm our little guy finally came out & I heard him cry right away. He was 6.1lbs (not as big as I dreaded — thank God!) & so pinkish and cute. 😁 And I can’t help but cry in joy. I held him in my arms and fed him and it was just heaven! ❀️


My quick and almost painless labor was definitely not caused by my physical activities and yoga. My surviving the difficult delivery was not at all caused by my fitness regimen. It is God alone Who made all these possible, including all your prayers. It’s Him who gave me strength, endurance, and determination. Thank you for the well-wishes and for praying for our safety. We made it. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

22 7 / 2014

Have been buying time since yesterday noon when I discovered I’m at 5cm already so i can still stay at home and have a nice comfy sleep through the night. I think I’m well-rested enough. If the time is here then so be it. I don’t ask for easy labor, I ask that God will give me strength and courage to endure and survive the pain. Wish me good luck. Prayers are really appreciated. πŸ™β€οΈβ˜ΊοΈ



Gotta face this with open legs! πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œ

#chillinat37weeks #37weekslmp #icanstillyoga #selfchallenge #fitpregnancy #pregnantandfit #pregnant #yogini #yogamom #yogainspiration #fitmom #igyoga #expectingababy #fitness #isthisit

Have been buying time since yesterday noon when I discovered I’m at 5cm already so i can still stay at home and have a nice comfy sleep through the night. I think I’m well-rested enough. If the time is here then so be it. I don’t ask for easy labor, I ask that God will give me strength and courage to endure and survive the pain. Wish me good luck. Prayers are really appreciated. πŸ™β€οΈβ˜ΊοΈ

Gotta face this with open legs! πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œ

#chillinat37weeks #37weekslmp #icanstillyoga #selfchallenge #fitpregnancy #pregnantandfit #pregnant #yogini #yogamom #yogainspiration #fitmom #igyoga #expectingababy #fitness #isthisit

21 7 / 2014

"I have spent a lot of time working on my body to build strength like that of a man. And then I realize I am stronger than I could have imagined myself to be — for I am woman."

Since the start of my pregnancy, or at least as soon as my severe morning sickness somehow started to subside, I’ve been posting photos documenting the progress of my baby bump. I intentionally did this for the purpose of tracking the amazing changes that a woman’s body has to undergo during this magical experience of carrying a life inside her body. 


Aside from belly shots, I’ve also been posting photos of myself doing yoga & other fitness activities while pregnant. I am mentally aware though that everytime I post a picture, this somehow triggers various reactions from different people. Some comments and criticisms that I got are well-meant, constructive, & well-thought out, while others are just plain rude &sometimes ignorant.I sincerely don’t take offense,& I am open to these. 

Aside from questions as to whether or not my fitness regimen is dangerous to my “condition”, I’m also getting several unsolicited comments about the size of my bump & my body.I often find these amusing…especially on how people often look at my belly every time they see me before they even look at my face. It amuses me most how several of them often say “oh your belly is big already!” almost every time they see me, as if they had not already say it a day or two before, or as if I didn’t notice it myself. 

These things only prove that a woman’s body is always being subjected to human scrutiny. Though many people appreciate the changes that a woman’s body undergoes during pregnancy, there are still some who find “getting big” ugly & annoying. This may be the reason why not all women are happy to “document” their appearance during pregnancy. This may be because their concept of “beauty” is somehow affected by how others see them — & how the public would react toward these changes — that they tend to overlook the beauty of their greatest strength.


P.S. For the record, I got a permission from my hubby to post this photo publicly, w/ the condition that “it shall be in black & white only”. 😁

"I have spent a lot of time working on my body to build strength like that of a man. And then I realize I am stronger than I could have imagined myself to be — for I am woman."

Since the start of my pregnancy, or at least as soon as my severe morning sickness somehow started to subside, I’ve been posting photos documenting the progress of my baby bump. I intentionally did this for the purpose of tracking the amazing changes that a woman’s body has to undergo during this magical experience of carrying a life inside her body.


Aside from belly shots, I’ve also been posting photos of myself doing yoga & other fitness activities while pregnant. I am mentally aware though that everytime I post a picture, this somehow triggers various reactions from different people. Some comments and criticisms that I got are well-meant, constructive, & well-thought out, while others are just plain rude &sometimes ignorant.I sincerely don’t take offense,& I am open to these.

Aside from questions as to whether or not my fitness regimen is dangerous to my “condition”, I’m also getting several unsolicited comments about the size of my bump & my body.I often find these amusing…especially on how people often look at my belly every time they see me before they even look at my face. It amuses me most how several of them often say “oh your belly is big already!” almost every time they see me, as if they had not already say it a day or two before, or as if I didn’t notice it myself.

These things only prove that a woman’s body is always being subjected to human scrutiny. Though many people appreciate the changes that a woman’s body undergoes during pregnancy, there are still some who find “getting big” ugly & annoying. This may be the reason why not all women are happy to “document” their appearance during pregnancy. This may be because their concept of “beauty” is somehow affected by how others see them — & how the public would react toward these changes — that they tend to overlook the beauty of their greatest strength.


P.S. For the record, I got a permission from my hubby to post this photo publicly, w/ the condition that “it shall be in black & white only”. 😁

21 7 / 2014

This is another #transformation photo for my floor to wall Japanese splits within 26 weeks. Not as open and flexible anymore…but still feels good. πŸ˜‰ 


And for the record, I just came from one of my OBs and found out I’m almost 5cm dilated. So! I might give birth within the day or tomorrow???  😁 #37weekslmp #pregnant #pregnantandfit #fitpregnancy #finalmonth #expectingababy #fitmom #yogamom #yogainspiration #yogafortwo

This is another #transformation photo for my floor to wall Japanese splits within 26 weeks. Not as open and flexible anymore…but still feels good. πŸ˜‰


And for the record, I just came from one of my OBs and found out I’m almost 5cm dilated. So! I might give birth within the day or tomorrow??? 😁 #37weekslmp #pregnant #pregnantandfit #fitpregnancy #finalmonth #expectingababy #fitmom #yogamom #yogainspiration #yogafortwo

21 7 / 2014

I will be teaching three more yoga classes this week before I go on my maternity break. Three more days left and I’ll be on the “safe zone” from pre-term. πŸ˜‰ So excited to meet our little man in a week or so… ❀️



#chillinat37weeks #37weeksLMP #9monthspregnant #pregnant #yogini #prenatalyoga #fitmom #pregnantandfit #fitpregnancy #celebratemotherhood #expectingababy #yogamom #finalmonth #babyboy #yogainspiration #fitness #igyoga #instafit #yogafortwo #yogaaday

I will be teaching three more yoga classes this week before I go on my maternity break. Three more days left and I’ll be on the “safe zone” from pre-term. πŸ˜‰ So excited to meet our little man in a week or so… ❀️

#chillinat37weeks #37weeksLMP #9monthspregnant #pregnant #yogini #prenatalyoga #fitmom #pregnantandfit #fitpregnancy #celebratemotherhood #expectingababy #yogamom #finalmonth #babyboy #yogainspiration #fitness #igyoga #instafit #yogafortwo #yogaaday

20 7 / 2014

I’m loving Baddha Konasana these past few days. ❀️



#chillinat37weeks #37weekslmp #9monthspregnant #icanstillyoga #selfchallenge #pregnant #preggo #prenatalyoga #yogini #yogamom #babybump #bumpevolution #pregnantandfit #fitpregnancy #finalmonth #fitness #instafit #igyoga #expectingababy #babyboy #yogabump #fitbump #motherhood #preggybelly

I’m loving Baddha Konasana these past few days. ❀️

#chillinat37weeks #37weekslmp #9monthspregnant #icanstillyoga #selfchallenge #pregnant #preggo #prenatalyoga #yogini #yogamom #babybump #bumpevolution #pregnantandfit #fitpregnancy #finalmonth #fitness #instafit #igyoga #expectingababy #babyboy #yogabump #fitbump #motherhood #preggybelly

19 7 / 2014

"Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart." -Mahatma Gandhi


#ChillinAt37Weeks #37WeeksLMP #icanstillyoga #selfchallenge #9monthspregnant #pregnant #yogini #yogamom #yogabump #prenatalyoga #pregnantandfit #fitpregnancy #preggo #babybump #yoga #igyoga #instafit #fitness #expectingababy #motherhood #babyboy #finalmonth #fitmom #fitspiration #yogainspiration #fit #motivation

"Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart." -Mahatma Gandhi


#ChillinAt37Weeks #37WeeksLMP #icanstillyoga #selfchallenge #9monthspregnant #pregnant #yogini #yogamom #yogabump #prenatalyoga #pregnantandfit #fitpregnancy #preggo #babybump #yoga #igyoga #instafit #fitness #expectingababy #motherhood #babyboy #finalmonth #fitmom #fitspiration #yogainspiration #fit #motivation

18 7 / 2014

I’ll be doing more of these deep squats as often as I possibly could. πŸ˜‰


#openat36weeks #36weeksLMP #pregnant #yogini #pregnantandfit #finalmonth #babybump #bumpevolution #preggybelly #fitpregnancy #yogabump #fitmom #motherhood #expectingababy #yogamom #igyoga #fitness #instafit #igfit

I’ll be doing more of these deep squats as often as I possibly could. πŸ˜‰


#openat36weeks #36weeksLMP #pregnant #yogini #pregnantandfit #finalmonth #babybump #bumpevolution #preggybelly #fitpregnancy #yogabump #fitmom #motherhood #expectingababy #yogamom #igyoga #fitness #instafit #igfit

18 7 / 2014

The belly growth spurt at the beginning of my #37thweek ! 😁

A week to 4 to go (and I’m really praying I won’t go overdue LOL)! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ 


#week37 #pregnant #finalmonth #pregnantandfit #fitpregnancy #9monthspregnant #yogini #bumpevolution #babybump #fitbump #fitmom #motherhood

The belly growth spurt at the beginning of my #37thweek ! 😁

A week to 4 to go (and I’m really praying I won’t go overdue LOL)! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚


#week37 #pregnant #finalmonth #pregnantandfit #fitpregnancy #9monthspregnant #yogini #bumpevolution #babybump #fitbump #fitmom #motherhood

18 7 / 2014

Prepping those hips for D-day. πŸ˜‰


#openat36weeks #36weekslmp #icanstillyoga #selfchallenge #finalmonth #fitpregnancy #pregnantandfit #prenatalyoga #pregnant #yogini #yogamom #babybump #babybelly #bumpevolution #fitmom #fitness #expectingababy #thirdtrimester #igyoga #instafit #hipopener #motherhood #preggybelly

Prepping those hips for D-day. πŸ˜‰


#openat36weeks #36weekslmp #icanstillyoga #selfchallenge #finalmonth #fitpregnancy #pregnantandfit #prenatalyoga #pregnant #yogini #yogamom #babybump #babybelly #bumpevolution #fitmom #fitness #expectingababy #thirdtrimester #igyoga #instafit #hipopener #motherhood #preggybelly