Pregnancy is a beautiful thing. What could be more beautiful than creating a life and witnessing firsthand, as your body nurtures and grows a little one? But– beautiful though it may be– pregnancy isn’t all sunshine and rainbows.
When Maya Vonderstrasse became pregnant with her second daughter soon after having her first, she decided to give it to the world straight: pregnancy is hard, motherhood is hard… but it’s so worth it!
That’s when Maya broke out a letter board and started posting messages on Instagram, portraying the truth behind pregnancy.
“Honestly, I was so tired of seeing motherhood portraying as perfect, flawless, and effortless on social media, because I never felt like it was like that for me,” said Maya.
“So I embraced my chaotic life, and decided to share it with everyone in the hopes of helping mothers realize that it’s OK to not have it all figured out.”
But just because Maya’s getting honest, doesn’t mean she has a negative view of motherhood.
In fact, her posts are hilarious! And that’s exactly how Maya likes it.
“I’ll keep laughing my way out of diapers and screams because when I look back at my life, I’ll want to remember it as fun, light, and filled with love.”
Her husband and baby Zoey sometimes get in on the fun, too. After all, it’s all about family.
It looks like Maya had a lot of fun documenting her pregnancy…
…and, in the end, all the hard and icky stuff was well worth it.
Praising our GOD in tears because just like that, our family is complete! Went into labor late at night on her due date, and after ONE push she greeted us with the sweetest cry and the most loving eyes. Welcome to the world, Hazel Marcela. * I will reply to all the messages and comments as soon as I can guys, thank you for all the love and patience. You guys are the best!! 💛
Maya is still continuing the series even after the birth of new baby Hazel. Now, Maya is using her letter board to document the reality of mothering a newborn.
Don't act like you don't know 😳😖💛 . It has been rough, but we are getting there.There's blood, excruciating pain, and so many tears, but I'd do it all over again for her. If it hadn't worked out, she would have been bottle fed too like Zoey was after 6 months, because feeding your baby shouldn't be anyone's business but yours and baby's!!! DO WHAT WORKS FOR YOU! *My incredible, comfortable and easy maternity hoodie is by @boobdesign *My delicious lactation treats and tea are by @mrspatels and THEY EVEN HAVE CHOCOLATE!
And she has no plans to stop anytime soon!
And somehow managed to make me cry! I'M LIKE GO AWAY. NO, STAY! HUG ME. NO, DON'T TOUCH ME! UGH!!!!! . Hormones made me cry because: I couldn't find the remote I made an ugly pancake I was scared Tim's car would fall into a lake (WHAT THE ?) I didn't want to be alone I wanted to be alone I thought my baby was so pretty I wanted my mom I wanted to go to an all you can eat buffet, but couldn't WHAT HAS MADE YOU CRY POSTPARTUM?! . My perfectly comfortable nursing bra is from @bravadodesigns My incredible postpartum leggings are from @baobeimaternity
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