Motherhood & Baby Pregnancy

I’M PREGNANT! Bad Yogi First Trimester Recap

PREGNANT?! WHAT?! An exact emoji story of all my feelings when I found out would go something like this: 😳🤬😭😧😭😧😭😌😍😍😍 But more on why later in this post…

How far along am I?
Coming up on 14 weeks! The little Babe was moving SO MUCH at this appointment! Kicking, looking like it was trying to stand up, crossing legs, crossing arms behind its head… it was so cute!
baby bad yogi
First symptoms/how I knew?
I’ve been off the pill for about 6 years, so I’m really aware of my body’s cycles. I know when I’m ovulating and I can even feel which side I ovulate on every month. Just want to clarify that not everyone has the same experience, so this doesn’t mean you SHOULD “feel” when you’re ovulating, it’s just some women do.
Anyway, since I knew this, I knew it was a possibility I *could* be pregnant. It was literally just a couple days after, you know… and when I woke up in the morning, my boobs were SO SORE. They usually get a little sore a few days before my period, so I thought it could also be that. But the second tipoff was the day after that. I was working out and felt completely and totally WIPED OUT trying to do burpees. I know they’re tiring, but I’ve gotten pretty fit over the last year, so I could do 15 burpees without stopping. On this day, I did 3 and felt like I could hardly breathe. I just wanted to lay down! I knew something was up, but again, I also thought it could be my period was approaching.

I took a pregnancy test 7 days after I ovulated and saw the faintest line possible, so I decided to wait a few more days before trying again. I took another on day 10 and there was a more clear (but still faint) second line– I knew I was pregnant! But I didn’t tell Adrien yet… I had a plan 😉

How I told Adrien:
This was around Adrien’s birthday so I figured I’d surprise him with this news a few days later for his actual birthday. I created a scavenger hunt that took him around our apartment with the last card being inside the oven. I pasted the pregnancy test to a small poster that said our family was expanding to 3! I filmed it too. He was SO surprised and SO happy. We both cried and walked around the rest of the day going, “can you believe this?!”

How’s morning sickness?!
Umm, I sort of hate myself for this, but I wouldn’t know! I’ve had zero morning sickness. The only “sick” feeling I’ve had was sometimes late at night. I’d get slightly nauseated before bed because I was SO HUNGRY, but otherwise, nothing. Oh, and I also did get legitimate stomach virus that made me terribly sick for 30 hours, but that was a different thing altogether!

Okay, but you’ve been exhausted, right?
Again, NO!! I know, I know– I am the actual WORST! There was a couple weeks where I was ready for bed by 8:30pm and waking up at 5:30am (so random!), but once that little phase passed, I was back to normal. No exhaustion, regular energy levels, and feeling great!

Okay b*tch, are you having ANY symptoms?! 😂
HAHAHA, I know how annoying I sound for anyone who’s pregnant and struggling right now. I hate myself a little bit, too!
– Like I said, those first couple weeks made me more tired than usual, but nothing crazy.
– SUPER sore boobs until around week 9.
– An aversion to thick Greek yogurt!
– Bloating
– SUPER dry skin!
That’s about it!

What are your cravings??
I’m usually ALL about chocolate– chocolate in ANY form! But being pregnant has hijacked my taste buds. I’m uninterested in sugar and chocolate, and 1,000% interested in salty, sour, and spicy! I want all the chips, all the beef jerky, all the meat, dill pickles (which I can’t get in France), avocado toast with lime juice and a generous sprinkle of pink salt, grapes, Indian food, and Chipotle (also can’t get that here, haha). I liked all of that before I was pregnant too, but now it’s like my desire for those foods is NEXT LEVEL.

How I felt about the news initially:
We knew we would start trying for a baby, but I honestly didn’t expect it to happen so soon. I know SOOO many couples our age who struggled with fertility, and you just never know what you’re walking into when you start down that journey. So I anticipated it taking it a while.

When I found out, I was shocked! Then terrified! “What have I done? My life is going to flip upside-down! My body is going to be destroyed! I’ll never sleep again!” These were the fears flying through my head. I think I cried every day for a good week before I started getting on board with the idea. And the more excitement our families showed, the sadder I got! I felt like everyone’s excitement and joy was so far ahead of mine I’d never catch up.

A couple weeks later we went to the Doctor and I heard the heartbeat. THEN it felt real. Suddenly, I felt like this little soul chose me, and I couldn’t feel anything but joy and gratitude that it did. And every day since, it’s felt a little more real, and a lot more exciting. Every day I feel more and more confident in my ability to be a Mother and more grateful for the opportunity to become one.

What perspective helped me:
I started to shift my perspective about pregnancy from one of fear and resentment (My body’s going to change! What if I look terrible afterwards?!) to one of gratitude. The way I see it now is, we never know what life will throw our way or what will happen. It hit me that this could be a ONCE IN A LIFETIME experience! Do I really want to waste something as beautiful as this by being afraid of it? Do I really want to live in anticipation of every potentially negative outcome instead of being present with this little soul as it grows? I don’t. That mindset shift really helped me move away from living in fear, to living with an overwhelming sense of gratitude for this entire experience– regardless of what it brings me. I’m more focused on the fact that this little person is a combination of me and the person I love most in the world– Adrien. I can’t WAIT to see how Baby looks and acts! I can’t wait to see if Baby has my feet or his, if it will have both of our long eyelashes (!!!), if it will have Adrien’s curly hair (I’m betting yes!), or light eyes like me. Now I’m truly looking forward to EVERY phase of pregnancy, birth, and motherhood.

So what’s gonna happen with Bad Yogi? Is this why you’re bringing other teachers into BYS?
NO, bringing new teachers into BYS has been in motion since last summer. The timing of filming just happened to coincide with me being pregnant. The day I found out I was pregnant, I immediately went into planning mode. The following weekend we began filming for BYS and filmed NON-STOP until I had enough classes to fill the Studio through February of 2020. And NONE of those are prenatal or baby-related. Bad Yogi is NOT going to turn into a Mommy/baby space. I’ll share my experience and journey here on the magazine and some updates on social media, but this is just one part of me, not ALL of me. And I know it’s definitely not even a part of many of you, so I have no intention of this taking over. If you want to see all of the oversharing of baby stuff and this pregnancy journey, follow me @erinmotz on IG.

So will you do any prenatal classes?
YES! I’m going to do a bunch of prenatal classes for BYS as well as for YouTube. I’ll talk about how I’ve been modifying for strength training and yoga in a different post too 🙂

Phew! This was a LONG post! Now over to you! Here’s a fun poll I’m taking: I’ve had a gut feeling about baby’s gender since week 5, but what do you guess it will be?! Do you have children? Do you want them? Are you currently pregnant?! Tell me!

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94 Comments

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    Meagan Niiranen

    February 7, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Congrats Erin! Hopefully you’ll have a pregnancy/delivery experience similar to mine. I had the easiest pregnancy ever… no morning sickness, no symptoms at all really, other than an aversion to ranch dressing, of all things, and the fact that I still can’t walk into a Subway sandwich shop without feeling a little queasy… something about the smell. My son was born a little less than 2 hours after we got to the hospital after only about 5 minutes of actual pushing. The first thing my mother said to me when she came in after he was born was, “I kind of hate you right now.” 😂 She was in labor with me for close to 3 days.

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      Erin Motz

      February 7, 2019 at 3:19 pm

      wow, that sounds like a dream! i’m gonna work on manifesting that birth experience, lol!

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    Kelly

    February 7, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    I appreciate you sharing about how you cried every day for a week. I was trying to get pregnant too but when I did I felt a lot of regret and just so scared. I actually didn’t feel super connected until I had my babe last May and feel more and more connected as she grows. So many mixed emotions during pregnancy but literally love my babe more than I ever thought possible. Congrats being a mother is a challenging but beautiful experience.

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      Erin Motz

      February 7, 2019 at 3:21 pm

      thank you for sharing this! i agree that it’s a journey full of ALLLLLL the emotions. i’m keeping a curious mind and now i’m as ready as i can be for all the experiences in store for me 🙂

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    Elif

    February 7, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    That is so wonderful, congratulations! I really appreciate your totally honest response and sharing it with us. My husband and I plan on starting to try soon, and I have a lot of the same fears. Reading about your perspective shift has already helped. 🙂 Cant wait to see the pre and post natal content too, what excellent timing for those of us soon joining you (hopefully) on that journey! 😉 Congrats again, Erin!

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      Erin Motz

      February 7, 2019 at 3:22 pm

      sending you so much courage as you embark on this journey too, elif! it’s so unique and special and i wish you all the very best!

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    Dawn A.

    February 7, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    I am SO excited for the 3 of you! That first time hearing the heartbeat? It is chemical. I couldn’t have explained it to you before you experienced it. It’s a bold new journey you are embarking on. Badyogi it just like everything else in life. Love you both like actual friends. Can’t wait right along with you!

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      Erin Motz

      February 7, 2019 at 3:23 pm

      It really is!! I told Adrien that even though this is such an “average” and “normal” biological process, there’s something about it that feels so magical. Thank you for the love!

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    Rocio

    February 7, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    I’m so so happy for you both! I’ve been trying to get pregnant for almost 2 years and it’s the most desperate and sad experience ever, so I’m super glad you guys didn’t have to go through that. I’m looking forward to read about your journey, thanks a lot for sharing it 🙂

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      Erin Motz

      February 7, 2019 at 3:26 pm

      Rocio, I’m sending you a big digital hug right now! I know SO many couples who’ve been in the same situation and while it IS heartbreaking, I’ve also seen them come out the other side with babies of their own– one way or another 🙂 Sending you lots of courage! And thank you so much for the love! xo

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    Lee-Ann

    February 7, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Congratulations Erin!
    My youngest just turned 10 (the other two are 16 and 13). Weirdly, I had the worst symptoms with my last one (and almost nothing with my first), so much so that before our first ultrasound, I was convinced there was more than one baby in there. Nope, just one, and she’s been a handful ever since. Her saving grace is that her birth was so peaceful . . . at home in the middle of the night in a birthing pool we rented, the last night my favourite midwife was on call.

    I was in labour for 14 hours with my first, less than 2 hours with my second (which I don’t recommend – very hard on the body), and about 5 with my third. And, here’s a fun fact, they all have different colour hair (brown, red, blonde).

    Wishing you all the best!

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      Erin Motz

      February 7, 2019 at 3:27 pm

      So funny how pregnancies can be so different even with the same woman! That birth sounds incredible– I hope mine is equally peaceful 🙂

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    Teliah Gienger

    February 7, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    So exciting!! I’m currently pregnant with our first too. We’re 22 weeks along with a little girl! Honestly, my 1st trimester was about like yours so I truly thought we were going to have a little boy, and had mentally prepared for that so when we found out little girl, I had all the emotions listed above. 😂 Took me a day or two to not be scared of a girl and to really embrace being her mom. It’s amazing and my husband is ALL ABOUT a little girl which makes it so much more special. ❤️

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      Erin Motz

      February 7, 2019 at 3:28 pm

      lol omg i can imagine your shock! but of COURSE you love your little girl!! i think if you’re emotionally attached to one gender, it feels SO impossible to imagine anything else! my mind might literally explode if it’s not the gender i anticipate, hahaha!!

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    Annica

    February 7, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Congratulations! I started doing yoga when I found your videos on YouTube years ago, did them until I got pregnant the first time (four years ago). With that first pregnancy I felt nothing at all, no symptoms, no cravings, no change in appetite, nothing! And that terrified me, I was sure something was wrong because how could all that stuff happen and change in my body without me noticing? I also knew it was a boy since the moment I found out I was pregnant, I was so sure I even told the doctor she didn’t need to check the sex of the baby because I already knew anyway!

    Second pregnancy I got all the morning sickness, all the food aversions, all the back and hip pain, all the exhaustion (that might be more about having the 2 yo whirlwind to take care of than the pregnancy though) and all the strange obsessive nesting instinct! Funny how different it can be!

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      Erin Motz

      February 7, 2019 at 3:30 pm

      so interesting to hear other people’s experiences! i feel the same way– i feel i know and no one even needs to confirm, haha!

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    Susie

    February 7, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    I’m currently 18 weeks pregnant & really looking forward to your prenatal yoga!

    Congratulations!

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      Erin Motz

      February 7, 2019 at 3:31 pm

      awesome!! it’s coming soon! thank you 😉

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    Elina

    February 7, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    First of all, CONGRATULATIONS!!! I’m so happy for you guys and can’t wait to follow along 🙂

    It took me and my hubby about a year to conceive. I had the WORST morning sickness in the first trimester. Sometimes all I could eat was ice chips -_- I lost about 13 lbs in those 3 months. We were both hoping for a girl but my gut feeling was telling me the opposite. I actually cried during the sonogram when they said it’s a boy. So stupid, looking back, I think we were both sad for a while but I would not trade my little boy for anything now! I think yours is a boy too 😉

    Something that I did, that I’m thankful for now, is take belly pictures about every 2 weeks until the end of the pregnancy. It’s so awesome to look back and be amazed at the size of your belly.

    Wishing you an easy pregnancy and birth!

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      Erin Motz

      February 7, 2019 at 3:34 pm

      WOW, Elina!! 13lbs?!? I can’t even imagine!! i also understand the initial disappointment in finding out the gender if you REALLY thought it was the opposite. i think my brain would explode if it was the opposite gender than what *I* believe it is, haha 😉
      I’m definitely taking weekly belly pics too! I want to document every stage! 🙂

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    Heather

    February 7, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Congratulations to your family! Motherhood can seem so scary but it’s been the best gift ever for me. I have 3 kids ages 7, 5, and 3. First pregnancy was a breeze, but 3 days in labor. Last one was a rough pregnancy but delivered baby before the hospital could get me in a labor suite. Just goes to show you never know. Best news is I’m in better shape now than before I got pregnant with my first. Chasing 3 kids is a workout in itself. Also I’m going to guess 👶 right now.

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      Erin Motz

      February 7, 2019 at 3:35 pm

      That’s amazing, Heather! I can’t get over a 3 day labor?! OMG!!! Also love hearing how fit you are POST-baby! Thank you for the love! 🙂

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    Sandra Walzer

    February 7, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Wow, that’s big news! Congratulations to you both. Tbh: I’m 41, I don’t have kids and I don’t want any. That’s not my kind of … life, feeling, thing, whatever. Babies don’t give me that “Uuuuh oooh aaawwe”, except for doggies. And I’m really happy and relieved that you wrote about BY not going to turn into a mommy/baby space. I’m a bit ashamed because wow, that’s an adventure you’re going on and I wish you all the best in the world. I really do. (But you asked, and I wanted to share my thoughts.)

    Oh and I think it’s gonna be Bad Yogi boy.

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      Erin Motz

      February 7, 2019 at 3:36 pm

      Totally understand that! I don’t generally ooo and ahh over babies either, just my own, apparently 😉 Thanks for the love!! xo

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    Ana

    February 7, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    I betting on a girl with curly hair

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      Erin Motz

      February 7, 2019 at 3:36 pm

      interesting! not a lot of girl guesses! 😉 xo

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    Laura

    February 7, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    Great news! I’m a 52 year old mom of 2 boys-one just turned 21(!!) and s junior in college and a junior in high school that is 17. I’m one of the pregnant people that really didn’t enjoy pregnancy. Is it cool that you’re making a tiny human? Sure…but…not a fan of pregnancy. 😊 I craved subway clubs with pickles and taco salad. Had a real aversion to chicken.
    I think you’ll have a boy…just because I’m partial to them. We didn’t find out about the sex for either before. First son I really thought was a girl. Dr said “it’s a boy” and husband and I said “really?”. Second son we had an idea because at the 20 week sonogram the tech was not being careful and all of a sudden he stretched out and yup there it was…it’s a boy! My husband and I walked out and I said “did you see what I saw?”
    It’s a fun journey raising kids. You’ll never be so tired and so happy at the same time. It’s all good!

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      Erin Motz

      February 7, 2019 at 3:38 pm

      So fun! Love hearing other women’s experiences 🙂 Thank you for the love, too! xo

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    Hannah Harding

    February 7, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    Congratulations! Wonderful news for you both!! (and I guessed right 😂) I’m betting on a bad yogi girl.

    I have a one year old and like you I really struggled with the idea of motherhood. We had also stopped preventing assuming it would take us a while. But we were pretty quick too so I know how you feel, I thought I would have longer to get used to the idea!! And body image wise… I think I have a better relationship with my body now, it grew a beautiful tiny human…. What’s not to love!! Motherhood is something that I was completely and utterly ill prepared for, I parent different to my family and I have been really surprised by what it brings up from your own childhood. But now we have a little buddy alongside us while we carry on our adventures ❤️

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      Erin Motz

      February 7, 2019 at 3:39 pm

      I can see myself so much in your comment! I think a lot of women struggle with the idea initially, and I LOVE that we’re getting less shy about talking openly about it. Thank you for sharing your experience! xo

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    Ingvild

    February 7, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Congrats!! And “of course” congrats to aunts and uncles – I became an aunt a month ago and it’s SO cool!!!!!!!!! 😍😁🙌 Looking forward to following, much much love to you guys❤️

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      Erin Motz

      February 7, 2019 at 3:39 pm

      SO much fun!! My sister is BEYOND excited!! thank you!

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    Carola

    February 7, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Hi Erin and Adrien,
    Congratulations with this great news!
    I’ve had 2 easy pregnancies. Both were due in autumn, 2 autumn babies!
    A little morning sickness first trimesters, and in third, at the end, around week 37, mu body began to ache. Luckily they were both a bit early, at 37,5 and 38 weeks born.
    I was really fine with that haha!
    And with both I thought they were boys, and yes they were!
    With the firstborn I was induced, and that was not a fun labor! I really needed the epidural!
    It was a labor of almost 10 hours, so technically it was easy I guess…
    The second was even faster, 3 hours of labor, and no time for a epidural, so alllll natural. That was also hellish, but is was done so much faster! I preferred that one haha!

    Sorry if I’m being to honest woth the labors haha! I guess everyone’s experience is different haha! That’s the clue, don’t let me scare you.
    All ‘they’ are saying is true: it’s al worth it!

    Hope you will have a great pregnancy!

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      Erin Motz

      February 7, 2019 at 3:41 pm

      So interesting, thank you for sharing! I love hearing other women’s experiences 🙂 Thank you for the love and well wishes! xo

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    Lisa

    February 7, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Congratulations! What a great account of your first trimester too! I’m so glad you’ve decided to embrace pregnancy, it is the most amazing thing to go through, I couldn’t get over how awesome the female body is and what it’s capable of!
    I was exactly the same about chocolate in my first four/five months, I craved salt and vinegar crisps and oddly mozerella and tomato salad (I’m dairy free!)
    I look forward to keeping up with how you get on with your pregnancy and perhaps some tips from you as we are planning a second later this year (when I can get my head round it!)
    Re. No sleep, they do sleep sometimes, just make sure you do when they do would be my advice – you never know, you might be lucky and get a sleeper 😛

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      Erin Motz

      February 7, 2019 at 3:42 pm

      Same here! I’m just in awe of the science-y side of all of this! Fascinating! I’m also craving more dairy than usual (which is odd because I gave it up almost entirely over the last year)! Thank you so much for the love– we’re happy and I’m excited to share the journey with you all 🙂

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    Seamingly Sarah

    February 7, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Congratulations! I didn’t get morning sickness either, just sick to my stomach if I smelled coffee (1st pregnancy) or basil/pesto (2nd pregnancy).

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      Erin Motz

      February 7, 2019 at 3:43 pm

      it’s so funny & random what can make us SO averse!!

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    KF

    February 7, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    So excited for you! Are you going to find out sex before birth? I’m not currently pregnant, but we want to start a family soon!

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      Erin Motz

      February 7, 2019 at 2:39 pm

      100% YES! I don’t know how people wait to find out! I’m WAY too impatient!

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    AmberLynn

    February 7, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Congratulations! My first child was a surprise, my second was “planned”, but also happened quickly so kind of a surprise. Supposedly there’s a calculation you can do based on your age and when you conceived to figure out if it’s a boy or a girl. It worked on predicting both of mine, but I’m not sure if it’s always accurate. I didn’t have the fatigue or morning sickness with my first either, but the second one was treacherous! I also ended up with rectus diastasis the second time around due to teaching so much, so be safe and enjoy the ride!

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    Stephanie

    February 7, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Congratulations!!! How exciting!! You guys will be wonderful parents to your little bambino! 💙💗I’m currently 11 weeks pregnant & have enough morning sickness and exhaustion for the both of us 😂🤷🏻‍♀️! Looking forward to following your pregnancy and joining in on some prenatal yoga classes! 🙌🏻

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    Caroline

    February 7, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Congrats Erin!! I got so excited when I saw your post- I am a little less than two weeks behind you! I cannot wait to see what you can bring to the table for pre-natal yoga!! The same thing happened to me when I was working out that caused me to think I could be pregnant. I was doing an Orangetheory class and my heart rate COULD NOT lower. That never happened to me, ever. I was always doing everything I could to get my heart rate higher and suddenly I could not breathe in class and it was in the highest zone possible for a long time. SO STRANGE for me. I also got hit with exhaustion and, as someone who never takes naps, had to take a nap every afternoon to survive to dinner. And all I’ve wanted is salty- chips, fries, chic fil a waffle fries… so random for me as well! This should be interesting 🙂 I can’t wait to follow along with you during this journey!

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    Jaja

    February 7, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Nice one 😉
    Glad to hear that you’ve not been experiencing many symptoms. It was the same with my pregnancy (our daughter just turned one). Around 20 weeks I had terrible back pain for about 2 or 3 weeks and towards the end (30+ weeks) I experienced SPD but thanks to loads of research and the right yoga moves it got better.
    Don’t feel bad for not being overjoyed from the very beginning. It’s such a massive thing. You’ve got enough time to get excited about little onesies, crib sheets and nursing bras 😀 One piece of advice after being a mother for one year: Get prepared to be JUST A MOTHER as your number one priority. For a long time I thought that I’ll just take the baby with me to chill out in cafes, parks etc. but ehhhh, no…you’ll be stuck at home for a LONG time. Your baby will be your boss. Make your peace with it in advance and everything will be easier 😉

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    Lisa

    February 7, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Congrats Erin!!! So happy for the both of you. I didn’t have any morning sickness with my pregnancy either. But it took us four years to conceive our little miracle baby. I was told it would be extremely difficult to have a child and it was no joke the hardest thing we went through. But then I finally became pregnant and baby girl just turned 2! We still can’t believe she is here. You guys are going to be great parents. It really is so much fun. Baby changes everything but honestly, a lot stays the same too. At least hubby and I have worked hard to maintain our date nights etc while raising our little girl. Can’t wait to watch your journey.

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    Kay

    February 7, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Congrats!!! Everyone has said it all.

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    Bri

    February 7, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Congrats!

    As far as the pickle availability thing…. they’re shockingly easy to make, assuming you can get dill pretty easily. I’m not a super-fancy cook, but I’ve made something similar to these (can’t find the exact recipe) and they were good. They definitely taste more like the kind from the refrigerator section, as opposed to the green ones that are on the normal shelves near the olives.

    https://smittenkitchen.com/2014/07/easiest-fridge-dill-pickles/

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    Maryanne

    February 7, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Congratulations Erin and Adrien! You’re in for a wild, wonderful ride of a lifetime. My first baby will be 30 next month. I was absolutely CONVINCED baby was a girl. But, every single dream I had while pregnant showed me a little boy. We had a boy! Then another, then another.
    They are grown men now, and I couldn’t be prouder of them. They’ll make you laugh, cry, want to run away and hide, then want to hold them and never let them go.
    May you be blessed with a breezy pregnancy and a happy and healthy baby.

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    LisaZ

    February 7, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Congratulation! How exciting for you and your Frenchman! My prediction is this: the baby will be a boy with chocolate brown eyes, hair like his daddy, your build, and super handsome.
    I have 4 kids (3 adult girls, and 1 boy with is 11).

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    Sara T.

    February 7, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    I’m so excited for you both! It was definitely something I wondered for Bad Yogi and you both after your (gorgeous!) wedding and settling into that life but parenthood isn’t always for everyone. Heck, I wasn’t so sure myself if I wanted to have kids because I was never a “baby” person either!

    I’m currently 22 weeks along and just got the ultrasound pics for our sweet little boy! I have to say I was disappointed when we initially found out it was a boy because I just became an aunt to a little niece and imagined two girl cousins becoming best friends but I am so excited now after seeing his face on the ultrasound and I know he’ll still be great even if he likes cars more than yoga 😉

    I’ve been doing the PBR Yoga only and I’m almost finished so I can’t wait to hear how you’ve been modifying the workouts! I started the regular PBR around 12 weeks but all the jumping and ab work made me nervous so I figured yoga only would be a little gentler. I’ve obviously modified a lot of the yoga too but I have an all or nothing mindset that’s hard to shake!

    Best wishes for a happy and healthy pregnancy and I CANNOT wait for those prenatal videos!

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    Tracey

    February 7, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Sincere congratulations – growing your human is truly awesome! As adults, genuine awe is harder to feel, but cells and brain pathways and organ development…. WOWEE.
    All the feels and love of a newborn (she’s 27) – a memorable journey.
    🙏🏼

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    Sandy

    February 7, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    ladiblujean
    I thought that at 1st & then said no they probably have some work special planned! I couldn’t be happier for you both 🎉 So exciting, the best news ever a little angel 👼🏼🙌🏼 you will be blessed with a little 💖or a 💙 ! 🧸♌️🍼 CONGRATULATIONS to a BEAUTIFUL COUPLE 🙏🏼 💫💫💫
    I was never healthier Erin than when I was pregnant. I cooked, Frank ate everything. He gained more weight than I did, watch out Adrien!! I can’t think of a better way to start 2019 for the two of you! Dogs are overrated!! Raising kids are great. As a grandmother of twins, I love every minute of it! Their little personalities developing & that smile when Jax’s says Mimi… & Aub’s goes to Pop-Pop!! I am sure your parents are just as ecstatic for both of you!! Well you know after the sonogram it’s only one, not twins!! Wishing you all the Love & Happiness we experienced raising our boys.♥️

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    Ashley Riehl

    February 7, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Congratulations Erin! I was the same way with my son! I had no morning sickness, not adversions really, and lived my days as a normally did but now just pregnant. I also craved salts a lot with him. My biggest word of advice is embrace it all!! I didn’t embrace my pregnancy until baby number two. It’s amazing what your body is doing and I am so excited for you 🙂

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    Danielle

    February 7, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    Congratulations, this is such exciting news!! I actually did a double take when I saw it on IG! I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes well. My first pregnancy went smoothly as well. I am currently 17 weeks pregnant with twins 😊. To be perfectly honest I cried for about a week, maybe longer, when I found out it was twins as we had never pictured our lives with 3 children. But the further along I get (and ultrasounds!!), the more excited we are becoming! Best wishes!

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    Katie

    February 7, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    Congratulations both, such lovely news! Loved your birth announcement too!
    I have 2 children (one of each) and also had pretty straight forward/enjoyable pregnancies. My first was an elective c section due to breech presentation-actually a really positive experience despite my initial reluctance to have a section. About a year after having him I found my body was in better shape than before (thank you dog walking and PBYP!) My second is now 9 weeks old and she’s a dream. Another really positive birth experience, this time a vbac. I’m finding myself much more accepting this time around. I don’t get as stressed about lack of sleep or being stuck under a baby all day, I’m going with the flow more, savouring the cuddles and enjoying it. I’m also on the PBresolution bandwagon and loving it!
    Wishing you both all the best on your journey, you’re going to be wonderful parents x

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    Emily

    February 8, 2019 at 9:26 am

    I’ve been doing your classes since 2013? So excited for you and the French Man. I have a 2 1/2 yr old daughter Marceline (bday in August, so that makes me extra excited for you) one little in heaven (baby would have turned one in December) and my rainbow baby Mordecai is 9 months old. I had pretty serious health issues for all my pregnancies. I wish you a healthy pregnancy and an extremely smooth delivery!

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      Erin Motz

      February 8, 2019 at 9:44 am

      Wow, so you’re practically family now! 😉 So cool that our babies will have the same birth month! Thank you for sharing a bit of your story with me and for the well wishes too <3

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    Jess

    February 8, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Absolutely love this Erin, so real and BS-less as ever. I wish you a happy pregnancy with high-energy levels so you can carry on doing all the activities you love (until baby Frenchy comes along and stops you for at least a few weeks I hope?!). Congratulations xx

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      Erin Motz

      February 8, 2019 at 10:40 am

      Thank you so much, Jess! I’m sure baby will force me to slow down for a little bit 😉 xo

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    Erin F

    February 8, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Congratulations to you both! I’ve been following you for years now and think it’s funny that we’re both pregnant with our first at the same time! I’ve ended up sick with hyperemesis, but your post has helped me remind me that it’s worth focusing on the positives! It’s such an exciting time and it will go by so fast! Best of luck to you both! xo

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    Manaar

    February 8, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Congratulations Erin and Adrien!! I loved this post so much. It’s a great summary of all the emotions I felt too! My husband and I had a baby girl in April and PBYP helped me stay fit before and during the pregnancy (at least until I felt way too heavy to do anything in the 3rd trimester), and PBR is helping me so much now, 9 months later as bubs has grown and gotten more active.
    My nausea lasted pretty much all day the first several months unless I ate every couple hours, and I’ve heard that morning sickness is worse when you’re expecting a girl. That said, we kept the gender a surprise until the birth and until that point I was POSITIVE I was having a boy! My gut feeling was way off haha.
    Gratitude is definitely the defining emotion of pregnancy and everything that follows. Enjoy this wonderful journey! Looking forward to your future posts and flows 🙂

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    Leslie Hughes

    February 8, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Yayyyyy!! Thanks for keeping it real and sharing the ups and downs so far. (Mostly ups it sounds like)😊
    I love that you are wise enough to enjoy all of the journey. Dan was 21 and I was 24 when we got pregnant . Truth be told , we weren’t ready but we were young and poor and insurance didn’t pay for birth control. One week I went to pick up my script and they had increased the price and I couldn’t afford it . So we used condoms and now we have a gorgeous 27 year old son. Point being we were not as wise and didn’t enjoy the process like we should have . I’m also had no morning sickness , wanted watermelon and Mexican food constantly and gained 70 pounds !!!! Can’t wait to share the journey with you two . You deserve all the joy! And I say a boy with curly hair !❤️

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    V

    February 8, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Congratulations! 😍 I was pregnant at your UK workshop in November 2017…although I didn’t know it! I think your honesty at finding out you were pregnant will really resonate with so many women. It can feel like the world literally turns upside down! I found the changes that happened physically to my body incredibly difficult to deal with, although, like you, I was fortunate and only experienced heart burn later on in pregnancy. I literally didn’t know what to do with myself psychologically too, trying to manage everyone else’s happiness and excitement, whilst trying to process my own thoughts. I did however, continue teaching yoga until 38 weeks, and breathed my baby out at home using cat/cow 🤣 Knowing your body and having faith in it’s ability is so so helpful! Xx

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    Ewa Bartnik

    February 8, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Congratulations, Erin, I have two as I put it old kids (actually my son’s birthday is Jan 27, but he is a year younger than you, my daughter is 36) and my first pregnancy was pretty bad – morning sickness, weight loss and a net gain of just a few kilos. No cravings in both pregnancies.My second one was better, but the funny thing is – and I am an extremely rational scientist- I knew the sex of both my kids from around the end of the first trimester, of course taking things just statistically I had a 50% chance of getting it right each time.
    Your approach to motherhood is great, enjoy every moment, perhaps I should add one thing – I had my kids relatively late in life, and it was one of the best things I have ever done.

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    Adinda

    February 8, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Congratulations! So happy for the two of you! I remember you talking about it at the retreat so I already thought it wouldn’t be long before we got some good news from you guys. I must admit I was happy to read bad yogi is not turning into a mommy-baby space. I know there are more people like me out there, who have been trying but never succeeded (I’ve been pregnant 3 times but it didn’t stick, and almost killed me in the process).

    I hope you will easily fly through this and I can’t wait to see what this Bad Yogi- Frenchman-mix will look like! 💜

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    Clare

    February 8, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!! I have a ten week old little boy called Jack after trying for a while and having some complications along the way. Like you, I had worked hard to be in the best physical shape of my life at 37 years old. This helped my pregnancy and the effect on my body immensely. I didn’t gain too much weight and my recovery from a Caesarian Section has been good due to how fit I was and how well I ate before and during my pregnancy. So, my advice would be to continue as you are with your balanced lifestyle whilst also embracing the fact that there will be changes to your body, but only to help you grow this amazing little human and they only need to be temporary. It is a HUGE whirlwind of emotion but he beat advice I got was to just “ride the wave”. Both you and Adrien enjoy everything about this time of your life. Xxx

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    Rebecca

    February 8, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Wow congrats! I’m 23 weeks pregnant and also feeling great! No morning-sickness apart feom a few hungry mornings, no particular cravings though I practically inhaled chips the first the first three months…haha. Now that Im getting heavier I have some pain in my pelvis but that is is! Can’t wait to follw you and A’s journey, and I’m so happy for you guys.

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    Sarah

    February 8, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Congratulations Erin!! Your baby is due right around the time my daughter will be turning one. Based off your cravings I’m guessing you’re having a boy. 😃 Are you going to find out the gender or be surprised?
    I was so excited when I found out I was pregnant. It wasn’t until the last few weeks that I found myself experiencing anxiety and depression regarding labor and fear of the unknown. I will say my entire pregnancy the love I felt was abstract. That all changed when they laid her on my chest for the first time. Mommy love is a whole other kind of love. 😊 I’m excited to follow you on your journey!

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      Erin Motz

      February 9, 2019 at 2:27 am

      Oh we’ll definitely find out! I have zero discipline or patience to wait, haha 😉 I love this: “I will say my entire pregnancy the love I felt was abstract. That all changed when they laid her on my chest for the first time.” That makes so much sense! I feel SO attached to this little being, but I feel like it’s a kind of love I don’t really know yet, so I just have to meet the little thing first 🙂 I’m excited though! Thank you for the kind words and love! xo

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    Beth Henningsen

    February 8, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    You are so lucky! My boobs were SO sore and grew three sizes overnight. The morning sickness set in and never left. Except it was not just morning, it was all day every day until I delivered. I threw up so often my esophagus tore and bled with both kids. I had NO energy. I picked foods to eat based on how easy they were to throw up. Both pregnancies felt like they would never end, and I honestly thought they were horrible to live through. BUT I had two easy, short uncomplicated deliveries (firstborn was 10 hrs, 2nd one was 2 hours. Eva was 8 lbs 5 oz., and Connor was 9 lbs 11 oz. Perfect little beings. They are 21 and 19 and off at college, but I would not trade them for the world, despite the miserable pregnancies. The stretch marks and saggy boobs don’t bother me anymore, because I earned them!

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      Erin Motz

      February 9, 2019 at 2:25 am

      OH.MY.GOD! Beth!! That is insane!! It’s incredible that we can experience something SO awful yet still choose to do it again, haha. Kids must be worth the trouble then 😉 Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! xo

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    Ashley dePreaux

    February 8, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Boy! I have two boys (12 weeks and 2.5 years) and your pregnancy sounds like both of mine. Sooo much congratulations coming your way! This baby is so lucky to come into such a loving family and worldwide community! The first two months are the hardest with regards to sleep, but it really does go by so fast. Much love!!

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      Erin Motz

      February 9, 2019 at 2:23 am

      thank you, ashley!! i anticipate a lot of hard work & adjustment, but i know it’ll be worth it 🙂

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    Yana

    February 8, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Huge congratulations to both of you on the little Bad Yogi upcoming arrival! Sounds like hanging out with Nina at the retreat helped to speed things up. 😉 Oh, and my money is on a boy.

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      Erin Motz

      February 9, 2019 at 2:22 am

      thank you so much, yana!! xo

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    Samantha R

    February 8, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    Congratulations to you and your hubby!! When I saw your Instagram post yesterday, I started tearing up a bit too!!! I know I don’t actually know you, but I just feel so happy for you!

    My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant (for the first time) for the past 7 months… I know technically speaking it’s not a long time to be trying, but it has definitely been stressful (and frustrating/sad/lonely 🤦🏻‍♀️) .. i have always loved your classes, but these past few months they have especially helped me in coping with my stress and in helping me to stay POSITIVE! Thank you for everything you give the yoga community and for always sharing. I LOVE reading your posts 😊 -Sam

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      Erin Motz

      February 9, 2019 at 2:21 am

      I can imagine the anticipation being SUCH a killer! It’s such a big thing to wait for every month– I’m glad you have yoga to help you manage the stress. Thank YOU so much for the kind words, and of course, for doing yoga with me. xo

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    Laura C

    February 8, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Congratulations and welcome to Life’s Greatest Adventure! I had no morning sickness with my first baby and craved wonderful things like tomatoes, grapefruit, broccoli. Second baby was ENTIRELY different! Was sick from week 6 until midway through the 5th month. The only things I could keep down were Snickers bars, pizza and Sprite! Now (many years later) both boys are healthy, smart, funny! So my advice is always trust yourself – every pregnancy is unique and every child is unique. If someone (besides your OB) tells you you “should” be doing x, y, or z & it doesn’t feel right to you or work for you, that is probably OK. Enjoy every moment of pregnancy…and every stage of childhood too.

    And….I am guessing a boy! 🙂

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      Erin Motz

      February 9, 2019 at 2:20 am

      Wow, it’s just crazy how they can be SO different!! I also have no problem with vegetables while pregnant and I’ve heard SO many women can’t stomach them. Feeling very lucky about that! Though Snickers and Sprite cravings must be fun too 😉 Thank you for the well wishes & love! <3

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    Aria Jayne

    February 8, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    I love this and am so excited for you guys! I also just found out I’m pregnant (took us 4 months) as a first time momma! I love yoga so I am SO excited for your prenatal classes!
    My experience is pretty similar. No morning sickness, no exhaustion. Just really really really sore boobs! But trying to remind myself to be grateful that that’s my worst symptom.
    I haven’t had an ultrasound yet but am so excited for that day! It’s so weird once you get a positive at home test, and then in my case you don’t go to the doctor for almost two months!! Is the baby good? Am I good? Am I doing this right/wrong!? I think I’ll feel better once I see/hear baby. But still trying to focus on coming from a place of gratitude and joy instead of fear.
    Thanks so much for sharing your journey! Can’t wait to follow along! ♥️

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      Erin Motz

      February 9, 2019 at 2:19 am

      oh i completely understand the anticipation of that first ultrasound!! you’ll be SOO happy once you get to that appointment– it’s truly magical 🙂 sending you lots of continued feel-good vibes and a healthy, joyful pregnancy!

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    Crystal Murphy

    February 14, 2019 at 6:55 am

    Congratulations, Erin! ❤️
    I’m thrilled for you and Adrien. I have two girls, ages 7 and 5. We’ve been open to new life since our youngest was about 1.5 yrs old. Sadly, we’ve miscarried all three times that we’ve conceived since then. I’m 35, so I’m hopeful that our family will yet grow, but our losses have certainly increased our appreciation for our girls and for the miracle that life really is. May your family be abundantly blessed!
    -Crystal

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    Kat

    February 14, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Erin! Congratulations! I’m so happy for you all! I’m also pregnant (26 weeks) with my second after having my angel baby last March. Pregnancy is such an amazing (and sometimes scary) journey, but it’s so worth it. Sending you all so much love!

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    Rebecca

    February 14, 2019 at 10:05 am

    This was exactly what I needed to read today. I’m about 6 1/2 weeks with my first pregnancy and my emotions have been all over the place. Right now its mainly fear- not necessarily of being a mother, but of miscarriage. I’ve barely had any symptoms and I find myself constantly over analyzing every little thing. I think I just need to focus on positive pregnancy affirmations and realize that every pregnancy is different!

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      Erin Motz

      February 15, 2019 at 5:09 am

      Oh Rebecca, I understand you! It’s NORMAL to feel anxious. Trust your body, trust this process, and CHOOSE to just go along for the ride. I felt similarly as well– thinking maybe my body wasn’t doing this “right” because I was having an easy time. But my Dr. said every pregnancy is truly SO different, so comparing your symptoms to someone else’s really won’t tell you anything. We’ve got this! Congrats to you, BTW! <3

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    Michelle Michael

    February 14, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Congratulations! I am exited for you. I am 18 weeks pregnant with my 4th (my husbands 1st) I went through all the emotions when I first found out. I knew that we would try for one baby with my new husband. I am 40 so I didn’t know how long it might take or if I could at all so we didn’t prevent anything from the getgo. Well, we conceived on our honeymoon. I was mad, sad, scared, etc. I wanted more time to transition our new blended family. But eventually I came around with everyone else’s excitement. This pregnancy has been tough already, so much sickness, tired, and emotional. All the emotions of starting over with a baby, (my older children are 14,13 and 10) plus, I feel like I entered my 40s fit and healthy and body confident. Oh the emotions as all that is quickly changing. Bye bye flat tone tummy. One thing that is keeping my spirits up is my yoga practice. It has morphed into somewhat of a bonding time between me and this little boy I’m growing. I am so excited that you will give us some prenatal yoga along the way. I am learning how to modify and would love your expertise on poses to do and don’t during pregnancy. Thank you again for all that you bring to us bad yogis. Grateful. 🙏
    Oh, and my gender guess for you is boy.

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      Erin Motz

      February 15, 2019 at 5:07 am

      Oh wow, YES, I can totally imagine how overwhelmed you must have felt initially!! I don’t blame you. Though when you zoom out and look at the big picture, it’s so much easier to see what a massive blessing/honor it is to be able to do this! Thank goodness for yoga, right? 😉 Thank you for all the well wishes & love. It means the world! xo

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    Cyrina

    February 14, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Congratulations Erin & Adrien! I think it’s a boy.

    I’m 24 weeks pregnant, my gut feeling was right, it’s a girl 🙂 No morning sickness either, but I do have some lower backpain. I’m looking forward to your prenatal classes. Enjoy your pregnancy!

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    Christy

    February 14, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Congratulations! I saw your post on Instagram and my BFF also texted me asking if I saw you were pregnant! I am also due in August with my first! So glad you opened up about having such mixed emotions at the beginning. We experienced a miscarriage last year and I have had a really hard time trying to stay positive and connect with the baby this time. Even with the additional peace of mind ultrasounds my doctor offered. I agree that it definitely feels more real after hearing their little heartbeat. I wish you all the best and am so excited to follow along with you! Also, we are having a boy! Excited to find out if your baby ends up being the gender you feel they are 🙂

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      Erin Motz

      February 15, 2019 at 5:05 am

      Congrats on your little one, too! I can imagine it’s a mixed bag of emotions for you as well. I’m happy to hear things are going well so far 🙂 Thank you for the love!

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    Asa

    February 15, 2019 at 3:25 am

    Congratulations to both of you! I have three kids aged 14, 12 and 10. I have never felt better physically than I did when I was pregnant! I also had fast and easy natural deliveries. I came into the hospital prepared for the pain, and yoga helped me breathe through it.
    However, if it hadn’t been for the ultrasounds I would never have had a clue about the sex of any of my kids. 🙂
    I think it’s so cool that you feel if it’s a boy or a girl! Good luck with everything!

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      Erin Motz

      February 15, 2019 at 5:04 am

      love to hear stories like that! thank you for the positivity and the love! xo

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    Chelsey

    February 19, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Yay!! Congratulations!!! I’m also so excited for prenatal classes!! Studio is going to be so versatile!!! Love it!!

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    Jennifer

    February 20, 2019 at 12:40 am

    Congratulations! You are going to be amazing parents.
    I’m sorry you had difficult feelings to start off with. Remember, your journey is YOUR journey and you feel what YOU should feel. Especially with parenting, don’t worry so much about how you should feel and instead embrace how you do feel and look inside to learn why.
    Motherhood is such remarkable journey. And such an incredible transformative time.

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