Meeting James Hunter

I have been debating whether or not to share my birth story on my blog or keep it private.  I’m grateful to all of you who have been loyally following my journey on Instagram for the past few years, so it feels right to share the most amazing day of my entire life.

We welcomed our precious James Hunter on Tuesday April 14th at 12:37 pm. He weighed 8 pounds 7 ounces and was 22 inches long.

 

While being a little past 7 months pregnant, my doctor informed me that James was breech. For those of you not familiar with the term,   Breech means that your baby is lying bottom first or feet first in the womb, instead of head first. He told me I would have to have a c section if James didn’t turn. I was a little discouraged but still held out hope that I would be able to labor and deliver my baby boy vaginally.

I immediately went home and did research in my attempt to turn James. First I tried visiting an acupuncturist who tried Moxibustion.  Basically it’s a Chinese herb commonly known as Moxa sticks. They are lit and held over acupuncture points.  The radiant heat produced has the effect of stimulating the point, which is supposed to help turn your baby. It didn’t work…

I then tried different exercises and that too was unsuccessful, little James was comfy in the “footling breech” position.

Now, returning to my last doctors visit before my due date, my doctor noticed what looked to be Jamesy’s cord loosely around his neck.  He strongly suggested scheduling a c-section to make sure James would be safe.

I hadn’t envisioned having a c section.. Maybe it was all of the birthing classes we attended. I was truly anticipating a vaginal birth but the health of my baby obviously came first, rather than some vision of how I had imagined it should be.

So Tuesday morning we arrived at the hospital and I was anxious to meet James. My husband was by my side the entire time and his support gave me the courage to stay calm and peaceful when I really was terrified inside!

Hospital parking lot.. ready to meet James!!

At 12:25 the nurses prepped me on the table and I was given a spinal tap… for me (being a control freak) it was a crazy feeling not feeling your body from your chest down and being FULLY AWAKE but knowing Kris and I were going to meet our little baby we created together, that has been growing inside me, for the last nine months.. kept me calm.

At 12:30 the nurses put on Beyonce, I gripped my hubby’s hand while they began the surgery. At 12:37 I heard Jamesy’s cry and immediately heard a nurse say “Oh my goodness he’s huge!”

(Dr. Matsuda with James)

Hubby cut his umbilical cord and the nurse gave me a quick look at James before weighing him. While waiting to see James again my heart began to feel something I’ve never felt before. It was this instant love that was so powerful and overwhelming.

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(Hubby holding James for the first time)

 

A few minutes later they put my little James on my chest and he instantly (like a wild beast LOL) latched on to my breast. The rest of the day was pure baby bliss snuggling together as a family. I’ve never cried from happiness so much as I did that day.

 

(Love at first sight)
(his little fingers)

Writing this made me tear up and reminisce the best day of my life.

I just wanted to thank all of my loyal followers, the ones who encouraged and supported me throughout my entire pregnancy. If there’s any questions you have please comment below.

And one last thing, my doctor, Dr. Matsuda in Pasadena was exceptional. He was truly beyond patient, helpful, caring and supportive (especially in the midst of the scrutiny about my belly size) My surgery went smoothly and the incision is nice and low too 🙂 I highly recommend him for any of you mommies to be in the Los Angeles area!

xo

sarah

 

 

149 Responses to Meeting James Hunter

  1. Sarah you are truly inspiring! Your son is beautiful. It is exhausting enough creating a human life and not only did you handle your pregnancy outstandingly, but all of the public scrutiny you endured. Thank you for sharing your story and your life with us! I appreciate all of your posts and will continue to remain a loyal follower! Your strength gives other mommies, including myself, strength. I thank you for that 🙂

  2. A truly beautiful story of your family. I’m currently 33 weeks expecting my first baby boy on October 21 and I’m soo scared but seeing you hold your baby and all the photos you post brings peace to my heart and mind. I can’t wait for the day I meet the love of my life and finally get to hold him in my arms for the first time. Thank you for sharing your story of your baby boy. You truly are an inspirational woman and mother.

  3. Beautiful!! I have a 10 week old and I was almost taken for emergency c-section while I was in labor to her heart rate dropping. Thankfully, we did not have to go that route and our Emma James was born naturally. I commend moms who have c-sections, recovering from a major surgery while caring for a newborn is no easy task. Great job mama! Congrats!!

  4. This made me tear up in joy! Thank you for sharing Sarah you have such a gorgeous baby & you are an amazing mummy! Keep up the good work! I’m a young mum myself 🙂 and you are an inspiration! I love reading your blog posts 🙂 ❤️❤️❤️

  5. God bless you and your little family Sarah. Thank you so much for having the courage and vulnerability to share your birth story. Much love!

  6. He was born on my birthday ! How cool ! You’ve been blessed with the most handsome little boy ! Such a crazy little story. God Bless you and your little family ❤.

  7. Thank you for sharing your story. I am expecting a baby boy on 27th September and I am too scared and anxious about child birth but sharing your story and seeing pictures puts me at ease. He is gorgeous 🙂 x

  8. so happy you shared this with us! baby james is PERFECT! It’s so weird because my boyfriend looks exactly like him and we always make jokes about how it’s his baby (is that weird?! LOL) and I showed him a picture of you and he was perfectly fine with that baby being his pretend son? and forget anyone who made rude comments about your adorable belly!!! I HOPE I LOOK LIKE YOU WHEN IM EXPECTING! You & your family are so beautiful and I’m so happy for you ❤️ And make more babies because he’s honestly one of the cutest babies I have seen in my life, no joke!

  9. Thank you for sharing a wonderful birth story! How was your csection recovery? I had a csection 16 months ago (not planned, so I labored) and I had a tough time. You look amazing and beautiful right after 🙂 is love to hear your recovery thoughts! Xo

  10. I have been following you for about a year and i have to tell you that you are perfect. A perfect mother, a perfect wife, a perfect friend and a perfect model… I have been showing your photos to my friends as well and they also adore you :)) love from Turkey.

  11. You did an amazing job, I hope your c section recovery wasnt tough
    I am 19 years old, and have a 2 weeks old baby boy name Adam Sandro.
    You are an inspirational mother to me. Following you on instagram helped me go through my pregnancy; I’ve been in the same position as you – being pregnant and not looking pregnant…
    God bless you and James, all my best wishes from NICE in the South of France xxx

    Manon boscq

  12. What a lovely story. I am from the UK and heard your story in the press regarding the size of your bump. I personally couldn’t see the problem in it, Healthy mum healthy baby. It did though give me the confidence to know that when I am pregnant (I am hoping for next year) that I can face any critics (mainly my in laws) about me wanting to follow a healthy eating plan and also exercise. I have currently dropped 2 dress sizes following a low to no sugar diet (my in laws have been less than supportive) and I feel fantastic and fully intend to carry on this way of eating when I am expecting. My sister in law ate every slice of cake in sight and her parents continued to say that every pregnant women does this. I can had on my heart say I will be breaking that stereotype. Congratulations again James is gorgeous and thank you for the inspiration.

  13. Wow what an amazing and beautiful story. Your such an amazing woman and mom with a beautiful family. Your baby boy is so precious. Thanks for sharing your story with us, your very inspirational and may god bless your new journey as a mom.

  14. This story is wonderful! You are a great mother for your little boy! Thanks for sharing your story! And I wish you and your family a lot of happiness, love, health and success.
    P.S: From Russia with love❤️

  15. Sara, I started following you around the time I was 12 weeks and have continued to this whole time. You’re such a sweet momma and you make us all feel as if we know you personally. Definitely a pleasure to read your sweet birth story. Baby James is absolutely adorable!! I’m two weeks out from meeting my first son. I have two sweet princesses and I finally will have my prince! ? ? ? Thank you for being a great inspiration 🙂 – Michelle

  16. Hi sarah I discovered you reading magazines and I was very disapointed by all these négative comments about your pregnancy you are in a good health James too what was the problem ? Jealousy maybe…as I found you amazing and was pregnant too I started following you (I loved the breastfeeding pics).Today I cried reading your story ,our baby girl Kim came the same way scheduled c-section because she was breech too, I also tried everything to make her turn but no way.The 24th of july I had my C-section I was both scared and excited everything was fine except the fact that I wait 3 hours without the baby because they put me in a Wakeup room to wait for the bottom of my body to recovery, I felt this Time never ended.Anyway we are both fine that’s the only thing counts.now I’m waiting to go back to sport and become just like you the beautiful mama I want to be.Thank you for your story I felt less lonely reading it,and it gave me hope after c-section.Stay amazing do not care for the others,best Wishes from Annecy France Celine.

  17. Thanks for sharing your beautiful story Sarah. I love seeing your posts on Instagram. James is so adorable! I didn’t know you had a C-Section, I had a CS aswell but am finding hard to get my pre baby body back 🙁 you have been a big inspiration to me and especially now knowing you went through a CS aswell, I feel like I can do it even more. Thank You!

  18. Your baby is literally the cutest, you guys are so lucky! Never ever let anyone get to you with their negativity, you have your beautiful baby, amazing hubby and gorgeous self, what more can one want?! Pay no mind to the rest.
    Much love?

  19. Hi Sarah,

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful story & beautiful pics on a daily w/all of us….Baby James is absolutely adorable..I love his smile.

    Btw, I applaud you for posting your pregnancy belly pics and not letting the negative comments steal your joy! You looked beyond amazing, still do & always will.
    Wishing you continued blessings!

    Xo

  20. Simply amazing !!!! Know other words for it ..! Ur son is very handsome .. I love looking at the pics u post of him and you and him together … My stomach was also small for 9 months …. But my lil girl was healthy then and still healthy … And doing great for 2 weeks old …. Glad everything went well for yr family !!!
    Stay amazing !!!! ????

  21. Your son was born five days after my daughter. I remember first hearing about you and your pregnancy when I was about seven months pregnant. A colleague showed me an article with your photograph. Neither of us could believe how well you looked. We exchanged the usual jokes like “yeah that’s my stomach after dinner” the only negative thought I had was a wee bit of jealousy. But like any expecting mother I was excited and nervous about my own baby. But I loved talking to other pregnant woman and exchanging progress. So I started following your account on Instagram. It’s a joy to see your little boys happy face pop up on my news feed. Congratulations and good luck for the future.

  22. Hello from germany 🙂
    I was 7 months pregnant when i saw u on tv . Since then i am a follower. I just adore u and yout little baby. Our boys are 15 days apart 🙂
    I wish both of you thr best in this life and the after life. I also had a c section after 16 hours in labor how was your recovery. And how long will you nurse james. I would also love to see a blog post about your secret of that beautiful body. Sorry for my spelling

    God bless xoxo

  23. What a beautiful story! Thank you so much for sharing it! I have loved following your journey and seeing the gorgeous photos of James and yourself!

  24. Amazing story, i just love it! God is good, i cant stop smiling when i saw James pictures, he is like light! God bless your beauty family!! Congrats and greetings from Panama.

  25. Your story is beautiful. I feel like I could really relate to your birth story. We have these expectations of what our birth will be like especially having a birth plan. But as the birth classes taught us, anything can happen and my baby’s umbilical cord was wrapped his neck too. Thankfully I had the option of a C-section or vacuum and of course I chose to deliver naturally. But once baby was here, it seemed like nothing else really mattered. Just so happy to know that he’s healthy and here! Congrats to your beautiful baby boy! Boys are the best!

  26. Thank you so much Sarah for sharing you’re amazing story with us, you have the most beautiful child I’ve ever seen may God always protect him, you truly are an inspiration to all you’re followers we love you so much and will always support you, may God bless you and you’re beautiful family. ?

    You’re loyal #1 fan ❤

  27. 1. You’re not normal! (Good way)
    2. You modeled for my good friends at Fashtique and I kept saying shoot me if I dont look like that pregnant!
    3. God bless your beautiful family!!

  28. Your family is beautiful and baby janes really is a gorgeous little guy!!! I had two c sections so I know the feelings you must have felt going through all that pain but in the end all that baby love is worth it! Congrats and can’t wait for you to have your next baby!!! Love your posts:))

  29. Your family is beautiful and baby James really is a gorgeous little guy!!! I had two c sections so I know the feelings you must have felt going through all that pain but in the end all that baby love is worth it! Congrats and can’t wait for you to have your next baby!!! Love your posts:))

  30. I love seeing James. He is adorable. Thanks for sharing your story. It inspires me 🙂 im currently in my 27th week and expecting a boy too. Take care Sarah. xx

  31. Massive congratulations. Brave lady and such an inspiration to others. Beautiful boy, wishing you the best of luck for your journey ahead.

  32. Thanks so much for sharing your birth story. I’m a new mom myself (my little guy is 8 weeks old), so it’s nice to read about other new mom’s and their journey into motherhood.

    I too had a c-section, but after 40 hours of labor. I would love to read a post about what your recovery process was like.

    Thank you again for sharing your story. James is adorable and seems like a very happy baby. It looks like you’re doing an awesome job, Mama. Keep up the good work.

  33. Thanks for sharing! James is just a perfect little love! I had the same situation with my daughter. She was a double footling. I was heartbroken I could not deliver her myself, and going forward, I know I’ll never have that experience. I live in Georgia, and the rule here, because of liability purposes is, once a c-section, always a c-section. But I’ve come to accept that and looking back on the day my daughter arrived I can honestly say I wouldn’t change a thing. Such a beautiful and perfect day, just like her!

  34. I’m a huge fan of your blog. I started to follow it few months ago because I felt identified with you, I had a baby just a month and a half after yours. I just want to say that I admire you very much and your posts inspire me to look after my figure now and to realize that we can still be beautiful in the postpartum period. Your baby is just adorable! by the way, I read somewhere that you are part of Costa Rica, is that true? Blessings from Granada, Spain.

    • Thank you so much for your support! And congrats on your baby… AND yes I’m part
      Costa Rican..my mom is Costa Rican 🙂

  35. Thank you so much for sharing your story! I started following you on Instagram a few months before he was born, amidst all the scrutiny that was coming your way. Your confidence and determination is truly an inspiration. Congratulations on your beautiful family!

  36. Such a beautiful story and I’m glad you had a healthy baby boy. I had a c section 9 months ago. I never imagine i would have a csection but baby boy did not want to come down and after being in labor pain for 12 hours i had the csection i felt so guilty the first few months especially after hearing other “mothers” saying csection is a way “out”. I would cry because my birth was not like i imagine it to be. But now i feel so blessed to have my healthy boy with me and I know that i did not get csection because i wanted to, I got it to save my baby boy’s life. Have a great day

  37. Sarah, you are such a beautiful soul. A truly inspirational woman, mother, and wife for so many people. I always look forward to instagram or blog posts from you. Never lose that spark or give in to those awful comments that some people make about you (which I hope is finally over). All my love to you and your beautiful family

    Lavon

  38. Hi Sarah, i write you from Spain. I visit your instagram sometimes but never comment on your pics. Is nice you share your story, it’s difficult to have your baby a way you didnt imagine but you were brave and face the reality and did the best for him. I had my baby 17 months ago and now when i look at him i cant believe he was not with me during my entire life. I see the love in your eyes with your baby, we can buy lot of stuff but they will grow happy just if they have the love we are able to give to them! You look stunning but you earned and deserve it, bad comments are so empty these persons dont deserve a word from you.
    Enjoy James every second, they grow up so fast….
    Kisses

  39. I had a similar story and my baby is healthy at 4 weeks old; thought he was frank breech, with his little feet by his ears! How is your incision healing? How long until you were able to work out again bc of the C-section?

    Thanks!

  40. This made me tear. It’s a beautiful story and you are truly a beautiful soul. Inside & out! You are an inspiration doll & major props for being so strong and big w all the immature and uneducated ppl on social media! You have a true fan here on Ig! Ps. Some ppl tend to follow to hate and I never get why lol. ❤️?? Baby James is so stinking cute!!!!!!

  41. Magnifique récit oublis ceux qui parlent mal sur toi je trouves que tu est une maman génial . Good job. Love.
    Coraline
    French fan

  42. you did an amazing job during your pregnancy and continue to due an amazing job as a mommy with James. C-sections have a bad repnand are taboo for many. As any mother would do, yiu did what was best for your child. An unselfish act. Congratulations once again. James is a handsome little boy.

  43. Thank you for sharing that. While I understand that some ladies just gain weight more easily especially during pregnancy, I think you opened MANY people’s eye to the fact that you don’t have to turn into a whale! I only gained 17 pound while pregnant an also tried to stay active (I didn’t exercise) I ride horses. I was very pleased to see how big & healthy James was just to shut ppl down. Great job being a wonderful Momma!

  44. Thank you for being brave with your story! Every family has their own story. I had a natural birth with my oldest daughter and a c-section with my twin girls. I love seeing pictures of your baby boy. I think we were all amazed at how big he was! He’s happy and healthy and that’s all that counts. Blessings on your family!

  45. I’ve followed you for over 10 years (since myspace days), and you’ve always been so inspiring! Congratulations on your little blessing! My 2 sons are my world and I adore being a Momma to boys. James is beautiful and I’m so glad you never let any of the negativity get to you. Congrats again and keep sharing your ‘Mom’ stuff ?

  46. Thanks for sharing Sarah! What a beautiful story. I’ve been following you since you were pregnant with James, as I was pregnant as well. I welcomed my son the day after James was born, and actually went into labour as I was reading that you had your son! James is such a cutie! You have a beautiful family

  47. Beautiful story! You are absolutely glowing in the pictures of James on your chest! I too had a c-section with my first daughter and then was able to have an all natural vbac with my second. It was amazing! Anyways, just wanted to let you know how beautiful you are and your family are! Thanks for sharing your story.

  48. Such an amazing story and congrats on your handsome baby boy you seem like an incredible mommy God bless you and your little family! ?

  49. Hay Sarah !

    I am mercy, 22 student from The Netherlands in Europe ! I followed your yourney since my friend told me about your pregnancy. Funny was that my due date was 18 April, that was a Saturday and if I am correct your own was 17? My own came on Monday 20 April, also a baby boy

    I want to say congratulations and I still follow you on insta and on snapchat. I love to see how James is growing and I love seeing the same things he does, just like my own baby !

    You are a very gorgeous woman and don’t mind any negative thing any one will say

    Enjoy motherhood to the fullest, because 4 month had already gone, time goes so so fast !

    Greetings from my baby and I LOVE

  50. Thank you for sharing this story. I had a c-section literally for reasons straight out if business of being born. It was horrible and I didn’t have that rush of love and I was depressed for so long. So my next birth I am fixated on a water birth clinic, but your story reminded me that I could possibly have another c-section and maybe next time I can feel that rush of love. That it’s possible. I appreciate you and think you’re wonderful.

  51. Sarah you are a huge inspirstion we were pregnant around the sametime i had my baby 3/31/15 i always look up to your post on instagram it was amazing how you kept ur body under control not like me lol i gain alot of weight..i had a c section too and i taught i was the only one that felt like that but i guess not and my husband was also with me thats wat kept me strong this was my third and defenitely my last…God bless u and ur family congrad again

  52. Beautiful story! Truly LOVE at first sight when we meet our little treasure. How would you describe your healing and recovery?

  53. You are an inspiration! Do the blog on recovery! I’m due December 1st and might have to have a c-section due to placenta previa. I’d love to read more from you!

  54. Beautiful story, at the end you did what was best for you and your baby health. May God continue to bless you. Welcome to motherhood one of the toughest job but we will do it over again if we could.

  55. I loved reading this ! I also had a scheduled c sec for my daughter born a few weeks after James .. I was small theoughout my pregnancy and it was comforting to see you dealing publicly with what I was too . Congrats James is beautiful just like his mama !

  56. You know I’ve always been a fan of yours for the past 10 years ?? I was in your boat with my 1st born except for the breech part. C-section isn’t horrible like some make it out to be. I am happy that everything went well ?? if you plan to have another baby in the future, would your doctor let you try a VBAC??? I am just curious ?

  57. Hi Sarah, thanks for sharing this story and more beautiful pics of James! I too was initially disappointed by having a C-section (after 27 hours of labor!) but you’re right nothing is more important than the health of your baby. My son just turned one, isn’t it crazy how time flies as a mama? Enjoy the moments and keep sharing! xoxo

  58. Hi Sarah! Thank you for sharing your story! And how scary to go thru but you knew what was best of course for you and your baby boy! So happy everything turned out ok!! Bless you and your family!
    Ps. You really wouldn’t wanna push out a 8+ lbs baby …!! Ouch! 😉 everything happens for a reason! ✌❤❤??

  59. What a beautiful story! Im 15 weeks pregnant and cant wait to meet my little one. Congratulations on your beautiful little family!

  60. This is absolutely beautiful. I remember hearing about you on Facebook, some friends of mine were sharing an article about a pregnant women who was late in her term, and still had abs. I was shocked at how negative people were being! You’re beautiful, your little bump was adorable, and your optimism is what brought me to follow you on IG ever since! You’re a great mommy, James is so adorable (and was born 3 days after my son’s first birthday!?), and your confidence is goals lol. Thank you for sharing your story ❤

  61. Totally teared. Lol! Reminded me of my pregnancies. (I have 4, oof lol) Anywho, I watched you throughout your pregnancy and seriously you are amazing. I showed waayyy more than you did and God bless your little man because he weighed more than each of my kids. Thanx for sharing your story/experience/birth. God bless you and your family♡

  62. Really Sarah you are wonderful mother and you’re blesed you have an amazing husband and Cutie James ?very nice story heart touching ?

  63. I’ve been following you on Instagram for several years now and I absolutely loved watching you progress throughout your pregnancy! All bodies are different and I am sorry that people felt the need to scrutinize you during the most amazing time of your life. Thank you for sharing your birth story, as I think it is important to share this kind of information for future moms. My question is if you could explain more about your healing process and your post-baby days.

    PS. James is such an adorable baby! Congratulations!

  64. Hi Sarah,
    I started following you sometime back when i was pregnant and someone tagged me on your profile.. i was due almost the same time you were . Honestly i was so jealous of the way you kept your body amazing through the journey. I gained 18 kgs and i still have 7 kgs to go. I am truly inspired by you and now that i know you too delivered through an emergency section, i am encouraged more and more to loose that excess weight and go back to normal .. please please do write ur recovery story in the blog , we the jealous followers truly need it !

  65. Yes sarah please write on about your recovery after c sec because u look super amaizing at 9days after delivery cant believe it seriously i tought you are normal delivery.. thx for sharing

  66. Hi , I totally respect you and congratulations on you bundle of of joy . Am now months pregnant and I have been measuring small , people are always asking me if am starving myself because my baby bump is not growing , I have had 8 scans and they show that the baby is ok and everything else is fine. Some people carry small and am also active I walk every where . You are my inspiration and once more congratulations and I can’t wait to meet mine .:)

  67. Du bist so wunderschön und dein Sohn auch. Du bist so eine tolle Frau ,mach weiter so und danke das du uns an deinem Leben teilhaben lässt

  68. Hi Sarah and your beautiful family.
    Thank you for sharing your story I love reading about other women’s experiences.
    You must of be terrified I would of been.
    Could you please do a blog on breast feeding and how you found the whole experience. I had s awful time of it and found it so painful.
    So I’d love to know how you did it and any tips you may have.
    Thank you
    Xxx

  69. Thank you for sharing! I was following your pregnancy and I too had a C-Section although unplanned. I’d love to hear about your recovery and how you got through that. For me, that was the most difficult part. Your birth story is beautiful!

  70. Wow this was so beautiful Sarah, thank you for sharing this to all of us this is truly inspiring and touching 🙂 I remember the day I gave birth to my baby girl it was the hardest but yet most greatest day of my life..I do have one question tho…you got lucky with your baby boy latching on very quick, my little girl couldn’t it was very hard for us 🙁 but yet it got better and better so far it’s been a month breastfeeding her..my question is, how is your baby boy so chubby?!! Are you breastfeeding him or giving him both breast milk and formula? Just curious because I’ve been wanting to make my little girl as heathy and full all the time and she seems not to be full after I breast feed her…what should I do?

  71. Dear Sarah,

    I Have been following you for quite a while since i did hear about your news (concerning your belly size). I can’t believe how narrow minded people can be out there. But, truely you are amazing, you did a good job with your angel.

    I needed to face almost the same stuff, my belly was small people said quite bad stuff to me but unfortunately I lost my son last year.

    And, i neefed to face many critics about this.

    Now I m.pregnant again almost giving birth soon. I always take you as an example how to deal with all critics out there. It ‘s not easy for me but I wanna thank you for this inspiration.

    You are truely Amazing andva Great.mom Sarah.

    God Bless You

    Annie

  72. Congrats doll! I’m still not sure how he fit in you but I could tell why he was so comfy! I couldn’t even guess that you had a c-section! My son Hunter James was born on March 30, weighing 8 pounds 11 ounces and latched like a monster too. Lol. I was shocked. He probably nursed for the first 3 hours of his life. I was also 41 weeks so maybe that extra week starved him (; congrats again!

  73. This is so beautiful! What an amazing post // thanks for sharing it with us all. I am having so many maternal instincts as I grow older and absolutely love children; I can’t wait to be a mother some day and feel that same bond with my child. All the best to you and your family!

  74. Thank you so much Sarah for sharing this intimidate moment. You have a lovely family. I truly enjoy the new baby pictures you post of your little angel on IG.

  75. Sara i am 24 years old and I just became a mother myself on aug 10 of this year. Let me tell you.. when I came across your page and sae you were pregnant believe ot or not I would like to thank you so much.. seeung your posts made my pregnt easier and made me feel better about things. You are an inspiration and you’re so beautiful I honestly even though you dont know me, just know you helped someone out in canada get through the rough times when i felt i was not beautiful you helped me see that even though pregnany I can still look hot for my husband lol and I would like to say thank you and I love you ♡

  76. Hi Sarah,
    I just want to tell you how awesome and genuine person you are. You are so beautiful on the outside (obviously ?) but so much more beautiful on the inside. Don’t ever let those internet trolls get to you. P.S James is such a handsome butterball 🙂 And our babies are one month apart 🙂

  77. Congrats on your beautiful baby boy! I gave birth 16 days after you to a baby girl! You look great!! I was wondering if you could tell me what type of protein powder you take. I’m looking into getting one but breastfeeding, you have to be careful what you take.
    Good luck to you!

  78. Hey Sarah,
    I have been a follower of yours since before James was born. I just have to tell you how proud I am of you for deflecting all of the negative comments and craziness on Instagram. Thank you for sharing your story. You are an amazing Mum to that sweet little boy. Keep doing what you are doing!
    My son Jack was born in November by emergency c section (same as you, not what I had envisioned for his birth but worked out perfectly) and he reminds me so much of James (they are both too cute) 😉
    I wish you all the positive love and light in the world.
    Xo
    Liz

  79. Sarah,
    Your story and the photos you shared are absolutely beautiful. I think I speak for all of your fans when I say that we really appreciate your willingness to be so open, especially amidst all of the scrutiny you experienced. You are strong and brave! Also, not only did you look amazing after having a baby, but after have a c-section… That’s incredible, you’re like a pregnancy superhero lol. Please post your recovery and tips! And you should really write a book! Xoxo

  80. I’m one of ur sincerely follower u amazed me throughout ur pregnancy and after u get birth …….. ur son is so adorable baby

  81. You genuinely are an inspiration as I have said before to us women. Your story is very important. I am a neonatal nurse in the UK and constantly attend csections. They are vital in some cases to protect the babies lives. If you had opted for natural birth anyway there could have been so many problems – I see them every day and it’s not nice or fair to the babies to end up on the nnu! Keep doing what you’re doing xx

  82. You are Wonder Woman!! It still amazes me how big and beautiful your baby boy is!.. You are a strong and wonderful mommy :)… Thank you for sharing something so important and personal with us!.. God bless your family xoxo

  83. In January 2014 I was my mums birthing partner and it was an extremely stressful and complicated labour, my gorgeous brother was 7lb and so yummy!! Your story is so touching and beautiful well done for staying strong through the negative comments online. Someone will always have something bad to say. Your a beautiful mum and your boy is gorgeous, your doing amazing ❤️

  84. Sarah
    Let me start by saying that you are a really strong mother and you’re 100% right having a baby is the best feeling , looking at those beautiful eyes for the first time, is priceless!!! I just gave birth this past Saturday and I am so in love with my little man he’s a blessing, he’s the love of my life and I am willing to do anything for him.
    Congratulations and God bless you and your beautiful baby ❤️❤️❤️

  85. This is an amazing story. It reminded me so much of what I went through with my twins. I also had to have a C section done because of the same reason with one of my girls. But anyways I think you did great throughout your pregnancy putting up with all that negativity. I love how none of those nasty comments effected you in any way. I’m proud of you! I want you to know that your a great role model for the rest of us. Keep up the great work mama that we are out here supporting you every step of the way! ? PS give little James a kiss from me.

  86. This is so beautiful! I love hearing other women’s birth stories. It makes me feel good & emotional, I love remembering the day that my son was born!

  87. I remember vividly the first time I ran across your page. All I kept thinking was ” OMG this women did not really just have a baby, right?!” I was 36 weeks pregnant and the size of a blimp! Pregnancy was not as glamorous as I pictured it to be , but the glimpses of your life as a new mother that you’ve shared really changed my perspective. It eased some of the fears I had of becoming a new mom. You truly inspire me to embrace my sexuality and continue to live my life without using motherhood as an excuse to become an insecure woman confined to her house. I thought that would be me, but you are a part of the reason why I’m not 🙂 though I’m far from picture perfect, you motivate me to keep putting in work. I take my three month old son everywhere like the gym, beach, mall, you name it. Keep doin you, Sarah ! You’re truly an inspiration and congrats on your beautiful family.

  88. Hi Sarah! I know you probably won’t have time for this but I am so happy that you have decided to share your journey and it was very similar to my birth story (i gave birth on the 29th may 2015). Like you, i was really hoping to have a vaginal birth but when my doctor told me the baby did not manage to engage into my pelvis, i was devastated and went for massages and also exercises to help him to engage LOL imagine i did 200 squats with a ball daily on top of bear crawls and other type of crawls lol… Anyway, i look up to you and ever since i followed your ig, you have been my inspiration in terms of breastfeeding, exercising etc.. Love you to the moon and back and thanks for sharing lovely picture of James.he is so gorgeous xoxo

  89. Omg sarah your story is soo beautiful i think all moms outhere have the same feeling the love that you feel when you see your baby for the first time is unique is the most honest love that only a mother can feel your baby james is soo gorgeous i love logging in ,in instagram and seeing pictures of him and you its nice i have a son 2 years old his name is ryan i show him the pictures of baby james and he knows him already he says “mami aby james” mom baby james God bless you and your beautiful family

  90. Did/do you breastfeed James or was he bottle fed? Also completely off topic but would be amazing if you did a hair styling tutorial or if you get it blowed out show how you maintain it day and night 🙂 Do you have an all over colour? Take care x

  91. I think you are an amazing woman and a true inspiration! I don’t get why people were so negative about you being fit during pregnancy because I really respected your decision to stay fit!(I personally think they are just jealous of you) I want to be like you if I ever become pregnant! Did the C-section take long to heal and how big is the incision? Your baby looks so happy and healthy, you’re beautiful so don’t let haters ever bring you down!

  92. I have to say I really admire you. I been following you on Instagram even before your pregnancy you are truly inspiring. I had normal vaginal birth no medication, I was truly scared because my situation was that I had placenta-previa during the first months of pregnancy, also developed & gestational diabetes through out the whole pregnancy. Being a person with physical development disability, a lot people didn’t believe I would make it or if this previa would even disappear I’m a very petite women and slim. I didn’t gain much weight because of my diabetes which this had to be controlled w blood testing, and proper diet. Thank you for sharing your story its true inspiration for many women out there.

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