Parent Profile: Jaime K.
by Elise Bowerman
Welcoming Jaime K. who attended Prenatal Yoga with Elise Bowerman at Livonia Yoga Center with both of her pregnancies, and Jess Duffy at Northville Yoga Center.
How many weeks pregnant are you?
This is baby #2, and we are 27 weeks along.
What keeps you coming back week after week to Prenatal Yoga?
"This is my designated time to just focus and connect with this baby. My toddler consumes a lot of my time and energy, but Prenatal Yoga gives me the opportunity to concentrate on the baby I'm growing."
Did you practice yoga before attending Prenatal Yoga?
"I've been practicing yoga for about 11 years, and did Prenatal Yoga with my first pregnancy, as well."
Hindsight and personal experience help us open to new ideas. What is one piece of advice you'd like to gift another momma?
"It can be hard to do in our crazy, hectic lives, but try to be as present as possible with your child(ren). Put the phone down, turn off the TV, and stop any distractions that are keeping you from being in the moment with your kiddo. When I get home from work I have a rule that I won't bring out my phone until after my son goes to bed, so I can truly enjoy those few hours with him in the evening."
As you prepare to welcome baby earth-side, what are you looking forward to most?
"I am really looking forward to those precious moments of just mama and baby time while I am home on maternity leave. When everyone else is gone for the day, it's just you and baby, and your only expectation for the day is to love on baby."
Thank you for sharing your experiences of motherhood and this pregnancy, Jaime! Everyone's experiences of a similar phase of life can be so different... Keep reading more from our community.