Briana Christine

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👙Founder BIKINI BODY MOMMY™
🙋🏼‍♀️Former 100LB Transformation Success Story
⚠️Self-love warrior • Body-Positive Babe
❤️Mom of 4 + baby 5 on the way!

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Having the happiest of 7th Birthdays with this boy who loves both his family and surprises so much, we all just had to prank him! You can watch my IG stories to see how we absolutely made his day! 🎉
WEEK 16: Let the nesting begin! I’ve becoming increasingly more irritable about messy-ness around the home, and I’m blaming hormones. This week, an irresistible urge to start purging/organizing the house kicked in pretty much out of no where. Choosing to roll with it (like an itch that just HAD to be scratched), I have begun systematically going room-by-room through boxes and drawers and donating all of the old clothes and misc junk that you seem to collect when you have a large family. Last on the list is MY CLOSET which is no coincidence I saved for last—I’m dreading it. I found a local women’s shelter that I’ll be bringing my (as well as Finn & Arwyn’s) old clothes to. As hard as it can be to get rid of things you’ve held onto for years... It feels really good to donate those things to others when they no longer serve you. 💕

Resources: Jumper @americaneagle (not sponsored).
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Guys . . . my body is making a human!!! I know that sounds ridiculous when we all know that’s exactly what “being pregnant” means, but it doesn’t make the reality of THAT MIRACLE any less surreal when you get a glimpse of that tiny human inside of you! So grateful for the peace of mind that came from the opportunity we got to check-in on our little girl today. 💕 #GrowBabyGrow
Welcome to WEEK 15! Baby is officially the size of an avocado, my uterine fibroid is the size of a peach, and my boobs are the size of watermelons! 🥑🍑 🍉 🙌🏻😂 I got the thumbs up last week from my midwife to go back to following my “BBM Accelerated Meal Plan” (its my dairy-free ketogenic nutrition plan ) and I couldn’t be anymore excited about the timing! Hooray for feeling human again, after a really rough 1st trimester I’m ready to kick a little a**. 😉💪🏻💕 Resources: sports bra @avomuse | Leggings @shoppinkblush (not sponsored).
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Earlier this year while out of town with the hubs on a very rare “kid-free” weekend getaway, we came up with this CRAZY IDEA of trying to orchestrate a 90 DAY CHALLENGE CONTEST for the BBM COMMUNITY. The caveat was that, after years of only seeing transformation contests that focused on weight loss & physical transformation, I wanted to do one that was based solely on rewarding HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHANGE, which is ultimately what matters most! This set off a chain of months of hard work and exploration to try to figure out HOW to make my harebrained idea possible—but I was never at it alone and always had @boardshortdaddy advocating for my ideas and working hard along my side. It takes a very special type of relationship to be able to both WORK, PARENT, and LIVE full-time with your spouse. We have plenty of days in the office where we clash on ideas and frustrations boil over, but at the end of the day, we always find a way to come back together to get the job done and this contest was NO exception! I’m SO excited to announce that the CONTEST DASHBOARD IS LIVE... and as of an hour ago, most of the early tech issues surrounding DAY 1 PHOTO & Measurement uploads has been resolved! The Contest PLAYBOOK, 1st Weeks Meal Plan, and Workbook are all loaded and ready for you to download! If you haven’t joined the contest, it’s not too late! CLICK THE LINK IN MY PROFILE ... and use this weekend to get prepared—we start MONDAY! 💕
I gained 32 POUNDS in the first trimester. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Yep, you read that right—and I’m owning it (SWIPE RIGHT). A dramatic shift in nutrition from a strict keto-diet one day, to a complete aversion to meat/surviving mainly on fruit and starchy carbs throughout the 1st trimester was bound to take its toll. Add my body’s inflammatory response to pregnancy, as well as my predisposition for veering towards the gestational diabetes path—and that my friends is how you gain the recommended weight for your entire pregnancy in only the first trimester (le-sigh)! Praying my body starts to chill out a bit now that im in the 2nd trimester as I’d love to avoid getting gestational diabetes or preeclampsia this pregnancy, despite my predisposition to both. That said, I know my body won’t naturally just “chill out” on its own without a concentrated effort on my behalf. I’m excited to get back to focusing on turning my nutrition back around now that I’m feeling human again, and I also have the goal of making sure to move my body for at least 20 minutes everyday. Those are the things I can control... the rest is what it is. Regardless of how much weight I gain, the absolute last thing I want is to ever look back on this pregnancy and regret any thoughts I might have fostered of self-hatred or shame against my body for not visually embodying the social standard of a what a “healthy pregnant woman” is supposed to look like, just because I’m not “skinny” while my body is growing this miracle. 💪🏻💞 #PerspectiveIsEverything •
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A little blurry, but you can still feel the love. 💞
Welcome to the 2ND TRIMESTER! I’m not sure if I’m just feeling more emotional and sentimental because this is my last baby, but so far this pregnancy is flying by—and I’m not happy about it. I guess that’s the way these things go though. I’d probably be complaining even more if it felt like the 1st trimester took 10years to get through—so I’ll just be quiet, lol. (Grass is always greener” and all that, right? 😂) As hard as the first trimester was this time around with food aversions, exhaustion, and throwing up all day... I think I was able to keep perspective in ways I haven’t been able to in the past because this is our last baby, and I’m so grateful for that! I’m so excited to be turning the page and entering the 2nd trimester—it’s my favorite trimester of pregnancy by far! Not long now until I start to feel her kicking! Oh...and btw... we got our advanced genetic screen results back from the midwife this week and baby is PERFECTLY HEALTHY & SHE’S STILL A GIRL!💕 •
Resources: Scoop neck t-Shirt and jeans @shoppinkblush (not sponsored). #pinkblushmaternity Jeans have a super comfy full panel maternity band, I just tucked it under for the photo.
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I believe this is what you call a “double entendre.” For the record: I’m talking about @Boardshortdaddy’s ... heart. 😜 #TheWayHeLovesMeIsntNormal
Week 12 (6 days late but better late than never?!) ... CUE EXHAUSTION. This week I traded vomiting and morning sickness for complete exhaustion. Even with a solid hour nap everyday I’m still passing out on the couch around 8pm after getting the kids down. Certain smells still turn my stomach, but I’m grateful to be past the worst of the morning sickness/all day sickness. After several weeks of having a complete aversion to meat, I was FINALLY able to expand my diet again this week beyond fruit and bagels. My goal is to try and get my nutrition back on track so I can try to stay proactive against my disposition for swinging towards gestational diabetes. I’ve gained so much weight already in the first trimester, I really need to slow my roll. 🥖🍓 🍞 🍊 • 🙌🏻 Are You Pregnant, or do you know someone who is? Be the FIRST to know when my BRAND NEW 40-Week Pregnancy Series Workouts • Pregnancy Cookbook • and 9 Month Pregnancy Mindset Mastery Series are LIVE! 👶🏼💞 Sign Up Here: https://bikinibodymommy.click/NewPregnancySeries
Baby girl gave us a little scare yesterday. We couldn’t find her heartbeat at my routine midwife appt yesterday morning and I had to wait 5 agonizing hours in complete uncertainty over whether or not I’d lost her, until I could get squeezed in for an ultrasound. Everything was totally FINE thank god, and the baby is perfectly healthy... it just turns out I have a thick anterior placenta (as well as a large fibroid) that was blocking my Midwife’s Doppler device.🤦🏼‍♀️ Having lost a baby at 13.5 weeks, yesterday brought back a flood of emotions that I realized I never really fully delt with, but then again, when it comes to pregnancy loss... I don’t know if you ever fully process it. The answers you want are rarely given, and the uncertainty of it all makes every opportunity to carry life that much more precious as you realize you are guaranteed nothing. After experiencing loss, moments like yesterday are a painful reminder that life can be taken from you without any notice. I’m SO grateful that this time around, the baby was ok...but boy, I don’t wish those 5 agonizing hours I had to wait to find out she was ok on anybody!
“You’re only 11 Weeks, and already in maternity clothes?” YEP. I got tired this week of trying to force my body into my pre-pregnancy clothes and feeling like a stuffed sausage, so I broke down and got a few maternity basics from @shoppinkblush #PinkBlushMaternity (*not sponsored). I’ve spent too much of my life in the past forcing, stuffing, squeezing, and wishing myself into a mould my body didn’t want to be... and I’ve just come to the point that I refuse to do it anymore — let alone in this pregnancy, especially since it’s my last. Wether you are pregnant or not, I feel like one of the most important self-love lessons you can learn is to embrace who you are, not what you look like. Pour your energy into focusing on all of the amazing feats your body achieves every day just by keeping you alive, let alone (if you are pregnant) the miracle that goes into growing another life. So much of life and what happens to us is completely out of our control, so why spend time being miserable and wishing things were different? Control what you can (being healthy & happy), and learn to let go of the things you can’t (how much weight your body gains in pregnancy, peoples opinions, etc). Wishing yourself into a different body does nothing but rob you of the joy of what it is to be who you are right now. So embrace that double chin and those thick thighs girl... life is a gift, don’t diminish yours by wishing you were someone different! 💕

Resources (not sponsored): T-shirt and Jeans @shoppinkblush #pinkblushmaternity