Third time pregnancy… Our cover māmā

Cover star Ariel tells us about her third pregnancy
Full-term with her third son, our cover māmā Ariel is no stranger to birth, a baby bump – and boys. But how does this pregnancy differ from her previous two? 

Mother of two Ariel Vijay (29) lives in West Auckland with her husband Jason and their two sons, Nathan (3) and Micah (1). Their tribe is a beautiful representation of cultures – Ariel being pākehā and Māori, and Jason of Indian heritage. With a life philosophy of “count your own blessings, not someone else’s”, this māmā has navigated her third pregnancy with gratitude top of mind. 

Spreading the News

“I found out I was pregnant on the day I was due to get my second postpartum period. I’ve always surprised my husband in some way, but this time I thought it would be special to take a test together. He’s never experienced the anxiousness of waiting for a pregnancy test result, so it was fun to be able to go through that together. The next day we took a photo of our youngest son, Micah – who was eight months old at the time – holding the test and sent it to our immediate family to surprise them with the news. I am super-impatient when it comes to surprises and love to plan ahead, so, like our previous two pregnancies, we chose to find out the gender this time, too.” . . . SUBSCRIBE HERE AND READ THE FULL STORY

 

What else will you learn in this article?

Ariels pregnancy journey, including:

Tests and tracking…

Eager and excited…

Rearranging the nest…

Ariel’s message for mamas-to-be…

Them cravings…

Bringing this baby earthside…

Feeding…

Wishes for my latest lad…

SUBSCRIBE HERE AND READ THE FULL STORY

 

BUMP&baby
BUMP&baby
BUMP & baby is New Zealand’s only magazine for pregnancy and early babyhood. Our team of mums and mums-to-be understand what it’s like to be pregnant in this connected age, and that’s why BUMP & Baby online is geared toward what pregnant women and new mums really want to know.