New Podcast! From the Heart in General, Love, Pregnancy

Guys! The first episode of my podcast is OUT NOW! We did it!!! It's called From The Heart and I'll be releasing new episodes every Friday. Click the link here to listen and subscribe! In this first episode I share with you all the full story of how Lea Luna was born... Yes, we get intimate and personal right away🙈  Go listen in, subscribe, leave a review and let me know what you think. You can also search Yoga Girl Podcast on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, RSS - or wherever you get your...

Look, Little Moon. You’ve Been Here Once Before. in Love, Pregnancy

10 months ago I posted a photo from this exact spot. I was sitting in the tree you see in the background, holding my hands to my belly, gazing out at the ocean. June 22. It was the day we found out I was pregnant and Lea Luna was just a tiny little poppyseed forming inside of me. We'd had a very special afternoon on the beach a few weeks earlier and that same evening driving home Dennis turned to me and said "I think we just got pregnant". I thought he was insane. It...

1 Week Old Today! in Love

Lea Luna Schoneveld ❤ 1 week old today! People have been asking about her name and why we didn't name her Poppy since that's what we called her all the way through pregnancy... We actually never intended to name her that but had Lea picked out from long before. But I have to admit; transitioning away from Poppy has not been easy! She started out a little poppyseed and the name Poppy just totally stuck. If we lived in Europe we might have considered making it her middle name but here in the Caribbean/Central America...

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Under the Full Moon, Waiting for Lea Luna in Pregnancy

One week ago around this exact time, this moment happened. I was in heavy labour and had been going since 4 in the morning with things progressing slowly. It was overwhelmingly painful and I was getting absolutely exhausted. My contractions were long, close together and almost unbearable and it took all of my might to stay with my breath and my body. Dennis brought me outside to the garden and held me in the moonlight as I rode wave after wave, each contraction bringing us closer to our little girl. I didn't know how much...

Welcome to the World, Lea Luna! in Love, Pregnancy

Thank you for finally coming out of me angel! From a tiny poppyseed to a 4,170 gram (8.5 lbs) 51 centimeter (20 inches) baby girl! Born March 13 at 4:16 am after 24-hours of intense labor. Life will never be the same. I love her so much it terrifies me. Every piece of her is so perfect I have to pinch myself to make sure I'm not dreaming! I got to pull her out myself with the final two pushes and Dennis cut the cord like a champ. She came out with her eyes wide...

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40 Weeks Today! in Love, Pregnancy

HAPPY DUE DATE!!!!! 40 weeks today!🎈 Feeling super happy and slightly nervous. I know only 4 or 5% of babies are actually born on their due dates but if Poppy wants to rebel against her parents she'll be super punctual and arrive right on time (we're always late). Send us lots of good birthing vibes today!   xo,

All is Well in Love

  So much of what your mind tells you is just noise. Dive into silence. Dwell in the space between the noise. Find the quiet space between your breaths. Connect to the rhythmic beating of your heart. For a moment, just... Stop. Close your eyes. Stay here. Surrender to what is. All is well. All is well. All is well. xo,

a love story, continued in General, Love

So… Off we went. Dennis had a white truck parked in the parking lot and as I opened the door, soda cans and old subway wrappers fell out and into the street. Dennis didn’t seem to notice. “Time to clean the car?” I asked. “What? Oh yea? I guess.” Emelie rolled her eyes. “I can’t believe you’re taking me in some strangers car!!” she muttered. “And a dirty car at that!” She was feisty, that’s for sure. I dropped Emelie off at the hotel with the promise of all the sugar in all of the...

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A love story. in General

My whole life I've been looking for a place to belong. For many years I was running; from boyfriend to boyfriend, country to country. I'd throw myself into relationships thinking they would save me. I hurt a lot of people along the way. The year before I met Dennis I was head over heels in love no less than four times. I'd meet someone, experience an electric connection, convince myself that this was "it"... And then completely forget about the guy the moment something else caught my attention. What I didn't understand was that I was...