Aisha Baker was "poep scared of giving birth"
Congratulations to Aisha Baker and cricketer Wayne Parnell on welcoming their first child into the world.
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South Africa, our favourite blogger, Aisha Baker, just had a beautiful baby boy and both mommy and baby are doing just fine.

The new mom took to Twitter yesterday writing, “Mashallah my beautiful baby boy was born today ... we are both healthy and doing well! Thank you in advance for your prayers and well wishes. We are so in love #BabyParny."

Congratulations to the new mom and her cricketer husband, Wayne Parnell, on the newest addition to their family of champions.

We’ve been following Aisha throughout as she candidly wrote about the ups and downs of her pregnancy. And needless to say, we related to specifically the downs, on a spiritual level.

She tweeted about waking up with heart palpitations as well as her tiger stripes appearing: “Found red stretch marks, I thought they were bruises for a weeks until I realized they’re not going away... I cried.”

But of course, her followers came to her rescue, offering some encouraging words.

We absolutely love how honest the new mom has been – pregnancy can be magical but it’s not always the easiest, nor the prettiest, of journeys – even though we think the mom was beautiful and glowing throughout.

Preggopotamus ???????

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Preggy Peggy: At 8months my little pineapple is making me tired again! Nothing nearly as bad as the first trimester though. Sleeping is a bit challenging as the babe kicks me all over and wriggles around my belly. My feet have started swelling and my appetite has decreased again not to mention a touch of heartburn here and there ??. I have been a bit anxious about being prepared and being a good mom. Nothing a bit of planning and grannies and sisters can’t help with though! I’ve been brushing up on nutrition, brain development and the best products and options for my baba so that I can be the best mom possible but I’m coming to terms with the fact that I will probably make loads of mistakes. I know it’s going to be challenging and yes I am poep scared of giving birth but this is by far one of the most exciting things I’ve ever experienced! Sending lots love, light and good energy to all my pregnant sisters out there. ♥??? @ebenphotography

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The way she updated us on the all-too-real experiences of her pregnancy reminded us that yes, we too had trouble sleeping and the anxiety – oh, the anxiety of motherhood – we’ve all been there.

At 8 months my little pineapple is making me tired again! Nothing nearly as bad as the first trimester though. Sleeping is a bit challenging as the babe kicks me all over and wriggles around my belly. My feet have started swelling and my appetite has decreased again, not to mention a touch of heartburn here and there. I have been a bit anxious about being prepared and being a good mom. Nothing a bit of planning and grannies and sisters can’t help with though!"

Aisha continued, “I’ve been brushing up on nutrition, brain development and the best products and options for my baba so that I can be the best mom possible but I’m coming to terms with the fact that I will probably make loads of mistakes. I know it’s going to be challenging and yes I am poep scared of giving birth but this is by far one of the most exciting things I’ve ever experienced!”

As “poep scared” (haha) as the new mom might have been, we’re sure she’s going to make an excellent mom to her little boy.

On Sunday evening, to end off Mother’s Day, Aisha tweeted a few words of advice for fellow pregnant moms, saying, “To anyone pregnant right now and feeling shit... the best part is actually the last couple of weeks. All that 'I’m glowing and I am woman' feelings you’re feeling guilty about NOT feeling... they only come at the end and most women only talk about that part. You got this, babe.”

The thread continued, “Felt guilty my whole pregnancy for not loving it. Felt like I didn’t deserve to be pregnant cause my experience wasn’t what I had heard or seen but I’ve realised women forget how the initial phases feel emotionally. I think it’s hard for everyone.

“I’ve written all my emotions down in a diary so when I (inshallah) fall pregnant again I can look back and be like 'ah this is normal', I felt this before. During my first trimester I had a full-on panic attack – first time in my life! Because the emotions were just a lot.”

“So since it’s Mother’s Day and there might be some first-time moms like me out there just not coping with pregnancy, thought I would share my story. Sending sooo much love and emotional strength. You’re gonna be okay! You got this."

Congratulations to the gorgeous new mom and dad. We can't wait to meet your little "champion".

How did you find your first pregnancy? Can you relate to Aisha's experiences? Tell us by emailing your pregnancy ups and downs to chatback@parent24.com and we may publish it on the site.

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