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taylercooley. Two and a half years ago I was scared, defeated, overwhelmed, discoura

Two and a half years ago I was scared, defeated, overwhelmed, discouraged, lost, broken, and weary. A new mama, putting on such a brave front, hiding my reality from everyone because I was afraid. My mind was my prison and it robbed me of so much joy in soaking up my first baby as a baby. It pains me to say that I hardly remember what Denver was like when she was Aspen’s age. Instead of enjoying her, I was hurting and sick and trapped. I was focused on surviving, focused on not letting her see me cry, focused on looking happy for the people around me. Then every night I lay in bed spinning... instead of focusing on these sweet, short months of babyhood. That’s time I can NEVER get back. It’s gone. It’s done. That’s my story. Now she’s a big girl, who wants to go to school and do homework. There was a while in that suffering where I told myself I could never do this again. It’s too much to bare. But then God gave me a life float in Plexus. He used people to touch me + plants (literally) to save me and restore the way my body was designed, for His glory. And now, here I am with my second chance. I’m doing it again but so differently. It’s still hard and I still get sleep deprived, but my body + mind are not fighting against me this time. Why do I share this so openly now when I hid it so intentionally then? Because I am 100% certain I am not the only one who has felt this way. And I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. So I share because this works. Because healing your gut is literally science and if you feel sick and tired, your gut needs healing. I have found something so good, it’s worth sharing over and over again. 🖤 . . . #guthealthmatters #hormonebalance #postpartumanxiety #postpartumdepression #refreshingmotherhood #motherhoodunplugged #momlife #healthandhappiness

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mamathrivevillage. Did you suffer from postpartum depression? If there were tools made av

Did you suffer from postpartum depression? If there were tools made available to you prior to pregnancy or delivery that you could’ve used to help prevent your postpartum depression, would you have used them? Would you share those same tools with your pregnant friend, co-worker, or family member in hopes that they may be able to avoid PPD? Psychologist, Maternal Mental Health expert, and Mama Thrive Village founder, Dr. Danielle Jenkins PsyD recently released her first ebook, Depression proof your new family: A guide to preventing postpartum depression. This book tackles: What is Postpartum Depression Who is at risk Ways to prevent postpartum depression How to get the support you need How a partner, friend, or family member can help Know someone who could benefit from having this invaluable information? Share, tag, or follow the link in our bio to purchase your copy on Amazon for only $2.99.

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rosemarykordik. It’s been nearly 2 years since these photos were taken. 2 years since

It’s been nearly 2 years since these photos were taken. 2 years since my sweet little Theodore was born. I can’t believe he has grown so much and is going to be a big brother in just 3 short months. 🥰 . However, when I look at these photos my focus isn’t the tiny baby boy in my arms. I focus on how it took me nearly 2 whole years to share these photos. I remember internally rolling my eyes when Joel’s mom wanted me to take them and being grateful that we didn’t take more. I remember being embarrassed by my postpartum body. I remember being haunted by the birth pool still set up in our apartment but never used. I remember weaning off the medication prescribed after my cesarean and having a 3 day migraine. I remember struggling to breastfeed my son and feeling like I failed him again. I remember writing a 5 page paper due 4 days after his birth and submitting it on time even though it cost me sleep I dearly needed. I remember crying all the time and feeling disconnected from my sweet son. I remember feeling out of control and I know my trust was not in the Lord. . What I refused to admit during the months following Theodore’s birth was that I was suffering from Postpartum Depression. I needed help and I refused to get it. PPD was something that happened to other moms... not me. I was just grateful my amazing little boy was healthy, right? Only, I couldn’t admit how hard his entry into this world was for me. It took me a full year to admit that I did suffer from what so many women suffer from. It has taken me almost two years to share openly about my journey. . As I venture into birth again with our second sweet little boy, I am cognizant of the fact that I’ve had PPD before and could have it again. I’ve ensured I have a strong support system and this time I’m not denying that it could happen. This time I’m being mindful to not putting myself in situations where I know I will feel pressured to appear strong even when I’m not. #ppd #postpartumbody #postpartumdepression #postpartumdepressionawareness #postpartumanxiety #boymom #2under2 #homebirth #vbac #boymama #mamaofboys #texastoddler #sanantoniomom #27weekspregnant

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Just a mom, chilling with her boy, watching Peppa Pig. Peppa Pig is an excellent babysitter, btw. # Yesterday was a mental health kinda day. I didn’t do much of anything. No cleaning, laundry, and hotdogs with a side of KD for dinner. # My brain needed a break. My body followed. And the kids didn’t mind the extra dash of TV too much either. # Learning to your body isn’t just for slowing down when your in physical pain. You may feel tired or have trouble falling asleep. Maybe you’re hungry with no appetite or the smallest things set you off like a bomb in or tornado. 🙋‍♀️ # And there is no shame in doing the bare minimum those days. Give yourself space, feel what you need, and rest your mind. # You’ll feel much better in the long run. # #chilloutdontburnout #strengthandladyparts

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Theres so much emphasis on the Prenatal aspect of pregnancy when we should be doing more for the perinatal aspect. I spent yesterday with some wonderful people, supporting a cause so dear to my heart. Often, so much focus is placed on the prenatal aspect of birth, the birthing experience, Mom & child... which is wonderful! However, many new moms face issues in the 4th trimester, plagued with being overwhelmed, Hormones, anxiety and/or depression. This period can last weeks, months, or even years. There’s so much we have to do to support this shift into Motherhood. Becoming a parent doesn’t come with a handbook, there’s no shortcuts, and additional factors that can have negative implications doesn’t help. Yesterday was a powerful & emotional day. No child should have to send notes to their Mamas in Heaven, they should be here to see their babies bloom. @ajd_foundation @ahntoday #perinatalmentalhealth #postpartumdepression #postpartumhealth #postpartumanxiety #PPA #PPD #4thtrimester #fourthtrimester

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reese__dennis. #Health and #fitness have been such a huge part of my postpartum journ

#Health and #fitness have been such a huge part of my postpartum journey. Not only to get my snatch back, but as a form of release and self care! • Check out my latest post on the blog to find out more about my postpartum journey and the 5 things I shared that have helped me —-_> LINK IN THE BIO @reese__dennis • Then set that reminder... we’re going LIVE right here on IG TONIGHT @ 8pm for “A Postpartum Discussion” with mental health porofessonal AND Licensed Clinical Social Worker @quiarenee it’s gonna be 🔥🔥🔥 you don’t want to miss it!!!! • • • fierceandrefined.com • • #fierceandrefined #confidence #newmommy #mommylife #snatchedforhisglory #nike #workouts #snatchedforhisgloryfitness #mentalhealth #selfcare #takeaction #firsttimemom #goals #blogger #speaker #slayconsultant #pregnancy #maxicosi #postpartumdepression #postpartumweightloss #postpartumfitness

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mega2minniemegz. Today I'm running a 5k for Maternal Mental Health! Please send me a me

Today I'm running a 5k for Maternal Mental Health! Please send me a message if you'd like to donate to this very important cause. After I had my daughter Iived with PPD, PP Anxiety, and PP OCD. I had a huge support system and was able to get the help I needed, but not everyone has that, or the awareness to know that it's necessary! #ppd #postpartumdepression #postpartumanxiety #ppocd #ppocdawareness #health #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealth #wellness

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postnataledepressie. | een wankel evenwicht |

Ik merk dat ik meer aankan,  dat ik meer kan

| een wankel evenwicht | Ik merk dat ik meer aankan, dat ik meer kan ondernemen. Ik merk ook dat er eigenlijk niet zo veel veranderd is aan de symptomen die ik ervaar, maar dat ik er beter mee om kan gaan. Aan de ene kant ben ik daar superblij mee, maar aan de andere kant ben ik ook ongeduldig. Betekent dat dat mijn angsten voor altijd zullen blijven, ook al kan ik dat dan beter handelen? Vannacht kon ik niet goed slapen. Ik had namelijk het raam bij mijn zoontje helemaal open gezet. En dan begint de film in mijn hoofd waarin hij opeens in staat is uit het bed te klimmen en vervolgens de vensterbank opklimt en valt. 100x. Ik durf niet heen te lopen om het raam dicht te doen. Ik raak in paniek, heel stil lig ik terwijl het over me heen spoelt. 2 uur lang. Dan val ik toch uitgeput in slaap. Als ik wakker word, is het al 9u en ik hoor geen geluid uit zijn kamer. Nou kan hij lang slapen, maar in deze context ben ik bang. Ik ga eerst naar beneden en doe trillend de achterdeur open. In mijn hoofd zie ik hem liggen. Verpletterd, kapot en overal bloed. Ik begin te shaken en de paniek komt weer. Toch duw ik de deur open. Niks te zien. Natuurlijk niet. Het zit allemaal in mijn hoofd. #angst #anxiety #angststoornis #anxietydisorders #bang #pnd #postnataledepressie #postpartumdepression

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You need to read @myfruitfuljourney inspiring story of how she & her hubby welcomed a beautiful daughter after TTC for 10 years as shared on @wearerobyn . . . We were married on 8-8-08 and knew right away we wanted children. My husband and I quickly learned our journey would not be easy after finding out I had fibroids and that he would need a varicocele surgery to help with sperm quality. . We attempted two IUI's which were both unsuccessful, and in 2011 my husband underwent surgery in hopes of increasing our chances to conceive. After five more years of trying naturally, my doctor advised me to have an open myomectomy surgery to remove 13 fibroids. Both my husband and I had surgery and still did not conceive naturally, so we decided to move on to IVF in 2017. . Our first IVF cycle yielded two embryos and we transferred both, but unfortunately the transfer was unsuccessful. Our loss came a few months after the loss of my mother, who passed away just one week before we began our first IVF cycle. . We went on to a 2nd IVF cycle a few months later and we were so excited to see our first ever positive pregnancy test! This journey can be so unfair and isolating, constantly wondering "Will it ever be my turn?" Even on my darkest days I am so glad we never gave up! We are currently expecting a baby girl in January 2019 after 10 years of disappointment, heartache and delays and we couldn't be more thrilled! - Isn't God awesome? Please send this testimony to any parent in waiting you know💕💕Will you love to share your ttc testimony too (anonymously) if you like? Please send a dm or email fabmumng@gmail.com #fabmumng #ttcjourney #mumsinwaiting #prayingmom #prayersformom #rainbowbaby #naijamums #lagosmums #abujamums #ibadanmums #portharcourtmums #fertilityjourney

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patricemerri. There's just something about a journey that lights my fire!
In the p

There's just something about a journey that lights my fire! . In the past I was always stressing about my weight and the way I looked. AFTER cody, I honestly told myself that this was just my mom body. . . . . I would have to deal with it, I mean ALLLLLL OF IT, HIPS, BOOTY and that jiggle! . That's it....FOREVER! . I was feeding myself some bullshit I will be quite honest! It wasnt till I started a journey that I was introduced to a 10 day pack of Pure Therapeutic Ketones and from there the magic started. . . I ripped open that first packet from a 10 day pack and somehow knew this was what I had been looking for and when I woke up Day 2 all my bloating was GONE! . . Through those 10 days... I FELT ALIVE again, I had so much ENERGY that I skated through that 3 pm slump with no slump and I was able to stay up past my normal 7:30/8 pm bedtime. . . I was FREAKING EXCITED about LIFE and what each day brought. . . My Appetite? Yeah that was pretty non-existent, I no longer found myself hiding in the pantry shoveling cookies down my throat and I was intrigued to start learning more meal preping. . . I had found my FIRE AGAIN. Something that lit me up and gave me encouragement to work on myself with out having to be strict KETO or honestly strict anything. . . So after CHARLEIGH, I have been on a mission knowing I have gained over 55 lbs. My goal is to be back to that HOT AF MOM BOD before 9 months. . So 5 months in and thanks to KETONES and my meal plans I have been killing it, . Atleast I THINK SO!😊 . . There is no freaking race for me, Knowing I didn't put on all this weight in 2 weeks time, it was over time. THATS HUGE! . So I continue MY journey OVER TIME and continue to rock on with my ketones in hand!! . . I am forever grateful that I tried that 10 day and continued my journey to be where I am now!😊 #postpartum #postpartumbody #postpartumfitness #postpartumjourney #momlife #fitmom #postpartumdepression #postpartumweightloss #postpartumhealth #postpartumanxiety #postpartumbelly #postpartumyoga #postpartumsupport #weightlossjourney #postpartumlife #postpartumrecovery #postpartumworkout #postpartumfitnessjourney #momlife #momof2 #momof2kids

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She does what she has to, with or without the medical assistance. . She sways, moans, breaths and screams, squeezes whatever she she can, breathes out her anxious fears, remembers her strength and that of her baby, remains focussed as they work together towards a new beginning, her baby's descend and entry earthside. A miracle right in front of all those present, her partner bursting with joy and elation, rejoicing for their blessings, in God's bounties. . . Being her doula, companion, coach, cheerleader is one of my greatest privelages to date. . . Currently accepting moms for all kinds of birth (cesarean, epidural, natural, vbac, hypnobirth, what ever mom chooses) August to October 2019. Dm for more info for yourself or a dear friend. Gifting her a doula may be the best gift she ever recieves. . . . . 📸 @jaquif . #newmom #mothers #feminist #workingmama #sahm #mom #prenatal #birth #babies #4thtrimester #nurturewithnaseera #kuwait #kuwaitmoms #jozimoms #southafrica #postpartumdepression #ppd #women #doula #birthcoach #cbe #hypnobirthing #momtobe

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thebigbookshelfworld. Stok BUKU ORI 35K di TBBW! Berlaku selama stok masih ada 😊 Cek feed T

Stok BUKU ORI 35K di TBBW! Berlaku selama stok masih ada 😊 Cek feed TBBW untuk 100+ judul buku dengan harga terjangkau lainnya! . . Bahasa: Indonesia Kondisi: Paperback, pernah dibaca, masih dalam kondisi baik Gratis ongkir untuk pengiriman ke Jabodetabek . . Order: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ DM IG⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ WA: 0813 8990 7164 ⠀⠀ . . . #postpartum #postpartumdepression #brookeshields #myjourneythroughpostpartumdepression #depresipascamelahirkan #pascamelahirkan #psychologybook #kisahnyata #nonfiction #nonfictions #nonfictionbooks #bukupromo #bukulangkamurah #bukuimpormurah #bukuimporonline #bukuimport #bukuimportmurah #bukuimportonline #giveawaytime #giveawayid #giveawayindonesia #bookloversindonesia #bookstagramindonesia #bookstagramid #bookstagrammerindonesia #bookishindonesia #bookishid #tokobukuimport #promobuku

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heal_to_glow. Let's take a minute on this beautiful day to be grateful for what we h

Let's take a minute on this beautiful day to be grateful for what we have 🙏

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depressedin_life. Wish I had batteries too.🥺

Wish I had batteries too.🥺

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p_louisefit. Moves to make your core bUuuRnN 🔥 ⬇️
😩 Leg raises (with toe touc

Moves to make your core bUuuRnN 🔥 ⬇️ . . 😩 Leg raises (with toe touch at the top). . 😭 Slow bicycle crunches. . 😅 Side plank dip and twists. . 🙃 Heel taps. . 🥺 Leg extension crunches . . Save and give them a go! Leave a comment with your favourite ab excercise for peeeps to try ❤️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #abs #absworkout #sunday #workout #gymmotivation #gymlife #gym #gymgrind #fitnessaddict #fitfam #ukfitfam #fit #fitness #girlswholift #strong #strongnotskinny #strongwomen #postpartum #postpartumdepression #postpartumfitness #postpartumbody #gains #weightlifting #weights #weightgain

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gracieandjudebug. I’ve been a bit quiet on here lately, the past few weeks have been tou

I’ve been a bit quiet on here lately, the past few weeks have been tough. I’ve been battling post partum depression/major depression since Hugh was born 3.5 years ago. Things were improving for a while, there’d be little set backs here and there, but I always managed to get back on track; this time though, I’m really struggling to pick myself back up, everything feels impossible. And whenever I start doubting myself, I find myself pulling away from things that usually bring me joy, like my friends, social outings with the kids, just being out and about, and even here on IG. I guess I feel like this part of my life isn’t pretty, and I’m not exactly proud of it, especially when I’m struggling, so why would I put it out there!? And then I’m hard on myself for only showing the good bits and not being honest, but I struggle with being vulnerable. Anyway, I don’t really know what I hope to get out of this post; I just want to put it out there, a bit of transparency, and in the spirit of keeping it real. Hopefully next year, when this post pops up in my memories, I can look back and be proud of how far I’ve come. Here’s to sunnier days and happier hearts ✌🏼🧡☀️ And photo cred 📷 to the amazing @chenzianphotography Can’t wait for her to capture our family again the next month 🌿 . . . . . . . #letsgetreal #postpartumdepression #mentalhealth #depression #postpartum #ppd #ppa #postpartumanxiety #motherhood #momlife #anxiety #maternalmentalhealth #moodymom #selfcare #beyourbest #personalgoals #dailyparenting #uniteinmotherhood #mumofthree #motherhoodrising #mumlife #motherhoodthroughinstagram #our_everyday_moments

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I often talk about anxiety but never about parenting with it or dealing with it with children.i feel like my children don’t always get the best of me. They get frantic mum , worried mum , angry mum , scared mum & on the rare occasion happy & content mum but there isn’t a day were I don’t find myself worrying about things I can’t control , especially with my children . I often wake through the night & fear Harrison has stopped breathing in his sleep . I worry we will never leave the house on time, I worry my kids have underlying illnesses. I spend my days short fused ,snappy and then feel guilty about it for hours and overthink things. I live in constant fear that I can’t always be there to protect my kids. I remember when Logan cracked his head open I couldn’t look at him , i cried I was shaking and made Karl comfort him because I couldn’t bare to see him hurt but then I dealt with the feeling of abandoning him when he needed me the most. I’m afraid Lily’s anxiety is so severe that I made her that way , that I passed her some of my bad genes . That I failed. I hate seeing her feel the things I feel . No one deserves that. Did I mention this was just my anxiety with parenting . Anxiety in general ruins my life day to day. I think everyone is talking behind my back , I think everyone hates me. On a bad day I can’t look at people when having a conversation and at my worst I can’t leave the house. It’s frightening , crippling and exhausting. And although you see my everyday on my stories with a happy face 80% of the time, there only snippets of my daily life , and even then sometimes I show my struggles .I’m no longer embarrassed because it’s common and someone needs to speak out for those who still can’t . I feel like this daily , while still taking anti depressants. Can you imagine my life not taking them? At least I can say I’m no longer depressed but the anxiety still swallows me whole daily. Sometimes I feel like I just need to accept this as my normal. This is just my life now. But I can’t , I don’t want to because that means my children have to deal with it & I want them to get the best of me, so I’ll keep fighting. I’ll never stop fighting. For them. Always.

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birdie_730. I've been very open on here about mental health but not completely.  I

I've been very open on here about mental health but not completely. I carry shame about antepartum depression. Whether it was antepartum or bipolar depression idk but all I know is for 90% of my pregnancy I wanted to die. At first it was a mantra 'you just have to make it to January'. That's when my son was due and if I could just hang on I could shoot myself immediately afterward. I dreamed about bringing my husband's gun to the hospital about when i could finally end it. When i started googling at what point can a baby survive and wanted to see if I could just make it to 28 weeks, go into the ER, declare I was pregnant, and then shoot myself I knew I needed help. I waited so long to seek help because I carried so much shame. Women in the supermarket would tell me how much they missed being pregnant, how it was the best years of thier life. I was supposed to be happy and excited about a new baby but I was literally fantasizing about my death. I'd love to tell you that seeing my son changed everything, and it did in a lot of ways, but I still wanted to die. After he was born it was because I thought he deserved better and I should end it before he got too attached. I practiced in my head the note I'd write telling my husband to say I had died in a car accident so my son would never know how weak his mother was. Pregnancy and the newborn phase was the worst point in my life and that's saying a lot because my teen years were a mess. Once I sought help I was taken to the ER, put on medication again, and started intensive outpatient care (5 days a week for 4 hours a day). I would not be alive were it not for my therapist and psychiatrist. Nathan might not be alive if I had gone through with the 28 weeks plan. I'm writting all this not only to get it off my chest but in case there is another pregnant woman out there who needs to hear they arent alone. I am so eternally grateful to the people that got me through. I now get to see my whole world grow up and hopefully become a great man. Please seek help if you are struggling either with antepartum or postpartum depression/ anxiety. Your baby needs you.

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intrainingmama. My first days after the baby was born are a blur yet I still remember

My first days after the baby was born are a blur yet I still remember a few things. I remember my anxiety hitting the roof when night would come, how the only piece of clothing I could wear was an unbuttoned shirt because I couldn’t have anything touching my nipples, how every trip to the toilet ended up in a fear that I might pee my womb out. I remember how I had a newborn and I had no idea what to do or if what I was doing was right. I also remember how I had an influx of people texting, calling and wanting to come and visit, ‘to hold the baby’. Very few asked how I was or if there was something I need. The only person that brought something else apart from baby clothes was my wife’s nana who gave us an apple pie. We had that for lunch the next day. Those were the days that we lived on takeaways and reheated takeaways. My wife tried her best to keep people from visiting although that was rather a difficult task and we both had to play the host a few times, with me still wearing my unbuttoned shirt while making tea. It’s also funny how many of these people completely disappeared after the first days of excitement of a newborn. One of those being the “best friend” that after she visited once in the hospital didn’t call or text for 3 months. Even now people expect us to be on their schedule completely dismissing that we’re having a baby that has all the needs. I wish more people would talk about the postpartum period and how hard it can be for the new mothers. That new mothers need care and attention, people to be there for them while they’re going through the most beautiful time of their lives yet the hardest. #postpartum #babyblues #postpartumdepression #firstweeks #hospitalbirth #postpartumcare #careformothers #baby #holdingthebaby #breastfeeding #breastfeedingmama #babies #attachmentparenting #sleeplessnights

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Is it yours too? Something you may not know about me is that my post natal anxiety after my daughter was born was pretty bad. Constantly checking on her breathing while she slept, intrusive thoughts when she started eating solids. But baking cookies, rolling dough and the mindfulness that comes with piping and painting really eased it ♥️

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fitlife_steph. Welcome to my journey. Follow me on this amazing journey as I rediscov

Welcome to my journey. Follow me on this amazing journey as I rediscover myself. I’ve been overweight my whole life and have used food to comfort me rather then to fuel my body. I had no choice but to change my eating habits when I found out I was 21 weeks pregnant and diagnosed with gestational diabetes. It was during this time that I learned that if I didn’t change my eating habits I would eventually become diabetic. Having dealt with post-partum depression my journey hasn’t been easy, but here I am now, stronger than ever. Thanks for taking the time to read this. ❤️✌🏼💦 SW 254 CW 218 GW 140

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