2017 saw many of our favourite influencers announce pregnancies and births – many spilling over to 2018.
These women are accomplished in each of their fields and inspire many of their thousands of followers. From the founder of a successful yoga chain to a funeral parlour director and Singapore’s very own female race car driver – these women have gone above and beyond; aiming for the stars.
Save for one, these ladies have become (or are becoming) mothers for the very first time and we wish them all (and their families) so much love and sweet kisses as they embark on their journey through motherhood. Congratulations, ladies!
Here are some happy baby and bump moments in pictures.
I have to admit – I haven’t been doing any real parenting since Eli was born because we have a very competent and hardworking confinement nanny from @pemconfinementnanny. Not only does Auntie Choo Moi whip up delicious meals (you would know by now if you’ve seen my IG stories! Homemade mee hoon kueh omg 🤤), she is also very experienced with babies. Eli calms down quickly in her embrace and she shows him immense love and patience even when he’s cranky. She displays genuine care and concern for my postpartum recovery and as I did not follow traditional confinement practices, she offers alternatives for me to consider. It’s been a dream having her around and even though she’s been sharing baby caring tips and knowledge with H and I, we still have no idea how are we gonna survive without her when she leaves. Wish us luck as we step into real parenthood soon!!
Founder of Soigne, a fashion blogshop, Jessica gave birth to a beautiful baby boy in December.
Alicia Pan (Thew)
Songbird and boss lady of Yoga Movement, Alicia is now mum to a supremely gorgeous little boy.
Saw this gorgeous bathtub at our villa and decided to do an impromptu maternity milk bath photoshoot! Celebrating everything beautiful about motherhood with this little one! My hubby @handsomecheng85 has a quirkier spoof version of himself too! ❤️ . 📷: @handsomecheng85 . #milkbath #milkbathphotography #babybump #24weekspregnant #babymoon #instagood #comopointyamu #love
She is the Managing Director of Direct Funeral. Jenny is due in the next two months.
So this little maggot came rather unexpectedly yesterday 2.35am at 11/01/18 with no warning . I went for lunch at 1230pm, by 330pm it was 0-100 with sudden intense contractions 2 Mins apart continuously, no breaks till birth and I hung in there till I barely made it to the hospital at 9pm. Man was I delirious, ask @yuey_Tan. The actual pushing out was EASY in 5 Mins. Crazy stuff! So we finally got our own little Asian baby ! #BabyJedrekTan #38weeks #naturalbirth #surprise #asianbaby #singapore #family
Fitness guru, host and race car driver, Claire recently gave birth to a darling little boy in January 2018.
Part owner of Elementary Co., Charmaine is mum to Charlie Rose and sweet little Dahlia Jaymes.
Known for her co-founding of Love, Bonito she ventured on her own to found Collate, The Label and Our Second Nature. She is due any day now.
This style maven is known both locally and internationally for her on-trend style spotting. She announced that she was expecting a boy this past December.
Zoe Raymond is expecting their little girl in the next two months.
Daughter of billionaire tycoon Peter Lim, Kim Lim gave birth to a bouncy baby boy in July 2017.
Founder of Cheryl W and the daughter of homegrown entrepreneur Jean Yip, Cheryl and her husband announced they were having a boy this past December.
Looking forward (hopefully) to many more announcements in the coming year.
Damelza Harris-Olsen is your multi-tasking, on-the-go mum to two active little boys. When not stuck on writing, you’ll find her on adventures with her husband and sons, on a photoshoot somewhere painting faces or on a home (re)decorating binge.