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User Image mackenzieyoga Posted: Oct 29, 2017 5:29 PM (UTC)

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As many of you may have already read from my dear love @steel_pony’s post our sweet angel Adler Hardt Kozlowski (Adler means eagle in German which seems appropriate for his spirit and Hardt means strong which is clearly his natural disposition) made his way into our arms Oct 28th 2:27am. This came as a bit of a surprise since my due date was December 20th, but not completely a surprise since I had been hospitalized a week earlier when my amniotic sack ruptured (aka my water broke). They were trying to keep me pregnant until Nov 8th, which would have been when I hit 34 weeks pregnant, but those plans didn’t work out either. On Friday October 27th I started showing signs of infection. My temperature was elevated and my white blood cell count had increased. They tested my blood every few hours and it all kept trending upward. Our team of doctors decided to test my blood one last time at midnight and if it continued to spike we would go in for a c-section. This was one of my biggest fears... Although I knew I had to be mentally prepared for a c-section (hello yoga practice). They expedited that last set of blood results and at 1am we learned the baby was coming out during the wee hours of the morning on Oct 28th. I went straight into prep and surgery. I’m going to write a post about my c-section at a later date because I never imagined something I previously considered so sterile and lacking intimacy to be so beautiful. When I heard in English “2:27am” in the OR I was perplexed while looking into Mike’s eyes until we heard that first cry. It was the sweetest sound I’ve ever heard. I shed a tear and so did Mike. That’s the moment our lives forever changed. Adler has been thriving in the NICU. We have been spending hours of our day kangarooing him, which is where he lays on our chest getting skin to skin contact. This is my happy place. I have been journaling every day so that I can vividly share my experience of this unexpected but beautiful birth with you all at a later date. CAPTION CONTINUED IN COMMENTS.
  • Congratulations @mackenzieyoga 💜 I was born almost 3 months early (in the 70s!) And am happy and healthy, and your little one is going to continue to flourish too! So happy you have come through these challenges to joy, and wishing you all the beautiful moments with Adler!

  • Of my gosh! Congratulations! I hope you and your family are well! ❤️

  • Congratulations! So glad to hear you and him are doing well ❤️❤️

  • Congratulations 💕

  • Congratulations! 🎈 Love You! What a cutie 😍 many blessings ✨✨✨✨

  • Congratulations!!

  • Sweet Perfection! Bless you all, sending strength and good vibes!

  • Congratulations 🎉 wishing you both a speedy recovery so you can head home sooner ❤️

  • Love and blessings to you and your beautiful family on this journey!!

  • Congratulations! Sending you and baby Adler love and well wishes. Get well soon😙

  • I can feel your energy through your words. Your post made me cry. Congratulations, and welcome little Adler (love the name!)! 💙

  • Omg what a big surprise ! Big congrats !!! Love this pic!!!! Happy all is good!😘😘😘❤️

  • Been watching your journey for a long time. You are such a light. You son and husband are blessed to have you. So happy to read the good news. Sending positive thoughts.

  • He is #perfect. Beautiful baby. Congrats. Love!!!

  • I’m so happy for your health, and the health of your baby. Congratulations! What a beautiful name. And... I totally can relate to having an unplanned csection in a foreign county. The highest form of surrender I, to date have ever experienced. Love you sister. Congratulations.

  • May your hearts be filled with endless love and nay you both be a team and help each other out. Help each other rest and be considerate too... it will be an unforgettable journey.💕💚💕💕💚

  • Congratulations 🌺

  • May you all share a beautiful and long lifetime of love, health, ✨ Joy and sacred peace. GoD BleSs〰✨🙏🏼🍃

  • Huge love to you and your family! And a healthy recovery for you and all the wellness and thriving for your sweet baby Adler.

  • ❤️❤️❤️congrats, so glad you are all safe

  • Amazing. Stay strong. You are now a mommy and daddy! Xoxo

  • @mackenzieyoga so glad this is a happy post! Your story had been on my mind since I read it. Sending lots of love and get stronger soon vibes to you and ur little man 😍

  • Lovely moment

  • Beautiful moment. Congratulations on your growing family. Lovely.

  • Csections are surprisingly beautiful! I went in fully planning for a non medicated birth, and ended up with a csection after five hours. I feel that it was just as beautiful as I could have hoped for. Different than planned, but what everyone needed.

  • Ooohh @mackenzieyoga this is such a relief knowing you made it and your baby boy has come healthy into this World. Welcome to Adler and good recovery to you after the c-section. Sensing you love from India 🙏🏼💜🌈

  • Mack he is absolutely perfect and beautiful!! Huge congratulations and what a story little Adler will be able share!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • I tried to scroll through all the comments to where the caption continues but it just went on forever... congratulations you two I wish you al peace and prosperity!

  • So cute!!! Be healthy and happy!!!

  • Wow! You are strong beyond belief and your baby boy is so lucky to have such a loving family. He is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations you two!! Such an exciting time!

  • Congratulation!!be healthy both of you..🤗

  • Welcome Earth side you precious soul 🙏 Congratulations Guys 💞

  • Congratulations!! 😍 Welcome little Adler! 🤗 All the best to your little family!

  • Congratulations and all the best! 💖

  • Healing and bonding. You got this!

  • Congratulations!! So much love in this little square. X

  • Congratulations! Your baby are so sweet! Best wishes to baby and mom! 🤗

  • Congratulations! Great to hear you are all ok, best wishes for your sweet little boy 😍

  • Congratulations. I had my sweet girl by c section 10 weeks ago. Welcome to motherhood! Enjoy your sweet boy.

  • Congratulations!! Wish you and your family the best! Sending so much love 💗💗💗

  • Awwwww. Wow. He is absolutely stunning and looks really ready to be here on earth!! Take good care! 😘😘😘

  • Yay!! congratulations, so happy to see you're all okay 💓❤

  • Much love to you Mackenzie, Spiritual Warrior and Physical Warrior. Congratulations ❤️❤️❤️

  • It's a powerful number to be born into October 28. 🌟 being. Celebrating your new love

  • Bom! I wish you all happy healthy lives together 💖 big love and blessings. HariOm

  • Congratulations and love to the 3 of you 💜💜💜

  • Congratulation. May all is well.

  • Congratulations!

  • Yeaaah 🎉 ! Si happy for you, welcome baby Adler!

  • Such a beautiful sharing 💖💖 congratulations Mackenzie & family! You’ll be a great mum 😊🙏🏻

  • Congratulations 🎊 🎉 Best wishes to you!

  • Congratulations!! Sending you love and strength, also for your little boy!! ❤

  • Wow, I'm so happy for you that everything went out well and I wish you three that everything stays well, too! Sending you lots of love and congratulations. 💜💛💚

  • I am so happy for you both, congratulations! So glad that something that must've been a bit scary turned out beautifully. Welcome little Adler💕

  • piepsi 4M ago

    Congrats! The word for strong is STARK 💪🏼 though. Hart means hard. ❤

  • Welcome to your beautiful baby. Take care of you 3

  • Congratulations!

  • Congratulations all the best <3

  • Congratulation !!! All the best 😉😜🍾💪👪

  • Congratulations beautiful little family! Glad you’re all healthy. ❤️

  • Much love!!! 💞💞💞💞💞

  • Lotsa love and prayers

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  • Just have no idea how happy your baby will make.💚

  • YAY Congratulations to your whole family!! Lots of love ❤

  • Congratulations to you both he is beautiful & such a brave little fighter 💙 xx

  • So happy that everyone is safe and healthy! Sending love! Congrats!!!

  • Congratulations to you and Mike! So very happy your little boy is safe and sound 🙏🏼💗

  • Wow! What a wild journey you’ve all had. Congratulations to you and I’m sending you and your family wishes for good health!

  • So much love and hugs coming your way from NEOhio!!!! 💚💚🙏🏻

  • Congratulations to you & so happy that everything went well! Sending love to your little family unit. ♥️♥️♥️

  • Congrats Mackenzie! Lots of vibes your little continues to thrive!

  • Omggggggg congratulations 😍😍😍😍❤️!!!!!

  • Congratulations 😍😍😍😍

  • Congratulations! 💙💙💙💙💙

  • Ohh I just teared up, can feel your emotion in your writing. Love to you all, and congratulations!!!! 😘😘

  • Incredible!!!!! Reading this gave me tears of joy. Even though I don't know you personally I've had you in my prayers and thoughts.Someone is always listening.

  • Congratulations, lovely family!!! 😍❤️🙏

  • Congratulations!

  • Beautiful! Congrats!

  • Big congrats!!!!!!!!! Sleep sleep and sleep!

  • Wishing you the very best. Congratulations on your new little spirit fresh from the womb ✨ the best 💕

  • So beautiful! Congrats and great job, both of you! With all that support he will be strong like an Eagle 💪🏽🚀🌻🎉

  • I have tears of happiness for you and your family. Welcome, little bud Adler! Wishing you all a peaceful and full recovery, and lots and lots of joy as you cuddle your sweet boy 💗💗💗

  • He is so precious! All the best ❤️

  • Hallelujah!!! @mackenzieyoga !!! So glad to hear this update!!! Overjoyed! What a precious family! 💖💖💖

  • Congratulations x

  • What a beautiful little angel! Welcome Adler! Glad you're doing well Mackenzie!!

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  • He is perfection!! Well done mama. I had a csec also, and everything about birth and the arrival of new life is amazing and terrifying and intensely beautiful!!

  • I had my son at 30 weeks and it is amazing how well those little guys do with all the kangaroo care and modern medicine. Wishing you and your little one a quick journey through the NICU, so you can travel home soon!

  • Eek!!! Congratulations gorgeous goddess mama @mackenzieyoga !!!! Welcome to this magical world Alder!!! These photos and your story are so beautiful!!!!! Thank you for sharing!!! I am SO happy for you guys!!!! You and baby Alder, and @steel_pony too, are strong, amazing, and beautiful and I wish you three the very best!!!! Much much love from Colorado!!! Xoxo Namaste 😍🎉😍🎉😍🎉😍🎉😍❤️🙏🏼😘🙌🏼✌🏼💕🌈🦄

  • Congrats!!! So happy for you all!!!

  • Strength and love strength and love strength and love💛👊🏽🎉

  • Congratulations and welcome to the new soul Adler!

  • Much love and many blessing to your family and new baby ❤️

  • Congratulations! OMGoodness! What a blessing! My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you rest and recover! Take care of yourself new mama! ✨🙏🏾✨💕💕💕

  • @mackenzieyoga awe! I’m so glad everything is okay! That must have been scary for everyone including Adler! Sending love 💙💝 I do have a question - in the post you said “(hello yoga practice)” did you mean that you’ll have to practice more or that it would be harder - excuse my ignorance, I don’t know much about birthing and pregnancy. 🙈

  • Congratulations! Welcome to this world Little guy. I had My son at 31 weeks and he is doing Great. Adler is going to be a Strong Boy and a fighter

  • Congratulations and sending lots of love and positive vibes to you and Adler.

  • Congratulations on the safe arrival of your precious little Angel Adler!!!! 💙 Happy new life to your family!

  • Wow!! Congratulations momma and daddy! and sending prayers for the best recovery for you both!!

  • hoferc 4M ago

    Congrats you guys on the safe arrival of your little man 💜 he is adorable. Hope all is well

  • Welcome to the world baby boy Adler ❤❤ what a strong boy, what a beautiful boy. Well wishes to you all xxxxx

  • Congratulations, you are in the place you are meant to be ❤️ Welcome to the world Adler! All the best to you and your return to Canada 🇨🇦

  • Congrats 😍😍😍

  • @mackenzieyoga he is absolutely perfect sending you all the love and healing...

  • Woohoo and he's already on room air! Go Adler go! Just gotta learn how to eat little buddy. Congrats to all, he's beautiful.

  • Congratulations and wishing you both strength and healing. He's absolutely perfect and you're on the other side of the c-section. Enjoy every second of him.

  • ❤❤❤ Congratulations @mackenzieyoga @steel_pony

  • Oh my goodness!!!! I’m in tears and soooo rooting for you all! My co-worker also had his baby boy arrive early at about the same weight if not lower. He is doing great now and growing each day! Praying for you & your beautiful family! ❤️ @mackenzieyoga @steel_pony

  • Hello sweetie bird 🐦 I had an emergency c section too and the second was planned. But both on time. My aussie neighbors had theirs at 5 months.medicine does wonders

  • Congratulations on your birth!! May Adler be blessed strong 💪 and always happy!! 🍀🍀🍀🍀🌼🌼🌼😘

  • Congratulations ❤️

  • Congratulations 💙 nothing sweeter than a baby boy ☺️

  • Congratulations!!!! 🙏🏻

  • Congratulations!!! All my blessings and love for you, Adler 💪🏼 and Mike!! He’s so lovely! Each birth is unique and wonderful at the same time, beyond c-section and hard work. 💖your life will change forever! You’re right! 💞 Let me dedicate my #thelittleprinceyogachallenge that it’ll start tomorrow 💙🙏🏼

  • Awe!! Congrats!!!! He's beautiful 🙌

  • Congratulations!❤

  • Congratulations!!! ❤️❤️❤️ lovely and sweet picture!!! All blessings to Adler, his mum and dady!! You three are a great family!!

  • Congrats Mackenzie!!! He is so precious! 💖💖

  • Congratulations & many blessing & good energy for your family.

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  • I have hesitated commenting on your posts because there have been so many commenting and you don't know me (even though I feel like I know you from Instagram and your Cody app classes) and instead just sending loving courageous prayers your way. But as a mother of three I feel compelled to say that despite the large variety of births the moment a child leaves the womb and takes its first breath of air is just miraculous. It is the culmination of divine events from their conception, growth and birth that transports us. I pray you may always be filled with that light and nothing will dim it, especially the frustration of not having the birth you imagined for your son. He is and you are miraculous.

  • Congratulations and so happy you and your wee one are doing well 😘❤️❤️

  • Beautiful boy! Congratulations!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • 🐶😘

  • tthain 4M ago

    Welcome to the world little man! So glad you are all healthy and doing well 😘 sending you all the hugs.

  • Awwwww congratulations!!! 😍😍❤️❤️❤️

  • So happy for you two

  • Congratulations 🙏🏻❤️

  • Congratulations my love!!

  • Congratulations it's so pretty 💖

  • He is beyond beautiful. Many wishes of health to you all.

  • Thank you for sharing, these stories are hard and beautiful and why women hold such power! Congratulations!

  • @mackenzieyoga Congratulations on your beautiful baby and lovely family! ❤️💙 so much love your way, also it’s snowing pretty crazy in Alberta, hopefully you have some lovely weather to spend your time with baby in!

  • Wow, MacKenzie, what a journey! Glad to see that you're all doing fine. I look forward to reading what this experience has been like for you; I can only imagine the many emotions that must be swirling at each moment. Lots of love to you all xoxo

  • Wow! He is amazing! Congrats ❤

  • Congratulations! What a journey! Welcome Alder 💕🙏🏻

  • So sweet @mackenzieyoga - a big congrats to you and your beautiful family

  • Oh my God @mackenzieyoga your story! 💖

  • Congrats mama!!

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  • Congratulations. Hold him tight and be present in every moment. Best wishes. ❤️❤️❤️

  • Congratulations for the new parents of a beautiful strong little baby. I believe he is scorpion with virgo, right? Very though little guy. Good luck and blessings to the three of you 😊🙏💖✨

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Tippy toe kisses and tush squeezes. 💙 Life is better with you @steel_pony. 📸: @yogawithbriohny. 👖: @aloyoga.
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I woke up today with a sore left breast and flu-like symptoms. Not ideal. I started all of my usual anti-mastitis remedies immediately. I spent all day snuggled up in bed resting. Even on a crappy day, like today, I’m able to find 3 things that I am grateful for. I’m thankful my mother in-law is an amazing grandmother and professional snuggler who looked after Adler most of the day so I could rest. I’m thankful that Adler is healthy even though he was born two months premature. Today he turned 4 months old!! Pictures to come tomorrow, since today I didn’t get out of bed. Time is passing too quickly. He’s growing up too fast! I’m grateful for my husband who brought me endless bone broth (which we made yesterday in our Instantpot!! Obsessed) and water to bed. Fingers crossed tomorrow I feel better. Wherever you are can you stop and think of three things that you’re grateful for? If you’re open I’d love for you to share your gratitude list in a comment. ❤️
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When you love being a mom so much you’re like, “Honey let’s create another.” Then you remember you hardly sleep as it is and instantly change your mind. 😜
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User Image mackenzieyoga Posted: Feb 21, 2018 1:27 AM (UTC)

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Holy crap you guys! I feel kind of shameful admitting this out loud... after Adler I felt an internal pressure to jump back into my practice and working out because I’m an instructor after all and I need to be an example of perfection. **WRONG** How could I make inspirational posts from my couch in my sweats wearing a spit up covered shirt?! When given approval from my midwife and physio at 8 weeks postpartum to move again I was bummed frankly because I wasn’t ready and I was hoping someone would give me the permission not to workout that I couldn’t give myself. “Get your ass to the gym MacKenzie,” said my internal dialogue. Yet nothing happened. Then more weeks passed... Adler turns 4 months on February 28th. I started feeling more and more guilty and therefore way less motivated. I knew something needed to change though. I began tricking myself to move with short 10-15 minute online classes. That turned into 30 minute classes... you see the trend. This past Sunday was the first day I didn’t feel like I “should be” working out and instead I wanted to. Today I went to my first strength training class and a mom & baby yoga class because I wanted to!! After the strength class I was talking to the instructor about handstands. I told her I lost my press, but as I was saying that I tried and floated up. I was SHOCKED. Muscle memory is mind blowing. This video was the fourth press I did today. You can see by my facial expression at the end I’m in complete awe. Know that if you aren’t motivated it’s ok, you aren’t alone and it will pass. I started small. From there I slowly remembered how good moving made me feel both mentally and physically. Now I’m back to craving movement. Sometimes all it takes is tricking yourself into it. If you’re in a bit of a slump, which I know how it feels oh too personally, it will pass. Repeat to yourself, “this will pass.” Shoot me a DM and I’d be happy to recommend some my favorite online classes and maybe that will help start to pull you out of your slump or trick you out of it like it did me. 😄 I’d love to hear your favorite online classes! Leave them in the comments. 💙 Per usual proudly wearing my @aloyoga threads.
User Image mackenzieyoga Posted: Feb 18, 2018 9:39 PM (UTC)

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Question: when you take a class at a yoga studio do you like hands on assists or not? If so, why? If not, why?
I’m interested in hearing your opinions. Now that I’m teaching local classes again it’s something I think about a lot. I feel like writing a blog about this subject soon. Would you read it? Have you checked out the newest blog section on my website? It’s mostly baby/pregnancy content so far, but more yoga content coming soon. ❤️ Outfit: @aloyoga.
These two are my main squeezes, but I have a lot of love in my heart for a shit ton of people. Love can come in the form of family by blood, chosen family, friends, romantic partners, etc... My life would be a lot less rich without the love and support from the people seen in these photos. How can you spread love today? More importantly though, how can you spread love the other 364 days of the year? I try to tell people I love them as much as possible, send sweet random love texts, mail handwritten cards... How do you show and share love in your life? Feel free to tag a loved one in this post as a simple gesture to let them know they’re loved. I love you all. ❤️
User Image mackenzieyoga Posted: Feb 13, 2018 3:21 PM (UTC)

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AHHHH you guys!!? My little man is growing up so fast. The picture on the left was taken Dec 26th and the picture on the right was taken on Sunday. He’s so big!! 😍 When with Adler I’ve been trying to resist being on my phone. I want to set boundaries now while he’s young. I love technology without it I wouldn’t be connected to most of you guys, but I want Adler growing up knowing he is my priority while we’re together. Mike and I try to schedule dedicated work time so that I can get things done and the rest of the day I can be present with Adler. Do any of you who are parents out there have tips of how you’ve set boundaries and created a healthy relationship with technology and your child? While taking this picture I noticed him focusing in on my phone and it got me really thinking. 🤔
User Image mackenzieyoga Posted: Feb 12, 2018 8:09 PM (UTC)

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It’s Monday so let’s play a game! Leave me a comment with the emoji(s) that best describe your day. 🧘🏻‍♀️🎼💃🏻 Monday’s are my day to move my body, plan my classes for the week and make new playlists. This video clip is a bit from my practice today. I do lots of lower body work since I spend a lot of time getting up and down from the ground with Adler in my arms. I’m also trying to get my handstand press back. 💪🏼❤️ I’m obsessed with the Spring @aloyoga line. This outfit is buttery soft. By far their best stuff to date. Video sped up to fit into 1 minute.