Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Time to get Real. (Last term of pregnancy)

I can feel a strong pull to bring my mind and thoughts to a positive plane, and stay there for the duration of this pregnancy. It's time to prepare, like really prepare for the mental, physical, and spiritual ending to this journey--the birth of our baby boy this summer. 

My footsteps are heavy, and I'm growing extremely uncomfortable in my body, but when I think of the incredible strength of my form, the power of fertility and femininity, and the God-given ability to give birth to new life, I am overcome with confidence. 

I know this last 3 months won't be easy, but the labor and birth will be my joyous end.
 The intense mental and physical work I'll perform, will be my finishing reward. And then the baby will be here.
I keep envisioning the baby-- with his soft hair, his tiny, wiggly fingers, his perfect lips, and that glorious baby smell. I can almost see him now. I feel him, and know him already. I can't wait to meet him.
It's getting closer and closer to the end and It's time to more fully fill my vessels with positive energy. 

Mental positivity: In the form of inspiring books, and videos, and truth. To surround myself with friends who support and understand the natural process of pregnancy and birth. Start envisioning the room and space where I will labor and birth, and prepare that space for our family. Remember positive birth support from before. 
Physical positivity: Surrender to the changes and growth inside me and let it define me. Become comfortable with the uncomfortable nature of my body, and embrace the last term of pregnancy with joy and grace. Daily stretching, daily walks, pregnancy floor-exercises, raspberry tea, wholesome foods, and me.
Spiritual positivity: Stand grounded in the faith that God will walk with me on this path--that I can do what thousands of my ancestors have done before me, as my great-grandmothers, my grandmothers, my mother, and now me, can and will do. Trust that God will guide me in this experience and I will feel His love through the birth of this baby.

I searched around on the net for a collection of pregnancy and birth art to inspire me. I am captivated by the whimsical colors and shapes, and the ability these pieces have to connect me to other birthing women. I know I'm not alone in this because we are all in this together. 
Here's a few of my favorites:

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by Julia C R Gray

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