Capturing Final Pregnancy Moments & Birthing Affirmations

Two weeks ago I attended my last prenatal checkup. The doctor told me I was dilating and effacing & that I may have a:

Super Bowl Baby 

Hold up! A baby in my arms….2 days later! What the faaaaaaaa!?! 

Although I knew the official due date was a week-ish out – I was shook at this predicted acceleration.

Given this news – I decided to be fully present in the next day.

To Let Go & Flow

To Do What Felt Good To Me

After all – this could be my last day as a pregnant woman EVERRRRR!

& I am so glad I honored that day as it was my:

Final Full Day of Pregnancy

My Final Pregnancy Moments consisted of:

  • Eating a yummy breakfast on the couch (burning my mouth sipping super hot coffee)
  • Bumming around in a cozy robe until dang near noon
  • Taking a nice warm noon bath
  • Getting dressed up in a pink elephant patterned gown (perfect for a large bump!)
  • Sitting in the Bearina Bubble watching my kids play in the snow (fussed at one for throwing a giant ice block at my window!)
  • Opening a box of brand new UGG Slippers (I was praying they would get to me before delivery 🙂 )
  • A couple calls & texts with loved ones
  • Researching & writing out Birthing Affirmations
  • Hanging out with my family & eating more yummy food

Chillaxin to the Max

Out of all the things I did that day the one that truly helped get me ready for delivering a human – was writing out the birthing affirmations . The initial plan was to find a list of birthing affirmations online and just print them. I don’t have a home printer so that did not happen. Instead I was given the opportunity to research and write out affirmations by hand. I am so glad it happened this way – as writing them out really got the affirmations to soak into my heart! 

That kid behind me threw ice at the window 🙂
Observing kids from the Bearina Bubble

I used a mini spiral bound index card booklet from the dollar store to jot down the affirmations.

Here is the birthing affirmation booklet:

Note: The affirmations were not flipped through during delivery as I had planned – as things escalated quickly. Nevertheless, I do not regret creating the affirmation flip book. The act of writing the affirmations helped get them rooted in my heart. Which in my opinion is better. 🙂 As I was delivering I kept being inwardly reminded to focus on the next 60 seconds.

I highly recommend having affirmations in the birthing toolkit! It’s good to be encouraged when the contraction waves are hitting hard. Knowing that I would soon be recovering with a new baby in my arms and comfy UGG Slippers on my toesies also helped! 🙂

Approximately 39 weeks pregnant. Testing out my new UGG slippers!
2.6.21 Final Bump Basic Photo

Thank you for reading the final post in the Bump Basics series! It was great to share maternity fashion inspo & pregnancy tips with you!

Blessings,

Lonisa Mari

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