by christine victoria alexander

Wednesday, November 25, 2020


Last Saturday marked 30 weeks of growing my sweet girl! I celebrated with an at-home, self-timer photo shoot of my growing, changing, 30-week bump. Since this may be our last pregnancy, I find myself wanting to hang onto these final weeks just a little longer. It has felt so fast this time around... I guess keeping up with three littles and attempting a small home renovation will do that! 

I love pregnancy so much. The good parts, you know? I've had my share of not so pleasant parts, but overall, I really love pregnancy. I love feeling the closeness to a tiny, precious, new life. I love her kicks and squirms and wiggles. I love having a quiet little someone to share my thoughts with, and the feeling of being with a friend, even when I'm alone. I love her hiccups and the little dance party she has whenever I eat chocolate. I love the incredible miracle God works in my body forming this perfect little human and allowing me to grow and stretch alongside her. I am so grateful for the blessing of experiencing all of this four times over. 

Since starting my third trimester I've been listening to the Joyful Pregnancy Affirmations audio in my Hypnobabies course. It immediately makes me feel calm, relaxed and confident about my pregnancy and my birth. If you're currently expecting write some of these down and put them where you can see them every day (better yet, buy the Hypnobabies course - it's wonderful). Here are some of my favorites from the audio...

My baby is healthy and safe inside me now.

My body is nourishing my healthy baby.

My body is healthy and whole. 

My baby is developing normally and is healthy and strong.

Growing my baby is empowering for me. 

I love my pregnant body and accept it every day. 

Pregnancy is natural, normal, healthy, and safe, for me and my baby. 

My changing body is radiantly beautiful.

I accept all of the changes that pregnancy brings to me. 

With every day that goes by, I feel more and more confident about my pregnancy, more and more comfortable about my body and my baby, more and more ready for my baby's wonderful birthing. 

All decisions about my pregnancy and baby's birth are mine to make.

My baby knows how and when to be born, and I am patient. 

I am strong, confident, assured and assertive. 

Babies are born on their birth days, not when doctors decide. 

I have faith that my baby will be born at the perfect time, and I am lovingly patient. 

I now feel inner peace and serenity. 

Birth is a safe and wonderful experience.

My baby will be born healthy, and at the perfect time.

My body is made to give birth nice and easy. 

I believe in my ability to give birth easily and in complete comfort. 

I will give birth, easily, comfortably and without complications. 

I am confident about my pregnancy and my baby's birth. 

During my wonderful birthing time I am completely relaxed and comfortable. 

The stronger my pressure waves become, the more deeply I relax. 

During my comfortable birthing time I remain so calm in between my powerful birthing waves, so confident, so wonderfully relaxed, and happy. 

Every time a birthing wave ends I smile and feel very happy and I know that I am very safe. 

I have courage, faith, and patience. 

I see my body as soft, relaxing, open. 

I believe my baby's birth will come quickly, quietly, and easily. 

I am able to birth safely and naturally. 

The thought of birthing my baby makes me feel powerful. 

I help my baby feel safe so that she can be born. 

I am calm and look forward to my birthing calmly. 

My baby is in the perfect position to birth smoothly and easily. 

I trust my body completely. 

I focus on all going right during my easy birthing time. 

I feel the love of those supporting me as I prepare for my birthing. 

Good, strong pressure waves help my baby come into the world. 

My baby and I are working together to prepare for this perfect birthing.

I will birth my baby peacefully, naturally, and joyfully. 

So that is a little peek into my positive mental space while I prepare to meet my sweet girl! I am grateful for this season of growing and changing. I am grateful for a strong body to hold my baby. I am grateful for the gift of motherhood. And I am grateful for all of you! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones! xx


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