They call me mellow yellow – I have felt such pure contentment in this final month of pregnancy!

Carmen's 35-week bump with a melon: Mellow Yellow

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I haven’t always embraced my femininity, but lately, I’ve been trusting in what calls or pulls me.

Yoga - Carmen's Bump Day Blog, Week 35: Mellow Yellow

Author’s Personal Collection/Carmen Grover

Maybe it’s been too much lately, I admit. I’ve almost backed out of things several times, thinking it’s not worth it, I’m not worth it, and the time involved away from my family is too much. But, I have pushed through and seen how it has unlocked my feminine energy and deeper love and appreciation for our unit! I feel overindulgent pushing myself past my comfort zones, and I’m just so humbled and glad I did, as I can’t recreate this moment or feeling again. I have this forever!

Self-care - Carmen's Bump Day Blog, Week 35: Mellow Yellow

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In keeping with these weekly blog posts, I have realized it has been all about me and how I’m feeling with this pregnancy but not “about the baby.” Then I realize soon it will be all about the baby, though it has always been all about the baby. Taking care of me and my well-being means I’m taking care of my little one as best as I can.

Message - Carmen's Bump Day Blog, Week 35: Mellow Yellow

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I have been going on many walks. This has been my time to walk with the baby and connect with it.

I know too well how it changes and is it is different when the baby is actually here. You connect on a different level, not doing it the same way it no longer is. The longing is gone, the anticipation of meeting your member. Talking to my baby is how we bond now. Soon, we will be busy doing stuff together! Plus, it’s cold here in Canada and that’s just not fair for the poor little newbie on the block or mama with all the bundles needed. This is the real sacred us content zen time! From the womb of myself and my womb of creativity that holds this baby.

Carmen swimming with her kids at 35 weeks pregnant

Author’s Personal Collection/Carmen Grover

By putting myself out there, I meet with the best souls! To build community is the best thing I can do for me and this baby. I have an army of support with great knowledge, teachings, and methods to comfort, plus a safe space to land a vibe in! A gift of my babies to live this life with them and every new experience they bring me and us for our higher good! “You look nice, mama.” My children raise us up!

I love all the synchronicity and the energies that are holding us up, supporting us on this journey.

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