One of the hard things is that any time you leave one way of life for another there is both joy and sadness. I want to be able to enjoy these last 3 months with Will and for myself. I know that we won't be able to have the ease, flexibility, or time we are accustomed to and that makes me sad. On the flip side there will be a little baby that is both me and Will coming into this world.
My quest has been to bridge this gap of medical information with emotional life transitions. I was able to find a book, which I mentioned in this post, that attempts this very process. It uses art exercises to help you connect to your body and what you are feeling in regards to pregnancy. Being a first time mother I have no idea what to expect. I am not even sure what questions I should be asking. I found these exercises to be helpful and of course I loved that they combined both art and feelings. I thought I would share a few of the pictures I painted.
|This is how I perceive pregnancy.|
What about you? What internalized cultural messages do you have about pregnancy? I would love to hear your thoughts.