Thursday, February 20, 2014
Celebrating 23 weeks of pregnancy today. The constant sickness and desperation of the first few months are finally beginning to fade in my memory and the sweet little kicks and wiggles from my belly keep me smiling throughout the day.
I've been working on a lot of pregnancy and birth paintings lately. It's all I can seem to focus on and it feels good to be able to channel that creative energy out onto paper. Pregnancy fills every corner of my body and mind. This period of growth, transition, and anticipation is one of my favorite times. In carrying a child within me, I can't help but feel connected to the world in a greater way-- connected to every mother, past, present, and future.
I feel so connected to the soul within me and yet, full of curiosity about who my child will be. It's a beautiful paradox-- sharing a body, knowing, on a deep level, the life created from my cells, and at the same time, not knowing at all what this little person will be like.
~in love and light~