Finally, I believe that working on crafts for the baby has helped too. It feels like I am being active in preparing and the act itself of making is very calming.
Over the weekend I watched the documentary, 'The Artist is Present' which is about the highly influential performance artist Marina Abramovic of whom I am a great admirer. I found it moving and inspiring. She has put herself through some truly punishing experiences to share ideas with the world. It made me feel that if she could spend all these years putting her body through so much, I could handle labor. It was mentioned in the documentary that she knitted sweaters. This charming detail made think a little more about crafting and knitting and why so many pregnant women take up knitting. I think it becomes a way of measuring time, of learning patience. The rhythm of it is comforting and meditative. Perhaps this helped her prepare for the grueling and painful performances she has created over the years.
Below is a pixie hat I knitted for the baby and is being modeled by our cat Winnie. You can get the pattern here on Ravelry.com. I really enjoyed the pattern and look how adorable Winnie is in it.
Don't worry! I am working on some projects to share, they're just taking a little while to put together.