Art and the Diminishing Wait

Three more sleeps to my FET (frozen embryo transfer).  Getting excited!  Assuming all works out, I’m 15 days pregnant today.  Apparently I’ve got math issues.  And 15 days pregnant is the medical fiction I’m sticking to.

In the meantime, I thought I’d share some art I’ve done recently.

This first one is from Mother’s Day, was done with oil pastels (all I brought with me for my monitoring stint down south) and is called “Grounded”, because that was how I felt when I made it, despite being a little lonely (I spent the day alone but for the many strangers I passed on a long walk).


This second one is from this morning.  I call it my “I am pregnant, hear me roar” mandala.  I didn’t intend to make a mandala, I just started with the deep blue that is our spirit baby, Azulito, communicating with me, surrounded by black (because this is what I see when I have my eyes closed and am reaching out to Azulito) and then the rest blossomed out of it.


On that happy note, I’d like to part by expressing my sincere gratitude to each of you for your wonderful support and encouragement.  Thank you!


15 thoughts on “Art and the Diminishing Wait

  1. These are such wonderful posts, and I absolutely LOVE your mother’s day painting. I’m counting down the hours with you, and congratulations — 15 days pregnant adds up perfectly.

  2. Beautiful work sweets, really inspirational. I am holding you in my heart and thoughts and very excited for your FET. Let’s get cracking!! cx

  3. Beautiful paintings hon! I’m so excited for you and your upcoming FET. Yay for being 15 days pregnant!

    • You have no idea how much that means to me, but please know I’m really grateful. I don’t even consider it art, more “expression” but maybe that’s a by-product of excelling in art history and feeling I have no business calling what I do art? In any rate – thank you.

  4. I’m guessing you’re still in S. Cal, yes? Hope you’re having a great weekend, feeling good, and that you have some visitors. Can’t wait til Tue morning! It’s so sweet of you to ask about me amidst all of your excitement — so far, so good and we’re past the first trimester. If I can get to 16 weeks, I’ll breathe easier. Big hug to you and just 1.5 days to go — it’s so exciting! (Yay for you and science!)

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