I was lucky enough to be able to have a month off work before Luke arrived, I would highly recommend this time off to any new mom. I had a list of projects I wanted to complete around the house before Luke was born, organizational items, cleaning and getting his room ready (nesting is a real thing).
A few of my projects were creative. Over the last few years I haven't made time for crafting and hands on projects for myself to complete and I had forgotten how much I enjoyed working with my hands and how therapeutic it was for my mind.
I sewed some throw pillows for our newly renovated living room, created some artwork and finished some painting for Luke's room. I also spent time knitting and crocheting. I don't really have a ton of time at the moment to work on projects like this but as we get into a bit of a groove with Luke I plan on making sure I have time to get creative with my hands and allow my mind to wonder.