Whew, it’s been a while since I’ve uploaded a blog post, hasn’t it?
The last entry I wrote was way back at the end of December, and I pretty much explained that I expected to be absent from the blog for a while due to the fact that it was the holidays, my dad was in town, and I was going to have a baby. Well, it’s happened: he’s here!
This picture was taken yesterday morning when he turned eight weeks old. That’s right – it’s been eight weeks since I pushed this little man out of my body and into the world. Time flies when you’re waking up every few hours in the middle of the night to feed a crying newborn!
(I’m not complaining, though, since pretty much everyone I know who has kids says Calvin is one of the easiest babies they’ve ever met.)
Anyway, for those of you who aren’t privy to my social media networks, here’s the quick announcement: Calvin was born on January 6th at 11:49 AM. He weighed exactly 7 pounds and was 20 inches long. Because of excessive swelling, I was in the hospital for two days. Also, I love pain medication.
Since then, I’ve had eight weeks of adjusting to parenthood and sleepless nights, balancing working and napping, and figuring out how to work weird contraptions like breast pumps and rectal thermometers. Whoever said parenting was glamorous obviously never had children of their own.
I’ll probably write a blog or two about my experience with all of this down the line, but for now, I just want to get back into the swing of things and let you know what you can expect from this blog in the future. I’d been hoping to jump back into it way before now, but obviously that didn’t quite happen!
So, here it goes:
For one, I’ll try to update at least once a week.
I’m not sure I’ll be able to maintain my previous schedule. I’m still working (when you own your own business, you can’t exactly just NOT work for three months. The business doesn’t give a damn that you just had a baby. Shit still needs to get done), and when I’m not working, I’m taking care of a tiny human. Unsurprisingly, my “free time” is all but gone – or it’s used up by napping or doing laundry.
The laundry never ends.
I’m still going to try to keep the focus mostly on writing.
I heard someone say once that any time a woman blogger had a child, her blog immediately became a “mommy blog.” The idea, basically, is that after a woman has a kid, she starts writing about her kids more than she did her previous subject matter. I don’t want to let that happen. Don’t get me wrong – you’ll definitely get to read a lot about Calvin and our adventures through parenting, but I’m going to try to keep true to the original nature of this blog.
That being said, when Calvin provides me with excellent story fodder, don’t expect me not to use it.
Finally, I’m not making promises.
I love writing this blog, but the fact of the matter is that my son and my business have to come first. If I don’t make sure I get my work done, I won’t have money to maintain paying for this domain name. If I don’t make sure to tend to Calvin, I’ll end up with a delinquent child not unlike the one in the comic strip from which I got my son’s name. Basically, I say I’ll try to post once a week, but I’m not guaranteeing it. We’ll just have to go with the flow!
Thanks for being patient with me! I’ll talk to you all soon!