Time for a baby update.
I announced a few months ago that my wife and I are expecting a baby, our first. Everything is healthy and fine. The official due date is December 21st, but we're wondering if it may be earlier: our spectacular obstetrician thinks it's likely. The again, 1st babies are often late they say, so who knows.
I haven't blogged or produced much art last week while I did some temporary part-time work, and made sure things are ready for the baby. I'm ridiculously excited to meet the little guy.
Family and friend support has been wonderful and fun - we can clothe him until he's 18 if he likes onesies. Our Nephew (age 9), is excited, and recently hunted for coupons for baby items in a flyer, of his own volition. We even received a gift from a blogger, the inimitable Scicurious! Thanks for the keen hand-made blanket, Sci!
|Applying a cherry blossom wall sticker. Michelle told me we were expecting high Park, when the blossoms were in bloom and redwing blackbirds and butterflies were all around. Yeah: she's awesome.|
|Southern Ontario Butterfly mobile.|
|Mirrored swallows on the wall. |
The blanket from Sci is on the crib, and the Jack Skellington was a gift from friend and blogger Chris Zenga.
So, in addition to attempting to make an illustration career for myself, I'll be finding a new work/life balance. Up until October, I was working the full-time management job, and making art and blogging in the wee hours of the mornings and evenings, and it drove my wife nuts;I was incapable of relaxing. We discussed this move to full-time freelancing, knowing we're expecting the little guy; it's been educational in figuring out what I want to do next, and a number of tentative offers have come in. Next, I'll likely return to some full- or part-time work while balancing family, illustration and blogging and work.
Sleep is for the weak.
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