Saturday, January 22, 2011
Two weeks ago, Amelia Jane was born into this world. She weighed 10 lbs, 8 ozs, and 21.5 inches long. Oh baby! No wonder my stomach was so big!
Everything went smoothly, and she's a darling. We're getting accustomed to each other and working on sleeping schedules. Carrie and Jason are packing all of our Etsy orders, and I'm just starting to come out of the haze that is the first 2 weeks to think about sketching and things other than how long it's been since I've changed a diaper.
I'm hoping to have this fabulous photographer out of St. Louis come take some newborn pics, but so far the weather has been thwarting us! I have lots of props. Crayons, flower headbands and vintage blocks. I've been trying to take some artsy photos, but sometimes it's just nice to have someone else lend their artistic vision. And I'm not too great at manhandling the baby into position.
I'll try not to make this a baby picture blog, but I wanted to share our great news!
Monday, January 03, 2011
I don't know if I've mentioned it or not, but I'm all set to pop out this baby in 2 weeks, give or take well, 2 weeks. Isn't it strange that one of the biggest events in your life is so completely and utterly un-plannable?
Let me tell you that being uber pregnant is not conducive to doing a lot of work. Thankfully I have had a lot of help from Carrie at the barn and at home from Jason and from my mom and dad.
December was a crazy month sales wise, but it was wonderful! Thank goodness we had everything printed already, and all there was to do was ship everyday, something that took Jason or my mom less than an hour or so. I can't speak for Carrie, since she ships 50%. What a brilliant idea to have a partner! It works out so much better when life (baby) takes priority over your hobbies.
I have some serious anxiety about how this is all going to work out after having the baby. How will I find time to print and work on things? I just don't know, but it might be a great catalyst for me letting go. Maybe we'll find a great intern to be our printing monkey. We've hired an awesome wholesale liason/life organizer, Karen, and I hope to hire someone else to do the bookkeeping. It would be great if Carrie and I could just draw and design. Those are the things we're good at.