screen shot of some design work getting done during naptime. hurrah.
i love that my pieces of life get to overlap. i am so happy that i get to blog, design, mother, eat, pray, love. my life looks like a scrap quilt and has been weaving steadily for a few months (settling into a house has been such a blessing)! the threads are all tightly woven and the pattern is coming together so nicely. i love what i do and love interacting with people all over the world via the internet. it's so rad. i have the opportunity to design from home and play with my boy in all the waking hours. the overlapping is my favorite.
i know as a small business owner, one might plot down exact times and increments in which work will get done. and, of course, i do that in some cases. on the other hand, usually, i work when there is time to work and rest when there is time to rest. fold laundry in the down times and splash dinner together when i can and read aloud whenever he asks me to and clean when the monday motivation hits. i've come into a routine of spontaneous design and i am relishing in it. our trio works like a well-oiled machine these days. and yes, i'm noticing all of this because i know the birth of our new babe will rock our routine to oblivion. so we're milking it. in fact i took a relaxing bath in the middle of the day last week. i don't remember the last time i had sunshine filter through on a peaceful bathing hour. you should try it. daytime bubble baths may be a new thing for this second trimester. benj and i are going on lots of little mommy & me outings. dan and i are staying up chatting rather than channel surfing. am doing my best to utilize my time wisely while still enjoying every mild minute of it. i can't wait to meet our little addition, yet i'm cautious of the changes a new baby will bring. i keep reminding benji (and myself) that little babies cry. a lot. oh but the little slug phase of snuggling and the scent of a newborn's head and seeing our family grow and letting our hearts burst open in a brand new way. i'm in such happy anticipation. i'd love some advice on the matter. how did you prepare for a teeny swaddled babe? and what about preparing older siblings for what lies ahead?
p.s. off the subject, but hilarious. did you see oprah on jimmy kimmel? we missed the oscars but tuned in for this episode and laughed ourselves silly.
p.s. remember how i said spring is in the air? well it has been snowy and rainy and windy ever since i typed that in. oh well. happy march. at least we're marching toward finding-out-the-gender day. hooray.