Due date

Today is the day we were told to expect our little girl. But there are no calendars in the womb, and she decided to show up two weeks early. Surprise!

She’s tiny and amazing, and I am oh so tired. The whole universe has shifted. My heart grows every day.

She already has a dozen nicknames, most of them adorable nonsense. I don’t plan to blog about her a lot, but when I do, I’ll probably just use her initials, IB.

For now my life is lived in three-hour increments, in between her feedings. And I’m doing almost everything on my phone, or otherwise one-handedly. It changes the shape of things, even my words. It will be interesting to see what kind of writing comes out of this. If any. Have I mentioned how tired I am?

I’m still trying, though.

Because just look at that face, you guys. I want to give her everything. I want to make her proud.

11 responses to “Due date”

  1. Anthony Lee Collins Avatar


    (So, I guess you’re not doing NaNo this year, huh? :-) )

    1. Kristan Avatar

      Thank you! And lol yeah, definitely no NaNo for me this year. I AM trying to keep writing, though, even through the haze of these newborn days. My motto is “one sentence at a time.”

      1. Anthony Lee Collins Avatar

        One sentence at a time — that’s it.

        As Hemingway said, “You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”

  2. Yogadog Avatar

    Congratulations! She’s gorgeous!!!

    1. Kristan Avatar

      Thank you! <3

  3. Torie Michelle Avatar

    So adorable–congratulations!

    1. Kristan Avatar

      Thanks, Torie!

  4. Rachele Alpine Avatar

    Congrats!!! Motherhood is AMAZING!!!!!

    1. Kristan Avatar

      Haha, thanks! Mostly it’s surreal to me right now. Like, “She’s mine??” But yeah, it’s also joyful and wondrous. And exhausting and worrisome and pretty much every emotion under the sun… I guess that IS pretty amazing. ;)

  5. Browsing the Atlas Avatar

    She is beautiful, Kristan. :) Congratulations!
    You’re right — nothing will ever be the same. It will all be better and differently focused because she is here.

    1. Kristan Avatar

      I think you are so right. Thank you. :)