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.


  1. Congratulations!

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

    1. Kristan says:

      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. 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 says:

    Congratulations! She’s gorgeous!!!

    1. Kristan says:

      Thank you! <3

  3. So adorable–congratulations!

    1. Kristan says:

      Thanks, Torie!

  4. Congrats!!! Motherhood is AMAZING!!!!!

    1. Kristan says:

      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. 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 says:

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

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