Thursday, August 1, 2013

Babies and Books and Boobs

I wanted to write this post at the beginning of my maternity leave and I really was going to talk about boobs. Well, in the form of breast feeding, but whatever. So I'll just say I have strong opinions about it and if you ever want someone to tell you NOT to do it, hit me up. 

Anyway, so...yeah. I'm on the downhill slide of maternity leave. I'm trying not to think about it. I would really rather not go back to work. But until someone will pay me to stay home and write books, it's not going to happen. I like money too much. Spending it, anyway. And it's really, really nice to have health insurance. Do you have any idea what it costs to have a baby?! It's kind of crazy and in the $10K range. That's the low side, I think. Luckily I do have insurance that helps a lot with that.

Oh yeah. There's a baby now too. She's pretty awesome and I wouldn't mind being able to hang out with her a little more. Around 3 months is when they start to get interesting. Like now, she smiles and looks at me like I'm crazy, but there's so much more she'll start doing.

But I'm not one of those mothers who feels guilty about working and missing out on my children growing up. Because I'm not really missing anything. And I'll be the first to admit that my kids can make me CRAZY. So while it is nice to be home with them sometimes, I'm not made to be able to do it full time. It's nice to have a break. But the older 2 would be in school...so maybe...no, probably not.

Anyway, so remember how I whined about hormones blocking my enjoyment of everything I used to love? Well, that's all gone now. Like I thought it would be. I started reading DIVERGENT. I bought it before the movie hype, but only decided to read it because of the movie hype. Gotta say, though, it will not be one of my favorites unless the second half just absolutely BLOWS MY MIND. Somehow I don't see that happening.

I've also started writing again. Sort of. I picked up the last thing I wrote and started to edit it. I had hoped to submit it to a few agents before I went back to work, but I don't know if that will happen. I also picked up where I left off on something else I was writing. But when you let something sit for a long time, it's hard to recapture that magic. So we'll see what happens.

Well, the baby is stirring and there are about a hundred other things I should be doing. Like cleaning my house at least once really, really well before I go back to work. I'm talking cleaning windows and deep cleaning carpets and throwing away A LOT OF CLUTTER. But...meh...

Gratuitous baby picture...because it's my blog and I can do whatever I want...

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