Postpartum Post

My baby book is one month old now! I thought I’d give you a little update.

The gestation period was extremely difficult and terribly long and drawn out. Sometimes I wasn’t sure I would deliver a healthy book. The last few weeks before the birth were sprinkled with anxiety, and I had trouble sleeping. There was so much on my mind. Would everything go okay? How was my life going to change? Had all of the characters developed properly? But when it was finally time, I couldn’t have been happier with the delivery. And he looked just like my dad, with only a hint of artistic license.

Then came the shocking part. The part that nobody warns you about – postpartum depression. Perhaps it was just exhaustion, after all, it was a tremendously long pregnancy. And I did deliver a book with sharp corners and there was the pre-warned possibility of paper cuts. That can take a toll on a person. But I think it was nothing more than a normal hormonal letdown. I told myself that it would pass.

My friends suggested that perhaps it was time for me to try to write another book, but I thought you had to wait six weeks before it was safe to touch the keyboard. So, I decided to do what I do best – rest and try to get my energy back.

I think it’s working, too. I have an outing scheduled to introduce him to the local community. Yes, it’s a book signing at the local bookstore in nearby Mount Dora. We are very excited. I am sure I’ll post pictures.

Thank you for your continued support and interest. I know it can be boring to look at other people’s little creations – but you have been champs!

In closing, here are a few pictures so you can see how he’s doing. He hasn’t really changed, but that was expected. I think he’s the cutest thing ever – don’t you? Oh, and if you haven’t seen him in person yet, click on the link to the right that shows his cover and it will take you to Amazon.


First Trip to the Beach (photo courtesy of Colleen Moore)

My grandson liked it better than Wonder. I’m taking that as an unbiased critique.

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  1. Kim Sutter

     /  March 7, 2018

    Dear friend – I wish you every blessing as you rest and regain your energy. Such a long process, years in the making, but we couldn’t be more proud of you and the newest addition to your family. I know your Dad would be thrilled! Enjoy showing off all your hard work in Mount Dora. 😊

  2. Vanessa

     /  March 7, 2018

    You are so creative in your writing. I am ordering your baby today.

  3. My Mom and I thought he was adorable!
    Don’t wait too long before you touch the keyboards again…they tend to get antsy after awhile. 😘


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