November – #Writemotivation & Baby

November – #Writemotivation & Baby

Well, I only managed to half way succeed with my November goal for #Writemotivation.

On November 14th at 6:32pm I had a healthy baby girl. Kambria Rose Hanna was born weighing 8 pounds and 3.7 ounces, and was 20 inches tall. Her head was full of pretty brown hair and she was amazing from her first second of life.

Needless to say – with a newborn, there’s really not much else I’ve been able to do.

The routine has changed and pretty much become:

  • sleep when baby sleeps
  • feed baby when baby is hungry
  • Change poop and pee diapers
  • rock baby when she has the hiccups

There’s really not much time for me to do anything else. Slowly trying to get a handle back on time, but it’s mostly a blur – a tired one at that. But damn, she’s really just gorgeous. So, I can’t and really don’t want to complain lol.

However, this means I’ve accomplished relatively little writing wise. I have a few minor tweaks to make before I re-send my book to my awesome agent. It’s just been extremely difficult to get up the brain power to sit down and do anything. And of course, it’s only reasonable that I don’t beat myself up about it – but still, it’s hard not to.

Kami is only 16 days old. As she gets older I’ll have a bit more time while she sleeps longer. And my husband is fantastic about helping me. I’m feeling rather lucky right now.

In January we’re hoping to launch a #writemotivation initiative  for 2013 which will be much more hands on and hopefully reach out to more people to provide encouragement and well… that motivation we all so love.

I’m truly sorry that I haven’t been as active in the last few months, but the whole pregnancy thing threw me. It was a difficult pregnancy.

I hope that everyone had a fantastic NaNoWriMo and that we’re all looking forward to a productive December/Holiday Season. I’ve really missed everyone, but getting used to motherhood is an amazing thing!

20 Comments

  1. She is absolutely beautiful! Enjoy every second! It goes very quickly!
    Congratulations! : )

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    • Thank you! I adore her. So much love for something so tiny!

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  2. You know I really don’t like the faces they put up beside my name. I’d like to officially change to very happy face! : )

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    • I tried to change the icons to monsters, but I’m not sure how much better that is <3

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      • That’s okay! I can be a monster sometimes, and besides that monster looks pretty happy. So all good!
        Hope you’re getting some sleep. I’m very jealous. I just love babies, birthing and all that jazz! It’s an amazing experience.

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  3. What a gorgeous doll she is :-)

    No apologies needed. Any of us that went through a pregnancy can understand, and as you mentioned, you dealt with some extras on top of extras with yours. Just do what you can and get back to the routine as the baby and life allows.

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    • Thank you love <3
      I’m so enamored with the little thing. She’s just beautiful.

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  4. I’m so happy for you and so excited for my own little one to be here in just over a month! I’m having a terrible time trying to write…I was hoping I’d feel more motivated after the baby (assuming the nesting urge subsides with the birth, lol…it’s taking over my life!). Apparently I shouldn’t expect that, haha…oh well. We have the right to cherish these moments. I beat myself up about the writing thing, too, but family comes first. It’s crazy that I have to remind myself of that every once and a while. Enjoy your beautiful baby girl :) I’m next!

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    • So excited for you. It’s the most amazing feeling in the world. I have to keep reminding myself that after a couple of months my headspace will be more capable of multi-tasking. But until then, enjoy the closeness with your little one. I can’t believe how much she’s grown up in 17 short days and I ADORE her.
      They’re worth everything. Your writing will still be there.
      Can’t wait to see pics of your little one!

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  5. Aw Hon, congratulations!!! I’m so chuffed for you all. She’s absolutely gorgeous, and what a lovely name!

    Biggest hugs, and you make sure you take it easy :)

    Rach

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    • oh damn girl <3 How I miss seeing you around. Hope you’re doing well. Kami is the most amazing thing ever. Hubs and I love her to death hehe.

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  6. I’m amazed you had time to write this blog post!! :) Congratulations again and I hope you are enjoying your time with Kami. She is absolutely beautiful!

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    • Thank you, sweetie <3
      Yeah, I had to steal some time while she napped. As in, I actually had to put her in her bed – relinquish my hold on her for a little while haha. Going to have to do that occasionally ;)

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  7. Congrats! What a beautiful girl. Don’t take a single moment with her for granted.

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    • Yep- trying not to. She’s such a little piece of amazing. Thank you, hon!

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  8. I ♥ Kami! She is so beautiful. And, well, she takes after her mother! I totally understand the lack of time that comes with a newborn. I became overwhelmed and, well, am ashamed that I suffered post partum depression. But I got over it and as motherhood started settling into a routine, time started coming back. Although, sleep hasn’t. :-) we will be here ready and cheering each other on whenever we need it. No worries. Enjoy the time. But I do miss you lots!

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  9. Congratulations! She is absolutely gorgeous!

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  10. What an adorable little one! Congratulations!

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  11. She’s so beautiful, KT! I don’t blame you for just wanting to soak her in, hehe.

    I still want a host a #writemotivation meet-up after the New Year, so let me know if there’s anything I can do to help you out in addition to that!

    *hug*

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  12. welcome, kambria! what beautiful name. that is pretty amazing goal to accomplish all on its own. :)

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