Look who has crawled out of her cave–me!
First of all, thank you for returning to my blog to read my post. It’s been a while since I shared anything, I know. But as I explained a few months ago, I have had very good reason for stepping back from writing/promotion. If you missed it, you may have assumed I sailed off the flat side of the Earth. Sometimes it has felt that’s exactly what happened. But the real reason I’ve been absent is because we have been preparing to welcome a beautiful baby girl into the world.
Guess what? She’s here!
Staying true to the last blog post I shared, we did name her Salwa, and she’s absolutely perfect. Ten fingers, ten toes, and a pair of lungs to put Lydia from Teen Wolf to shame. (She’s a banshee, in case you haven’t been binge-watching TV series like I have.) But she did give us quite the scare in the delivery room. Moments after she was born, she had trouble breathing. She spent two days in the ICU hooked up to breathing machines to clear fluid out of her lungs. Neither me or my husband got to hold her for that entire time, which was heartbreaking. We were so scared, but thank God she recovered quickly and graduated to the Healthy Baby unit, and was able to go home with us.
Now that she’s home, Salwa has her own personal lion to watch over her.
OK, so maybe not a lion, but my big, beautiful boy, Thor, sure does look like a lion beside Salwa. Both of my kitties have taken taken to Salwa so well, and love her already. <3
“How are you going to make a comeback after having a baby,” you ask?
The answer to that would be: Slowly and steadily.
I have several projects in the works, including the mermaid story I asked for feedback about months ago. So my mission is going to be finishing up all projects and getting them published. And i’ll be doing this bits at a time, between feedings, diaper changes, and episodes of temporary insanity. Also, seeing as i’m not healed up from my c-section yet, writing gives me a solid reason to sit my butt down and not try to reorganize my entire world–cuz, i’m legit going crazy being stuck in the house. I live in Ohio, so even if I did feel up to venturing out with Salwa, the temperature yesterday was a steady 5*F, and the windchill is truly biting. So no outings for the baby until the weather picks up!
Thank you all so much for your kindness and support. I know taking a temporary hiatus can allow readers forget about me, but I haven’t forgotten about you all. And don’t forget! You’re always welcome to e-mail me at theresa (at) theresadalayne (dot) com. Thanks for being truly amazing.