How far along are you? When is your due date?
I am around 20 weeks right now, about halfway through! Official due date is September 3rd.
Do you know if you're having a big or girl? Are you planning to find out? Will you tell everyone?
We don't know the sex of the baby yet, but we plan to find out next week (yay!) As of now we do plan to announce it to everyone, just not sure when or how we want to do that.
Do you have any names picked out?
We have a list of boy and girl names we like, but we're keeping those under wraps at the moment.
How has pregnancy effected your business? How do you anticipate having a baby will change Buck & Libby in the future?
While you can never really predict how a big life change like having a baby will change things, I feel so very grateful to be able to do what I do for a living and to have that freedom and flexibility to experiment with my schedule and workload to find what works best for me and my family.
Pregnancy has been pretty smooth so far with no major complications (*knock on wood*), but working form home has been really great for days when I'm just so zapped of energy that a nap every 4 hours really is necessary. It's nice to have the freedom to snooze in the middle of the day, and work until 11pm instead if I feel like I need to.
As for post-baby transitions, I am working now to shift my business model a bit to accommodate the new role of motherhood that will soon take first seat. I am taking on far fewer custom projects and have, at least for the time-being, phased out custom portraits completely. While these are always fun to do, they are incredibly time-consuming and require all of my focus to meet specific deadlines. I want to have the freedom to devote all of my energy and attention to our new baby and not feel like i have a looming deadline nagging in the back of my mind.
I am instead focusing on creating new products and growing our wholesale accounts. This will allow me to work on creating new products when time allows (when baby sleeps, late at night, early morning, whenever!) and still get our products out into the world and available to all of you lovely friends and fans, without having to spend an entire day or weekend at a craft show if I'm maybe not up for it.
This all may change as time goes along, but that is the plan for now. It's all about taking life as it comes and going with the flow!
While this new phase of my life is brand new, and a little (okay, a LOT) intimidating, I am so SO excited for the adventures ahead and to see what it has in store. ❤