Monday, November 1, 2010

Baby on Board - or - What happened to the last couple of months?

Yes, we've been awful with our blog. We've been quiet here since April which is right around the time we found out that we were having a baby. We kinda freaked out about this unexpected change in our lives but continued to work as if nothing was going to be different.

22.5 :)
Once we started doing shows we noticed all of the artists in various stages of child rearing and we began to realize that with a little determination we could continue on with our business. Having a child was not going to ruin our lives.

It was one of the most challenging summers in our 10 year career, but it was also the deepest bond that we have ever experienced. I've always known Nancy to be a strong Woman but after a few summer shows I began to witness a strength that I have never seen in her - it was truly beautiful.

nancy + oliver (39wks, 4dys!) 10.27.10

The last trimester of pregnancy moved very slowly and again those fears of not being able to craft our livelihood started creeping back into my thoughts. Luckily we were soon heading to the hospital to deliver our new baby boy and those thoughts have been put on hold. In preparation for this birth, we had taken one crash course on babies the Saturday before our due date and I can't believe how different reality had turned out from what I had expected. The delivery went very smooth and we were both surprised by how calm and focused everyone was during the 17 hours of labor. Our baby boy came out at 9 pounds and measured just over 20 inches. Nancy was worried about delivering an 8 pound baby.

oliver & andy  10.29.10

From not wanting any children we are now joking about pulling a Jason Jones and Samantha Bee - having 3 children in 2 years! Just kidding, we'll see how our lives change with just one child for now :)


Cinderelish said...


Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Ah congratsssss

Emily Dyer said...

Hi! I met you guys at Madison Art fair a couple of years back. Congratulations on your new little guy and kudos for making it through the summer art fair season pregnant. I just had my second baby in September and am still keeping my business going! I was defintely a hard summer! Enjoy this time with your goes so fast!

DirtKicker Pottery said...

Congratulations on your little bundle of love :)

LG said...

Congratulations! I hope to see the baby at an art fair or two next summer!

Cassy said...

So glad for you.

Cassy from Advanced Guitar Lessons