Baby Magpie

It’s been a little while since I last blogged, and quite a while since I blogged a proper update. There have been a few reasons for that. For those who follow the blog you will know that I had IVF earlier in the year and was feeling very tired. Now I have a more positive reason to feel very tired. We were very lucky, and our first go at IVF took. So after about 3 years of tests and treatments, baby magpie is on his or her way. I am currently about four and a half months pregnant and am really feeling it. Turns out it takes a lot of energy to grow a baby.

I’ve been struggling with energy levels but have managed to do little bits of art and writing here and there. I think my big challenge over the next few months will be to think a bit about how to keep the creativity going when I am a new mum without completely stressing myself out about it. I am sure other people manage this. I wasn’t at all expecting we would have success with the IVF and so am still a little shocked, even as we are almost half way through. I imagine this will take a little time to figure out. I will try not to make too much of this blog about being a mum, there are lots of others around that do that very well. However I may make some posts about being both creative and a parent – and if it is possible for me to do those two things together.

In some ways I feel it is a bit of a ‘now or never’ time. I will have some time off work, which will mostly be filled with a baby but it could be an opportunity to think differently about how I do things. With that in mind I have just started a writing course which is designed to help me develop my novel. I’ve also set up a patreon here. I’m not necessarily looking for paying patreons, but I would like to build up a bit of a following there as I am posting some different bits over there, including some of my writing. So far I have no followers, it’s kind of lonely. If you fancy keeping track of what I’m doing artistically with a few more photos and videos please follow me.

Other than that, I’m going to try to get back to posting more regularly, pregnancy permitting. I hope you are all well, and would love to hear from other bloggers who have faced ‘now or never’ moments, and what they did with them.

That’s all for now,