adding to my workload

I’m breaking my long blog-silence today to share some exciting personal news- we are expecting our third (and final!) baby this spring! We are thrilled to be adding another child to our family. We already have Maggie (age 5) and Audrey (age 2) and we are very much looking forward to finding out if this baby is a boy or another girl. Three kids is so hard to imagine in my head right now, but imagining two (or even one!) seemed impossible at one point. Three kids! Hello minivan!

Working as a freelancer has some amazing benefits, but one of the downsides is when you have pregnancy sickness and YOU’RE the only one running the place? It can be a rough ride. I am so thankful to have understanding clients who have hung in there with me these past two months while I muddled through the miserable early weeks of this pregnancy. I’m finally feeling better and I’ve been working furiously these days to catch up and look ahead at the next 5 or 6 months.

What does this mean for you as a client??

One of the first questions I’ve been getting when I’ve shared our baby news is “Are you still going to work??” and the answer is yes, absolutely. I may be a bit slower to come back to my usual workload and not take on any larger projects for a while (three kids at home all summer once school is out might be a bit much!) but after the typical couple of months off after the baby arrives, I’ll be available to my current and past clients for support and maintenance as needed. I’m not going anywhere! Inksplash Designs is my first baby, after all :) (and let’s face it, everyone needs a break from diapers and Elmo now and then!)

My tentative plan, barring any unexpected developments in this pregnancy, is to work as I have been until mid-March or so. I will likely stop taking on new larger projects in the next month or so (so if you’ve been waiting, contact me today and we’ll get moving!), and for my current clients, if you have updates or something you’ve been thinking about changing on your site, let me know in the next few months so we’ll have plenty of time to get things finished.

In the meantime, I’ll be busy coding and designing and growing a new baby and wrestling these two!

showing off their butterflies

5 Comments

  1. Amy Knauer
    October 9, 2012 9:47 am

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!


  2. Craig Smith
    October 9, 2012 10:00 am

    Great News! Congrats. You and Dan are out-numbered now…..


  3. Desilee Smith
    October 9, 2012 10:50 am

    Oh Jen! This is awesome!!!!! Congratulations. Boy. You are going to be BU-SY!!!!!!!!!!


  4. C. Keith Jones
    October 10, 2012 2:44 pm

    Hi Jen, Thanks for the update. God has really blessed you,

    best regards,
    Keith


  5. Natalie Snapp
    October 11, 2012 8:57 pm

    YAY!!!!! Congratulations, Erin! Three is very busy but very fun! I wouldn’t have our family any other way!!!


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