As most of you know, I'm expecting a baby. My official due date is June 6th, which makes me 36 weeks along, but the doctors are thinking it's not likely I'll make it past 38 weeks. By the way, she's a girl and her name is Emily Hannah Guzman. : )
As friends and family plan a baby shower for me here, I'm a little melancholy. You see, a good portion of my friends live on the Internet—at least from my perspective. ; ) I suppose it's part of the world in which we live and the fact that, as a writer, I spend a lot of time on the Internet. When asked who I wanted at my baby shower, friends from Twitter, Facebook and members of my group blogs came to mind. I really wanted to invite all of you to celebrate with me.
I think I've figured out a way. ; )
This week I'm having a baby shower giveaway. No, not asking for gifts, instead, I'm giving them. Think of them like party prizes.
This is not my first time at the rodeo, but it is the first time I'm going to attempt to work from home with a newborn—a task that seems more daunting as the day approaches. Also I have six other kids that will need my attention. How thin can you spread mommy? Don't get me wrong, I have an absolutely wonderful, supportive husband, but after our 8 weeks maternity/paternity leave, he's going back to work.
So this is what I'm asking you to do.
Leave a comment with any advice you might have on juggling work, babies, and home, a funny story about babies or siblings, your favorite memory of those newborn weeks, or just wish me luck. I may ask a question to get the conversation going.
Every day I will randomly select a commenter to win the daily prize.
Prizes include $5 gift certificates to Bath and Body Works, Amazon, Starbucks, and two e-books: The Priestess of the Nile by Veronica Scott and Demon Crossing by Eleri Stone. The Baby Shower will last from May 7th to May 11th.
Everyone is eligible to win every day because I want everyone to show up! So please spread the word!
Today's prize is the $5 gift certificate to Amazon!
So go! Today, just any random advice you might have on balancing work and family!