Tomorrow was supposed to be the day I would become an Aunt for, oh, the eighth time. But for some reason which I am sure has nothing to do with the fact that men in my husbands family are impatient it happened Friday night.
Ryan Jeffrey Breakey came in to the world at 7:45 EST weighing in at 6lbs. 12ozs.
Friday night I found myself sitting somewhere between euphoria and melancholy after we heard the great news. Finally after all the months of planning and preparation he was here. And everyone was so happy for the new parents.
But we live quite a distance away from our loved ones and it did get me to thinking that I wished we lived closer. It also got me going down the road of what ifs, which is always a dead end road that I am forever lured to turn down every once in a while.
Saturday morning dawned bright and the text messaging and phone calls were flying fast and furious. It is times like this that technology is something I would not want to be without.
Because through this technology we new within moments of his arrival that he was here and even though we weren't physically there to welcome him to the world we got to see pictures of him and send vocal welcomes to him that his parents played.
Through technology we built a website with a blog so the Mommy to be could keep everyone apprised of what was going on in day of a life of a pregnant lady. It was a big hit with family and friends alike.
Now I have the task of turning that website into a hardback book for a keepsake that one day he will read. Writers seem to sit on the fence when it comes to self publication. I have used this tool very well for personal books and work publications but I have never thought about it for marketing and selling my own stories.
I am just curious, what do you guys think?