Dexter Atticus Bloomfield
by Stacie Bloomfield
Hello! I wanted to introduce you (very late) to my son, Dexter Atticus Bloomfield. He was born on December 22nd, 2014 after a horribly uncomfortable pregnancy that ended with 3 weeks of bed rest. Boy, oh boy! What a crazy pregnancy it was! Now, I had fond memories of being pregnant with my daughters, Violet and Lucy. I can say with absolute certainty that I did NOT enjoy my pregnancy with Dexter. The 9 months of baking him included our family relocating back to Arkansas from Oklahoma. We moved the Gingiber studio 2 times. I was sick nonstop during the 3rd trimester. Life was nonstop. Somehow today, though, all I can think about is that I now have 3 incredible kids! Dexter is the perfect little person who has completed our family. And I wouldn't give up those 9 months carrying him for anything.
Dexter is the most loving little boy. Today he is 14 weeks old. I've gotten to know him very well, since I spend almost every waking moment with him. He smiles at me all the time. He is ticklish. Violet calls him my little koala bear because he is always on my shoulder. He was born with a thick head of dark hair and is the spitting image of his father. He is so gentle. His cry is still so small. I adore him.
It has been so hard to get back into the swing of things now that I have 3 children. I cannot begin to describe the struggle to stay relevant as an illustrator while taking a bit more time for my family. Everyday I wake up hoping to get my groove back. A kid is always sick, though. Dexter needs to be fed. Before I know it, the day is done, my kids are (reluctantly) in bed, and I sit contently on my bed zoning out while watching Netflix. Someday work will get easier. But for the moment, I'm trying my best to soak up time with my baby boy, Dexter.
Thanks for reading. I will try to write more frequently.