But all of the labor is definitely worth it when the baby starts kicking. Those little you get once the characters have become more or less fully developed and you just know what they are going to do and say. Yes, well after nailing down the themes and plot, more or less. Getting a great cover from the designer is a definite kick. A kick that tells you the baby is healthy. And then the day arrives when the book comes out into the world. And there it is for everyone to see.
That’s where my analogy ends though. Because a book is nothing compared to a baby.
Congratulations Lorena and Ben! and HELLO, Arlo!!