My little angel was born December 1st and for the past month, I have been busy learning and enjoying motherhood. It is really cool! Seriously, I had no idea it would be so fun, so exhausting, and so fulfilling all at the same time. And, guess what!? I am still able to get things done with my start-up, though I hoped to have it launched before my baby came.
These days I am taking it easy, marveling at my baby girl, recovering from giving birth, and working hard on launching Hitch'd. I have also been helping my husband launch his new recruitment company, (go babe!!) where I plan to take on a few exciting searces in the consumer web industry as well! Yep, we have a lot going on in the Bullock household these days, however I have been pleased with how things are working out.
I'd have to say that so far, the biggest challenge is my trying to cook and get things done that require leaving the house or staying away for more than 2 hours, as I am breastfeeding. But, I have a super-duper breast pump that I am certain will come in handy very soon. My doctor has given the okay for exercise and I'm excited about the new Tokyo American Club as it's close to my home and they offer child care services. So, soon i'll be able to head up to TAC, get a little work out on and not worry about a babysitter or getting back to my home within a small time window.
Anyway, my little sweet pea is growing quickly! She is already a six-weeks old. I've been using my iPhone to capture cute and memorable moments and I now have a collection of over 100 photos and videos of her doing some random baby things. As my collection continues to grow, I recently decided to do more with my captured moments (beyond sharing them on facebook with people) and so I began using the service Moment Garden.
In short, Moment Garden is a free web service that let's you chronical and share captured moments of your child with family and friends (or just keep them for yourself). Instead of uploading photos and stuff, I just email the photos from my iPhone to my moment garden e-mail address. I like that it's focused on privacy because I only share a select group of photos on facebook, Moment Garden is much more intimate and the site design is really cute.
Since we're here in Tokyo, I plan to use Moment Garden as a way for our immediate family back in the states to have a constant dose of baby cuteness like we do. Thing is, a few members of my immediate family don't really go online very often. It would be cool if they could print and mail photos so my family occassionally as well! (Hmmmmm, could be a cool service.)
Check them out. I think this service will really take off and will be a big hit with the mommy blogosphere. In fact, I like it so much that I think I'll be a bit of an advocate for them and share this service with the mommy groups here in Tokyo.
Anyway, great idea, great service, and my interaction with the founding team has been super positive. +100 for being a start-up focused on parents and children!