babies and meetings

The rest of May was surprisingly busy (maybe not that surprising really). The judging weekend for the Title Pending award at Northern Stage went brilliantly well and was a really useful opportunity to develop Arab Nights.  Then crammed in several shows – Posh in the West End, Tenet at the Gate and Three Kingdoms at the Lyric – all very different, all in their respective ways very brilliant.

Then I had a baby.

Then straight back to work – our first trip out of the house (two weeks after the baby was born) was to a meeting with ETT – at which I breast-fed and took notes simultaneously. So efficiency doesn’t evaporate after giving birth. That’s a relief. And since then have had several meetings with baby on the boob – admittedly easier with Skype meetings where you can angle the breast out of shot on the computer.  I think more people have seen my breasts in the past month than in the past ten years (excluding my brief burlesque career, true). Have also had a few meetings in my pyjamas or dressing gown (in the flat – not gallivanting round town in them) being the consummate professional that I am.  So far then motherhood and career are balancing fairly well – and now that I can have him in the sling I can feed hands-free and work at the computer… as I am doing now!