Another very quick comic as we are still so busy being new parents. Our son Yul Theodore is rapidly getting bigger and is now more than 5 kilos. That probably seems small for people with 1 year olds, but it’s so big compared to his premature birth weight.
Most of the discussion about comics now happens on Facebook or Instagram so you can see comments over there.
Here is Yul now:
Yul Teddy started smiling recently and we managed to catch his first real smiles on camera. Hugh had an emotional reaction to it!
Hugh and our good friend Sara recently were filming for Arirang TV. As it was about showing all the things open during the night in Seoul, it unfortunately meant late night filming in freezing temperatures!
Hugh made a short vlog that shows the different places that are open 24 hours in Seoul.
Check out Sara’s channel here.
Check out the latest Nicholalala webtoon episodes on LINE WEBTOON. Nicholalala is my (mostly) fictional webtoon series. New episodes up every Tuesday!
In episode 143 the Sock Monster shows off more things he has stolen.
FULL EPISODE HERE.
In Episode 144 the Dokkaebi is concerned about a sudden change.
FULL EPISODE HERE.
It’s pretty hard to get comics done at the moment but I’ve decided to draw some quick ones of small moments like this. I’m sure there are lots of parenting moments that other parents can relate to.
Yul Theodore is about 3 months old now and sleep really well…. during the day! He still thinks night time is a great time to be awake. He was like that in the womb too and was always very active at night. Of course Hugh and I are SO tired, so sometimes when I’m making the shushing sound to put him to sleep, I put myself to sleep instead…
While I haven’t had the time to make as many regular comics, the Nicholalala webtoon on LINE WEBTOON is still updated every week.
CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST EPISODE!
Answering your questions
In this new video we answer some questions you guys had on Twitter and Facebook. This is the easiest video to do at the moment while still adjusting to being parents. We have a new BIG video coming in the next few weeks though.
We talk about what it’s like to be parents now. It still doesn’t really feel like we are, but hopefully we are doing a good job. Hugh has taken to it very naturally. Some advice some friends gave me before Yul was born was to let Hugh do a lot of things, even if I feel like I should take over because I’m the mother. Having a tiny baby can be scary, especially for new fathers who may have very little experience with babies. Making sure Hugh gained confidence early really helped us to be able to share the workload equally. Another disadvantage that we use to our advantage is that because my Korean is not good enough (and the fact that I’m not Korean), Hugh has to organize all the things like his medicine and appointments. There has been a lot of discussion in Western media this year about the ’emotional burden’ women have in marriages where they have to be the one organizing everything, especially when it comes to children. Things that a husband may not even realise his wife does, which leads to inequality within a marriage. Since Hugh has no choice but to take on these organizing roles it takes a burden off me. This works for our marriage, and lets me still pursue my career goals.
Although having a new born is very tiring, we are very happy! Every day is different and it’s amazing to see how quickly Yul is changing. We made the choice to show him on our blog and YouTube channel in an appropriate and responsible way. It’s a hard choice creators have to make when they have a child and to not show him at all would mean we probably wouldn’t be able to do YouTube in the way that we want to. As Hugh talked about in the video, showing positives of multicultural families is important to us and we want to share our life with all the lovely people who have been following us for years and have been so supportive. These days children can easily make social media accounts and be online from a very young age (often behind their parents’ backs), so we will carefully curate his online presence and teach him how to be responsible and the dangers of it. Once he is older, if he wants all videos with him taken down we will happily do that for him. It’s a changing world and we are doing our best to navigate it.
There were many questions and we couldn’t answer them all, but thank you for submitting them!
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