Six months later…

This not just one of those blog posts about not blogging. I promise.

Yes, I have seriously abandoned my blog. While other bloggers on Maui have received awards and kudos for their prolific work, I have literally ignored the whole deal. But I promise you, it’s not without reason.

See, for the last six months, I’ve been more productive than ever – working 24 hours a day on my biggest project yet: GESTATION!

Sara's Baby Belly, Photo by Sean Michael Hower

“Baby Bump with a Sunburn” by Sean Michael Hower, http://www.howerphoto.com

That’s right, folks, WE’RE HAVING A BABY!Β 

When I wrote this last post about taking the time to focus on self-care and wellness, I was likely picking up on something much bigger that was going on – I was pregnant and didn’t know it. When we last left off, I was about to start a 21-day, serious cleanse involving juicing and even a few days of just water.

Well, I started the cleanse, but couldn’t finish it because I needed to keep eating solid foods for the baby, and honestly that awesome, nutritious green drink became my least favorite thing in the house once my morning sickness started kicking in. I hid the green powder in the drawer and never looked back.

The journey since has been so unbelievable, so challenging, so beautiful, so revolutionary…that I have been at a loss for words. Besides a few posts here and there to Facebook (“We’re having a real, live, baby human!”, or “It’s a boy human!”), and fun with hashtags on Twitter (#preglife #preggersproblems), I have been so busy soaking it all up, dealing with the symptoms and just being so completely overtaken with a mix of emotions that writing has just not occurred to me. Oh yeah, and I’ve been working my tail off to save money so I can take time off for two months around my due date (Oct 5th).

We are now just 10 weeks away from our little dude’s arrival, and I have to say that some of the best information I’ve gotten about pregnancy has been from blogs. Really great insight, co-miseration opportunities galore, and smart ideas about everything from diet to diapers – all gifts from the self-publishing moms to be out there – have really helped me deal with this big unknown. I realized, after some thought, that I just might have something to pass on, to contribute, to share. That’s the point of blogging, right?

So, here I go. I plan to share some of the big things I’ve learned during the first two trimesters of pregnancy, share posts about what I’m experiencing in the moment as I head to delivery day, thoughts on that big transition (when the baby is suddenly on the OUTSIDE of my body, and in my arms), my wishes, expectations, and fears about what’s to come…only to see later – yes, through this blog – Β what really happens.

I hope you’ll join me for the journey – and for all of you mothers out there, I applaud you, I feel you, I love you. Thank you for taking the time (I don’t know how you do it) to share your experience with me.

Best wishes,
Mama Sara

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17 thoughts on “Six months later…

  1. So happy for you, Mama Sara. Looking forward to hearing all about this new chapter in your life. Thanks for sharing your journey via your blog! BTW I just NOW (honest promise) noticed that I’m on your Link Love list. Thanks so much for the support!

  2. Aww this is such a wonderful post, I can feel your love and warmth for your little one. Congratulations again and can’t believe it’s been 6 months already! Beautiful pic too (a keeper).

    • I can’t believe it either, Tania! It’s funny, in the beginning, when I wasn’t showing yet and the news was still private, time moved SO SLOW. Now the days go by so fast! I think getting into a routine of sitting and writing and reflecting is really going to help me slow things down a bit. πŸ™‚

  3. Ooooh I just get so excited about babies! Like you, I learned a WEALTH of information from other bloggers. I got hooked on Youtube during this time and decided to make video blogs of my pregnancy and I was pretty good at doing one video a week from week 12 through delivery. I’m so happy I recorded my journey. Even though it was hard at times, it was the best thing because I met so many wonderful women from around the world. There was a bunch of us due around the same time. It was nice to connect and feel supported by people who were going through the same thing. Write as MUCH as you can about this experience, because once you have your little one, it gets hard. I’m so excited to read more about your experience! Each one is different and so special. Enjoy the next few weeks πŸ™‚

    • Wow…I need to see those videos! Where are they now? I also feel that opportunity to bond with other preggers women – one of the reasons I’m getting back into it as much as I can here. I plan to do some reflection (I have photos from throughout the last 6 months that I can use for “flashback” posts), some “present tense” blogging, and some “anticipation/expectation/planning” posts as well…

  4. Wonderful Belly Bump Photo Mama Sara – so awesome (a live baby inside!)! I said it before and I’d say it again, I think you and Joe are gonna be great parents to this baby – you are already! Yes, share with us about this baby adventures whenever you can. We are always happy to hear from you. By the way, I still have not uploaded the photo of you and your other Hapai friend. Now that you’ve officially announced your “hapainess” I think can can upload it now, right? or maybe I’d e-mail it to you and you can decide whether to upload or not πŸ™‚

    • Aww, Liza! Thanks for your kind words. How sweet of you to patiently wait to post that photo. I’d love to see it! Feel free to post it, or send it to me, or whichever you think is best. The cat is out of the bag, for sure!

  5. Hi Sara, I am glad you recognized that Aloha Luxury is me – i was supposed to use my A Maui Blog gravatar but it got messed up. I’m trying to see if logging on twitter will work better on this post πŸ™‚ I think it will. πŸ™‚

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