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