Hi Blogging Family! I’ve been staying away because I’m going through some changes. Mostly, pregnancy. Ok, it’s just pregnancy. But, I think we can agree that’s a pretty monumental change.
Also, do you get the title? “Blog in transition.” It’s a labor and delivery joke.
What’s The Big Deal? There Are Tons Of Mommy Bloggers Out There
True, voice in my head. True. However, we can’t deny some trepidation on my part.
While I’ve never thought I’d be able to understand the mindset of a cold-footed groomsmen, perhaps there’s some kinship there as what I’m feeling can be summed up like so: This new life change will be (as I’m told) so incredible and “for the better” in ways that I cannot even imagine, however my identity as Littlest Martha, blogger and writer (among other things), will cease to exist.
Soon I’ll just be: “So-and-so’s mom.”
Is that such a terrible thing? No, certainly not. Of course not. Oh my gosh, no.
Wow. I just said that. I articulated this really scary and selfish thought that I may have peaked. This new person will be the best thing I will do with my life. Child Protective Services are standing by, aren’t they?
On the one hand, I’m right. This new person will be the best thing in my life. I know this now and I’ve not even met him yet. On the other hand, there is a realization that perhaps I should have worked harder on my personal goals (will that book ever be published now?), as my only legacy will be my child.
Misadventures A Plenty
Maybe I’m looking at this the wrong way. While I’m not saying that having a child is like life giving you lemons (because I wholly understand the blessing it is to even be able to carry a child!), but let’s make some lemonade here when it comes to new blog content. One core theme of this blog has been sharing my misadventures and I’m sure with becoming a new parent I’ll find myself in some sort of mishap or another.
What About The Boy’s Opinion
This blog has been about my experiences and that felt good. Yup, that worked just fine. But now that’s all going to change. I’ll share funny and embarrassing stories for our enjoyment (mostly mine), but what about the boy’s opinion? What about protecting his identity? Will he one day wake up and realize all the things I’ve been writing about him without his knowledge or permission? Is that my right as his mom and for all I’ve had to do, and would do again, to bring him here? How do other bloggers (moms and dads) work that one out?
No, seriously. I don’t know the answer to this one and would love it if people could comment with their opinions.
Going To Make This Work
Well, with everything else in my life I am going to figure this out and make it work. So, blogging family, thank you for being here and reading my silly rants and sharing your thoughts. It means the world to me.