First, no baby yet. If you're following along still, you might have thought my week long absence was due to having my baby. Not so. Baby still seems content to wait a bit longer to greet the world. I've been really busy at work the past couple of weeks, and work and naps and laying low with Paul and a bit of baby prep were enough to eliminate any extra energy I had for blogging. And it's made me a little sad.
I've loved sharing photos and stories on this blog over the past three years, and I hope that doesn't end for a long time (or at least as long as blogs continue to exist). But whereas I used to have time and energy to post five times a week, from now on I think I'll be lucky to get up one to three posts a week. And I'm ok with that...errr I'm coming to terms with that.
I've had big dreams for this blog over the years, but beyond updating my blog format, I never had the time to put into really growing and developing it. Other things always took precedence. Especially as I became more passionate about my job, I was spending less of my time in front of the computer and thus spent less time blogging. I eventually decided that I didn't need my blog to be big or successful for it to still be enjoyable for me to write - and for some people to read. So as long as it makes me happy, I'll keep it going.
I don't plan on stopping blogging when the baby comes, but I also haven't figured out what blogging will be like with a baby. Paul and I have decided not to post full pictures of our baby on the internet - including this blog, Facebook, and Instagram. I've read enough about baby photo safety on the internet that I thought the risks outweighed the benefits of sharing photos of our beautiful babe online. I imagine most of the blog will continue as normal, and then the baby related posts will follow the example of bloggers like Rebecca Caridad -- who posts photos of her little boy, but always slightly obscured for privacy. It seems like that arrangement will work for us.
And I think that's all my ramblings for today. Thanks so much for reading and following along. And I promise to at least post something about the baby when he or she is born. Probably any day now!