Monday, January 2, 2012

Missive from Mommy-land

Two months ago we were blessed with a healthy baby boy...


6 pounds 12 ounces, and over a week late. Extremely fussy and high needs, he makes me look like a nut every time I take him out into public and he charms everyone with his smile. “He doesn’t seem fussy at all!” It’s like I gave birth to a used car salesman. I call him my duckling, with my fair skin and light downy hair, and the Mister’s profile and stubborn temperament.

A few weeks before I went into the hospital, I got a notice for my domain renewal with a warning that, if I did not renew my domain name, my blog would be deleted and all would be lost. My thoughts at the time? So what. Really. I was coming down the pike of the most physically painful nine months of my life, and there was very little left that could stress me. Besides, would I even have time for a blog once my baby arrived? I can’t even a return a phone call. There would never be time to write.

And there isn’t time to write. But that doesn’t mean that the desire to write goes away. Even stronger than the desire to write is the need to connect with others. I have made so many wonderful friends through my blog, so many people who have added an immeasurable warmth and love to my life. That is a door I want to keep open, even as I ponder the tough questions about keeping my blog. What will I write about? Will I still be creative? Is it worth it? I wonder...

I have no creative cooking or baking projects. Sewing exists only in my head. It’s winter and the garden is overgrown with a cover crop, the raspberries a tangled mass of thorny brambles. All the topics I wrote about most often seem a million miles away. Yet, my life is overloaded with a baby, a sick grandmother, and a home construction project in chaos.

But I’m not giving up quite yet. Although I’ve lost my old domain name and have had to move my blog, I managed to back up the content and save my posts. But having lost all of my followers (which won’t transfer) it feels like starting over. Won’t you please join me on this new journey?

18 comments:

  1. Hmmm, lots of ideas in your head, doing a lot but can't remember what or put your finger on it (except that sweet baby) - now you know what it's like to be me. :D I can't believe you got all your info transferred - yay!! I'm so very excited to start this all over with you! Enjoy!

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  2. You haven't lost all your followers! We love you! Where you lead, we will follow!

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  3. I wish you all the best in your new adventure of being a momma to a sweet little boy. He is adorable, thanks for sharing a picture of him. I also wish you all the best of finding your new 'mommy' groove. *smile* It may be different but stay focused on God and it will be a very good different. *big smile* Be sure to get your rest and talk to God always. Sincerely, Mommy of two little blessings & so much more!

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  4. I'm here! (Waving Hand!) I look forward to watching your journey as a person and a Mommy via your blog! ;-)

    Hugs!

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  5. I most certainly will... and joyfully so! Monica, I have missed you so, and I'm so glad you're back.

    Congratulations on your little guy -- he is so cute! I've been pining for a glimpse of him, so thanks for posting a photo.

    I'll post it on my blog that you're back -- others will want to know.

    All the best to you, my friend.

    Saloma

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  6. We'll follow you anywhere! See? Lots of old friends have already hopped on board! More to come, I'm sure!

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  7. Your little fellow is super precious....so adorable. Thanks for sharing a pic. These days will pass...soon he will be a toddler and you will then feel BUSY! But they are good days; treasure each moment. I will return often, as I enjoy what you write.....God Bless you with a great year ahead!

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  8. He's beautiful!! Congratulations, and heartfelt wishes that this year will make up for last year's pain.

    Waving, smiling, and signing up again,

    Rhonda who, too, is a writer

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  9. I never knew you before...but I'm in. Seems you have lots to write about! (: Your little boy is so sweet!

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  10. Just found you, and your site looks great, your baby boy precious and your farm lovely. I know your old followers will find you as well. Blessings!

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  11. Saloma sent me over; I'm glad she did! Your son is adorable. :) I am sure things will level out before long. Hang in there!

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  12. I'm so glad that you stopped by to give your new address. I've been thinking of you and wishing you would re-emerge!

    And life with littles does get easier!
    Gina

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  13. I'm so sorry your pregnancy was so difficult but what a blessedly beautiful baby you were rewarded with. I am so happy you are back..I love reading your blog.

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  14. Congrats on the birth of your wee one..it does get easier...in about 18 years lol! I'm looking forward to travelling the journey with you too....
    Blessings from Julia
    in New Zealand

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  15. Oh, Monica... he's so precious. I love the picture of the 3 of you together on the side. I'm sure life is busy and very interesting... full of new discoveries.

    I'm glad to see you here. I thought I lost you!

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  16. Congratulations, he's beautiful. Selfish, little happy dance for me. You're back. Thanks for finding me and directing me to your new site.

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  17. Congratulations!!!
    Nice to see the three of you are doing fine!! What a cute and precious baby boy! Thank you for directing me your way! I have missed your blogging!

    Blessings to you and yours,
    Debbie S.

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