This has been the longest & completely unintentional blog break I ever taken. I never intended to break for so long but life gets in the way as it very often does & blogging became less of a priority to me. However, the longer I was gone the more I felt the desire to NOT come back and write. One reason was because I felt kind of empty. I didn’t feel inspired and I thought that if I blogged I would end up doing the mistake that most new bloggers make. A vomit of my day all over my sparkled blog layout. You know that post. “We went to the zoo, then Phoenix said something funny and we ate a snack and then we got in the car and then and then and then.” I was that kind of blogger when I started but have no desire to go back to that.
The other reason was/is that I am a fervent reader of the GOMI forums. I make no apologies of that and I am NOT ashamed to be amongst the many blogger lurkers. To make a long story short, there is sooooo much crap that bloggers pull & the more I read there the dirtier I felt trying to be a part of that world. I thought long and hard about if I came back how that would look. Did I want to continue reading the same articles over and over about the best times to post, pin, tweet, Facebook, Stumble, think, read, write, look, and cough? Did I want to spend hours a day reading and commenting on blogs hoping that someone would notice my little comment and click over? Did I want to spend hours writing boring content to get $75 and a pack of toilet paper? The answer I soon discovered was no. I’m not going to write articles that don’t resonate with me in hopes that they will go viral. I won’t continue to share the same post over and over by the same pseudo popular blogger just to gain access to that circle and hope that I gain a speaking spot at a conference I shell out a $1,000 to attend.
And the third reason that I suddenly stopped blogging was because…I got pregnant AGAIN.
The last time I sat down to write a blog post I was going to tell you how heart-sick that 1. Ezra (Pretty Little Liars) was/is A and 2. That I was going to wean Caspian who had just turned a year old so that I could go balls to the wall on getting rid of the baby weight from 2008. But before I had a chance to properly edit that post I got sick two mornings in a row at the same time each morning. According to my calendar I was about 3/4 days late and had 1 test left from the box that I bought after we had Caspian. So on a whim and a “I’m totally not, but I will just check to make sure” I peed on a stick as Shawn flew around the house trying to get Phoenix out the door for school. Not even two full minutes later the pregnancy test jumped up from the counter, pointed at me and started laughing at me. “But I’m STILL nursing!” was all I could respond.
I predict we will recover from this shock & finally accept that we are expecting again sometime around May 11th, which coincidently also happens to be when I’m supposed to be delivering.
We waited several months to announce on Facebook and we used the below picture.
And here was our much anticipated gender reveal video.
So there you have it folks. 600 words on where & why I have been away. I am picking the worse time to try and start blogging again as I have reached my 3rd trimester and have had to start building naps back into my schedule but I will forge ahead because I have lots to say *I think*. Like what it’s like to still be nursing a 30 pound 18 month old, what I think life may look like with THREE boys, and why the word “bossy” doesn’t need to be banned.
Alex is back, tell a friend…