My First Bloggiversary

On July 4, 2011 I found out that I was pregnant with Evita. I guess that means she has been with me for over a year now. A year ago today I also started this blog. I didn’t have much to say (more like I didn’t know WHAT to say), but I still remember what I was feeling. Here’s a short reflection on blogging and pregnancy…

I had a long road ahead of me and a lot to learn. I guess that’s one of the reasons women are pregnant so long. It gives us time to figure stuff out. To read a book or two before taking on the biggest responsibility and blessing that life will ever bring. I remember having all sorts of butterflies in my stomach that day- both the kind that are there when you’re happy and the kind that are there when you’re scared. I knew that what was about to happen would be awesome. But I never could have imagined it being this awesome. That’s why I get so excited when I find out a friend of mine is pregnant. I know firsthand what they’re about to experience- the ocean of emotions and tsunamis of joy nobody can ever prepare you for.

Reading through some of my first posts, I remember starting this blog without knowing how to articulate what I was feeling. I loved writing, but I wasn’t sure what to share or how to share it. I knew I wanted to keep family and friends updated about my pregnancy (and eventually the baby), but I didn’t know how much they would care to know. I kept it pretty simple back then. I wasn’t 100% on board with the idea of blogging. Then, as this blog grew, I realized how much it was becoming more than just a way to keep my family updated. It had become an outlet for me. A way to document the experience of carrying a life around inside me. A way to share the tears in my eyes and the warmth in my heart. A place to give advice and take advice.

I love that I can look back through my pregnancy and relive all the little moments that I’ve kept here, safe from the fading of memory. I also love that people have found this blog helpful, interesting, or entertaining. I’m really glad I started doing this, and I hope to continue for a while- forever, maybe.

And as for pregnancy, I kind of miss it. I’m not quite ready to do it all over again, but I know that I will be in the not-so-distant future. I just feel like I have so much love to give. I was meant to be a mama. When the time does come, si dios quiere, I look forward to going down this road again knowing a little bit more about what to expect (but still having a lot to learn). And I look forward to memorializing it all here.

So Happy Independence Day, everyone!
This day will forever be just a little bit extra special to me.

Comments

  1. That’s beautiful; you, Evita, and everyone around you have been on such a journey. Exactly a year ago must have been the thrilling surprise of your life. You have multiple anniversaries and milestones to celebrate today. :’-)

  2. Congrats! What a special day indeed. You’re doing great with your blog–especially considering how much you’re juggling right now!
    Keep it up–I fully agree that it becomes a great outlet for a mom who needs something of her own…and we all love to read what you share! 😉

  3. Crazy! Our kids are so close in age so it makes sense that we found out right around the same time that we were expecting!! We found out July 5th! 🙂 I just said to Tony tonight about it being almost a year since we found out. So. Crazy. Life was SO different one year ago!

  4. When I say you wrote, si dios quiere, it made me smile. My parents have always said that, as long as I can remember. Things really are in his hands. Congrats on your special day!

  5. I feel the same way about having another baby – some women swear off pregnancy for years but I was pretty much ready to do it again right after I had Nora! Well, maybe not ready to have another one right away, but I know that I will have another soonish. And possibly even another. 😉

    Happy bloggiversary!

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