Tomorrow is the blog's birthday! My first post was March 13, 2006. I wish I had started the blog during pregnancy like Janelle, but it was not to be. And it got started almost a month after Jackson was born because who can blog when they are incoherent, engorged, and constantly emoting? Yes, it was better that I didn't blog until March 13.
This was actually my second blog. I wrote my first one anonymously so that I could say anything I wanted. But I had no one to read my anonymous blog. And everyone knows that comments and readers are very helpful in keeping you going. The only comments I had were spam. I guess it wasn't juicy enough. I just looked at that old blog for the first time in a year and a half. I forgot how much I had written and I enjoyed reading what I wrote before my brain turned to mush. Ironically, the blog stops right before I found out I was pregnant with Jackson. That's too bad. Boy could I have told some stories! There would have been much more about pregnancy, breastfeeding and post-partum recovery than even an OB cared to know.
Thank you to my sweet friends who have kept up with the blog this last year. You have encouraged me to keep writing down these memories. I will be even more thankful for you on the day my baby gets on the school bus for the first time and I come inside to read all these posts and have a good ole catharsis. And thank you to my 6th grade language arts teacher at Truitt Jr. High, Mr. Peter Loudis. If anyone knows him, please give him the url. He made us write in our journals in class every Monday to tell what we did that weekend. He was the ultimate commenter and he made me love writing.
So let's have a little birthday party for the blog. The blog's birthday wish is to hear from anyone who has never commented before. So grab the closest piece of cake (it can be a Little Debbie), some punch (Kool Aid?), and your party hat (a high ponytail will do) and say hello.