Bring on the party hats!
I started my blog on Jan 3, full of trepidation about whether I would be able to keep up with posting three times a week about pregnancy, childbirth, medical history, maternal mortality, etc. After all, I have a job, a family, a dog, and on and on.
But I can do this! And I've learned a lot!
My most popular post so far was "Birth in Haiti." You could've knocked me over with a feather.
My own favorites were the two posts I wrote after interviewing Robbie Goodrich, who lost his wife, Susan, last year to amniotic fluid embolism. Robbie was kind enough to talk with me while planning a big birthday celebration for his son, Charles Moses, and honoring Susan's memory on the anniversary of her death.
Career adviser Penelope Trunk tells bloggers not to succumb to the temptation to start that second blog. Penelope, you read my mind! I have been thinking how much fun it would be to lighten up a little, loosen up the voice, write about something else besides the point in childbirth at which bliss and safety concerns intersect.
But you know what? Penelope is right. "Birth Story" is my topic, because for 12 years, since I survived an amniotic fluid embolism during my younger daughter's birth, I have been fascinated with extreme childbirth. So I am going to stay with the difficult stories, the life-saving innovations and all those mixed emotions.
I enjoy the immediacy of blogging, and "meeting" other bloggers, many of whom are moms as well. I've settled into a Monday/Wednesday/Friday publishing schedule. And I'm still finding my voice.
So now we'll embark on the next leg of the journey. Maybe every couple of months I'll drop in a totally irrelevant picture like the one above and celebrate a little, just like today!