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09:06 am: Once upon a time...
I keep reading about mothers who keep journals for their children and feeling guilty that I haven't, knowing that I’ve already forgotten lots of stuff that was so important I couldn’t possibly ever forget it. Oops. A few months ago, I came across a letter my mother had written when my brother was an infant. I found it deeply moving to read about her thoughts at the time. Maybe, someday, Teddy will enjoy the same thing.

On the other hand, I can't help but think how endlessly boring it would be to everyone else (except maybe my folks); I mean, what could be more self-indulgent than a blog? Or a new parent? The combination could be horrific. Besides, what’s more banal than someone expounding upon profound, indescribable, but commonplace experiences?

On the third hand, which I don't have but badly need, I'm pretty hopelessly addicted to other people's blogs. There's...

  • http://www.genepoool.com/blog.html, even though it’s often about sports and while it’s remotely possible that I could care less about sports, I doubt it. He also writes about TV, which I don’t watch. But he sometimes writes about his kids or about movies, and he’s funny.
  • http://www.dejennerate.com/blogger.html, who’s a friend of Gene’s and vulgar and funny as hell. I haven’t met Jenn. Or Gene, though his mother’s a good friend of mine.
  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/swingchickie/, whom I do know and consider a friend (she brought me the comfiest socks when she came over to meet Teddy). Smart and compassionate and... funny. Hmm. Theme there?
  • http://www.steveandrebecca.com/Grace/index.aspx, who was born September 3, 2004, so I can get a preview of Teddy’s development. And she’s funny.
  • http://www.lindychef.com/blog/blog.html, a lindy dancer who’s becoming a chef. Interesting, insightful stuff... And sometimes funny.
  • http://www.mit.edu/~menchu, my brother-in-law, so I can stay a bit more up-to-date about goings-on with my niece, since my sister and I are estranged. Not as funny, I suppose, but he’s a student and very busy. He’s a wonderful photographer; he’s posted tons of pictures of people and places I love.

So I’m going to give this a try and see how it goes. Peter, my husband, may post sometimes. Those will be the entries that have so few vowels they look suspiciously like a fake language. That’d be Czech. So my in-laws will have an occasional clue about what’s up.

I’ll start with a few posts with a brief pre-Teddy history (meeting Peter, fertility treatments, pregnancy, labor, birth) and Teddy’s early months. Once I’m up-to-date, I’ll try to stay close to real time. I’m going to try to avoid cussing, because I want to avoid complete hypocrisy when I urge Teddy not to cuss. I’ll try not to be disgusting, though my perspective is considerable skewed after the whole, y’know, birth & labor thing.

Current Mood: optimisticoptimistic


Date:May 12th, 2005 02:59 pm (UTC)

I have enjoyed the journey with you

and I know you'll enjoy my journey of barfing, bloatedness, uncomfort and whining too. I can't wait for the next chapters! Your thoughts/writing are real, honest and funny as hell, even when I know you were in some serious uncomfort (hell?). Thank you for inviting me along for the ride!
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Date:May 12th, 2005 03:11 pm (UTC)

Re: I have enjoyed the journey with you

Your support has meant the world to me. I'm so lucky to have you for a friend.

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Date:May 15th, 2005 11:58 pm (UTC)

Brief? ha ha ha ha!

Well, I *meant* to keep it brief. Oops.
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