Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Evolution of a Blog



This week marks 2 years since I began this blogging journey...

that's 24 months, whatever 365 times 2 is days....and I don't even want to figure out how many hours, since I was crazy enough to start writing about motherhood....especially since I had no clue....

I still have no clue.....I just fake it a little better.

Looking back on the hundreds of posts I've written, I've seen how this blog has evolved.....how I've tried to find my blogging identity, and in many ways feel I am STILL trying to find my blogging identity, and what I'm finding out is, I actually am still trying to figure out my mommy identity as well...

I feel like I've learned a lot in the last 24 months...in both in how to be a good blogger, but more importantly on how to be a good mother...

I've raised a baby into toddler.....

with only 2 trips to the ER...which I hear is actually on the good side

dealt with the pain of going through a miscarriage....

navigated through deployments and life as a single parent......

and have been so blessed to become pregnant again, and deliver an amazing, happy and healthy baby boy....


Two years...

and what I found interesting, and kind of funny is that I can actually say I'm somewhat in the same place I was two years ago, give or take a few months....sleepless nights, days filled with bottles, and diapers and yearning for a nap...

the more things change, the more they stay the same....or do they?

I'm finding that as this journey winds through days, weeks and months, I'm fascinated by realizing some very important facts....

That parenting a new baby is like riding a bicycle.....or a horse.....just without a helmet or a saddle.....

Just because one baby didn't deal in projectile spit up....doesn't mean the next one isn't a world champ at it....

Loving a Second Baby....comes just as easy as Loving the First....and your heart Really is big enough for both of them.....

It IS possible to find you time......even if it's at an hour when most people are leaving the bars...

and who knew that just being in the same room with your significant other, without any kids in the room, could be such a turn on?.....

These last 2 years have had some High Highs.....and some Low Lows....but it wouldn't be as rewarding if it didn't now would it?

I'm excited to see how the next 2 years go.....or grow......I'm hoping that somewhere in there comes potty training, preschool, solid foods....and a real vacation.....

and you sure as heck know....I'll be writing about it.....

8 comments:

Mammatalk said...

Congrats! We must be twins. My 2 year blogiversary was on Wed! :+)

Michaela (aka Mama Michie) said...

Happy 2 years!! Time flies doesn't it?

TheSublimeLife said...

Hey there pretty lady! Hope everything is good- sure sounds like it! =) I miss you like crazy! Isn't it strange how it all works out? I was always so concerned about trying to find quality time for both boys- but it hasn't been too hard. Although I really haven't figured out how to balamce finding time for me yet. But I am thinking ADD meds will help- hoping it will make me more efficient, and productive on less sleep! =) lol I've got a Dr. apt next week! YAY! Sure wish I could give you a hug right now and go on a nice long big walk with you!

Astro said...

Happy 2nd blog anniversary. I'm sure you will do an equally good job raising your #2 boy.

For me is finding the right balance to juggling 3 kids when the baby comes out next week.

Babes Mami said...

Happy Two Years!

Meghan said...

Happy Anniversary!

CC said...

awwww! hurray! My blog has kinda devolved over the last few years. I used to be focused. Now I'm just lazy...

Life Without Pink said...

Congrats on your 2 yr mark! I'm still trying to figure out what direction I want to take my blog, how can I make it better, etc...I guess that will never change. Its pretty cool to look back over the years and read old posts...one day our kids will thank us :)