I expect it will be a slow come-back... between the usual busy life we lead, add in tax preparation and sorting/tagging some 200-ish items for consignment next week, plus a volunteer shift.
I am starting with rebranding my blog. I've thought about starting a new blog but for many reasons I don't want to do that. I have renamed my blog to My Amazing Ella, also my new Twitter handle.
The blog will be primarily focused on Ella and being a new(ish) mommy of a micro-preemie. I will, of course, write about being a Single Mom by Choice (SMC - the original focus of this blog) and infertility (the focus of this blog for two years). I believe that my infertility and determination to be a SMC were instrumental in developing me as a good micro-preemie mommy.
I haven't figured out whether I will update the URL to the new blog name or leave it as is. It will be a pain to update as it will break links for those of you who still have my blog on your blogroll.
You may have noticed I turned off Anonymous commenting. It pained me to do that and I debated it a long time as there are a number of you out there who have commented anonymously with wonderful & powerful words. Unfortunately the spam just got unbearable and since captcha is just awful... it seemed to be the "best" solution at the time. I may revisit it in the future.
Posts will still be sporadic for a while... I need to figure out if it's my ISP or my wi-fi device that doesn't transmit a signal all the way to my bedroom. I would probably get to read/post more if I could bring my laptop to bed.
I'm beginning to plan for Ella's first birthday... less than 5 weeks away! But just the thought of her birthday brings back so many difficult memories from that time. I want to be able to blog about it... for my own therapeutic reasons.
Until my next post, I'll leave you with some photos... She does smile, I promise! When you take the camera (iPhone) out for a photo... let's just say she's camera-shy, for now.
|Taken at the end of February by my sister who was visiting. We were at the hospital for the first time in 2 months waiting on lab work.|
|Yeah... a helmet AND eyepatch (2 hours a day). She's a pro at taking off that patch!|
|Dreaded tummy time with her favorite book.|