Daily Life

Getting Ready for our Baby, a Blog About a Blog

Right now the Smith family has two big months we’re trying to work through. Next month our baby girl is due. And there is always so much preparation that is necessary before this new little life enters the world. Yes, some of it is obvious stuff like making sure she has her clothes, diapers, bedding, etc. But most of “getting ready for the baby” is rallying to get life chores completed because you know that once an infant enters the household, there’s hardly any time for anything else.

So here’s my rally list of things I need to fix

  • Sprinkler heads
  • Drip irrigation system
  • Broken irrigation pipe
  • Leaking shower head
  • Leaking bathroom faucets
  • Leaking toilet
  • Plugged dishwasher
  • Outgoing sewage pipe

So basically, anything that has to do with water or plumbing is broken and needs to be fixed. Then I have to rally to get my taxes complete…and then some do some banking projects. (And I am optimistic that I can construct a toy storage solution that will make me a celebrity on Pinterest.) So much needs to be done!

Plus I’m trying to rebuild Supafly.com.  The idea is that I am breaking the decade-long blog into different life chapters. My hope is that this renovation of my blog can solve a couple of problems. First, it’s hard to reconcile the frequent and detailed blog updates of past years with the sporadic updates from today. Back then, I was single and flying around the country. I had plenty of things to write about and all the time in the world to do it. I updated my blog twice a week. It’s hard to write at that frequency and detail now that I have a family. The second problem I’m trying to solve is to make more room for photo updates straight from my iPhone. This way I can keep some sort of life narrative going even in the busiest moments.

If this doesn’t work, I just may have to put this blog on indefinite hold. I just don’t know if it fits into my life anymore. Yes, it is mostly because I don’t have free time. But it’s more than that. I used to write because I didn’t have anyone to talk to about all that was going on in life. But now I am married, and all of the thoughts that swirl in my head make their way out in beautiful conversations with Candyce. She’s gives me clarity and peace. There’s nothing left to write about.

More than anything, I see how fast my children are growing up, and I would rather spend my time with them than maintaining a blog for an hour a day. Nothing matters more than little Norah and Stella.