Dusting off the old blog

Hey everyone.  I am not sure if anyone is out there anymore.  Maybe we are still on your Reader so you will see this.  Maybe you will click over wondering if we are really posting or if this site has been taken over by a seller of pants for babies.  Worry not, it is really us- technically me, hbabypants, writing this post.  I feel a little like when you run into someone you haven’t seen since high school and there is the awkward, “what have you been up to for the last 15 years?” conversation.

Quickest update:  L and I now live in VT, which is awesome.  J pants turned 2 in June and he is taking being 2 very seriously.  He is funny and smart and so willful.  I love it and wouldn’t want it any other way, but on some mornings when we are trying to get out of the house, man I wish he would be a bit more cooperative.  L and I both have good jobs with the State.  My work was completely devastated by Hurricane Irene, so I have been working from home waiting for my temporary work site to be ready.  Working from home may be one reason I thought restarting the blog was a good idea.  L stopped home for a couple of minutes this morning and I practically begged her to stay longer.  Hmm, I guess I need human contact.  What else?  We still have 3 cats, but have added three fish and six hens to our menagerie.  We landed in an amazing little house in a great neighborhood.  We have become great friends with our neighbors and overall love living in a small town.  People are so friendly here.  The other day we talked with our mailman for a long time about how he is about to get miniature donkeys for his kids.  Interesting.  People stop for pedestrians and let each other into traffic.  People say hi, make eye contact, and if you are in line for anything you will end up talking to the people around you.  Living here, the place where L grew up, I can now see how she developed some of the qualities that I love the best about her.

We have jumped on the TTC train once again.  There have been lots of feelings about this, but also a strange calmness.  Maybe not calmness, exactly, but we have both been so distracted with so many other things that all of a sudden, it was time to start trying again.  Now we are in our first TWW.  We will test next weekend.  It was a very interesting and different experience from the first time- I am sure there is material for many posts.

I am not sure where this will go or how often we will post.  L and I have both been inspired by the blog carnival and have talked about them a lot.  I guess I just wanted to reserve a place in case I/we wanted to participate.  Also, judging by how much I love reading posts by First Time Second Time and Olive at Insert Metaphor I realize that there is not a lot written by, for, or about non-bio moms and I think I could add to that conversation.  And I assume L has stuff she might like to say too.  So there it is.  The first tentative steps back into our blog.

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9 responses to “Dusting off the old blog

  1. Hi from your old hood!
    I always love hearing from nonbio moms. If I may ask, how is the TTC process working this time, that is to say, will you be keeping your bio / nonbio roles or switching it up?

    Also, one of my fave two-mom families lives in VT. I don’t know if it’s near you, but if you want to email me (email in profile) I can see if it’s possible to connect you.

    Looking forward to reading more.

  2. LOVE having a blog reader, and so exciting to see a familiar name pop up at the top of my reading list after such a long break! It’s great to hear your family is doing so well and loving your community. FX for an easy go of TTC #2!

  3. Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Blog, blog, blog, blog! Also, I miss you and want to hear you write about non-bio mom parenting.
    Also, I have your testing day on our calendar already – we’re very excited.

    Did you cancel your Sept trip?
    xoxox

  4. reproducinggenius

    Hooray! Babypants! I’m so excited to see you blogging again (and so very glad I’ve got a blog reader to show me this). Can’t wait to hear more about the latest TTC adventures, life in Vermont (I’m so jealous!) and of course J babypants. Hooray, hooray!

  5. So great to hear how you are and that there may be a new babypants on the way sometime soon. I clicked on to your blog this morning thinking, maybe, just maybe there would be something new… Can’t say why I thought that 🙂 can’t say if i’ll ever come out of hibernation… Miss you still here in nyc. Xo Mulberry

  6. welcome back! I have been thinking about restarting my blog recently as well… maybe you’ll inspire me.

  7. wishinghopingpraying

    Welcome back! VT is our dream move,jealous! Good luck this cycle.

  8. Glad to see you back! No blog reader here, but you’re in my blog links on my blog, so it pops up when you’ve posted. I’m very interested to hear about your decision to ttc again!

  9. Welcome back! Looking forward to hearing what other thoughts you might have. I would have missed you if not for the link to us, so thanks (I’m awful about keeping a reader organized…). Hoping round 2 TTC is easy and speedy!

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