Monday, February 6, 2012

The First One

In typical form I created this blog a few weeks after my daughter was born but never wrote a post. Well, that's not entirely true. I have a whole Word document saved with post ideas and partial posts, and I've even got some pictures dedicated to posts on iphoto. They just never made it here.


They weren't quite done. The blog layout needed tweeking first. I hadn't 100% decided on the direction I wanted to go. You get the picture. I often have grandiose plans, but fear of not achieving perfection keep me from implementation. And I want to work on that.

The passage of time as documented by Baby's (I think I will refer to her as "Pukka" in blog land, since that's her nickname 'round here) accomplishments says this theoretical blog has been languishing quite awhile waiting for a post. You know, we went from "sleeping all day in my arms" to "pulling herself up on the side of the couch."That's right, folks, my girl turns nine months old this week. Eep!

And so in the spirit of working on it, ta-da! I am writing a post! It's not really about anything, but it accomplishes the oh-so-important step of publishing words, so maybe next time it will be a bit easier. I won't have to worry about it not being perfect because I will have already failed at perfection. Thank goodness! A weight off of one's shoulders, amiright?

Hey look! In typical form for her, the baby "heard" me blogging and decided to wake up from her nap! Catch ya'll on the flip side. (The theoretical "ya'll," since this is my first post and I do not have any readers. But you exist in my heart, if not in reality yet!)


  1. Congratulations on your new blog!!! :-)

    I'm excited to be the first commenter. I know you will have so much fun writing and you will definitely find your groove as you go along. I started my blog in 2009 as "Perfect Welcome" with blogspot, and then about a year later I totally changed the focus, design, name, etc.

    And more importantly, congratulations on your new baby. :-) I remember when my daughter was only 9 weeks old and I was a newly stay-at-home mom in Manhattan. It was easier for me though because it was warm and balmy at the end of April.

    Anyway, cheers all around and can't wait to read more.

  2. oops - nine months, not nine weeks.

  3. Thank you! You are so sweet to welcome me to the blogging world :-)