Tuesday, February 27, 2007

You're Still Here?

I am still amazed that you are reading my blog. Why are you here? You shouldn't be coming. I have been a bad blogger and haven't been visiting or leaving comments for weeks. I feel very guilty about this. I want to say more about it, but I'm too tired. And I have to go to bed. Even though it's only 8:15.

So, can someone tell me how people blog while they're pregnant, or right after they've had a baby for that matter? I seriously can't understand how people can summon the energy. I feel like a wimp because I know others do it and I can't. Is there a secret? If so, can someone let me in on it?

Off topic: when one transfers their blog over to blogger beta or whatever it's called now, does your blog have to be reinstated to bloglines? Cuz I transfered over (finally) because blogger wouldn't let me post without transfering and now I see that I have 0 subscribers. Has everyone dropped me or is this some weird blogger glitch? (I wouldn't be offended if you just dropped me.)

Anyhoo, I wanted to post something really special for my 30th birthday. Something monumental about how I'm feeling at this time in my life, entering a new decade and all, but then I realized it's 8:21 and all I can say is that I'm tired. And I must. go. to. bed. And I'm sorry for not coming by to say "hello" and find out what you've been up to. I want to and I can't and I'm sorry.

47 Comments:

Blogger Catch said...

Your still on my blogroll. WE understand that you are pregnant and not feeling well, but when that baby comes...we want pictures! Take care of yourself and get some rest....8:21? lol. I dont think I have ever gone to bed at 8:21...lol. Take good care Sweety!

9:46 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

And I am amazed that you "don't feel old yet" as you mentioned in your last post. I was 30 with my last pregnancy and I felt like and 80 year-old grandmother. So, even if you're a little tired, you've got one up on me sista! Hang in there and enjoy every minute!

Carrie

10:35 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Happy Birthday!!

Don't worry, I understand what it is like being pregnant. Take care of yourself, we will be here.

I still have you on my Bloglines, so I am not sure what is going on there.

12:40 AM  
Blogger Emily Snipes said...

Sometimes you just need some down time. Rest your mind. Take care!

3:54 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Of course I'm still reading. I've had periods of slow posting and commenting, and people still came by - returning the favor for others and understanding that we all get busy sometimes is only the friendly thing to do. :)

How do you post while pregnant? Ignore the housework, and let your kid watch more TV. At least, that's what I'm doing. Which means the house is a wreck, of course, but at least I feel emotionally stable from getting my daily dose of blogs.

4:48 AM  
Blogger mamatulip said...

Happy (belated) birthday!

And girl, I'm still reading. I remember how absolutely EXHAUSTED I was when I was pregnant with Oliver and how I could barely do anything until around the five-month mark. Hang in there.

And you know...I'd go out on a limb and say that your readers understand why you're not blogging and commenting regularly. Life happens. Don't stress about it. :)

5:05 AM  
Blogger Celebrate Woo-Woo said...

I read because I don't remove blogs from my feed reader (mine is Google Reader) just because they don't post as frequently as they may have before. If you don't post, nothing comes up, and when you do, I read it...simple;>

And, christina's nailed my answer for blogging while pregnant. You'd be amazed what kind of time you have for stuff like blogs when you haven't folded laundry for a month;>

Now as for post-birth blogging, I don't know how that goes, but I think I've read posts from mommies blogging with a baby attached to her boob.

5:28 AM  
Blogger Devra said...

Given the crowd you play to, I bet there is a great deal of understanding, given that you are incubating and doing so takes energy! Maybe you can post an energy saving sticker on your blog like how they have on major appliances?

Aviva and I have a goal to absolve guilt...One mommy at a time. So today it's you!

5:43 AM  
Blogger Raquita said...

blogger who can barely stay awake long enough to tell my husband I love him - I totally understand. i blog entries have dried up if i get one in once a week I'm feelin pretty productive.
it will get better - it has to! thats my story and I'm stickin to it

6:00 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

Happy Birthday!

I never blogged while pregnant (didn't start blogging until Rosie was about 6 months old), but I can only imagine how exhausting it would be, based on how hard it is to have time/energy now.

I'm still around and happy to hear from you when you can post or visit. But no pressure. :-)

6:26 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

Happy Birthday, hon. I remember the extreme exhaustion (and the vomiting. oh gawd the vomiting) when I was pregnant with Chicky. I could barely stumble to bed. Get your sleep, that's more important than a blog.

6:48 AM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

I read you in Bloglines, so it's picking up your feed okay. It was easy for me to blog while pregnant because I was on bedrest for six weeks! And after Kaitlyn was born, I held her in my left arm and typed with just my right hand!

Happy Birthday, you youngster. 30-psssh, that's nothing!

6:50 AM  
Anonymous TB said...

Happy 30th. I think it's my best decade thus far.

As for the pregnancy exhaustion, I know just what you mean. I'm lucky if I can make it past 10pm and with eight weeks to go, I'm actually looking forward to having the baby because even though I know I won't be sleeping for the first month or so, at least it will mean there's a light at the end of the tunnel.

7:37 AM  
Blogger The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

You're still on m bloglines! It automatically switches you over. I don't know it's not showing up.


Happy Birthday!!!!

I still blog regularly and comment, but I didn't have morning sickness hardly at all. Just nausousness for about a week. Seriously, that was all. It's been a piece of cake here. Sorry, don't mean to rub it in. heehee

I hope you're getting over the puking! We're now in the 2nd trimester, so hopefully you're starting to feel better?

8:23 AM  
Blogger Kyla said...

I wasn't a blogger while pregnant either time...so I have no idea how people do it. I don't think I could do it. Pregnancy sucks the life right out of me...one I hit the third trimester I start to feel less like a zombie, though. Hang in there. We are still here!

8:39 AM  
Anonymous Andrea said...

I'm still subscribed.

Happy Birthday! So tell me, how is 30? I'll be facing that number in May and just want to know what to expect. Even though I know it's different for everybody.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Damselfly said...

Happy birthday! Here's a virtual slice of your favorite cake ... mmm!

Blogging can wait. Just make sure to take care of yourself and be good to yourself right now! ;)

9:44 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

You are still on my bloglines. So I'm not sure what the problem is. You might e-mail them and ask. It will take a few days, but they should get back to you. They did when I wrote them.

I TOTALLY understand about the blogging thing! IT is hard work sometimes. HA!

11:02 AM  
Blogger Heidi said...

You're on my bloglines too and I've been SO bad about commenting as well - posting too. I go through phases where I post everyday and then nothing for 5 days.

I guess that's what being 16 weeks pregnant is all about. Making the time we need for ourselves and sleep! Especially when the first few hours of the day are pretty touch and go - for me at least.

Happy Birthday!

12:07 PM  
Blogger Miscellaneous-Mum said...

Happy Birthday! That same one is right around the corner for me...*begins hyperventilating*

12:40 PM  
Blogger Oh, The Joys said...

The feed readers bring us all back when you post!

Happy Birthday!

xo,
OTJ

12:52 PM  
Blogger dcrmom said...

You're still on my bloglines account. Happy Birthday! And get some sleep. We'll still be here when you get back. :-)

1:08 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Happy Birthday! I am new to your site and I think you are a hoot! I'll keep checking in.

1:47 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Happy Birthday! Thirty definitely isn't old :)

Listen, mothers carry around enough guilt regarding their children; don't think twice about sporadic blogging. And although it's nice that other people are interested in what we have to say, blogs are really for each individual writer - the friendships are icing on the cake.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Momish said...

Happy Birthday! Get some sleep. I am right there with you being a terrible blogger. I haven't been around much lately to most of my blogroll blogs.

Just want to make you feel better (I don't even have the fab pregnancy excuse!)

3:11 PM  
Blogger jennster said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! with the wedding and this job, i've had very little time to read blogs. and i hate it. but i still love everyone and AM CONVINCED that you still love me, even when you dont' visit! :)

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I was pregnant it was an accomplishment for me to stay up until bedtime. We'll keep reading if you keep writing, but we are way down the priority list.
Enjoy your birthday!

4:27 PM  
Blogger Pendullum said...

I just have to guess when you are posting as I do not know how to get any of those blasted things works...
Be good to yourself and have a grand 30th year!!!!
Happy Happy Birthday Cristina!!!!

9:46 AM  
Blogger MommyWithAttitude said...

When I was pregnant it was all I could do to open a bag of pretzels for my family for dinner!

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Colleen said...

I'm still here and still pulling for you! Happy birthday.

And, I have NO idea how pregnant bloggers keep up. I can't even begin to imagine...

11:52 AM  
Blogger Dirty Birdie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! {{sorry I'm late}}...My Gawd if you are just now turning 30 that means I'm older than you...man that sucks. I remember when *I* used to be the youngest one.

1:57 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

Your still on my blogroll too! I have been bad too but at least you have a GOOD reason. I am just lazy and busy with work and wedding stuff. You're pregnant- you are allowed to be tired!

Happy Birthday!!!

3:22 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

I am still here. My bloggy thing is being weird too, it's not just you! :)

And no worries, I am a horrid pregnant person and feel like crap, not that I'm pregnant now but I remember it well, so I will stay loyal until you feel good enough to blog again! :)

6:54 PM  
Blogger Catherine said...

I'm a bad blog visitor too... and I'm not even pregnant (thank you god). We all need to just give each other permission to never feel guilty. EVER. Good intentions abound everywhere. And I could never drop you from my blogroll, luv. You were one of my first blogfriends. We're like THIS, you and me.

Happy belated 30th!!!! And welcome to the no-longer-a-twentysomething club!

9:53 PM  
Anonymous AdventureDad said...

You're pregnant so of course you will have zero energy and want to kill the whole world on a daily basis. You're still on my blogroll but if you keep nagging like this I'm getting rid of you. Just. Kidding.

I'm sure you will be posting tons of cool stuff after you have the baby and have all that extra time and energy:-))

Happy birthday!

Nice weekend

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1:15 AM  
Blogger Guinevere Meadow said...

My son is now three months old, and I have only just now started blogging again. Take your time, take care of your baby and yourself. Blogging is NOT a priority for you right now!!

9:45 AM  
Blogger lildb said...

I heart you loads, sweetie. please don't assume that people aren't going to be supportive just because you're going through such a physically/psychologically demanding period in your life that you don't have time to read and then subsequently comment on every blog you've ever come in contact with.

give yourself a break, and know that there is much love, concern and compassion here for you. (especially on your birthday!!!)

I'm all done with this soapbox, now. anyone else need it?

1:29 PM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

Go enjoy a wonderful pregnancy induced coma. Sooner than you can imagine, you will be running all over the place with 2 little hooligans. Be sleepy. It's allowed.

5:23 PM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

Happy Birthday, chaquita!

You don't have to blog or comment when you're pregnant. You get a pass. And it lasts for at least 6 weeks after birth.

6:48 AM  
Anonymous Michele said...

I got here via bloglines so I'm not sure what's going on here. Must be a glitch, 'cause you have at least one subscriber... Me!

7:15 AM  
Blogger Felicia said...

I can remember that early pregnancy exhaustion. I was 35 with my second pregnancy, and my daughter was not yet one and I was constantly falling asleep on the couch about 8pm. (Including the night someone slit the screen to the lanai and went in the open slider to my bedroom and took my jewelry including the wedding ring that was feeling too tight 'cause I was slightly bloated.) It sucks.
Just keep saying it'll pass. Then you'll want to paint the whole house.

I was getting "caught up" and was reading your post about vasectomies. Funny, but the Blogher ad was for Essure, and the woman's making some comment about her husband being attracted to the idea because he wouldn't have to have a vasectomy!
Hey, men are part of the equation...make 'em contribute to the pain!

8:24 AM  
Blogger beth said...

I feel the same way about my blog. Since becoming pregnant I've totally neglected it and everyone else's and am shocked every time someone actually comes by.

But I have to tell you - you know how our kids are really close in age and we are due at practically the same time? I turned 30 on Friday. Weird, eh? Well, happy birthday to us and I really hope your morning sickness chills out soon. I've been feeling better, and I tell you that to give you hope not make you scream.

2:32 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

Cannot answer, because I DO NOT KNOW how they do it. I could not have blogged late in pregnancy, nor post-partum, to save my life.

HAPPY. BIRTHDAY.

Still love you, regardless of how bloggy you are these days.

6:56 PM  
Blogger Pattie said...

You just take care of yourself, Cristina, and don't worry about the blog. We'll all still be here for you.
I am comment#44 BTW, so everyone is still coming around your place
:)
Feel better...

8:01 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Happy Birthday 30 isn't that bad...hope it was great...and I hope you are over your morning sickness.

7:29 PM  
Blogger Slackermommy said...

Happy Birthday! I didn't have a blog when I was pregnant but there would have been no way I could keep up. I'm in survival mode when I'm pregnant. It's all about eating and sleeping.

7:56 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Happy (Belated) birthday you OLD woman... 30. Sheesh... I was 7 when you were born. And in love with Donny Osmond.

9:31 PM  

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