Opening Up

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009 • 2 Comments on Opening Up

I hate that I am hardly blogging these days.  I just don’t feel like I have anything of interest to talk about.  My blog has always been divided between my writing life and my personal life, but my writing life has been mostly at a standstill lately and my personal life is all about being pregnant, which I write about on my baby blog.  But it feels odd sometimes, having my life fractured into parts like this when I’ve always written about every aspect of my life on this blog.

I have been double-posting the baby blog entries here, but leaving the entries closed.  Why?  Initially, it was a practical decision based on my miscarriage last year.  I didn’t want to deal with going public with all the baby news until I knew things were okay—or as okay as they ever can be.  I also didn’t want this to turn into a baby blog.  I can’t even really explain why I feel that way except that I wanted to chronicle this pregnancy experience away from book promotions and calls for submissions and other randomness that I write about here.  I know there are a lot of people who aren’t interested in pregnancy, babies or raising children.  Hell, I was one of those people for a long time and I can’t even say I’m all that interested in all of it right now.  But it feels important that I write about it and I didn’t want to disappoint anyone who might come here and find three pregnancy related blog posts in a row.  Plus, to be honest, the whole pregnancy experience feels a lot more personal than anything I’ve ever written about here.  Go figure.

Anyway, I think I’m going to go ahead and open up those pregnancy entries.  I’ll keep writing at Writer With Child about my pregnancy (and eventually motherhood) experiences, but those musings will also be posted here.  Maybe I’ll change my mind later and close them again if it starts to feel strange.  But at least it won’t seem as if I have abandoned my blog and those of you who don’t read my baby blog will know what’s been going on with me. (See below for where my mind and heart are right now.)

Thanks for reading.

Posted by Kristina in Life, Pregnancy 2009, Pregnancy and Baby
  • Nikki says:

    Honestly, I just keep reading your blog entries and nodding, Kristina! For some reason the baby stuff feels all a bit tender and timid with me, and I’m not sure I should even mention it. It feels indiscreet or something. Plus, like you say, I know a lot of people aren’t interested in babies.
    yet, it’s hard, because although I understand that point of view, about two thirds of my head is full of baby at the moment and it’s also one of the most profound things that I’ve ever experienced.

    Anyway, I think your blogs are ace, however you arrange them.

  • Kristina says:

    Thanks, Nikki.  It’s nice to have another writer experiencing what I’m going through right now.  Hopefully I won’t bore everyone with my pregnancy/baby talk!

    Oh, and I totally understand that feeling of being indiscreet.  Weird, isn’t it?  But then, I have this weird feeling I’m doing something wrong when I look at baby clothes/gear right now.  Like I’m tempting fate.

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