I always said I liked consistency when it came to my blog. You could trust my blog. You knew what you were going to get when you clicked on it.
But lately I realized it was starting to look like it was designed in 1996.
I finally admitted change was necessary. Some assumed I would change the look when we brought Clara home, or when I was pregnant, or surely after Baby #2, aka Luke, was born. Well that would probably have made sense but I was pretty swamped. Even now this has been an absolutely crazy last twelve hours because I tried to fit designing a new blog header into my baby-filled day (and my computer's in our bedroom, which is NOT baby proof. Clara was seen running hysterically from the room several times today carrying a vial of Padre Pio oil).
So here I sit at one a.m. bringing my poor little corner of the blogosphere up to date.
My blog - like my life - has changed. Drastically. The pain of infertility has been replaced by the joys of motherhood (I just wrote a new "about me" page if you're interested, which details those changes and how this blog played a role in that).
What was once a place to come to and frantically type as I cried is now a place where I share stories about my beautiful babies (and only once in great a while [i.e. post partum] frantically type as I cry). My blog has never been more than a reflection of my life, and so those changes were never meant to hurt or offend anyone. I sincerely hope they haven't.
It was kind of sad removing my older header. The picture is on a long-gone hard drive and I couldn't recreate it if I wanted to. But that's okay. Just like moving our bed to another part of our bedroom completely re-engergized me this weekend, updating my blog design has already done the same. And now before I get too emotional over a silly blog, it's time to go to bed.
Thanks for reading. And, of course, before I go, here are some gratuitous shots of my kids...
|That look of a boy who adores his big sister|
|The bangs were looking good today, despite their apparent unevenness here|
|This is her current "I'm posing for you" look. Did she get that from us?|