My online history.

 

My online presence began many many years ago. I used to play Petz  (2, 3 & 5) and created many a website dedicated to these virtual pets. After a while I would give it up but every few years I would find myself dipping back into the game and rejoining the online community.

In 2001 I joined LiveJournal as a way to write random thoughts and discuss anime with like minded souls. Communities were nurtured there and I made plenty of online friends. Even to this day I still speak to some of them (and there are many I wish I hadn’t lost contact with).

Around 2008 I started a fashion blog. I was great at posting until I had a huge exam in 2011 and I went on temporary hiatus so I could concentrate on studying. This hiatus eventually became permanent.

I always wanted to jump back into blogging. I’d spent about six months researching DSLR cameras and dropped £549 on one and didn’t even use it for my blog. Sadly, I kept procrastinating and then it was just too late to return. My online persona disappeared into the Internet and blogs became mega fancy, bloggers began earning money, coding became complicated, tags and social media advanced and I didn’t feel like I could keep up. Yet here I am attempting another blog. (Oh, and there was a period around 2010 when I had an Ameba blog and a Simplog – Japanese platforms.) Let’s see how long the blog lasts this time!

In March 2017 I was lucky enough to give birth to a healthy baby boy. Here chronicles our journey through life together and our attempt to live a happy and cruelty free life.

100 DAYS

I cannot believe 100 days (aka 3 months off work) has passed since Emery’s birth. I’m not sure how I would have coped without the power of the internet (especially Baby Centre and Netmums ha!). If I worried about breastfeeding I Googled it. If I needed to know if his poo was a healthy colour I Googled it. If I wasn’t sure I was swaddling correctly I Googled it.

It is amazing how much baby information I’ve vacuumed up from the WWW. Not trying to sound cocky but the labour stage never daunted me, it was trying to keep the baby alive, healthy and happy that scared me! The journey of motherhood is obviously different for everyone, but I’ve never been the emotional maternal kind. I am kind of winging it and hoping I am doing the best for my child.

Achievements unlocked by 13 weeks:

  • smiling
  • holding his head up
  • can usually sleep at least four hours in one go overnight
  • traveled to Edinburgh and Anglesey
  • 10lb 6oz at week 12 weigh in (needs fattening up)

Good luck to me and to everyone else embarking on this adventure!