Questions and Answers
The first year anniversary of the beginning of this blog is just around the corner. Seeing as this is the first blog I’ve ever started and actually kept up with, that sound you’re hearing is me patting myself on the back. That other sound you’re hearing is the quiet snoring of the other dormant blogs I created once upon a time – from the one that was a doze-worthy diary of my daily complaints to the one contemplating transgenderism, nothing stuck quite like the lure of writing about morning sickness and maternity wear.
I started this blog mainly to chronicle what was certainly going to be a once-in-my-lifetime experience, and I got much more out of writing in it than I ever thought I would. I also found you all. Readers, that means you. From folks trying to conceive, to veteran parents, to people with newborns, folks who don’t want kids, people who have grown kids, queer folk, straight folk, people I know in real life, people whom I’ll never meet, and everyone in between, you all have been wonderfully attentive and supportive witnesses to a year of complete chaos, frustration, bewilderment, and joy.
That said, I wonder if I’ve left you all with any unanswered questions – about conception, pregnancy, identity, parenthood, things so far. So hit me – leave a comment, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, send a pigeon to central Virginia. I’ll answer anything but questions about my mother’s maiden name, my high school mascot, and what city I was born in. Anything on your mind?
Oh, and hey, if you want it to be anonymous to the world, indicate that in your email, and I’ll keep your identity out of it.