yes, it's true...i have a Tummymuffin!
(i think that makes me the Muffinoven.)
in any case, here i am, all knocked up for the first time. of course we're really excited, extremely happy, and humbly blessed...and also freaking out. mildly. we hear the real freaking out comes AFTER pregnancy.
but of course i'm curious, with plenty of questions, so who better to turn to than you, friends and family? the community i'm a part of is made up of people all over the world, and so i hope this blog becomes a virtual village made up of some of the strongest, smartest, most amazing women i know. some of you are brand-new mothers; some have been mothers for many, many years; many of you fall somewhere in-between. i know every mom, child, and pregnancy is different and unique, but i think that you all have much wisdom to give. i can't sit down and have tea & scones with all of you, so i guess this is the next best thing.
my plan is to post questions, updates, and other bits, and then ask for your responses. it's easy; just click on the word "comments" below the post. a new screen will open up, and you can write however much you like. you will have a verify that you are a person and not a spammer by typing a few letters you see -- it's very easy. when you're done, just click "publish your comment." the tummymuffin community will then be able to see what you've written. i'll be checking often and responding whenever i can.
i look forward to hearing from any or all of you; participation is of course voluntary, but i wouldn't have asked you to come check out this blog if i didn't think you had an opinion to share! your input is really valuable to me.
if you don't feel comfortable posting answers publicly, you can always e-mail me directly at that address you've known and loved for years, hadashi at hotmail dot com.
thank you for all the support, love, and friendship you've shown to me over the years, months, or days. each of you has a special place in my life, and your journey into motherhood has given me a lot of encouragement already!