This isn't about going back to my maiden name. I'm still thinking about doing that, but I'm also slowly getting used to the mail addressed to "Rob and Noelle His Last Name."
No, this is about my blog.
Despite what Baby in Broad suggests, I was not pregnant when I started blogging here. I created this as a kind of pre-mommy blog, chronicling my thoughts about becoming pregnant, becoming a parent. It was a place for haphazard planning and romantic imagining. A digital hope chest. Of course I also planned to blog about my pregnancy when the time came.
But then I didn't do it. I was so taken aback by the reality of pregnancy (and my life at the time) that I completely lost my blogging momentum. I eventually got rolling again, only to shatter against the wall of postpartum depression.
There didn't end up being much pregnancy or baby to this (apparently) pregnancy-and-baby blog.
I am fully confident that I have no idea what my babymaking future looks like. If I could somehow garantee that everything would be complication-free and lovely, I'd have at least two more children. And two more really means three more, because I don't believe in odd numbers of children. Numbers of odd children, however...
(It's not just children, actually. I don't like odd numbers...unless they're multiples of five. Ideal, of course, is an even multiple of five. Ahh. So lovely. The volume in my car is almost always set at either 10 or 20. I can't really imagine having 10 children, though.)
So there's currently no Baby in the Broad, and there may never be again. Which is fine. But what happens to Baby in Broad, then?
I have no plans to stop writing. I enjoy telling my life story as it happens. Writing is a way to remember and discover and make connections. (Hi, everyone I've met through blogging! I love you!)
So. Yeah. Here we are. Without the "Baby in" it's just Broad. Which is essentially the kind of blog I've been writing all along.
Still, if I do opt for a name-change, I think I'll go with something more personal.
(And in the event that another baby eventually makes his or her way in, I'll be sure to write about it, whatever my blog title winds up being.)