I must be candid: Since having the baby (yes, he's here!...more on that later) I have relapsed somewhat regarding my habits with internet land.
But not entirely.
Just enough that I know that there are Russian spies infiltrating the U.S. disguised as regular people with kids, and hey, that is exciting stuff! Russian! Spies! I mean, the Cold War is over, but not over enough, you know? I know!
But here's what I've learned so far: It was hard not to tweet a bit for the first few days. There is just something about sending out a little note to the universe about one's life that is strangely comforting. But then I got over that.
I have missed the NYTimes. (Hey, Russian Spies!) But I did avoid it until chillin' with my baby during the first post-partum week.
I have not missed local news. Except for some sports news about conferences and switching teams etc. I caught up on that in the hospital. But for the most part I find local news simply reporting on local doom and gloom.
I have missed blogging. In fact, I have, in my head, composed many a post-partum post. And maybe you're glad I've been on haitus, unless you have gone through childbirth and the aftermath yourself, in which case you may have thought I was quite funny. But so much for that.
I have been more discriminating in the blog posts of others that I have chosen to read, so I haven't gone completely cold turkey on that internet front. (Does the internet have fronts?) But I have given myself limits.
This past week I have enjoyed keeping tabs on the World Cup, the longest tennis match in history, and today watching the new Harry Potter trailer over and over again. (I will not provide links to any of those things. You'll just have to find them yourselves. Sorry. Just trying to stay minimalist here...)
A reformatting of the goals a little bit:
So long, once more, New York Times. (So long, Russian Spies. Just try to deny it, Mr. Putin.) And especially so long, other news. Still no twitter. No surfing (I just don't have enough sunscreen). Limited blog reading, BUT a little more blog posting. I think it's helpful sometimes to compose a little ditty one can put out there just because. I do like blogging, just for its own sake.
And about the baby: I'll get to the details with another post, but here are the essentials:
7 lbs 11.6 oz / 19 inches / June 17th @ 2:25 a.m. / all natural, baby / cute as a button
His name is Caleb.
And like I said, more information coming soon.