I’ve got 3 reasons why I have not been posting for several weeks, and not of them are individually sufficient, but combined they make sense to me.
1. Ever since 1031 Exchange Coordinators decided to change up our CMS, there has been talk of wiping clean all of the posts from this blog and start afresh on our new site’s blog. As those talks have been circulating, the motivation to write has been absolutely sucked from me. Wish I had it in me, but it’s all been sucked out.
2. Right around the time these discussions began I hit a spate of huge projects to complete. With no desire to post or follow much of the blogging world I have come to love, I threw myself into the projects and have gotten some fairly decent results.
As an aside, I don’t think I ever realized just how much time blogging took in my life. Not that it was really time poorly spent by any stretch of the imagination, but time spent nonetheless.
3. About three weeks ago my wife Melanie, 2 year old son Payton, and I went on Fulll-Time Baby Alert. Melanie was due just two days ago, March 12, but our doctor was not liking how our son-to-be was growing. Over the last 4 weeks we had weekly non-stress tests to check the baby’s movement as well as weekly ultrasounds checking Melanie’s amniotic fluid levels. the doctor worried that there wasn’t enough fluid, which could lead to the umbilical cord getting pinched and not give the proper nutrients to our son. We were shocked to find that everything we did – every activity, every car ride, every planned future activity, simply everything – was done with the thought that the baby may need to be induced at a moment’s notice. We were stressed to the max to get everything we possibly could before the baby was born and total space cadets as to things around us.
When we did another non-stress test last Tuesday afternoon, March 4th, the doctor, decided to induce Melanie right away. Gratefully, Carson Alan Hallberg was born without complications on Tuesday, March 4th at 8:33pm. He weighed in at 6 lbs., 7 oz. and 18″ long. He ad Melanie have been thriving since the labor and birth. His parents, on the other hand, are struggling to get enough sleep and to give him and his big brother enough attention.
So, while each of my individual reasons for not posting may amount to good reasons to be so late with a post, together they make sense to me. Look for continued posts until a final decision is made as to whether to transfer over my posts on this blog to our new site.