I’ve been taking a break from blogging; it’s good to take a step back from time to time, and I think I needed that space to reflect on technology (and how we sometimes use it as a substitute for other things in our lives). Still thinking…do you think blogs and social media are taking the place of actual human contact? Is it possible to use technology as a crutch to avoid or postpone interacting in the real world? I know that I use blogging to process my days and experiences, to make sense of things, to inscribe a narrative…but most of all to establish human contact and reach out to people, and I guess I’m trying to decide if this technology is fulfilling that need for contact in a meaningful way.
Hence, the break. It’s the last few weeks of the pregnancy and a good time to be going inside myself a little bit as I prepare for all the life changes.
For now, I’m doing weekly monitoring at chez la sage-femme and walking every day to stay loose and keep all my pinched nerves and squished organs from tightening up and causing real discomfort. I’m writing this from the midwife office now, actually, listening to the baby heartbeat over the monitor and watching it record my contractions.
I’ll be back soon, with some shorter posts for the time being. Keep me and Mathieu in your thoughts as we gear up for the big date!