As a follow up to my last post, which was my most read and most commented on post ever, I thought I’d share some thoughts and some news.
First off, it is our goal to share our journey from now until birth and after, on social media and using social media platforms. One of the things that means is that Annie and decided to start a “parenting/ family/ life” blog in which we will have individual posts documenting out respective thoughts and opinions as we adventure through this new phase, as well as share photos and video. We will release that website name here pretty soon so follow along with that to see that aspect of our life.
Second, we will continue our wine blog, which is actually a wine/ food/ Paso Robles/ travel/ lifestyle blog, but obviously the drinking will be left up to me…tough job but someone has to do it. Annie, of course, can comment on the smell of wine and her thoughts on all the other things we cover on our Hoot n’ Annie blog.
Finally, some personal thoughts from me since releasing the news on Friday that we’re expecting a baby. I (and Annie as well) was absolutely shocked and overwhelmed at the response from off line and online friends and family. It was overwhelmingly emotional for me to see this outpouring of “Likes”, Facebook comments, Twitter comments, blog comments, emails, phone calls, and so on…that emotion turned to tears as I realized that not only are Annie and I surrounded by some of the most amazing and loving people, but our baby will be too…makes me teary eyed now just thinking about that. So, from the bottom of my heart, I truly thank each of you that expressed your thoughts via online or off line.
After the first 12 to 24 hours of feeling stunned and speechless, Annie and I have entered this place of calm and peace. We have been more tired than normal…probably due to the emotional highs we have been feeling since finding out, but we are so immensely happy and grateful. Even though this was planned, the emotions aren’t…and the reactions from all of you were truly unexpected and I think that added to the “HOLY COW” aspect of what we were experiencing.
I am a very opinionated person, although I attempt to keep those opinions to myself when I can…with that comes a certain kind of sentimentality, sensitivity, etc.; and that’s why I continue to be a “deer in the headlights” when it comes to all the well wishes and excitement that others have shown with our news. My hope is that each of you will choose to be part of this journey with us, it would mean a lot to us and for baby one day when he/ she can look back at our blogs or our Facebook timelines and see all the love and joy and awesomeness that you guys bring to the table.
So, thank you again, sincerely…no words can describe how YOU made Annie and I feel when the news came out. Thank you thank you thank you!!
We should be letting the new website out shortly, and will announce that via Facebook, Twitter, and here. Thanks again, cheers!!
- BREAKING NEWS: I’m Going To Be A Dad (matthewliberty.com)