Tater’s birth is coming up pretty fast! She is due around June 25th and I’ll be heading off to The Farm on June 13th for my “delivery month” (38 to 42 weeks pregnant) where I will sit and wait for her to come. The Farm is a great place for all things natural and I am super pleased to be having my natural childbirth there. Yay!
Unfortunately for my readers and far away buddies I wont have internet access once I get there. Which means I wont be blogging or updating while I am there. I am going to have major internet withdrawal folks!
But, we are working out various other options like tweeting updates via text message and also having guest posts from other bloggers to keep the content fresh here while I am away. Email me if you are interested in guest posting.
Lately N and I have been toying with the idea of doing a live video chat right before we head off to The Farm to have Tater. We thought it would be something that readers and also friends and family would enjoy. You know so I can show you guys the bump, we can talk about how things are going and you can see us with your own two eyes! Questions can be asked and we can just have some sort of face time together right before I take my little leave of absence.
We’ll hook up our webcam and do a little broadcast via Ustream that will appear right here on the blog for you guys to see in real time.
The broadcast will also have a chat function. Which means you’ll be able to watch the video broadcast and also chat with us in real time! We’ll answer your questions and respond to you right then via the video broadcast, pretty nifty huh? Isn’t the internet amazing?
It will be so much like a face to face encounter, which is cool considering we are so freaking far away from everyone these days!
Here is a sample broadcast of ours, it is prerecorded broadcast of Tater’s movements that I did as a test run.
Live streaming video by Ustream
Since the above sample it isn’t a live broadcast we may not all be here to chat at the same time (unless you just popped over via a reader right after I published this), I thought it gives a good taste of how cool the whole setup could be though.
Also, N and I are toying with another idea… doing a “live test broadcast” that we’ll announce here on the blog so you guys can mark your calenders and attend it, if you are interested.
The topic if the test broadcast: We thought it might be fun to share our walk though of the new house the day we get our keys! That way can show you the empty place room by room at that time and get a feel for the chat/ broadcast set up while we do it.
Of course that is all dependent on whether or not we have internet access at the new place by that time but we are working to make it happen! Figured it could be a fun blog post too.
We’ll probably password protect the broadcast, you know to keep the stalkers and creeps away. I’ll need to know who all to send the password to… So, if you are interested being included in these broadcasts please say so in the comments section or shoot me an email so I can add you to the broadcast notification list.
Oh and Happy St Patrick’s Day! Wanna see how dumb I was back in the 6th grade around this time? Check out my styling GREEN hair!!!