So tomorrow I leave early in the morning and head to Nashville for Blissdom – a conference focused on women who blog. And while this is a pre-blog conference post that everyone writes, it’s also more than that. It’s a reminder to me to let go of the guilt of leaving (Sam’s home, Bella will pbe fine, the world will not end) and remember that this is one of the last times in a very long time I will get to do anything like this – just for me.
While having twins >; blog conferences any day, I also know that this time is a period of reflection for why I blog, how much I love to write, and to get to hug some of you that I’ve talked to for so long.
What concerns me the most is the amount of food I’m needing to consume for both a multiple pregnancy and helping me feel less sick, and the water I need to drink. On a plane, in taxis, and in the general craziness of a conference it’s so easy to let time get away from me and skip meals and bathroom breaks.
I’ve been reading When You’re Expecting Twins, Multiples, and Quads By Dr. Luke and holy wow is there a lot of stuff I didn’t know. Mainly about eating – 3 regular meals and 3 mini meals (like, meals. Not an apple.). And all the water, and resting, and everything. My head is spinning, but I had 6 meals yesterday and I felt SO much better. I only took 2 Zofran instead of 3 and had energy to take Bella for a walk to the park.
Anyway, it’s hard to find random food at all times at a conference. Water was plentiful at BlogHer so hopefully it will be the same there. I’m headed to Target for high fat/protein non perishable snacks that don’t make me gag <;--- the other problem. If you see me at Blissdom, I will be the one shoving my face with food. 24-7. I'm hoping for a time with friends, relaxation, and learning. Not the push myself till I pass out thing I did at BlogHer.
I’ll try to blog/tweet/FB pics and updates on the conferences, the swag, the people I meet, and the things I’m doing. If you can’t go, live vicariously through me. And if you want to know something, tweet or email me about it!
If you have any snack/travel suggestions I’d love to hear them!
Huge thanks to Oreck for sponsoring my trip to Blissdom, making my home clean, and being the best kind of sucky there is. <;3