When I started this blog, I was pregnant with my daughter. A first time mother-to-be, who really had no idea what was about to happen. When I started this blog, I was worried about finding a doctor who would support my request for a cesarean, I was confident that I would find one or do what needed to be done to have a planned cesarean delivery - but I really did not imagine that after finding a doctor who agreed that I would be in a position where I would be delivering my child by the very way that I had sought to avoid. When I started this blog, I anticipated that it would remain just another mommy blog - a place where I would have written about the cesarean birth of my daughter and then quickly moved on to the one-hundred-and-one different things that happen as a baby becomes a toddler, a big sister, a child. I did not imagine that it would remain focussed on maternal request cesarean, maternity care and birth trauma. I did not imagine that it would become one of the main ways that I would process my experience. I did not imagine that it would help other women. I did not imagine that it would have the kind of impact it has had. I did not imagine that it would even be read much at all.
So two-hundred posts later, I cannot help but look back on the last few years (most of the posts have been within the last year and a half) - and be somewhat pleased with the work that has been done. And in the ways that this blog has exceeded my expectations - I look forward to seeing what work will be done - as it still seems clear, that there is still much work yet to be done.