I am not posting a lot of pictures of Katie on here anymore.
It's not that I don't want to share them. I think my girl is beautiful.
But, a few months ago, I was searching my traffic sources and someone found this blog by searching "cute baby girl with pacifier." Now, the Pollyanna side of me thinks that they were only looking with the best of intentions, but most of me is worried someone saved photos of my child for nefarious purposes, and that makes me physically ill. My family is very tolerant of my blogging habit--Left-brain knows his antics get posted on here, but all he asks is not to have his picture posted. And I comply with that, because he has a right to his privacy and I've seen women rip other women's husbands to shreds (this is one of my biggest pet peeves about women, just cause someone's husband doesn't "float your boat", it's not an excuse to make fun of him. I know my husband looks no better or worse than anyone else's husband, but he has feelings and I can't bear to have him criticized). But I have also had to learn Katie deserves that same privacy and protection, and part of me feels like I let her down, big time. And I refuse to allow that to happen. I do post them on FB, but you have to be a friend to see 99% of them--I can at least restrict who sees her on there for the most part. Blogs are great, but they don't offer that protection.
So, I'm backing off on posting them. I hope that people who read this understand. I appreciate how some of you kept us in your prayers when I was pregnant, but I would like to think you would also want her protected from some weirdo online. I've been going back and forth about this, and it's eaten at me. So, please, it's nothing those who care did, (except if you're the person googling "cute baby girl with pacifier", then, yeah, it's you), it's me. And this may change as Internet security changes.
but if you want to see her and you have Facebook, friend me. A lot of you are my friends anyway. Otherwise, at least for now, I'm going to try to go without posting about her.