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My Blog Was Broken (and She’s Having a Baby)

I have gotten a couple or 35 emails about my blog being broken and some of you may have noticed that when you tried to access good ol' Smockity Frocks, you got a virus warning.

But, never fear! Thanks to the techno-skills of Joy the Wonderful, my blog has been checked out thoroughly and it appears that I am back and good as new!

So, here are a few of the things I have learned about how to handle being hacked:

  • Be friends with someone who actually knows what a cPanel is and additionally, understands stuff like database backups and malicious malware.
  • Otherwise, you'll be communicating with your web host with really smart words like, "Uhhhh... you mean The Thing with the Dealihoo?"
  • Be ready to wait.
  • And then wait some more.
  • Because apparently cPanels have lots and lots of ... uh... panels and those suckers are good at hiding malicious codes and viruses. And those viruses do not respond at all to evil thoughts from the blog owner.

That is what has Worked For Me while my blog was NOT working for me.

And now for happier news!

It appears from signs being displayed by my, you know, inner workings that a new little Bebe Smockity will shortly be making an appearance here at Smockity Central!

I am hoping to update here with minute by minute details of my progress whenever the time comes.  For now, I'm just waiting for the time, but be sure and check back for the fascinating details of "When the Smockity Delivers". I'll try to limit terms like "HOT TAMALE MAMA, that hurts!" and "OUCHEE-WAWA!" to once every 15 minutes or so.

Until then you can read about how I prepare for unmedicated childbirth and how I handled the 3 day long labor of my 7th baby. Okay, maybe it wasn't actually 3 days, but it sure felt like it.

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  1. Here’s hoping your contractions kick in soon. Maybe by the time I wake up you’ll have a little sweetie in your arms. :-)

  2. I’m so glad you’re up and running again! Can’t wait to meet the newest Smockity!

  3. I love that you go unmedicated. I made it 26 hours with my first, then caved. I didn’t really try with my second; I requested the epidural take-home kit just-in-case, and was sadly disappointed when they told me there wasn’t a DIY epideural. Someone should really invent that…

    Here’s hoping the time comes swiftly… And goes by swiftly!

  4. Ah, how wonderful – a new little smockety!! Here’s hoping your baby comes, quickly, easily and healthy!

  5. I almost emailed, and then I realized you probably had a few people closer to you to tell you 😛

    WEEE!!! BABY!!!! It must be so exciting/surreal to know you’re going to be meeting a new child very soon.

  6. Oh ICK, Connie! What a frustrating, horrible, experience that must have been. (The hacking, not the birthing or prep!!!)
    Glad the bad will be followed (SOON!!) by something so wonderful.
    Will be praying for you (on all accounts.)

  7. K. Wilde says:

    Wow, I’m pleased that you took time to answer when you had 35 others inform you of what you already knew. Good success amd blessings with labour.

    Mrs. K. Wilde

  8. Jennifer says:

    I’ll be praying for you as you prepare to go into labor!

  9. Congrats on fixing your blog and getting close to THE TIME! Praying all goes well for you and your newest baby.

    Now I’m going to read up on how you prepare for an unmedicated delivery. I am really interested in that but my sweet hubby is scared:)

  10. Congratulations! I hope all goes well with your labor and delivery. I read up on how you deal with no meds–how exciting to finally find something that works for you! I can relate with the ‘panic through the pain’ thing, I did the same with my first (almost) unmedicated birth. I’ve since had 3 totally unmedicated homebirths and I totally agree with the idea of working with the pain instead of trying to ignore it. I try to repeat positive ideas during contractions, focusing on the progress being made as the baby comes down. One great tip I read before my 7th baby was to breathe deeply so you can feel it in your lower abdomen and try to totally relax your body to conserve energy. Like you said about not clenching your jaw or your fists, just try to relax any body parts you’re not actively needing at the time and let that uterus do the work! Anyway, there I go rambling. Praying for you!

  11. Yeah!!!!! Keep us updated!

  12. Can’t wait for the new arrival!

  13. Aww I’m so excited for you! :)

  14. Yay, to both! I’ll be kicking my family members off-line to regularly check in. :)

  15. Hey Connie! I think you should just livestream the whole labor and delivery! How about it?! :-)

  16. Connie, I just adore you! You are hilarious!

  17. I am married to a technical guru but somehow I think that if my blog broke, I’d be in trouble because he wouldn’t see the importance and urgency of fixing my “hobby.” ;0) So it’s in my best interest to keep everything backed up and ship shape as I can on my own!

    By the way… what is a cpanel?

    Congrats on the baby!