Two weeks ago I gave birth to my son, almost exactly three years after my daughter; arriving the day before her birthday. It was a very different experience as he arrived within 3.5 hours of the first contraction and within 17 minutes of arriving at the hospital!
So far, I’ve been surprised to notice how my use of technology has changed in those three years. In most cases the technology was previously available, but just hadn’t made it in to my life.
- we made the initial birth announcement by group text message as opposed to email (this is partly down to having a phone I can manage to text from and being on an inclusive package)
- showing off our son on Skype to my sister in Japan within 5 hours of him being born, last time although I was registered on Skype I only got a webcam the following Christmas
- my smart phone enables me to keep up to date with friends, family and news through email, facebook and news apps, and I can use it one handed so it is easy to use while I’m nursing, previously I had to find a bit of time to use my computer
- again I can use my ebook reader with one hand enabling me to read books while nursing, with my daughter I gave up on books and usually watched television
So now all I need to do is find some technology that will enable me to write blog posts while feeding…