Hi and welcome to the forum!
Wanted to take a moment to reply on behalf of our moderators here because I think a lot of new members have the same questions you do.
New members must have three posts approved by a moderator before their posts appear in real time. Usually, there isn't much of a delay. But, there's a gap in moderation overnight. So, that's why your early-morning posts got delayed a bit.
Again, once your third post is approved, your posts will not need to be moderated and will appear immediately on the forums.
For the record, we do read every post, so any posts that violate our terms
(even if they're from approved members) will be deleted. We're happy to say that we VERY RARELY have to do this.