Thursday, July 3, 2008


Last night, (well, 2am this morning actually), was my 9th birth in one month. That is the most birth action I have ever had! 3 doula clients: one of those an unassisted homebirth which dad caught the baby- no problems, one a gorgeous water birth at the birth center in town, and the other a long hospital birth at which when I left the nurse told me I was the best doula they had ever worked with. 1 assistant birth with another midwife. 5 assistant births with my dear friend and midwife Margaret: 3 of those were lovely uncomplicated births, and sandwiched in the middle of all these miracles were the 2 families who lost their babies.
Tonight is the ladies sewing and craft night at our church. I am SO looking forward to this! I'm hoping to finish some curtains for Lindy's room. And tomorrow we will all be at my parent's house in Twin Lakes, Idaho- the best place in the world to be on 4th of July, IMHO. It's a huge relief that I won't be on call for any births. Our dear friend and brother Cody is coming to visit for a week next week. We will spend lots of time at BBQs, the lake, and Silverwood, I'm sure. Margaret and I are planning on an afternoon of floating the lazy river whilst sipping drinks to veg out after the birth traumas. And then we leave for our trip to Colorado to visit Kent's family and friends on July 18 to return on the 29th. Ah- time to sit back and enjoy the summer for all it's worth!

1 comment:

Chic Mama said...

My goodness- you have been busy! What a whirlwind of babyness!! I am sorry to hear about the two babies that were lost- I can't imagine how hard that must be! Have fun on the river with Margaret and tell her "hi" for me!