Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Well, I'm back... and happy to be here.
My past week has looked like this:
Birth, class, class, sick, sick, class, class, birth, birth, apple picking, class, birth, birth, class, class. Punctuated with some long stretches of sleeping.
When it rains, it pours- recently this has been literal and figurative. The rainy October weather seems to have given me intense, double back-to-back births.
I feel like I earned most of my Birth Assistant "Badges" this past week. The last seven days have presented me with a few situations that helped me understand that I really will be able to handle being a midwife*. I am grateful to my wonderful families, my birth-assistants-in-training for being there and my incredible midwives who know how to beautifully take charge of a situation. I am also grateful to my sweet husband for putting up with phone calls in the middle of the night and listening to his semi- delirious wife unload all of her birth details in their full gory glory.
How has your past week been, friends?
I've got lots to share with you about what happened during my blog break.
* For example:
I can take fetal heart rates like a champ.
I can be surprisingly high functioning on little or no sleep.
Posted by Kate Zondervan at 1:32 PM