Monday, January 11, 2010

You're stronger than you believed!

Wow...You sure underestimated how much strength you had bottled up inside you! When it was time to dig deep and give it everything you had, you found the strength that was there all along. We are so proud of you, Sarah Jane!

Meet beautiful Elysa Jane!
Born at Lakeside Birth Center into her Daddy's sweet!
On January 9th, 2010 @ 2:45 pm
Weighed in at 6lb 14oz and 20 inches long
Her proud parents are Scott and Sarah Jane

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Why I love what I do...

I recently received a card along with a gift of services at a day spa from one of my clients:

"If we had gotten you the whole darn spa, I still wouldn't think we were thanking you enough for everything you have done (and are still doing) for us. Your support before, during, and after Dahlia's epic arrival has been so valuable to us. Thank you for being such an important part of our lives."

Thank you, Whitney and Nathan! I love a good massage but your words meant the world to me!

From 5cm to birth in 24 minutes!

There's nothing like being comforted by the loving arms of your Mama!

It took 15 hours of slow, tolerable labor (14 of those at home) to get to 5cm and then Elijah Mekhai was born 24 minutes later! Monet requested an epidural 45 minutes after we arrived at the hospital but agreed to try the tub first. She was so relaxed in the warm water that she thought the nurse had given her a shot of Fentanyl. No medication was given...just the natural releasing of endorphins! Next time girl, you better just plan on having your baby at home!

Meet Elijah Mekhai who was born on January 4th, 2010 at 1:24 pm. He weighed 6lb 12oz and is 19 inches long.

One hour old and already breastfeeding like a pro! You've done an awesome job and I have no doubt that you're going to be a great young mom.
Two proud Mamas!

Friday, January 1, 2010


2009 was the year I made the decision to follow my dreams of becoming a doula and helping women have the best birth experience possible. I had already attended 24 births so this was not a new passion. It began in June when I went through the Doula training and started the certification process. Since then, I've had the privilege of being a part of 10 wonderful births as an official doula...each one unique and a miracle!

As I look ahead at 2010, I'm excited to see what's in store...Who will I meet...What circumstances will I be faced with...Where will birth take me...When will I get to comfort a mom during a cesarean section...Why would I want to do anything else...How can I be so blessed to be doing something this special?