I know it’s been a while since I’ve written, but it’s been an incredibly busy few weeks. Let’s just say I’ve had some wonderful experiences.
Chris joined me in Ukiah for some R&R after he finished summer school a few weeks ago. He had some time to chill in the apartment and catch up on his favorite television shows. It was much needed. I needed him here, too. It was nice for me to have him see my other home away from home. Luckily, we didn’t have any births that week, so I was able to be with him in the evenings.
We’ve had a few births since the last time I wrote and each one was more experience for me. At this last birth, I was given the opportunity to catch the placenta, clamp the umbilical cord, and give the baby his Vitamin K shot. Today I did a blood draw and got that vein on the first try. To gain confidence and skill I must take the bull by the horns, right? Well…every chance I get, that’s what I’m doing.
I will soon be taking a break from the birth center life to finish up my own clients in Monterey for 2017. I have such a busy doula practice that it’s too hard for me to keep going back and forth. It currently looks like I will not be taking doula clients for 2018. My goal is to be back in Ukiah for my Primary phase in January 2018. I have no doubt that I will get there.
I hope to have time soon to update you on my many adventures here in Ukiah the last three months. While I haven't had time to do much traveling around the area, I look forward to sharing my insights about the locale, the people, the food, and yes, the weed and the wine.
Doula. Childbirth Educator. Breastfeeding Counselor. Massage Therapist. Student Midwife. Mom. Wife. Friend. Human.