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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Doula doula

I recently attended my second birth as a doula. It was exhilarating and it was tiring.

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The hospital room.

This birth was the first all-nighter, like actual up all night all-nighter, that I've pulled in a lot of years. I was left barely functioning. I made it home and crawled into bed where I slept for a couple hours. The rest of the day I was in a bit of a fog. I went to bed early that night.

I really couldn't do this work without the help of my family because my main job, my full time job, is being at home and taking care of my kids. When I get called to a birth I need to be able to know that they are taken care of, that Little J will get to the bus stop on time, and that everyone will get fed. I'm so lucky to have J who can take off work and his parents who live close by and are willing to help.

This time J went to work but his mom came over and ran the show. I am so grateful for her.

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Sun rays determedly shooting down.

I'm lucky to be able to do work that I love.

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