Friday, November 14, 2008

It's been a while...

But much has happened in the last couple of months that has caused me to stay away so long- both tragic and hopeful, but none the less busy. A quick run down:
September 13- I found out that I am pregnant!!
October 4- Attended my first birth
October 5- The beautiful baby died of what is believed to have been a lung condition
October 9- Attended the baby's viewing with the family
October 10- Spoke at the baby's funeral and later that evening attended my Second birth
October 16- Found out that I received a scholarship from CAPPA for my Certified Lactation Educator Training
October 17- Found out that we are going to Hawaii with my in-laws for Thanksgiving
October 31- November 2- Attended my postpartum doula training through DONA
November 8-9- Attended my birth doula training through DONA
November 11- Had an ultrasound and sure enough there is a baby in there with a heart beat of 146!
November 13- Found out that a dear friend attempted suicide the night before

So, needless to say, there has been a lot going on and it has been emotionally draining. Thank you all for your understanding and I hope to be returning to posting very soon! However, next week I am looking forward to a much needed tropical vacation on the island of Kauai where I intend to at least take a small break all to myself at the Grand Hyatt Spa! It is much needed!