Spring and summer flew by filled with lots of babies and baseball! We enjoyed having an opportunity to do some traveling both for baseball and family vacations. I have clients on the books for the months to come and excited about attending these births! Anna Carson will have her first birthday next month, where the past year has gone is truly a mystery!
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The day after an amazing birth experience with a sweet client (is that God or what?!!) we got the phone call I had been waiting for DAILY during this adoption process. THE call to tell us their was a precious baby girl for us. I hope to one day be able to put into words the feelings we felt knowing God had faithfully completed the journey to our daughter. It was amazing and one of the sweetest moments of my life. Within hours of knowing her story we were in the NICU to meet our 2 pound 5 ounce daughter (at birth) who has almost 3 weeks old.
Our lives changed in an instant, but in reality God had this planned since the beginning of time. We are so thankful to have Anna Carson Adele join our family and already the blessings are too many to count. The best is yet to come.....
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I can't believe how long it has been since I have posted about the amazing births I have been able to attend....
Between the intensity of the adoption process and wanting to spend time with the boys while they are home for the summer, time has passed quickly. I decided to only take one client a month for the summer and it has been good for us as a family for me to take a break. I will get permission SOON to post a few pictures of the precious babies and their birth stories.
Please be in prayer for Anna Carson and her birth family. I long for the day we will be with her. It is amazing to long and miss someone you have never met. We all love her so much and feel something is missing in our family.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
When I was contacted by my sweet, amazing prior client and military wife about driving to Jacksonville to attend the birth of their son, I was so overwhelmed. It was not going to be a short distance to drive and where they live, they could have found many other doulas to do the job. Since I have moved from Wilmington and most all of my clients were there, I have not been able to attend second births of these women. This was going to be a first! Last week when she called to tell me she went to the Dr. was was 4 cm and 80% effaced, I panicked I was not going to be able to get there in time for it to be worth their money to hire me. After giving her the option of backing out of the deal, she said no. She would rather have me there for a short time than not at all. Wow, that was a humbling moment for me. I love this couple for many reasons, so it was a joy to be there for their son's birth. I ended up getting there in plenty of time and everything worked out beautifully. It was one of the most meaningful Mother's Days I have ever had. God has been so great to me that so many of my clients become my friends. She sure is one I pray will be a life long friend!
Blake and I had the great joy of meeting some of our best friends in Myrtle Beach for a conference. I was so looking forward to the time away with them and just KNEW my client/friend/prayerful back up doula one day was going to have her 6th baby before I left! Well, that did not happen. I tried to pull some strings to get her into the Dr. before I left so she would have the baby and I could leave stress free, but didn't happen. NOT GOD'S TIMING! I could NOT believe I was on my way home and there was still no baby! We texted on the way home and I pleaded with her to hang in there a little bit longer. She did, but not a minute later! I got home around 11pm and her water broke at 11:30! It was on! Her labor was short and sweet, so short that the Dr. didn't even make it! It was a great testimony of God's perfect timing and there is nothing I can do to change His plans! What a beautiful baby boy he was with the blondest hair I have seen in awhile. What joy!