I thought this day would never arrive - but here it is, only a day away! My three day DONA training workshop, part of my certification as a postpartum doula, starts TOMORROW!
I'm so stoked . . . and also a little worried, as I'll be away from Lily for over TWELVE HOURS each day. The most I've ever left her for was 6 hours, just this week (while working with my first client - I know, a little backasswards, but I gotta be me). She did okay, but 12 is a looooooong time. I'll be leaving before she wakes, which could be tough on her, and then there's naptime, which is always started with nursing. But I know her daddy will dote on her and keep her fed and hydrated. I was also reassured today, while at the aforementioned client's house (more on that later), to find that I can still pump 4 ounces of milk in about 5 minutes. *snap* So at least my supply isn't threatened.
Anyway, I'll see you next week. In the meantime, in case you haven't seen it, Navelgazing Midwife's latest post is a masterful parody of the CODE MEC article recently put out by Medscape.
And here's some eye candy.