Saturday, July 28, 2012

Dear Todd & Stephanie,

~Bystyr University~

You have asked me to be your Doula.
(someone who nutures and guides a birthing mother)
I am honored and so pleased that you asked me.
I want to do my best for you,
so I enrolled in Doula classes.

 Four days of intense learning.
Four days of hands-on activities.
Four days of insight and more understanding.

I meet young nursing students from Twain.

 Our instructors were smart, funny and interesting.
They had a style all their own,
 which made for fun learning.

Lunch time was unbelievable.
The campus is in a beautiful setting.

 Bastyr is a natural health university. 
They grow their own vegetables for their cafeteria,
 here in this garden.

 They also grow flowers.

On this day, the massage class was held outside.
Oh yea... massages outside!


Well, Todd and Stephanie,
I am ready to help you and Baby Boy
 make his way into this world. 

~July 29, 2012~

It won't be long now.


  1. I had no clue there were actually college classes on this. And what a beautiful campus! How fun! I know you will be a wonderful doula for them.

  2. You are amazing, Christine! I love that you have done this intense class in preparation for welcoming your newest grandchild into the world. Makes my heart so full of joy! I am very excited for you and your family. Congratulations for doing so well in your class! blessings ~ tanna

  3. Sounds you like are having fun and what great photos! I agree...massage outside! WOW....

  4. How exciting! the place you took you class looks wonderful! I could get lost for days wondering around the beautiful grounds!
    Soon... so soon!
    dee dee

  5. What a great idea. You would have been great without the classes but I'm sure it was a nice refresher, update on new stuff and a good confidence booster. Looks like it was fun, too! :)

  6. Oh you pulled on my heart string, I have wanted to do this. I felt I could do this after three of my own home births and coaching others in you have inspired me...thanks for more sand for thought

    What a blessing you will be!! What a blessing to be asked..oh enjoy, enjoy!!

  7. I'm so proud if you! Can't wait to meet my new nephew.

  8. We're all anxiously awaiting baby boy's arrival.

  9. I learn so much from you. What an interesting and informative post. I am proud of you that you met this challenge. I know they chose the right person when they asked you. Wishing you the best and eagerly looking forward to a new little boy with you. Our grandson is due soon too.

  10. Hi Christine, I know that Doula's can make a world of difference for the mother to be; congrat's for stepping out and preparing for the task. How incredibly special! I've never been to a birth before-when my girls started having babies they wanted the births to be private and now I have babysitting duties. Enjoy and blessings to the parents to be.
    Hugs, Noreen

  11. I don't know who is luckier . . .
    Todd and Stephanie or you?

  12. What a wonderful experience (both the honor of being asked and the training session.) You must be getting so excited!

  13. That's a great experience. You are so ready. Your post is wonderful, full of beautiful photos. I am your newest follower.

  14. Vista Woman, I salute your courage. My daughter had her third child at home with two certified midwives in attendance.

    While I was also present, I was no doula: I just prayed and rejoiced with them.
    You go, girl!

  15. What a great class and I never even thought about how Doulas were trained.

    A friend's daughter recently had a baby and they hired a Doula to be there during the birth. I'm glad your kids asked you. I know my sweet friend, a wonderful mother, was hurt not to be included in the birth of her grandbaby.

  16. Just catching up with you, Christine - and WOW - you have been having quite the excitement this summer, yourself! Though, not all work related - I wish I was having more down time to enjoy vacation days.

    I LOVE the microwave teacup cakes - though I try to avoid microwave cooking as a general rule. This might make it for a special event teatime! Thanks for the tip.

    Oh - and about my daughter's dress - YES - the very first one she tried on was the winner. We tried on about a dozen dresses - but that first one was the champ! So beautiful! Can't share pictures til the big day, though - sometime this fall.


  17. Hi Christine. Thank you for leaving me a comment on my blog, Simplify! I have had a good time reading back a few pages here on your blog. Sounds like we have kids about the same age, and grandkids too. But I see you are going to pass me up with a new baby boy this month! How exciting to have been asked to be their Doula. Did I spell that right?
    I will be back!!!
    XO Kris


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