I've been home over a week now and I'm just getting to the laundry.
This past week has been great and filled with the anticipation of birth, reuniting with sister midwives, and lots of work, yoga, and study dates via skype.
I've been ridiculously productive. Such a relief after the stress of my past sessions. I will i will i will manage my time better.
Mind you what I've been working on is fun and creative so its been easy. making charts. intrapartum, birth, immediate postpartum and beyond. newborn exam. I'm in the midst of beginning a major research project so in the intro stages of writing up a research proposal. Very excited. I think it is part of why I am so motivated.
We also finished the Eats on Feets FAQ this past week. A major accomplishment. I am so proud out it. It's not on the website yet, but you can check it out in its pre-published form. Shell and Maria have put so much of themselves into that document, I feel honoured to have been part of it at all.
I think what has got me so excited is for my study group. We've made some adjustments to the format and are going to be including skills days, and one emergency skills class a month. Very excited to have that routine practice.
This week we are having the placenta liberation classes at my place! I'll report more on that soon! hopefully filled with photos.
Everything is coming together and it is making life quite enjoyable.
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