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Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Maine Adventure Continues

Sitting at the airport in Portland with Shauntée waiting for Amanda and then Nadine to drive us for school. I'm happy that i got to spend the afternoon with Shauntée. I've missed her. Usually we skype of gchat more between classes so we're not the far apart, but we've both been so busy. We're sharing a room for the next two weeks so it's not like there won't be enough catch up time, but it's made the 5 hour wait at the airport more enjoyable.

The journey has been long and somewhat grueling with an apparent late onset development of strep throat (or at least probably the most painful sore throat i've had in my adult life). Gah. Hoping not in infect everyone.

I happy to see my sister students and to hopefully take the time to walk in the forest. It's a foggy, grey and humid day here in Portland. 57 degrees F. 

It's always tough leaving for school. I have to leave the practice, which makes me sad. To leave the mothers and the family of women that I work with.

I'm not sure if coming to school is the break or not, but this session I feel I have so many assignments due and presentations and exams that I'm not ready. 

Curious as to how everyone did this past "break"

We are all in very different practices. One of my sister students texted me yesterday to say she was on her way to a birth and hadn't packed yet! yikes. I'm wondering about the changes they've experienced, if they are taking on new roles and had any experiences that caused them to grow as midwives.

I feel this last clinical session for me had less births and more practice related focus. Which is good. There is more to being a midwife than just catching babies. I feel more confident in prenatals. 

I still have my focus. I have a lot to learn, to practice and to master. One step at a time.

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