Saturday, January 22, 2011


Well I need to come up with a name for my midwifery services and I am completely at a lost! The other day I thought I figured one out but low and behold it already exists! That has been the biggest issue so if anyone out there in the blogging world have any ideas I WOULD BE SOOOO delighted!!!
couple ideas: iBirth (which was my favorite)
Nesting Midwifery
Yosemite Childbirth Resource????
as you can see... I NEED HELP HERE!!!
I really like the idea of it having something to do with a nest, and what that represents, when I think about mother and baby I picture a nest with a bird protecting her nest...

Friday, December 31, 2010

Saying goodbye to 2010

How do you sum up what has been the most monumental year of your life? Not only did I settle into a new life as a newlywed with the love of my life Michael but we welcomed a new love into our lives. May 2010 I gave birth to what has brought me more joy then ever imaginable. After getting married and feeling more love in my heart than I ever thought possible, Leo was born and rocked our world!!. This year has been a year full of first. first place together, first baby, first holidays as a family, first words (Dada:)), first married couple fight, first married couple make up, and I became a California Licensed Midwife... it has been nothing short of amazing. And although at this time last year I was scared and just praying that I would survive what looked like such a crazy roller-coaster ride I find myself begging God to slow it down so I can enjoy every minute. Goodbye 2010 hello 2011, what on earth are you doing to do to top 2010?!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Love and Marriage

Well it seems as though I should start up the ol' bog again since in the past year there has been much to blog about...
November 28 2009, one of the happiest days of my life, after five in half years Michael and I tied the knot. We had a beautiful wedding, I loved it!! We danced the night away to our favorite music and with our favorite people (minus a few unfortunately). The whole day was magical and better than I could have ever imagined. My mom, myself, my aunts and friends the whole day before did all the floral arrangements for the tables and all the boutonniere for the guys. it was so fun:) After the wedding we headed off to Monterey for honeymoon:) It was a blast!!! Here are just a few pictures... to view more check out my Facebook

Monday, August 3, 2009


This is a picture at one of our homebirths!!! Presenting little baby June
Detrah is in the pink, she is the wonderful midwife that i work with:)

Birth is a normal, natural function that is designed so well physiologically that it rarely needs outside assistance. Many midwives know this intellectually, but it can take time to develop a heart's worth of trust.

An explanation of the nature of faith: When you sit on a chair, you believe it will hold you up and you do not even give a thought that it might collapse under your body. You trust the design of the chair, and you've had experience and know it is trustworthy. Imagine trying to sit on it and having strangers walk in and attach you to a monitor—just in case this chair should collapse. Imagine being denied food and water in case the chair fails and you need surgery. What if you've heard chair horror stories all your life, and you doubt your ability to cope with the discomforts of sitting on a chair? Faith in the design of the chair creates an attitude of trust that allows you to release with abandon the tension of your body to the chair.

Sometimes pregnant women are short on faith about their abilities to give birth. Often, whether we realize it or not, it is faith that they want and need from us. Faith is a quality and an attitude that can make or break some labors. Anyone who has been in a situation that tested their mettle and caused them to doubt themselves but had at least one advocate saying, "Go for it! I know you can do it" has experienced the power of faith. In my practice, I'm amazed at the difference of wisdom that flows out of me when working with those who trust me versus those who are very fearful of birth with a midwife.

— Excerpted from "A Matter of Faith," by Caroline Eustice, Midwifery Today Issue 17

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Lil Update!

I hate when I don't blog for ages for many reasons, one being, not one person out there still reads my blog so Ill just write for kicks:) two; there is much to blog about!! How do I fit in the following; heading off to Canada to visit my most favorite people in the world, coming home and hiking the great Half Dome, a beautiful day at Yosemite's Glacier Point followed by a killer dinner with my Love at the Bug in Yosemite!
Its been a wonderfully great and busy summer so far, today I'm off to water aerobics with my 70-80 year old girlfriends then hopefully get some charting done for my very first Midwifery client! yay!!I feel ready but I'm still feeling like I'm not quite ready to fully step in the midwifery world:/ but i know i have worked hard for it and I'm super excited!! my wonderful midwife that i work with will be overseeing everything and is always there for me when if i ever have any questions at all!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Brain Blob

Brain space... well round two at taking my Board Exam to be a midwife, and I feel humbled to say the least. i sat in sterile feeling room inside the Medical Board of California while my crazy proctor read word for word the test prep shpeel. I broke the seal on the test and there i was taking the stinking NARM!!! I got through it and finished with a stiff neck and what felt like a brain explosion... I then made my way to a coffee shop and sat in hopes that i passed and made my phone calls to the family and told them I really didnt know if i passed or not... i suck at test taking!!! for reals i do!! I know I know all the information on that test... i know enough to pass it no problem but i just cant get over the nerves of testing... AHHHHHHHHHHHoh well... we will see..
Now with this test being over with i have so much more brain space, i got caught up on all my blog reading, i watched American Idol with my Cousins, who are down from seattle for a visit, we played spoons till midnight they are so so great!!!!
and now i will be heading home and am planning on crashing on the couch while watching the Office tonight....ahh:)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Love This Song!

A dear friend gave me this song... i love it!

Started rubbing sticks together
I thought a spark would take forever
I never dreamt this fire would appear

When Moses saw the Bush in flames
And heard the branches speak his name
I wonder if he felt this kind of fear

'Cause I'm burnin'
Yeah, I'm burnin'
And I know I'm gonna blister in these flames
So I'll stay here
'Till this smoke clears
And I'll find you in the ashes that remain

Used to be that I could say
My faith was one arm's length away
From any flame that ever felt too warm

Asked for matches, but I recieved
A gallon full of gasoline
Now my cozy campfire days are gone

'Cause I'm burnin'
Yeah I'm burnin'
And I know I'm gonna blister in these flames
So I'll stay here
'Till this smoke clears
And I'll find you in the ashes that remain

'Knock with caution at the door'
They said, 'Beware of what you're praying for'

So I'll stand here with my whole desire
In the middle of this forest fire
'Till I've nothing left to show
And new life begins to grow...

Nichole Nordeman - Burnin'