This past week I had my first double whammy… meaning I had two back to back births and I had time to go to my advertising job in between and make it to my herbal apprenticeship afterwards!
Here’s how it all played out… magically:
Thursday 9am - get a call that one of my clients is in early labor
Thursday 10am-12pm - lead a pre-pro meeting for a photo shoot I’m producing the following week
Thursday 12:30pm - arrive at my client’s apt (luckily it was only one block from my apt so I could drop my computer and change my white blouse to my lucky tie-dyed tee)
Thursday 5:30pm-1:30am - at the hospital for labor and birth - 1st baby girl born - Sia Phoenix!
Friday 2am - get home
Friday 2am-4am - answer work emails because I’m usually wired on adrenaline after a birth
Friday 4am - pass out
Friday 7am - get a text from my second client that her water broke but no contractions! Gulp.
Friday 9am-6pm - go to work (exhausted but get work done!)
Friday 7pm-10pm - attend a doula pot luck at Carriage House Birth (im such a birth junkie!)
Friday 10:30pm - get a call that contractions are 5 mins apart and to head over to my other client’s apt!
Friday 11:30pm - hospital time - labor… and catch a few zzzz’s once the epidural is administered
Saturday 10:18am - 2nd baby girl born - Layla James!
Saturday 11:30am - run to get my zip car to go to my first herbal apprenticeship class of this year
Saturday 9pm - the rest of the weekend - SLEEP!
And that’s my crazy life as a doula, producer and herbalist! Wham bam thank you ma'am.