Helping people out.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

This past summer I attended a workshop in which I was trained to become a birth doula and can I just say I loved every single minute of it? Cuz I did! 

My sister-in-law Madi will be having a sweet baby boy next month and I'm beyond excited and honored that she has chosen me to be her doula. I can't wait to meet that sweet little guy! If you or anyone in the Utah County area is looking for a doula, definitely let me know! I'm willing to do a free 30 minute consultation with them where they can get to know me and see if I'm the right fit for them!

I spent 3 days last week training to become a birth doula and absolutely LOVED every minute of it. In order to complete my certification I need to attend three births, but I currently only have one lined up so if you or someone you know wants/needs a doula at low-cost, in Utah, let me know! A few statistics about doulas, "Numerous clinical studies have found that a doula’s presence at birth tends to result in shorter labors with fewer complications, reduces negative feelings about one’s childbirth experience, reduces the need for pitocin (a labor-inducing drug), forceps or vacuum extraction and cesareans, reduces the mother’s request for pain medication and/or epidurals." Who doesn't want a birth experience like that?! #birthdoula #donadoula #laborcompanion #doulasofutah #utahdoulaassociation #UDA
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Welcome to Kennedy's house.

Monday, October 13, 2014

As some of you may not know...we've moved...AGAIN! We only moved a few blocks away from where we were previously, so we are still attending the same ward (church congregation) that we were before, but we were blessed with an opportunity to live in a place that was newer, nicer and cheaper, so who can say no to that?! 

Kennedy absolutely loves being outside, which I'm sure I've mentioned before, but I tell you what, I think each day she loves it more and more! We have this cute little bike/tricycle thing she got for her birthday that I've been trying to be better at taking her for a walk in, and she really enjoys that. There's also two parks that we're really close to so I usually walk her to one of those and let her climb around on things that she can/things that she really can't but does anyways. She's one determined little gal, I tell ya! I guess she gets that from me... :)

She truly brings so much light and beauty into my life. I love being a mom, especially Kennedy's mom. 

Today was a crisp, beautiful fall day and while Cole was at work for a few hours, I decided to go on a little walk to the park with Kennedy and then when we got back she ran straight for this little house that just so happens to be in our new backyard. Our landlords have little kids, so we have the perks of having some fun things without actually having to pay for them, so that's been nice! 

I hope your Sunday has been as great as mine. And Kennedy, I hope you always know and I hope I can always properly demonstrate to you how truly happy you make me and your "dat" (which is totally the way you say dad).