Saturday, May 19, 2007

I am offically trained as a midwife assistant...

After speaking with the "midwife" and following through with my training (Neonatal resuscitation and Basic Life Support) I am ready to start assisting. I also met with her old assistant today...she is moving to another state to become a CNM. But what I accomplished today was amazing. I gave her a shot and took her BP. We went over all my duties as assistant, and went the her medical bag. I still have much to learn, but this is giving e the motivation to begin my studies.

The darling boys are doing well. They are all sleeping now, a rarity at 5:30 PM. Tomorrow we are all going to the Santa Monica Festival. It is truly a treat for such an amazing FREE festival.


Friday, April 20, 2007


So, she canceled the meeting due to a mama going into labor. I have been speaking with her (The midwife) about getting into her office to start training. It's so difficult to find time and a trust worthy person when you are a SAHMama.

Tomorrow is Frances Birthday party.

I am the luckest mama in the woerd. Blessed with two amazing boys, I have been given the gift of happiness. Everyday, we laugh. And my oldest son has said "Please." I can't tell you why he refused to say please. Maybe I did not push the issue enough.

"One day at a time, we can choose to live." -Yusuf Islam

Friday, March 16, 2007

I have an appointment to meet with...

the midwife I want to apprentice with. I am overjoyed and terrified at the same time. Is it possible? Will I actually be able to be a midwife? I think what scares me the most is being away from my sons. Can I justify my desires?

Thursday, March 15, 2007


0 comments. I guess I'll get use to it.

Progress leads to boredom

Is that true? Today I introduced my son to the concept of boredom. Is it o.k. for a child to be bored? I remember many days during summer, laying around doing nothing. We would swim, dance, bake and create anything to avoid boredom. As dawn approached us Frances, Joaquin and I took are regular walk to The Coffee Bean. Later, we went to the park and played for 2 hours. When we came home Joaquin was asleep, and I took it upon myself to start my midwifery studies. Needless to say Frances was bored. We talked about what it is to be bored and how being bored is sometimes o.k. In fact it's an opportunity to just and think...or play trash truck.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Pre-pak and Narm day

OK I finally requested by pre-pak from AAMI. ARGH! I completed the 15 necessary items to receive my pre-pak and now I am on my way. It should take 4-6 weeks to receive the material. I also cleared up my confusion about attending a NON-MEAC school in California. I will have to go the the PEP process through NARM and then take the California Challenge. In the long run I think it will save me about $2000.00 dollars. (I hope.) I need to set up an appointment with the midwife I wish to apprentice under. I hope and pray it works out.

On the other hand I had a difficult adventure as a Mama today. Frances released all the water of out 2 1/2 gallon water container all over the floor. He sure had a lot of cleaning up to do.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

One day at a time...

An amazing movie is about to hit the world this year. It's called Pregnant in america. Pregnant in America examines the betrayal of humanity's greatest gift--birth--by the greed of U.S. corporations. Hospitals, insurance companies and other members of the healthcare industry have all pushed aside the best care of our infants and mothers to play the power game of raking in huge profits.

His wife pregnant, first-time filmmaker Steve Buonaugurio sets out to create a film that will expose the underside of the U.S. childbirth industry and help end its neglectful exploitation of pregnancy and birth.

Go see it when it's out. BTW - IT"S MY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Call from above...

The midwife I completely trust and value is eager to set a meeting with me. I am excited and scared at the same time.

Frances and I have been busy creating. We've worked on our finger painting and cooking skills in the last couple of days. He is really eager to do more projects. I am in the process of setting up a doll house we are going to make together. (Pictures to follow shortly.)

Today Frances, Joaquin and I ventured out into the world. We went to Bed Bath and Beyond, as I needed to by a humidifier for our room. The boys seem to have the nagging cough that will not dissipate. We also went to Boarder's and Zen Zoo Tea. All was well, and he had the perfect outing until Zen Zoo Tea. Frances was all over the place, just touching everything. At one point he put some Wrapped gum in his mouth. The cashier looked at me horrified. I purchased the gum. (Joaquin is up...gotta go)

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Sleeping again...

Yes, they are both sick. I am not using my time wisely. I really should start getting organized in terms of studying, but I so rarely have free time during the day. I have most of my Midwifery books, and two of the books are amazing. Holistic Midwifery Volume I and II are extremely well written. I can't wait to start.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Not a creature was stirring...

Both angel boys are sleeping, and I don't know what to do. Should I sleep, study, clean? Nappy time.

Monday, February 12, 2007

It's hard being a Mama!!!

Why does it have to be so difficult being a Mama. I'm an AP MAMA. I breastfeed, Co-sleep, delay-vax, gentle dicipline. (SP) That Toddler O' mine just wanted to push and push and push my buttons today. Motherhood will change your life. But one of the most important things you must remember is don't loose sight of yourself, who you were before giving birth.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

Moments are so precious with my sons. As we sat in the car, Frances and I were jamming to GoodBye Yellow Brick Road. He had the biggest smile upon his face as he sang. Smiling at me, I felt like the luckest Mama in the world.

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

A Dream

I had a dream last night that my youngest son Joaquin started to talk. (He is 3 months.) We said "Thanksgiving at Aunt Maes." I tried to get him to repeat it with no avail. At one point I had the recorder out, ready to record everything. My family did not seem to believe me. I told my husband Ismael, that I was "happy about" him talking and in the next breath, Joaquin said, "happy about" My son is brilliant. O.K. so I spent much of the day trying to get him to say happy.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Yusuf Islam

That seems to be the theme for Frances today. He is addicted to Yusuf aka Cat Stevens. With his new album out, geared toward Muslim religion, my son is jamming to the deep tunes. At the park today, Frances spilled his bubbles everywhere and fell flat in the mud. What a delight cleaning a 2 1/2 year old, while trying to hold on to your 3 month old. Joaquin is sleeping...finally. ...and I'm so tired.
The books I ordered for AAMI. (Midwifery school) are on the way. I received one of them, Obstetric Myths versus Research realities. Gotta go and tend to Frances.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

I am studying to be a CPM - Certified Profession Midwife. I am at such a loss, as I feel like there is so much to learn and so little time to attain the knowledge. On that's time for American Idol. (I'm an addict.)

Mama - Summer Breeze makes me feel fine.

I am a mama of two boys, and I'm slowly losing my mind. ...and I have got to be the luckiest mama alive. Frances if 2 1/2 (newly potty trained) and Joaquin is 3 months. Frances, consistently on a mission to kiss "little brother aquin" has us on our toes all day. He is mighty mouse on speed.