Mum and babe

On Sunday as part of “Support Midwifery Month” here in Vancouver. Apple Blossom Photography was kind enough to do a free photo shoot. Which was great considering that I don’t really have any pictures of me and the wee one. I don’t really like having my picture taken. I always feel like I sabotage myself in every picture. Close my eyes, weird look on my face or a double chin hahaha.

Morag Hasting was the photographer, and she got some great shots of everyone that took part. Here is one that she got of Adelayde and I

Mum and BabeAt least she looks awake, not my finest moment. But I still think it is beautiful. And its funny how once people see that I have tattoos, they want me to get naked. I do have to say that the color does look great next to her pale skin.

Thanks to Morag for taking the pictures and for supporting midwives in our community.

My midwife experience

I knew from a very young age that if I was ever to have children. That I would want it witnessed by a midwife. I researched all the local midwives in my area, and settled on www.pomegranate-midwives.com. It is a decision that I will never forget. You are put with a team of three, mine was the red team. This consisted of Kat, Yarra, and Marijke

I still can not find words that can express my gratitude or admiration for these women. They are working in, as far as I’m concerned the noblest of professions. The job of baby catching!. From the very first meeting I was put at ease and made to feel like I was their only pregnant momma.

I’m coming up on my last appointment, and it’s almost breaking my heart. I’ve spent almost a year with these wonderful women. They have mentored me, helped me through some rough times. Gave me every resource that I could need or want. Held my hand, were a well needed shoulder for me to cry on. And the best gift of all, they handed me my daughter. They have kept me longer than most. Because they knew I’ve been a bit unstable. Which has meant the world to me. They made me feel like I wasn’t crazy, even when I’ve felt sometimes that I was.

I’m scared of not being able to call on them when I don’t know what to do. To hear that reassuring voice say you are doing fine, you can do this. Really just to see them. Because they have made me feel like family, and I consider them to be a part of my new family.

I’m forever grateful, and I will never ever forget any of them. And when Adelayde is older, she will hear the story of her birth. And the spectacular women who helped me bring her into this world.

This is my baby catcher, and not only is she holding my heart. She is a piece of my heart. I know thank you is not enough. But thank you for everything. I recommend to everyone and anyone to consider a midwife for your birth. It is something that will change your life, your heart, and your mind.