|I can't put my arms down!|
Anyway, like I was saying, as soon as Casey's two feet (and two wheels) reached the front porch on Friday afternoon, I was out the door for some needed-for-my-sanity Mama Time. I used my new Groupon purchase from local salon, Beauty and the Bull for a facial and some relaxation. Then on Saturday, I went back for a mani-pedi:
|Purple for Preemie Power, ya'll!|
I have to be honest, it wasn't the best facial and mani/pedi I've ever gotten and I was SO sad, because I really love to support new, local businesses. Plus, the salon itself is just so neat and so, luxurious. When I got home, I noticed my nails didn't come close to surviving the trip back and the facial felt shortened and rushed. But, I gave it a fair chance I feel like and it was ... weird? I don't know.
While I was at the salon, Bea and Casey biked over to the Farmer's Market for some weekly produce. Apparently, it exhausted Bea because this was the photo I received of when they got home:
|Which one says, "Hipster-ly Cool" but also "I like to take a shower and I don't live with my mom in her basement"?|
Saturday night, I got the call from DONA International that I am now an officially certified birth doula!! I know this doesn't mean a lot to most of you, but to me, it's a huge, huge deal. It's the pinnacle of what I've been working so hard on this last year and of course, it was one of the items on my 30x30 list, right? I went out with some of my Durham Mom friends for a celebratory glass of wine later.
Oh, and I'm glad I kept it to one glass of wine, because later that night I was called into a surprise birth for one of my mentor's clients. She (my mentor) had to go out of town to visit her mother, who is receiving a knee-replacement, and I covered her birth clients for her while she is away. This is what was happening at my house while I was away...
Seriously, for all the sourness some days bring... this kid can turn on the sweet and really butter us up, huh?