I conquered one of my very big fears as a doula yesterday: Doula-ing a very experienced Doula. Doula Mali aka Mali Munch Hawthorne, thank you for allowing to witness the birth of you and Jordan as parents! You sang baby Wayland right into your arms.... and then he came out singing.
My favorite lines I heard:
"No, I don't want to do that... but I know you're right!"
"I always tell people to sink into it, it's crap, you can't sink into it!"
"I had envisioned my birth to very tactile, but now I don't want anyone to touch me."
To the Midwives: "Don't try you Jedi mind tricks on me!"
And there were many others that including some very colorful words :)
Mali, you had me rolling.
I can now say that I am no longer afraid to Doula a Doula. Thank you for not making me feel like I needed to add "fluff" to the process. Thank you for allowing me to say the things we say. Thank you for trusting me.