- I should never buy pants/skirts without pockets. I prefer having my phone in my pocket at all times. I worry I won’t hear it if it is in my purse.
- It makes me go to bed earlier… or at least makes me think I should go to bed earlier! A 2 AM call for a birth is easier to respond to if you were in bed by 10 instead of 1. 🙂
- It requires faith – I know that it will all work out. I pray before accepting any doula client and really get a confirmation that it is a good fit and that the birth will fit into my life. Then I have to trust that it will. I know that if I am meant to be at a birth I WILL be there. But it is a heavy responsibility and could freak a person out if they don’t “trust” that it will.
I have been in a good spot with this.
DH went out of town this week for a campout. I had a friend available to come if my client needed me in the middle of the night, but I still had to have faith it would all work out.
You’ll be reassured to know my 14 year old says he can watch the kids if I go to the birth. Then he turns and tells the 6 year old.
I’ll feed us ice cream for breakfast and we will play video games all day long!
So I may just tell my friend “nevermind” T1 can be in charge. 😉 (No I will not actually do this, though I am sure my boys would be thrilled if they had a day full of ice cream and video games.)