Wednesday, September 19, 2007

thank you

these are the three beautiful and wonderful women (from left to right: kate, stephanie, and pamela) that were our midwives, coaches, teachers and mentors for the last nine (but lets face it, it is really ten) months. it was so wonderful to be in an environment that encouraged questions, valued our opinion, and sought to guide us in a very healthy and successful pregnancy. pamela was the nurturer, kate the the humor and expert on medical procedures, stephanie the most attentive and kind apprentice. i am so greatful to each of you... you instilled confidence in myself and empowered casey and i in this whole process. thank you for caring and for loving on us. it was an honor.

and for those that are curious, these are a few pics of the birthing center. it was this wonderful old house in SE portland. it felt like home every time we walked through its doors.

3 comments:

The Hunts said...

so,so wonderful. rejoicing with you ab, that you were able to have an informed, nurtured, empowered birth experience....here is to hoping that that becomes more common here in America! Love ya, Jen

Anonymous said...

I love your perspectives and your thankful heart, Abbe. What an inspiration you are!
On another note...
I love that almost every picture of Casey on the blog has him in the blue shirt. Ahhh...simplicity...

~Erin

Kathryn said...

so awesome. I am so happy for you that it went so well.