I am currently taking a teacher prenatal yoga training course offered by Nine Moons. We had out first class last Saturday. It was great, I loved it! I am so excited to learn more about prenatal yoga, it is truly one of the best exercises a pregnant mama can do. It encorporates movement, breathe, labor positions, and strength training all in one class. Please sign up at least once a week for any prenatal yoga class offered near you!
Diego, Wyatt and I now call Downtown San Jose our home, and we love it! I dove right back into the work I love doing and want to let you all know that I am excited to offer Doula Services, TENS rentals, HypnoBirthing classes, Child Birth Preperation Classes, and now Placenta Encapsulation!! And by Spring of 2012, I will be a Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructor. I can't wait to start doing this. Please check back to see what is new with me!
Well, we tried it and didn't like it. After 7 months of living in Austin, TX, Diego and I decided to move home to California. We decided only last month that coming home would be the best thing to do. We planned on spending the remainder of our year lease looking for new jobs and new oppertunities in CA. Well, it didn't take long at all, and Diego was hired as the new Reporter for the Los Altos Town Crier and begins tomorrow! That is right, we are already home in CA! I am temporarily staying with my parents in Mendocino and we should be in a new apartment in November. Diego is with his parents in Mt View.
I shouldn't say we completely hated Austin--it's actually a really fun and beautiful city. And the heat really didn't bother us either, considering it was the hottest and dryest summer on record. We had a really good time there, but it just wasn't the forever home we thought it would be. But I have to say, I am SO glad we moved there in the first place. I gained a lot of clarity from this move. My priorities in life are becoming more evident. A big house isn't such a wonderful thing if you don't have much family around. Even though the bay area is an expensive city to live in and you are surrounded by those whose life's worth is based on what job they have, what kind of car they drive and how much they can consume--that all doesn't matter to me anymore. If I don't have my family, I have nothing.
Hi everyone. Again, I have dragged my feet about posting on my blog. I am still adjusting to life in Austin. It is summer now so it is hot hot hot! But I am actually getting used to it--plus our a/c is wonderful. I have spent the last 3 months connecting with the doula community, scheduling doula 'play dates' and going to meetings. I still have so much to do and so many people to meet, but I have already met a bunch of really awesome women. I have also met a lot of moms outside of the birth world and have been building friendships. Butterfly Elements is a work in progress and we are focusing now on getting the word out and ramping up marketing. I started offering placenta encapsulation services--this should be interesting and fun! Postpartum work is slow but I'm not giving up. I added a focus on healthy nutrition with my services and will follow the philosophy of Weston A. Price. So I will hopefully be cooking a lot more and sharing new recipes.
Diego and I started looking for a house. This has been an incredibly....challenging experience! Wow, I had no idea, I honestly thought it would be fun! But no, it was been hard and I can't wait for it to be over. Luckily I like our apartment and it's location so patience is not a problem.
Wyatt is still the apple of my eye, I love watching him learn and grow. He says new words all the time. Yesterday he pointed at the ground and said "bug." There are bugs everywhere in Texas and it's especially worse this time of year. He was pointing at a dead June bug. He is still a very happy-go-lucky kind of kid and I love him so much!
I will be back in town on July 11th for 5 days, so if anyone wants a visit from me--let me know!
It was been exactly 4 weeks since we have moved. I can't believe that much time has passed, it seems like only a week. Everyone is doing well. Diego really likes his job at Green Doors and he gets along with everyone. I have been staying busy trying to start a new business (Yoga and Birth Resource center) with Leticia Moran called Butterfly Elements. And Wyatt is as happy & wonderful as always. Austin is HOT and there are lots of BUGS!! Those 2 things are my only complaints...so far :)
Easter will not be a sad lonely event. We plan to have an easter feast with our good friend Becca, another ex-bay area Californian. It should be really fun! Plus she lives in a complex with an AWESOME pool that Wyatt loves! That is basically my priority these days...who has the best pool :P