Doula-ing

  
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I’m very excited to announce the beginning of a new chapter! The start of something I’m so passionate about. 

(Have some imagination- I’m still working on the website)

Since day one of our journey there are so many things I wish I had known, resources to tap into, people who supported me. Not that I lacked support, but…. When I had felt stuck, the rest of the world moved on. 

So, not only am I passionate about helping families achieve their desired birth experiences, I am also incredibly passionate about supporting women and their families through loss. 

After years of my personal experiences I found that getting pregnant, growing babies, birthing babies, losing babies and raising babies takes a village… And I love being a part of that village. A distinct memory for me was after our third loss. My husband went back to work, I was still trying to gather myself and get back to work. But instead I ended up trapped on the bathroom floor in a puddle of anxiety and tears. It was that moment I could have used a bereavement doula… I also credit much of my personal success with an intervention/drug free labor & delivery to the help of our birth doula. She empowered me, coached me, and better yet… helped my husband know exactly how to support me as he watched me do one of the hardest things I’ll ever do. 

It’s those moments that I know I desire to walk through those dark hours AND celebrations with women and families who are expanding their families.

So… Share this with your friends and family 🙂 I’d love to be a part of your story, in fact, I’d be honored!

  

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7 months

Dear Crosby,

I’m a day late writing this letter, and even a short 24hrs makes a difference these days as you are booming in development and soaking in every ounce of learning as possible.

You are quite courageous my love. You are determined, focused and you thrive on learning curves and challenges. (As well as being the challenger) Testing our limits and keeping mommy and daddy on our toes. I just know you are going to do something radically profound and incredibly active when you grow up. You my sweet one, will probably be passionate.

My deepest desire is for you to be whole-heartedly passionate for Jesus. That your energy and tenacity be focused on the Lord. That your determination keeps you firmly rooted and planted in faith. There may come a time when you wander- but we’ll be praying that those days are limited and you only wander further into truth.

At 7 months old you’ve stolen the hearts of many, but you, my baby boy, you’ve completely captured my heart. Forever you will be my sweet Crosby. Forever you’ll be who taught me even more, who helped heal my heart.

You’re officially closer to age 1 than day 1. YIKES!
Love Always,

Your Momma

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Crosby’s Likes:

  • Bath time
  • Boobies
  • Moving from point A to point B
  • Laughing
  • Smiling
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Playing with toys
  • Going for walks
  • Solids are typically a hit- but sometimes he couldn’t care less.

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Crosby’s Dislikes:

  • Diaper Changes
  • Clothing Changes
  • On Occasion, the car seat
  • Teething
  • When momma takes away or puts toys/objects away
  • Cold food

Milestones:

  • Army crawling everywhere – very quick!
  • Working on two bottom teeth
  • practicing his pincer grasp
  • Starting to notice and enjoy watching someone clap or hit two toys together
  • Plus many many more that I can’t even keep up anymore

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Nicknames: 

  • Bubs
  • Buddy
  • Chubbers
  • Crozzy
  • Stinker Butt

Weight/Stats:

This is the first time I’ve not known! It’s making me crazy, but it’s also good for me to be patient and wait. I’ve worried about his weight since day one. From the minute the nurses told me he was on the bigger side and doing blood sugar monitoring constantly (which in hindsight was likely completely unnecessary) to losing weight (apparently too much according to the docs)  and then being slow to gain. Then he exploded and gained perfectly and then some. But yet, I’ve still worried. So it’s good for me to just trust and know that he’s doing amazing and thriving!

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TRIGGER WARNING

Over the last two years I’ve raised funds for the March of Dimes. It’s a passion of mine, for obvious reasons. I’m passionate about my littles who never made it here. But this year is different. We had some friends of ours from Church who had to say goodbye to their sweet little boy, Brody, far too soon. He spent 5 amazing days here on earth with us, but he went home to Jesus due to complications from being born prematurely. Once again, I am raising funds for the March of Dimes. I want to encourage you, if you can, to make a donation!

www.marchforbabies.org/babybrooks

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Let’s do something about this. Together.

Together we can all make a difference. This year I’ve raised my goal by a lofty amount, but I’m confident that with your help I can reach this goal. In honor of Brody’s sweet life, let’s make a difference. I’m so proud that I’ve already reached $500 raised but I still have $2,000 left to go!

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